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Sunday Service         10:30 am


See the Religious Exploration page for information on Children's Religious Exploration and Adult RE


May 8 Beltane, Honoring the Divine Mother (Inter-generational)

-  Peerman Family
Perhaps it is just a coincidence that our American Mother's Day falls so close to the Pagan rite of Beltane. Beltane celebrates the divine union of goddess & god and the renewed fertility of the earth at this time of year. Beltane also ushers in one of our most powerful images of the Divine, that of the Great Mother. The Great/Divine Mother brings forth new life, provides nourishment, & comforts those in need. Join us as we celebrate Beltane with special emphasis on the Divine aspect of Mother, honor our mothers & those who have fulfilled mothering roles in our lives, and recognize when we (men too!) have done this for others.
- Choir

Pot Luck moved to May 15! Take your mother to lunch! Happy Mother's Day!

May 15 Flower Communion
Alethea Shiplett
Inter-generational service celebrating our unity and diversity
- Bell Choir

Pot Luck Lunch and Goodloe Annual Meeting following the service


May 22  The Promise of Pluralism: Our UU Message vs. Our UU Culture
Alethea Shiplett
Persons of color are attracted to the promise and message of UU principles. But UU churches are struggling to welcome them. UU Seminarians of color are entering UU ministry in greater numbers than ever before. But they struggle to find churches willing to call them. Let's examine UU culture and UU promise together.
- Choir

Going Deeper (11:45 - 1 pm)

Lunch Bunch (after service)


May 29  Beyond the Partisan Divide
Pete Boudriault
The current race for the Presidency has left us surprised and uncomfortable. How can we understand the dynamics that are happening in our country? What can we do to bridge the divides that are erupting from under the surface? We will have the opportunity to share our thoughts and express our concerns.

June 5  Writing a Novel: A Spiritual Inquiry
Dick Morris
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Richard Morris describes the spiritual process he uses when writing novels, beginning with a theme based on UU principles and moving from reality into imagination. He will focus on how he delved into the tobacco planting, slave-holding, and Jim Crow history of Prince George's County when writing his novel Well Considered.

Adult RE  (noon - 1 pm)

Religious Literacy - Participants' Choice - The people who attend will get to select which of 24 sessions that they would like to review again. Also, we will discuss which new direction we wish to explore and discuss starting in July.

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





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 on 21 May


Unitarian Universalist Mid-Atlantic Community (UUMAC) 2016
July 10-16
DeSales University, Center Valley PA
(Near Allentown PA)

See the Events page for details.


More information on Standing on the Side of Love and Black Lives Matter on the Social Justice page

Seeking DC Region Hosts for Social Justice Action Attendees

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