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Sunday Service         10:30 am


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June 26  Where the Rubber Hits the Road   Alethea Shiplett
Exploring how our 7 UU principles are expressed in our everyday lives and relationships. The 7 principles are a covenant, not a creed. We try to practice them, we make mistakes, we try again. We’ll discuss the practical implications of a covenant relationship in general, and our shared covenant as UU’s in particular. We will also discuss how the small group ministry model is a laboratory for practicing our covenants.

Lunch Bunch (after service)


July 3 Letting Go Sid Soderholm
Introduction to monthly service themes, especially the wide range encompassed by "Letting Go". Discuss the many ways we sometimes need to let go, the transition that needs to happen and the opportunity to grow and embrace the new.


July 10 What Do We Need to Let Go to Live Our UU Principles? (Inner Journey Reflection and Discussion)

Alethea Shiplett


July 17 Blessing of the Animals (Intergenerational Service) Alethea Shiplett
“Letting Go” when we live close up with animal companions

July 24 Letting Go...of Privilege (Outer Journey) Ken Shilling
In our Outward Journey, we will focus on how we relate to others. In the name of Love, how do we live our principles? Some of us are fortunate to have privileges based on cultural norms. If you have privileges, it can be hard to recognize that you are indeed privileged. If you don't have privileges, you are marginalized to some degree. To be in right relationship with others, we sometimes have to let go of privileges.

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





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 on 16 July.


Goodloe Choir Benefit Concert
Sunday June 26

6 - 8 pm

The Goodloe choir and a number of guest singers - choir director Noreen Chin's music students - will perform a wide range of songs.Donations will be used to support the choir. Please join us for an evening of music and to support our choir. See the flyer on the Events page.


Unitarian Universalist Mid-Atlantic Community (UUMAC) 2016
July 10-16
DeSales University, Center Valley PA
(Near Allentown PA)

See the Events page for details.


More information on Standing on the Side of Love and Black Lives Matter on the Social Justice page

Seeking DC Region Hosts for Social Justice Action Attendees

See the Social Justice page for more information.

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