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

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
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




Benefit Concert at Goodloe

Pete Seeger Songfest - Remembering Pete Through his Songs
Jim Scott

Saturday November 1, at 7:00pm

See the Events page for details.


Bridges to Positive Youth Outcomes: Supporting LGBTQ Youth

Thursday, November 6, 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Prince George’s Community College in the Largo Student Center
301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD 20774

See the Events page for details.


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

See the Events page for details.


Intercultural Competency Workshop

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

See the Events page for 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

See the Events page for details.


Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service
Wednesday, November 26, 7:30 p.m
Community Christian Presbyterian Church
3120 Belair Dr, Bowie, MD 20715
Come at 6:30 to sing in the combined choir.


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

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 or by contacting Jessica York, Youth Programs Director, at Youth and adults are welcome.

Religious Exploration teachers and nursery volunteers needed in July and August - contact



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