At  SouthWest UU, you will find a warm welcome.

Your questions, your search for meaning, your desire for community– all are welcome here. We come together with diverse personal beliefs about the sacred. We are united by our desire to grow spiritually, to create a more fair and just world, and to lead lives of meaning and purpose.

Join in our Sunday morning worship and be invited into the presence of the Holy. Join in our Social Justice activities and make a difference  in Greater Cleveland and beyond.  Join in one of our many Small Groups and find company on your spiritual journey. Bring all of yourself, just as you are right now, and find acceptance and transformation. We can’t wait to get to know you! Learn about Unitarian Universalism here.

SWUU Offers Hybrid Worship Services with In-Person Limited Capacity and Online Options

Our building is open for hybrid worship services at a limited 40-person capacity for worship. Members must sign up in advance for services. If you are having trouble signing up , please contact the office. We have made room for visitors to attend without having to sign up. Childcare is currently not available, although caregivers are welcome to use the nursery area with their child if they wish. There is an all ages Sunday school class during service for our children and youth.

Restrictions will remain in effect. Masks must be worn within the building, regardless of your vaccination status, and social distancing will continue. Attendance at worship or other church activities is at your own risk. Each individual must make decisions based on their own health and the health of their family.

Those who cannot or choose not to attend in-person are always welcome to view the service on Zoom. To request our Zoom link, email

Read the complete letter from the Board of Trustees. View the chart for activities and restrictions based on CDC Covid 19 data. View the latest comprehensive data for Ohio. For more information, read the complete SWUU reopening plan.

Upcoming Service

October 24, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Trauma-Informed Spiritual Care with Veterans 
Rev. Rina Shere

How do we begin to heal the wounds of war? What is moral injury and how does it impact the lives of our  nation’s Veterans? What can a Unitarian Universalist theology offer in the way of redemption for those who  believe they are broken? Join Rev. Rina Shere, a chaplain at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, to learn the  many healing strategies used with our Veterans. 


Focus Collection for October
Front Steps Housing and Services

The October Focus Collection will benefit Front Steps Housing and Services, a long time partner and recipient of SWUU’s support. They are an organization passionate about affecting change in our community by ending the cycle of homelessness. Their mission is to provide individuals and families who are mentally disabled and/or economically disadvantaged in Cuyahoga County with permanent supportive housing and lifelong solutions to increase self-sufficiency and independence. The Front Steps facility, located in the heart of Ohio City, has 60 housing units. All are equipped with a kitchenette and personal bathroom. Residents are referred by homeless shelters through the Cuyahoga County intake process. 

To donate, checks can be made out and sent to SWUU, 6320 Royalton Rd, North Royalton, OH 44133 (Memo: October Focus Collection). Donate online at Vanco GivePlus, or download the Vanco GivePlus app at the Apple App Store or Google Play. Thank you for your generosity!

Rev. Meg’s Sermons Are Online

Rev. Meg Mathieson

Rev. Meg’s sermons are available online. Would you like to hear an inspirational sermon once more? Did you miss a particular service? Rev. Meg is uploading her sermons in both text and audio format. You can read and listen to them here. Please note that you will be redirected away from to her website.

Our Members and Friends Share
“We are Committed to SWUU”

I‘m committed to SWUU, because it’s a force for good in the world and a place for me to learn and grow. And my number one reason–all my best friends are there!
-Ellen Hanson-Ellis

Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Say #Hello!

Greetings from some of our SWUU family members, who stepped out to
joyfully connect.

Our Thanks to Rev. Meg and her crew for organizing and creating the video, as well as everyone who participated. Remember, We’re in this Together!

Video provided by the Unitarian Universalist Association


Welcoming Congregation


Affirming the inherent worth and dignity of every person, SouthWest Unitarian Universalist Church is an LGBTQ  Welcoming Congregation, as described by the national Unitarian Universalist Association. Read more on our Welcoming Congregation Page.


Accessible parking and drop-off at the main entrance. Elevator in front lobby to all floors. T-Coil in sanctuary. Listening devices available. Gender neutral restrooms.

Directions, Parking and Visitor Information

Online Giving


You can make donations to SWUU through the Vanco GivePlus Website. When giving for the first time, please click on the “Create Profile” button and follow the prompts. After you create your profile using an email and password, you can simply log in at the top of the site.

For Mobile Giving, use the new Vanco Mobile app. Download it for iOS at the Apple App Store and for Android OS at the Google Play Store. Search for “Southwest UU” to find us.

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