I was a stranger and you welcomed me…

Welcome to Church of the Western Reserve

A Welcome Message from Reverend Doctor Sandy Seaton-Todd

An Overview of Church of the Western Reserve

Sunday Mornings at CWR

9:30am Adult Bible Study
10:30am Worship in Sanctuary
10:45am Steeple People for Children
11:30am Fellowship
11:30am-12:45pm TTT (Youth Group-Grades 6-12)
Child care available from 9:30am to 11:45am

Upcoming Events

  View the CWR Year at a Glance

Upcoming Events at Church of the Western Reserve

Mar 20, 7pm
Singers Companye
May 8, 2020, 7pm
Pianist Alex Kostritsa
Jun 19, 2020, 7pm
Singers Companye
Jun 27–Jul 4, 2020
New Mexico Mission Trip
Jul 6-13, 2020
Taize Monastery
Aug 28, 2020
Cellist Robert Nicholson

It’s No Mystery

There are reams of statistics that show mainline churches in America are shrinking. Church of the Western Reserve (CWR) is a mainline Presbyterian Church. Yet, we are growing steadily, year-by-year-by-year. Why is that happening?

First, we believe it’s because we relate the timeless teachings of Christ to the challenges of a modern world. We place great emphasis on being relevant to what’s going on in all of our lives today.

Second, we know life can be difficult, even cruel. At CWR, we address our daily challenges with strength because we are part of a community of believers rather than a group of strangers where everyone is their own silo.

Third, like any dynamic community, our members represent different views on various issues. We embrace and respect that no person is the same as any other person.

At the end of the day, the best way to describe CWR may be that we are a lively, interesting church family. Come and see for yourself. All are welcome.

CWR Mission

BECOME like Christ
BLESS others
BUILD community

CWR Vision


CWR Values

Generosity • Kindness
Faith • Love • Service

CWR Strategy


Church of the Western Reserve proudly serves the Greater Cleveland area. Read what people from surrounding communities including Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Chesterland, Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Mentor, Moreland Hills, Novelty, Orange, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, Waite Hill, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills and Woodmere are saying.