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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 office@swuu.org.

Read the complete letter from the Board of Trustees. View the latest comprehensive data for Ohio.

Upcoming Services

December 5, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Rev. Dave Clements

In 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King made a speech entitled, “Where Do We Go from Here?” He stated, “In order to answer the question, we must first  honestly recognize where we are now.”  Martin reminds us in this same speech, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” These are times of despair, times of hope and standing up. My sermon will explore what we can do to answer the question, “Where Do We Go From Here?” I invite you to come and worship with us as we explore the answers to this question

December 12, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
Our Lady
Rev. Megan Mathieson

For Mexicans, today is Our Lady of Guadalupe Day. All are welcome to join us in a service celebrating the feminine divine in all of her forms.

December 19, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
Into The Dark
Rev. Megan Mathieson

 Today we prepare for the coming Winter Solstice. As we make our way through the longest night of the year, we look to the coming light. Join us for a trip on The Solar Express! All ABOARD!

December 24, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Opening to Joy
Rev. Megan Mathieson

Our traditional Christmas Eve service this year will focus on the theme of Courage and Hope in the face of uncertainty. Join us for inspirational readings and candlelit carols. Joy to the World!

December 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
My Sweet Lord
Rev. Megan Mathieson

As the year comes to a close, we encourage one another to open to the joy of hope. Join us as we celebrate a “Joy Communion.”

Focus Collection for December
UUSC’s Guest at Our Table

 We will be supporting UUSC’s Guest at Your Table.  The 2022 theme is “Now It is Time for Courageous Change.”  Donations can be sent online to uusc.org/givetoguests, or send checks to UUSC with GAYT in the memo.  Address is UUSC, PO Box 808, Newark NJ  07101-0808 or send checks to church. If you send directly to UUSC please include donation is from SWUU.  For more information, check out the Forum article.



Religious Exploration for All Age Youth Happening Now!

We meet on Sunday mornings, during service, in person, and Wednesday evenings, at 6:30p.m. on Zoom for a bit of religious exploration and community building. Masks are required for Sundays. All ages and grades are welcome as we discover and uncover things about our Unitarian Universalist faith and how to make the world a better place! Please email dre@swuu.org with any questions or for the zoom link.

Covenant and Communication Post-COVID

Join Rev. Meg in our usual zoom room for a class this fall. This class will run for 5 weeks (skipping the week of Thanksgiving) and will focus on acknowledging the trauma of COVID, not only in our feelings and our lives but in our bodies We will discuss resources for healing ourselves and our relationships in this time of hope. No need to sign up. Every class is a stand alone drop-in, so if you miss one, you are still invited to others. Each class will be one hour long. Starting Nov 12 at 7 pm, and running through Dec 17th at 7 pm.

Holy Grounds

On the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, Rev. Meg will be offering a drop-in coffee-and chat time called “Holy Grounds.” Folks can drop in any time between 12 noon and 1:30 pm for an interesting conversation, some ministerial support, spiritual guidance, or just a friendly chat! She will have issues prepared to discuss or bring your own thoughts. In November, she will be holding “Holy Grounds” at  Einstein Bagels on Pearl Rd . Drop by and say hello on Saturday Dec 4th and/or 18th!

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 swuu.org 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

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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.

 Accessibility

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

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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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