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

July 27 The Closing of the American Soul Revisited  Aileen Sampson

In the 1987 sermon 'The Closing of the American Soul', the Rev. Barbara Merritt of First Unitarian Church in Worcester, MA, suggested that though we are free to believe as we choose, it is not wise of us to ignore the truth that there is good and there is evil. And while our self-gratifying and self-promoting choices may seem socially acceptable, they may not always promote the greater-good or nourish the soul. This service explores that sermon.

August 3 Seeing the Sacred in Violence and Destruction Rev. Cyn

August 10 A Universalist Reads the Bible Dick Wobus   What does the bible have to say to us?  It's easy to be bored by the "begats" and horrified by slavery and genocide, but the bible also tells us about important stages in the development of human religion and addresses timeless human needs and longings

August 17 TBD Steve Buckingham

August 24 Mystery Ken Shilling

August 31 The Beatles Lexi Phelps

Enjoy live music as we celebrate the Beatles during this Sunday service.  We'll be discussing how the Beatles were meaningful in our lives and America, and we'll discuss other musical groups and artists we find meaningful as well.  Come listen to great music, discuss a great band, and sing a Beatles song with us!

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 Coffee House Night The local talent is lining up at Goodloe's monthly coffee house night. See the Events page for details.The Coffee Houes will be taking a summer vacation in June and July. The next Coffee House will be August 16

Camping in the Grove August 10-14, 2014.

UU summer camp for 4th through 7th graders. Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center, Lanoka Harbor, NJ. for details.

Jubilee Anti-Racism Training

Friday, August 22 - Sunday, August 24
Cedar Lane UU Church, Bethesda, MD

See the Events page for details.

Exhibition of Sy Mohr's Paintings at
Bowie State University -
September 16th thru October 21st

An exhibition of paintings by Sy Mohr, long-time member of the Goodloe Congregation, will be held at Bowie State University from September 16 through October 21.
A reception will be held on Thursday October 2nd from 6 to 8 PM.

Additional information will be provided at a later date.

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

Goodloe has adopted a section of US 301 under the Maryland Adopt-A-Highway program

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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Visit the Fundraiser page for more information.

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