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Sunday Service         10:30 am


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

August 28 Life of Awakening - Growing Edge of Love   Ken Shilling
In our Outward Journey, we frequently meet people with different values, world views, cultural perspectives, religious and political backgrounds. We struggle to relate to each person in accordance with our UU Principles. We must awaken to other "truths" and "ways of being". As we grow in Love, we must know our true self within and be willing to open to include others in our life.
Bell Choir performs.

Lunch Bunch (11:45)


September Services - Monthly Theme: Covenant

September 4 Covenant of the Brokenhearted
Rev Christina Leone-Tracy
A covenant is not a set of rules or a contract. It's a promise that we make, over and over, to come back to community. Not in spite of our mistakes, but because of them. Because we mess up over and over, we need to practice how to come back.
Goodloe Choir

Chat with Rev. Christina -after service, BYO Lunch

September 11 Water Communion
(Inter-generational Service)

Alethea Shiplett
A symbol of our covenantal community

Potluck (11:45)

Going Deeper (noon - 1pm)

A time for deeper conversation about community life, leadership, learning and service at Goodloe


September 18 Covenant-Giving Up vs Letting Go (Inner Journey: Reflection and Discussion)
Alethea Shiplett
Does this mean we have to give up some things in order to make room for others' needs and values? Or are we called to let go of those things that stand in the way of a greater gift?

Adult RE (noon - 1pm)

African Myths


September 25 Moral Duty (Outer Journey: Act our faith in the world)
Ken Shilling
Thomas Jefferson said that the Unitarian religion was the future for our country. Many Unitarian and Universalists have worked for public education, emancipation, voting rights for women, civil rights, worker rights, health care, etc. In our day, we are asked to take a moral stand. How are we living up to the inherent promises in our Faith.
Bell Choir

Lunch Bunch (after 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





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 17 September.


Photos from the Goodloe Choir Benefit Concert on 26 June 2016 are posted on the Photo Gallery page


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

See the Social Justice page for more information.

Donations to Goodloe Can Be Made Through PayPal

See the Donations page for more information and the link.




Need to submit an expense for reimbursement or record a donation? Get the form and instructions from the bottom of the Staff page.


Amazon Purchases No Longer Result in Contributions to Goodloe

For the past several years, Goodloe has been able to partipate in a program by Amazon.com that allowed a percentage of Amazon purchases to be returned to Goodloe. Amazon has recently changed the rules for this program such that churches no longer qualify to participate. However, there are other charitable organizations that still benefit from the Amazon program. If you know of such charitable organizations, we encourage you to use their Amazon links so that they can benefit from the program.