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. 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
My Non-Linear Approach to Finding my Faith Home
Anastasia Birosh, SWUU Member
I’ve heard it said that religion is for people who don’t want to go to Hell, and Spirituality is for people who have already lived through it. Living, surviving and thriving after hardship and illness clearly illustrate my inherent worth and that of others. I wandered through a Spiritual Dessert for many years before finding a religion and a church where I can fully be myself. I’d be honored to have you hear my story.
Focus Collection for September
Believe in Dreams
Believe in Dreams is a Non-Profit Cleveland Charity. Their mission statement is “To fulfill dreams of economically disadvantaged youth who have survived non -medical adversity by providing access to enriching opportunities, connection to community and hope for the future.” The average age of “dreamers” is between 6 and 14. Dreamers are nominated by teachers, counselors, coaches or others who work with children. The nominators conduct the interviews and coordinators work on “developing the dream based on interests or favorite things.”
Most requests are for what most of us consider basic needs. It is humbling to know that 1 in 6 dreamers ask for a bed. Since it began seven years ago, 400 dreams have been granted at an averaging cost of $3000. The organization raises money through fundraisers or as simple as telling the “dreamers” story. Read more about Believe in Dreams in this local news article by Brenda Cain.
To donate, checks can be made out and sent to SWUU, 6320 Royalton Rd, North Royalton, OH 44133 (Memo: September 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’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!
Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Say #Hello!
Greetings from some of our SWUU family members, who stepped out to
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
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.
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