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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 noon

See the Religious Exploration page for more information

October 11 LGBT Coming Out (intergenerationa)  Alethea Shiplett, Director of Religious Exploration

Life is like a dance. Is there room on the dance floor for more? How do more dancers change the dance?

Discussion of options for ministerial support (after service)

See Announcements on this page for more details.

Potluck Sunday (after service)


October 18 A Franciscan priest speaks to Pope Francis Rev. John Gaffney, Goodloe Minister Emeritus

Rev. John Gaffney was a Francisan priest for more than 15 years before becoming a Unitarian-Universalist minister. He will share his insights into Pope Francis and speak to us UUs about the new pope in a very special way.

October 25  Samhain, Day of the Dead
Angela Peerman and Jackie Lord

Lunch Bunch (after service)


November 1   Unitarian Universalism and Islam   Dick Morris
With roots in liberal Christianity, how can
Unitarian Universalists find a path to friendship with Muslims in our community and our world?

Adult RE (noon - 1 pm)

World Religions - Sikhs, Bahais


November 8  Bread Communion (intergenerational)
Alethea Shiplett

Potluck Sunday (after service)

Adult RE (noon - 1 pm)

Going Deeper


November 15  Don't Want to Sleep Through the Revolution
Karen Scrivo
Goodloe member and seminarian Karen Lee Scrivo reflects on her own journey to Black Lives Matter and how she and Unitarian Universalists can remain awake and engaged during this time of social change.

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.

Fall Adult Religious Exploration

See the Religious Exploration page for details.


Discussion of Options for Ministerial Support

Sunday October 11

After Service

During the past two months, Goodloe has conducted discussions with the ministers of UU Church of Annapolis regarding a variety of ministerial support. Annapolis has provided some options for supporting a visioning process and for taking bold moves.

The Goodloe Board will present these options to the congregation on Sunday11 October after worship. The Goodloe Board will develop a position and provide it to Annapolis. We welcome your participation and comments in reviewing the options and in shaping our position.


Building Community Together

Saturday December 12th

See the Events page for more details.


Pictures from 2015 Goodloe Celebration

and Dick Morris' slide presentation
on Rev. Goodloe

Audio of Goodloe Celebration Panel Discussion and remarks by Dr. Richard Lucas, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, BowieState University


Seeking DC Region Hosts for Social Justice Action Attendees

See the Social Justice page for more information.

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..

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 October.




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