I was a stranger and you welcomed me…

Welcome to Church of the Western Reserve

CWR Response to the Covid 19 Pandemic

The Session of the Church of the Western Reserve in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has decided to hold worship services online until further notice. Updates will be posted on the web site.

Our worship services are broadcast in an interactive format on Facebook at 10:30 am., each Sunday morning. They are also available any time after that on the website video page and on Church Of The Western Reserve YouTube channel.

David G. Byrne, Celebration of Life

Obituary David G. Byrne

Donations in Memory of Dave Byrne:

  1. Coalition for Hispanic Ministries In memory of David G. Byrne, mail to Coalition for Hispanic Ministries, P.O. Box 1500, Friendswood Texas 77549
  2. Church of the Western Reserve David G. Byrne Memorial Fund
    Click on Donate on this website for David G. Byrne Memorial Fund or mail to CWR, 30500 Fairmount Boulevard, Pepper Pike Ohio 44124
  3. Orwell North Presbyterian Church David G. Byrne Memorial Fund, mail to ONPC, 135 North Maple Street, Orwell Ohio 44076

Robert F. Seaton Memorial Service

The memorial service is being postponed until a future date when it is determined that family and friends can safely gather together for a wonderful celebration. An update will be posted as soon as a date is set. To see the obituary go to Robert F. Seaton (Brown-Forward)

A Welcome Message from Reverend Doctor Sandy Seaton-Todd

An Overview of Church of the Western Reserve

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All upcoming calendar events are canceled until further notice:

  View the CWR Year at a Glance

All Upcoming Events at Church of the Western Reserve are postponed due to COVID-19:

Jun 19, 2020, 7pm
Singers Companye
Aug 28, 2020
Cellist Robert Nicholson
Jun 26–Jul 3, 2021
New Mexico Mission Trip
Jul 2021
Taize Monastery

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.