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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 noon

See the Religious Exploration page for more information

January 31 Loving the Hell Out of the World   Rev. Christina Leone Tracy

Community is important but not enough-- it needs to be more than community (community AND...)

Special Potluck after Service

• Please bring a dish to share

Values Workshop II (12:15 - 4:15)

Rev Christina will build on our prior discussions about Goodloe's five Core values. She will continue to help us clarify the "things you love" and be sure everyone understands those values. We will talk about values-- intentional as well as accidental. We will look into the future to see who we want to be in the world. And we might close with some general exploration, explanation, and brainstorming of all the different ways we can do that -- inside and outside the "box" of traditional church.

Childcare will be available.


February 7   Absolute Truth  Dick Wobus
What is the core belief that provides a
foundation for the way we lead our life? Members of the congregation are asked to share their "Absolute Truth" which is
the basis for their life.

Adult RE (11:45 - 1pm)

World Religions - Religion and the Law

February 14 The Most Abused Word in the English Language  (intergenerational service)  Alethea Shiplett
Exploring how the word LOVE is used and abused in our culture and suggesting new words that are more
intentional. This is an intergenerational service. We will also provide an opportunity to make "intentional" Valentine cards.

Pot Luck (following the service)

Going Deeper (noon - 1 pm)

Led by Alethea Shiplett


February 21 The Purpose Behind the Rituals We Practice   Alethea Shiplett
Exploring intentional ritual and unpacking
how to make our Goodloe rituals more meaningful.


February 28 Fire of Commitment
Sid Soderholm (with Karen Scrivo and, Ken Shilling)
We value being together in spiritual
community. We say that we want to set bold new directions forour congregation. Whatever we choose to do, will require the fire of commitment.

Pledge Drive Kick Off Meeting (immediately after the service)

Lunch Bunch (following Pledge Drive Kickoff Meeting)

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




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

Goodloe will be considering whether to support the initiative to add an 8th UU Principle.

The wording of the proposed 8th Principle: "Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by building a diverse multicultural Beloved Community that accountably dismantles racism and other oppression in ourselves and our institutions."

More information, and schedules for discussion and voting., will be made available here in coming weeks.

Education, Because Black Lives Matter Service posted here

In response to requests from members of the congregation, both the audio file and a PDF transcript (including the graphs and website links) of Sid Soderholm's Education, Because Black Lives Matter service, presented by Karen Scrivo on 3 January 2016, are posted on the 2015-2016 Sermon Audio page.

2016 Annual UU Legislative Meeting

Rescheduled to Saturday, February 6, 2016

Faith Speaks: Justice Now for All!
Keynote Speaker: Paula Cole Jones
UU Church of Annapolis

See the Events page for details.


3rd UU Black Lives Matter Summit

Saturday, January 30th

Paint Branch UU Church in Adelphi

9:30 am to 3:30 pm

See the Events page for details.

Interfaith Visit to Diyanet Center of America (Muslim Place of Prayer)

30 January 2016

9704 Goodluck Road, Lanham, Md 20706
3:00 P.M.-4:30 P.M.

See the Events page for details.


Seeking DC Region Hosts for Social Justice Action Attendees

See the Social Justice page for more information.

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 20 February.

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