Reverend Cynthia Snavely
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Sunday Service         10:30 am


Children's Religious Exploration from 10:45 to 11:45 am

Adult RE twice per month at 11:45

See the Religious Exploration page for more information

February 1 Diversity vs. Inclusion

Alé Shiplett, Goodloe Director of Religious Exploration

We will examine how the focus of our efforts towards greater diversity in our UU congregations has had limited results and how refocusing on "inclusion" will get us closer to our vision of Beloved Community.

February 8 What Does Supporting My Congregation Mean? Rev. Snavely and Sid Soderholm
Pledge Drive Kick Off
What does supporting Goodloe mean to you? Volunteering to make programs happen? Coming up with new ideas for the good of the community? Inviting others to come? Giving money? All of the above and more? Today we consider what supporting a congregation looks like.

February 15 UUMAC Service and Special Collection Ken Shilling et al

The Unitarian Universalist MidAtlantic Conference is a one week retreat held each year in July. In 2015 the retreat will be held July 12 – 18 at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. The theme will be “Building Beloved Community, Beyond Partisan Division”, co-lead by Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael and Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael. The special collection will go toward scholarships to help those with limited means to attend.

Adult RE (11:45 - 1 pm)

Cultural Literacy of World Religions - Protestantism


February 22 Regional Pulpit Exchange Rev. David Carl Olson

Rev. David Carl Olson, minister of First Unitarian Church, Baltimore, MD, is an engaging speaker, a winner of sermon prizes in history and social justice, a theme speaker at conferences and frequent keynote speaker for groups engaged in the struggle for social change. Olson founded, with others, two congregation-based community organizations in Boston, Massachusetts and Flint, Michigan, and has served on the national steering committees of the UU Latino/a Networking Association and the US-Cuba Sisters Cities Association.


March 1 Choosing Hope: An Act of Faith Wes Davis

Wes Davis is a singer/songwriter and educator. He has recorded three CDs of original music and taught college courses in Communication, Conflict Analysis and World Religions. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and served as a pastor for thirteen years. He speaks from a spiritually and intellectually open place, always exploring, learning and making new connections. Wes is privileged to be the father of five glorious human beings who are his pride and joy.


March 8 Out of the Stars

Rev. Cyn Snavely
“Out of the stars have we come…out of your heart, cry wonder, sing that we live,” Robert T. Weston. The experience of wonder or awe is a part of spirituality. Today we consider how we can prepare ourselves and our children to have such experiences.

Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Congregation invites you to explore our website.

This Prince Georges County UU liberal religious congregation is honored to open its hearts and minds to worshipers from Bowie and beyond, and we welcome your presence at Goodloe.

We welcome you to this place which we love and tend with care...

We, the free and open community of the Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Congregation, join in common goals: to support each other in our spiritual journeys, to serve humanity, to celebrate diversity, to be in harmony with the universe, and to open our hearts, our minds, and our spirits to the adventure of life.We do not inquire of our fellow worshippers what they believe, nor expect them to think as we do, only that they share a concern for truth and goodness. Those who speak here have the task of presenting religion freely, fearlessly, and faithfully. Those who listen have the responsibility of testing what they hear, not only with a critical mind, but also in the living of everyday life. The members of this congregation welcome the support of all who believe religion is wider than any sect and deeper than any set of opinions.We welcome those who might find encouragement and strength for daily living through our worship services and through our friendship.
The Goodloe Congregation welcomes into its staffing,  its programs, committees and volunteer opportunites all people without regard to their ethnicity, race, or sexual orientaton. Diversity of any  brings strength to all.

Goodloe has been designated by the UUA a Welcoming Congregation.

The "Welcoming Congregation" designation is conferred upon Unitarian Universalist congregations that affirm their commitment to bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people as an official statement of the congregation's moral obligation to serve this oppressed group. We work as partners with BGLT people toward equal rights and marriage equality. Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Community Welcome to Unitarian Universalism

Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Congregation is Named for Don Speed Smith Goodloe,

first principal of the Maryland Normal and Industrial School (now Bowie State University), from 1911-1921, and graduate of Meadville (Unitarian) Theological School in 1906 Rev. Don Speed Smith Goodloe



Goodloe has adopted a section of US 301 under the Maryland Adopt-A-Highway program




Warm Nights Dinner
People who are Homeless
Friday March 13, 2015

See the Events page for details

Adult RE First Sundays
" Communicating for Connection"

See the Religious Exploration page for more details.

Building Your Own Theology On-Line Adult RE Course. See the Religious Exploration page for more details.

Special Music for First and Fifth Sundays at Goodloe

On first and fifth Sundays, Goodloe members are invited to provide the special music, either by singing or playing yourself or by offering a favorite recorded piece of no more than about three minutes in length. See sign-up sheet in fellowship area for open dates or contact Rev. Cyn at 240-475-2111, voice or text or

Goodloe Coffee House Night The local talent is lining up at Goodloe's monthly coffee house night. See the Events page for details. The next Coffee House will be February 21

UUA On-Demand Webinars - see the Religious Exploration page for details.

The Unitarian Universalist Association is sponsoring a way for UUs who identify as People of Color to meet online and by phone for conversation, support, and community. More information can be found at or by contacting Jessica York, Youth Programs Director, at Youth and adults are welcome.

Religious Exploration teachers and nursery volunteers needed in July and August - contact





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