Reverend Cynthia Snavely

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Goodloe Coffee House Night (monthly) 

Open Mic - Share Your Talents

The local talent is lining up at Goodloe's monthly coffee house night on the third Saturday of the month, from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Everyone from age 12 and up is welcome to attend and participate.

Suggested donation: audience - $5, performers $1.

For more information, contact Rev. Cynthia Snavely at 240-475-2111 or

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The next Coffee House will be on 17 April

Other regularly scheduled events may be viewed on our Calendar or Small Groups pages.




Special Events and Services

Goodloe Celebration
Saturday, April 25, 4:00 p.m. reception, 4:30 p.m. program
Goodloe Memorial UU Congregation
1540C Pointer Ridge Place
Bowie, MD

The theme for this year’s Goodloe Celebration is “Transforming Our Faith Communities: The Journeys of UU Ministers of Color,” featuring a panel including Rev. John Crestwell, Rev. Dr. Leon Dunkley, Rev. Abhi Janamanchi, and Rev. Archene Turner. Dick Morris, Goodloe member, will share a short biography of our namesake Rev. Don Speed Smith Goodloe, the Goodloe Choir will sing, and donations for the Goodloe Memorial Scholarship at Bowie State University will be collected. For childcare for age seven and under RSVP to 301-789-8638. For all other questions call 240-475-2111.


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,

$60 registration online at

Differences can create challenges, even conflict. Those challenges and conflicts can either invigorate or divide a congregation as well as the families, institutions and communities in which we live. In an increasingly diverse world, broadening and deepening our understanding and skills in order to live with difference is a critical part of living in right relationships and shaping the beloved community of inherent worth and dignity for all. Becoming interculturally competent can be life affirming and lifesaving and support us on our journey. As we live and work in increasingly multicultural settings, our success depends more and more on our willingness to engage, respond, navigate and move forward with each other.

This workshop will give you practical knowledge and tools to heighten your awareness to effectively manage and resolve conflicts between what is and what could be. You will leave with greater awareness of how culture impacts cognitive and behavioral responses to conflict and how to apply this awareness to our congregation and your personal and professional interactions.

  • Friday, May 1, 7-9 pm: “The Basics of Intercultural Competency”
  • Saturday, May 2, 9:30-4: “Resolving Conflict and IC”
  • Sunday, May 3, 9 & 11 Sunday Services: “Living in an Intercultural Congregation”


UU MidAtlantic Community (UUMAC)

July 12–18, 2015

DeSales University, Center Valley PA

Over the past twenty years, many people from Goodloe have gone to summer camp at UUMAC, the UU MidAtlantic Community. The theme fits well with our current emphasis on "Inclusion". In addition to theme speakers, there are fun workshops for adults and youth of all ages. Some of fun loving people are posted in the brochure. What to know more? Talk with Hazel, Sid, Laura, Sally, Ken, Ben, Martin, Kelson. Hope you can attend. - Ken Shilling

The retreat will be held on July 12 – 18, 2015, at DeSales University, Center Valley PA. The theme will be “Building Beloved Community, Beyond Partisan Division”, co-lead by Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael and Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael.
You can find out all about the event by browsing the menu of pages on your right.

There is also a full-color brochure about UUMAC 2015 that provides a nice overview, posted here:
UUMAC 2015 Brochure (Front)
UUMAC 2015 Brochure (Back)

Registration is now open! To receive the early bird discount, please register and submit 50% of the total registration fee by April 1, 2015. Full payment is due by June 1, 2015.




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