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.

They are also available anytime after that on the church’s website under videos, and on the church’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Robert F. Seaton Memorial Service

The memorial service for Robert F. Seaton was held at Church of the Western Reserve on Saturday, July 25 at 10:30 AM. The video of the live stream is available using this link: Click Here to View the Service.

For those wishing to make a donation in Bob’s memory, the family suggests the Robert F. Seaton Memorial Fund at Church of the Western Reserve. Donations may be mailed to the church or given online on the donations page of this website. Link for the Obituary: https://www.brown-forward.com/obituary/RobertF-Seaton

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

Upcoming Special Events May be postponed due to COVID-19:

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.