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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

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March 30 Who's in the River? 

Alethea Shiplett
When we speak about dam-building - building those institutions and systems that support the vision of Beloved Community - we are confronted with a raging river filled with those who are, under the current dominant cultural paradigm, washing away down the river. Those who are disenfranchised. Those who are marginalized. Those who are not included in the decision-making processes. We will examine who these folks may be as we consider - who's in the river?

April 6 Is this Congregation Challenging You to Live Your Faith? Rev. Cyn

Christian blogger Rachel Held Evans writes in a piece titled, “Why Millenials are leaving the Church,” “We want to be challenged to live lives of holiness… living simply, caring for the poor and oppressed, pursuing reconciliation, engaging in creation care and becoming peacemakers.” She suggests that this challenge is not being found in religious congregations. Are we laying down the challenge of faith here at Goodloe?

Adult RE (11:45 am to 1:00 pm)

Cultural Literacy in Religion - Judaism

April 13 Passover - Roar Katy Perry

Rev. Cyn

What miracles can happen when we are ready to stand up for ourselves?

April 20 Beltane and Easter Services

Please bring canned goods for the Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry. The children will be using them for an Easter can hunt before they are donated.

Goodloe Scholarship special collection

8:30am Beltane

Angela and Kris Peermans, Rev. John Gaffney, Rev. Cyn Snavely

At the Peerman home 17312 Queen Anne Bridge Rd. Bowie, MD 20716

Because Easter falls closer to Beltane than Ostara this year, we will celebrate the pagan holiday that falls half way between the spring equinox and the summer solstice at our 8:30 a.m. service. Beltane is a time to celebrate the fertility of the earth , and we can celebrate a fertility of our own as well, as we begin new projects and adventures.

April 20 10:30am Easter - They Knew Him by the Breaking of the Bread

“When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened…” (Luke 24:30-31a). “Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples…” (John 21:13-14a). New Testament scholar Norman Perrin describes “a table-fellowship of such gladness that it survived the crucifixion and provided the focal point for the community life of the early Christians.”

 

April 27 On the Path of Boddhisattva

Rev. Cyn

A boddhisatva is one who decides to pursue enlightenment, not for his or her own sake, but so that he or she might free all sentient beings from suffering. I have been intrigued by this concept and drawn to it, but when I actually read the Bodhucharyavatara or The Way of the Boddhisattva I was put off by the many references to hell and by the deprecatory passages about the body. As with some Jewish and Christian writings, I had to draw out the passages that struck me as deep and inspiring and pass over that which with I disagreed. My personal reading of this text is a much more Unitarian Universalist reading than a Buddhist one.

May 4 Schubert, Beethoven, Dvorak, Bach Rev. Cyn

Classical choices from David Goodkind

“Classical music has been lauded for its ability to do everything from improve intelligence to reduce stress, and despite some exaggeration of its benefits, science shows us that it actually does have a marked effect on the brain in a number of positive ways.” Joe Kosterich


Announcements

 

The Annual Pledge Drive started February 23 and runs through the end of March. A pledge is a statement of planned contributions to support Goodloe operations for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. You can download a copy of the pledge form and send it to finance.goodloe@gmail.com or bring it or mail it to Goodloe. Thank you!

Goodloe Celebration

Saturday, March 29

Dr. Kevin Maxwell, CEO of the Prince George's County School System will be the keynote speaker at a beneift for a scholarship at Bowie State University on Saturday, at Goodloe.The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. See the Events page for more information.

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 is April 19

Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund

See the Events page for details.

Rev. Snavely's sermons on MP3 audio are now available via the Sermon Archive page.

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

Goodloe plans to apply to the Maryland Adopt-A-Highway program Please volunteer to help with the Goodloe Adopt-A-Highway Project. See the Social Justice page for details.

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 www.uua.org/multiculturalism/286649.shtml or by contacting Jessica York, Youth Programs Director, at jyork@uua.org. Youth and adults are welcome.

Religious Exploration: Assistants needed - contact religiousexploration@goodloeuu.org

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Visit the Fundraiser page for more information.

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

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

 







 

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