Reverend Cynthia Snavely
We are a Welcoming Congregation
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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

April 12 It Would Have Been Enough (Passover) Rev. Snavely
“Ben Zoma teaches: ‘Who is rich? The one who is content with what one has.’…By returning to a sense of Dayenu, of thinking deeply about what is enough, we have the potential to change ourselves and our world. May we be blessed, on this Pesach and beyond, to replace the idolatry of consumption with an embrace of all that we have.” Joshua Ratner

April 19 Earth Day Service Rev. Snavely

This year a coalition of Unitarian Universalist organizations have launched a new program, Commit2Respond. They say that, “We believe that saving our biosphere is possible, but it will take a paradigm shift and a revolution of values to get there. Our framework is simple: to meet this challenge we need to SHIFT to a low carbon future, ADVANCE the human rights of affected communities, and GROW the climate justice movement.”

Special Collection for Interfaith Power and Light; DC,MD, NoVA Chapter
Interfaith Power & Light (MD•DC•NoVA) works with hundreds of congregations of all faiths across Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change.

Adult RE (noon - 1pm)

World Religions - Mohamed and Islam


April 26 Finding a Religious Community for People Who Are LGBT

AJ Blakeney, Jr.

This service will be about the journey of LGBT people within religious communities including Unitarian Universalist efforts on equal rights and acceptance of LGBT persons into their community.

May 3 Claiming a Voice in Our National Government Rev. Snavely
Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice in the National Capital Region is slowly moving toward more advocacy work on Capitol Hill. Issue areas have been immigration reform, human rights for people who are lgbtq, economic justice and environmental issues.

Special Collection for Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice in the National Capital Region
UUSJ’s mission is to mobilize and amplify the voice of Unitarian Universalists in the National Capital Region (NCR) as we seek to change the world through acts of love and justice.

Save the Date: Annual Meeting Sunday, May 17 following the 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




Donations to Goodloe Can Now Be Made Through PayPal

See the Donations page for more information and the link.

Christmas in April
Saturday, April 25, 8:00 a.m.
13411 11th Street, Bowie, MD

Members of Goodloe will be joining with others to work on a house in old Bowie with Christmas in April. Contact Rev. Cyn,

240-475-2111, or

Sid Soderholm 301-789-8638, for more information.

Goodloe Celebration

April 25, 4 pm

The theme for this year’s Goodloe Celebration is “Transforming Our Faith Communities: The Journeys of UU Ministers of Color”.  See the Events page for details.


Embracing our Multicultural Present and Future
A workshop with Phyllis Braxton

(One Ummah and PINK Consulting)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3

See the Events page for details.


UUMAC Summer Retreat

July 12-18, 2015

Early Bird Registration Extended until 20 April!

See the Events page for details.


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..


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 April 18

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





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