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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 Betsy Delaney at 301-922-1865 or

Visit Coffee House Facebook page at

The next Coffee House will be on 15 November

See also the announcement below of the special Pete Seeger Sonfest Concert

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




Special Events and Services

Jim Scott presents a Pete Seeger Songfest - Remembering Pete Through his Songs

November 1 at 7:00 pm at Goodloe

  - General Admission $10
  - Seniors $8
  - Children 14 and under free
Refreshments included with ticket
Benefit for Goodloe
  - Tickets cover the honorarium for Jim Scott.
  - Extra monies raised are a donation to Goodloe.

We’ll honor Pete Seeger, singing many of his well-loved songs such as "If I Had a Hammer," "Turn, Turn, Turn" "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and many others. Led by composer/guitarist Jim Scott, who knew Pete well and collaborated on many projects with the folk legend, we'll raise our voices for the causes Pete championed and remember the great contributions to our American heritage Pete made in his 94 years of life. We have lost an icon, but not his legacy of poetry and song to guide and inspire us.

Jim Scott brings a warmth, and authenticity that turns any size audience into an intimate gathering. His lyrical melodies, well-crafted words, guitar mastery and humorous surprises moved Pete Seeger to call him “Some kind of a magician.” Known to many as guitarist with the Paul Winter Consort and co-composer of their celebrated "Missa Gaia / Earth Mass," Jim is a prolific composer in his own right. Jim's visited more than 600 UU churches over three decades of travels. His much loved "Gather the Spirit" and other songs are in the UU hymnbooks. He has also become a student of the movement for peace and justice in song, compiling and arranging the "Earth and Spirit Songbook," a collection of over 100 songs of earth and peace by many contemporary composers, including Pete Seeger.

Jim Scott has brought his contemporary and multicultural music to more than 600 UU Churches over nearly three decades. His much loved “Gather the Spirit” and a number of others are included in the UU hymnbooks. Former Co-chair of the UU Ministry for the Earth, Jim was involved in creating the "Green Sanctuary" program. He was awarded a grant from the Fund for Unitarian Universalism to compile and arrange the Earth and Spirit Songbook, a collection of over 100 songs of earth and peace that has been acclaimed as a great resource for worship and RE programs. In concerts and Sunday services, Jim speaks with passion on ecology, justice and peace, and often works with choirs, inspiring singers to new levels of expression. His lyrical poetry and stories are calls to action, full of hope and gentle wit. Though Jim is often brought in as the “speaker,” his services are always very musical. As song-leader, he lifts joyous participation from congregations.

As a member of the Paul Winter Consort, Jim co-wrote their celebrated “Missa Gaia/Earth Mass” and sang their signature song “Common Ground.” His eco-anthem “A Song for the Earth” was recorded at the United Nations. Jim has gone on to create an extensive body of work including PBS soundtracks, award winning choral works and seven CDs of original music. On his new CD Gather the Spirit Jim is featured leading choral arrangements of his songs from the UU hymnbooks and other new creations. He’s taught courses at such prestigious schools as Oberlin College and been an artist in residence in many schools and universities. Check or Youtube Jim Scott - May Your Life be as a Song.


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

Key Note Speaker: Michelle McLeod

Participants: Adults who work with youth or supervise those who work with youth in: schools, social services, recreation, after-school programs, mentoring, residential programs, advocacy, juvenile services, law enforcement, faith-based communities, etc.

Goal of the Conference:

This conference will bring together youth serving professionals to:

 - Understand the needs of LGBTQ youth and youth professional’s role in supporting and providing service to these youth;

 - Network with other youth serving professionals to develop action plans to improve outcomes for LGBTQ youth;

REGISTER ONLINE for this FREE Conference!

Questions about the event?

· Call: 301-209-0491

· Email: pgerber(at)

· Website:


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

You are invited to participate in the Joseph Priestley District 10th Annual Racial Justice Conference. This year will be an exciting experience of the arts, inspired by the Jazz Poetry Slams that have taken root at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, in Virginia.

The arts give us opportunities to invite the wider multicultural and multigenerational community into our sanctuaries. We are hoping that some of you will want to join us in creating a series of Jazz Poetry Slams in the coming year. Leaning about this endeavor is one possible gift of attendance at this conference.

For more information and to register online, go to this link.


Intercultural Competency Workshop

with Phyllis Braxton

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 info(at)

REGISTRATION: Early Registration $25 or $30 at the door (Includes light breakfast and lunch.) Register here

- Learn the stages of Intercultural Development, cultural self-awareness, and tools to be more effective across cultural

  differences.Friday, November 7 (7:00 – 9:30 PM)
– Meet & greet gathering with team building activities. Discuss expectations for the workshop; get to know the keynote

  speaker.Saturday, November 8 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
– Break down barriers and preconceived notions about diversity, and leave with a greater awareness about the differences

  of others. Presentation, lecture, small group and experiential actvities will be used.


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

Click here for a flier with more details.

$22 advance/$25 door general admission

$18 students or low-income
$50 Sponsorship incl. pre-concert reception & preferred seating at show

Tickets can be purchased at the door, at the emma’s revolution website and the UULM-MD website.

For information: or call 410-266-8044, ext. 111


UUs of Color in the DC Area: Building Community Together

Cedar Lane UU Church
Chalice House
9601 Cedar Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

Group Sessions begin October 5th

First Sundays- Leaders of Color

Lay leaders of color who serve as Board members, RE teachers, Social Justice Committee members

Second Sundays- Youth of Color

Youth ages 13 -18 years old, who identify as a person of color.

ThirdSundays-Multi-racial Families

At least one person identifies as UU and at least one person in the family identifies as a person of color.

Please register now at UUPOC





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