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.
SouthWest UU is Reopening with Hybrid Services
Sunday, August 1, SouthWest UU will resume worship services in our sanctuary. We will be monitoring the Covid statistics on the CDC website weekly and using them to determine our risk level on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being the smallest amount of risk and 5 being the highest level. This scale was developed by our Reopening Task Force and adopted by the Board in July. For each level we have determined what activities we will allow in the church building and what restrictions will be in force.
As of July 28, we are at Level 3, which will allow for the following activities:
We will allow our members to meet at the church in small groups for meetings and activities (10 people or less).
We will have a limited 40-person capacity in our sanctuary for worship services. This will require advance sign up for our congregants using the plan developed by our Membership Committee.
Visitors are welcome to attend our worship services. We have saved room for you, and you do not have to sign up in advance.
Masks must be worn within the building, regardless of your vaccination status.
Children are always welcome to attend our worship service, but we will not have the nursery or separate activities available for children at this time.
Attendance at worship or other church activities is at your own risk.
We will continue to stream our worship services on Zoom for those who prefer to stay home. Our online worship services on Sundays at 10:30 AM are open to all who wish to join us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request our Zoom link.
We will not be renting out our building to outside groups yet.
Communion in Our Community
Rev. Meg Mathieson
The theme of August is “Communion,” and we will be focusing on the connection between communion and our own community, as we slowly open our doors and begin making our way back to communal worship. This Sunday we will share expectations and hopes for our SWUU communing.
Focus Collection for July and August
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Youth Enrichment Program
Last year with COVID, we skipped the July and August Focus Collection. Now that lives are returning to normal, we would like to continue our support of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Youth Enrichment Program. The park is not back to full programming, and many of the staff are still working from home, but they are eagerly providing programs for youth. These include hiking and fishing, crafts, equipment, and community outreach. Supporting Cuyahoga Valley supports environmental education which is one of our church’s missions. Checks can be sent to SWUU, 6320 Royalton Rd, North Royalton, OH 44133 (Memo: July/August 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.
New Online Giving Service
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