Reverend Cynthia Snavely
240.475.2111

csnavely@uuma.org
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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

October 26 UU Congregations in Community: Chalice Lighter Sunday  Rev. Snavely

Our district, the Joseph Priestley District of the Unitarian Universalist Association has a grant program called “Chalice Lighters.” Individual congregations of any size or a congregation in formation, clusters of congregations, and regional growth committees may apply for Chalice Lighter grants. Grants are for: 1. a minister, RE professional, staff; 2. building, land; 3. new congregation organizing; or 4. innovative growth. Goodloe has beeb a grant recipient. Individuals become “chalice lighters” by committing to give $20 or more three times a year to fund these grants. Being in community across our congregations helps us all.

Read more about the program here- http://jpduua.org/chalice-lighter-program

Religious Exploration ( 10:45am)

-  URUU (Alethea)
- Nursery (Aileen Sampson)

Fall Harvest Party

- Starts at Noon
- Adults and Children invited
- Fun for All
   -- Crafts, Games, Activities
   -- Trunk or Treat - Decorate your trunk

       and bring treats for the kids
   -- Pizza, snacks, candy
   -- Costumes welcome but not required
- Bring a snack, appetizer, or dessert to

  share
- Help decorate after the worship service

 

November 2 Remembering the Dead  Rev. Snavely
“Those who lived before us, who struggled for justice and suffered injustice before us, have not melted into the dust, and have not disappeared. They are with us still. The lives they lived hold us steady.” Kathleen McTigue

Adult RE (11:45 - 1 pm)
Emotional Literacy

November 9 Endless War Dick Morris
Unlike other large nations such as China and India, our country seems always to be at war. What are the reasons, sacrifices, and consequences? For Veteran’s Day, Dick will present readings from his novel Cologne No. 10 For Men and songs that he wrote in Vietnam during that war.

November 16 Eight Virtues of the
Samura
i   Rev. Snavely
Today we look at the code of chivalrous behavior known today as Bushido (usually translated as “Precepts of Knighthood” or “Way of the Samurai”) and consider what we might learn from it for our own lives.

 

November 23 Multigenerational Bread Service Alé Shiplett

Guest at Your Table Materials for donations to the UU Service Committee will be distributed.

November 30 The Enduring, Dangerous Myth of the Savior Prince/Princess 
Rev. Snavely
Many a fairy tale ends when the prince saves the princess, they marry and “live happily ever after.” Too many women and men today believe that if they just find their own prince or princess their lives will be complete. It is an enduring and dangerous myth.

December 7 God as Hero and Savior Rev. Snavely

Last Sunday we considered the problems of trusting in another person to save us. What happens when we trust not in a person but some “Higher Power” ? What human needs does this kind of belief fulfill? What possible problems may such a belief create?

December 14 Choir Holiday Service


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

 

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Announcements

JPD Racial Justice Conference
Friday, November 7, 5:00 p.m.-to- Saturday November 8, 9:30 p.m.
UU Congregation of Sterling, 22135 Davis Dr #104, Sterling, VA 20164

The Events page will updated later today (Saturday) with details

 

Intercultural Competency Workshop

Friday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. to Saturday, November 8, 2014 at
4:00 p.m
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Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
333 Dubois Rd. Annapolis MD 21401 410-266-8044

The Events page will updated later today (Saturday) with details

 

Emma’s Revolution Benefit Concert for UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland
Saturday, November 8, 8:00 p.m.
First Unitarian Church of Baltimore
10 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD

The Events page will updated later today (Saturday) with 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 minister@goodloeuu.org.

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 November 15

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 www.uua.org/multiculturalism/286649.shtml or by contacting Jessica York, Youth Programs Director, at jyork@uua.org. Youth and adults are welcome.

Religious Exploration teachers and nursery volunteers needed in July and August - contact religiousexploration@goodloeuu.org

 

 

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Visit the Fundraiser page for more information.

Need to submit an expense for reimbursement or record a donation? Get the form and instructions from the bottom of the Staff page.

 

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