First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
Shaker Heights

United States
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About First Unitarian Church of Cleveland

Unitarian Universalists are thinkers and doers.

We are brave, curious, and compassionate; and diverse in faith, history, and spirituality.

We are people of many beliefs and backgrounds: people with a religious background, people with none, people who believe in a God, people who don’t, and people who let the mystery be.

We are Unitarian Universalist and Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, atheist and agnostic, believers in God, and more.

We are aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.

We are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We have been on the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 40 years.

We welcome you as you are: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes.

Whoever you love, whatever you believe, we invite you to join us on this extraordinary adventure of faith.

Location of worship

First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
21600 Shaker Blvd
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122-2662
United States
Phone: 216-751-2320 x24

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Leader Details

Rev. Dr. Paula Gable
Rev. Dr. Paula Gable
Interim Minister
21600 Shaker Blvd
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
United States
Phone: 216-751-2320 x24

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Quote of the Day
Romans 8:28

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."


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Leader Name:
Rev. Dr. Paula Gable   Edit
Leader Position:
Interim Minister   Edit
Formal Title:
Reverend   Edit
Leader Address:
21600 Shaker Blvd
Shaker Heights
44122   Edit
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Other Church Leaders:
Dr. Allan Georgia - Director of Religious Ed.
Mark Weber - Commissioned Lay Minister   Edit

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Belvoir Station on the RTA Blue/Green line   Edit


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First Unitarian Church of Cleveland Shaker Heights Service Times

11:00 am Worship Service   Edit

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Under 12s:
Sunday Morning Childcare (0-5)
Youth Religious Exploration (K-8th)   Edit
Under 18s:
Coming of Age (8th Grade)
Junior & Senior High Youth Groups (9th - 12th)   Edit
Other activities & ministries:
Small Group Ministry
UU Ministry for Earth
Growth Through Service
Community Forums
Book Discussion Groups
Adult Religious Exploration   Edit
Local outreach & community activities:
Greater Cleveland Congregations
IMPACT After School Enrichment
Social Justice Ministries
Community Garden
FDR Partners   Edit

Special Needs

Our West entrance features an automatic door and wheelchair accessible ramp. The elevator, located near the East entrance, reaches all floors.   Edit

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Our music program embraces a wide variety of music, both vocal and instrumental, drawn from sacred and secular sources.   Edit

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Dress Code:
Come as you are!   Edit
Adult Congregation:
160   Edit
Youth Congregation:
50   Edit
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First Unitarian Church of Cleveland History

Since our founding in January 1867 as the First Unitarian Society of Cleveland, our church has been a force for liberal religion in the Cleveland area. In 1932, we changed our name to First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, following a merger with All Souls Universalist Church of Cleveland. The merger made our church a Unitarian Universalist congregation 30 years before the official formation of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

In recent years, the congregation has become a leader in sustainability and ecological issues, having become officially designated a Green Sanctuary by the UUA, and building a Permaculture Garden. In 2012, our 11,000-watt solar array installed. The solar array currently supplies 90 percent of the power used by the church.   Edit

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Admin Name:
Erin Justice   Edit
Admin Position:
Community Relations Director   Edit
Admin Address:
21600 Shaker Blvd
Shaker Heights
44122-2662   Edit
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The power of Christian prayer When we stumble...
O Lord our God, Who has called us to serve You in the midst of the world's affairs, When we stumble, hold us; when we fall, lift us up. When we are hard pressed with evil, deliver us. When we turn from what is good, turn us back and bring us at last to Your glory.
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