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 Cancel Worship Services, and activities related to those services, Lenten related activities, Session and Deacons meeting through the end of March. Updates will be posted on the web site.

The Singers Companye Concert scheduled for March 20 has been cancelled.

The Memorial Service for Robert F. Seaton has been postponed to Saturday, May 23, at 11:00am. For more details go to www.brown-forward.com/obituary/RobertF-Seaton.

A Welcome Message from Reverend Doctor Sandy Seaton-Todd

An Overview of Church of the Western Reserve

Palm Sunday and Easter Week Schedule:

  • Palm Sunday Parade and Worship Service 10:30 AM April 5
  • Palm Sunday Brunch and Hat Making Party 11:30 AM April 5 (Firelands Room)
  • Maundy Thursday Service 7:00 PM April 9
  • Good Friday Service 7:00 PM April 10
  • Easter Sunrise Outdoor Service 6:45 AM April 12, (in the Ursuline College Labyrinth off Fairmount Blvd.)
  • Easter Service of the Resurrection 10:30 AM April 12

Upcoming Events

  View the CWR Year at a Glance

Upcoming Events at Church of the Western Reserve

May 8, 2020, 7pm
Pianist Alex Kostritsa
May 22, 2020, 7pm
Piano & Cello Alexandre Marr
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.