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

September 6 Economic Justice

Rev. Cyn Snavely
On this Labor Day weekend we consider this commitment from the website of the Unitarian Universalist Association, “We work for justice, equity, and compassion in our relationships and systemic change in our society. We know that the escalation of economic inequality undergirds a thousand injustices, from climate change to homelessness, from mass incarceration to low-wage worker exploitation. Economic inequality also disproportionately impacts people of color. A better world is possible, and we strive to be part of the solution.”

September 13 Multigenerational Water Communion Ingathering   Alé Shiplett, Director of Religious Exploration
Water Communion has been a Unitarian Universalist tradition just since the 1980s. Bring some water from a place special to you to place in our shared waters bowl. We combine our water offerings to use throughout the year in child dedication ceremonies or send some with someone moving from the area to be added to their new congregation’s waters. This service marks the "Ingathering" of the congregation from our summer journeys.

No Potluck this Sunday - special farewell potluck for Rev. Cyn on 27 September (see below)

September 20 We Begin Again in Love (Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur Celebration) Rev. Cyn Snavely
Yom Kippur begins at sundown, Tuesday, September 22 and ends at sundown Wednesday, September 23. Whether you choose to fast or not, make it a day for resolution of conflicts and new beginnings.

September 27 A Parting Blessing

Rev. Cyn Snavely 

This will be my last Sunday with you. I remember words from T. S. Eliot, “What we call a beginning is often the end and to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”

Special Farewell Potluck (after service)

Please join us for a special lunch after the service to bid farewell to Rev. Cyn. See Announcements for details.


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




Donations to Goodloe Can Now Be Made Through PayPal

See the Donations page for more information and the link.

Farewell Potluck Lunch
Rev. Cyn

Sunday September 27
After the Service

Sunday September 27 will be Rev. Cyn's last service.
Please join us for a special lunch after the service to bid farewell to Rev. Cyn:
- Show our appreciation for her service to

- Wish her the best in the next phase of life's  

Please bring a very special dish (appetizer, salad, main dish, dessert) to share at the luncheon. A signup sheet will be posted in the coffee area.

This special lunch will replace the normal second Sunday potluck.


The Northern Virginia Unitarian Universalist Cluster

"Music, Faith and Fun Fest"

Saturday, October 3rd, Burke, VA

See the Events page for more details.

Pictures from 2015 Goodloe Celebration

and Dick Morris' slide presentation
on Rev. Goodloe

Audio of Goodloe Celebration Panel Discussion and remarks by Dr. Richard Lucas, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, BowieState University

Building Community Together

Saturday December 12th

See the Events page for more details.

Seeking DC Region Hosts for Social Justice Action Attendees

See the Social Justice page for more information.

The New UU - Introduction to Unitarian Universalism

by Rev. Cynthia Snavely

Four Prezi on-line presentations provide an introduction to the Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Congregation and Unitarian Universalism in general. See the New UU section of the Religious Exploration page for links to the presentations..

Goodloe Coffee House Night

The local talent is lining up at Goodloe's monthly coffee house night. See the Events page for details.Welcome Back From Summer Vacation! The next Coffee House will be on 19 September.




Let your purchases benefit Goodloe via this link (click on icon below)!

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.