The Rev. Kristen Rohm, Minister
Kristina Spaude, Director of Religious Education
Our monthly worship theme for April is Transformation
Waking Up: Spirituality and Humanism?
Cal Frye, Guest Speaker
The American Humanist Association was organized by a largely Unitarian group centered at the University of Chicago. It has come to be known by most of the country by two words, “Secular Humanism.” Humanism remains a strong thread running through modern Unitarian Universalism, but there are fundamental differences between these two organizations. What is “UU” about Humanism, or for that matter, what is humanist about Unitarian Universalism today? Is there a place where humanism can be religious at all?
-Cal Frye is a member of the Oberlin UU Fellowship, and a Guest In Your Pulpit speaker.
Childcare (Nursery) Worker – Sunday Mornings
Reports to: Director of Religious Education. Purpose: To provide safe, secure, nurturing, clean, and efficient care to our youngest children, ages 0-4, guided by the principles of Unitarian Universalism, on Sunday mornings from 10:15am to 12:15pm (time may vary slightly). Experience preferred. Must be 18 years of age or older. Must pass a criminal background check. Read more.
Director of Religious Education
Part time position – 12 hours/week.
The Director of Religious Education is responsible for the administration and supervision of the Religious Education program for children and youth of all ages. Recruits, trains and supports volunteer teachers. Interacts with families, visitors, and congregants. Works collaboratively with RE Committee. Under supervision of Minister and reports to Board of Trustees. Read more.
Who We Are
Love is the spirit of this church, and service is its law. This is our great covenant:
To dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love, and to help one another.
-Rev. James Vila Blake, 1894
- We are a congregation of free faith and religious diversity.
- We meet to celebrate the miracle of our being and the wonder and mystery of our universe.
- We seek to provide a caring, accepting intergenerational community which supports ongoing individual and spiritual growth.
- We strive to live our values, accepting our individual responsibility to be active in environmental and social concerns in our church, community, and world. And because we share these values, we include the voices and dreams of all who choose to gather with us.
To learn about Unitarian Universalism, see our page on the Principles and Sources of Faith. The UU Church of Nashua, New Hampshire’s website features 100 Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism, from the book by John Sias. We also recommend The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide.
Southwest Unitarian Universalist Church is an LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation, as described by the national Unitarian Universalist Association. Read more…
Find directions and FAQs about SouthWest UU Church here.
Meet Our Minister
The Rev. Kristen Rohm began her full time ministry at SouthWest UU Church in September 2014. Originally from Mansfield, Ohio, she and her family moved to Northeast Ohio from Santa Barbara, California, where they lived for 25 years. Rev. Rohm is a 2012 graduate of the Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Read more about Rev. Rohm and the ministerial staff.