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

May 3 Advocacy Rev. Snavely

Unitarian Universalists have been developing state advocacy networks over the last decade, but Unitarian Universalists don’t have a national legislative advocacy presence. UUSJ is working to change its mission to do advocacy on behalf of all the country’s UUs on Capitol Hill.

Special Collection for Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice, a regional organization working on social justice issues seeking to move toward more national advocacy.

May 10 Multigenerational Flower Communion Alé Shiplett, Director of Religious Exploration and Others
This service will include a play about Rev. Norbert Capek, who originated our Flower Communion service.

(No Potluck Due to Mother’s Day, Potluck Moved to May 17 before Annual Meeting)


May 17 Healthy Community

Rev. Snavely and Others

What does it take for a congregation to be a healthy spiritual community? We consider leadership, change and how we interact with one another.

The Annual Meeting will be held following the service.

Potluck following the service..

May 24 Serving the Troops Spiritually Rev.Snavely

Last July my Army veteran sister sent me the story of Catholic Chaplain Father Kapaun who served during the Korean War. There is now a small but growing cadre of UU military chaplains. On this Memorial Day weekend we remember the chaplains and those they serve.

May 31 Trusting Something/Someone Beyond the Self    Rev. Snavely

I have said more than once that I think one of the best reasons to believe in God is to remind oneself that one is not God oneself. Last year as I asked for suggestions for readings on which to base sermons one of you suggested Psalm 51 from the Jewish and Christian Bibles and another of you suggested the Tannisho, a Buddhist text. Both texts suggest that something/someone beyond ourselves is what we need to save us from ourselves.


June 7 Play: a Spiritual Practice

Rev. John Gaffney, Minister Emeritus, Goodloe Memorial

In this tech world, we are wired almost all of our waking hours and the demands of daily life seem to leave little time for anything else. Yet play is essential to a healthy life and not only for children. Summer may be the season to reenter, to reintroduce this "spiritual practice".

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




Donations to Goodloe Can Now Be Made Through PayPal

See the Donations page for more information and the link.

Christmas in April
Saturday, April 25, 8:00 a.m.
13411 11th Street, Bowie, MD

Members of Goodloe will be joining with others to work on a house in old Bowie with Christmas in April. Contact Rev. Cyn,

240-475-2111, or

Sid Soderholm 301-789-8638, for more information.

Goodloe Celebration

April 25, 4 pm

The theme for this year’s Goodloe Celebration is “Transforming Our Faith Communities: The Journeys of UU Ministers of Color”.  See the Events page for details.


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

See the Events page for details.


UUMAC Summer Retreat

July 12-18, 2015

See the Events page for details.


The New UU - Introduction to Unitarian Universalism

by Rev. Cynthia Snavely

Four Prezi on-line presentations provide an introduction to the Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Congregation and Unitarian Universalism in general. See the New UU section of the Religious Exploration page for links to the presentations..


Special Music for First and Fifth Sundays at Goodloe

On first and fifth Sundays, Goodloe members are invited to provide the special music, either by singing or playing yourself or by offering a favorite recorded piece of no more than about three minutes in length. See sign-up sheet in fellowship area for open dates or contact Rev. Cyn at 240-475-2111, voice or text or

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 May 16.

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





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