Reverend Cynthia Snavely
240.475.2111

csnavely@uuma.org
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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 31 A Path to Reconciliation Crystal Lewis, Universalist National Memorial (Pulpit Exchange)

The city of Baltimore is currently in a state of conflict and unrest as racial, economic and social tensions continue to deepen. Many wonder whether reconciliation is truly possible in cities like Baltimore, where divisions have seemingly blocked the path to healing-- however, peace is possible, even in times when conflict and fear seem abundant. Join us for a brief glance at what it means to journey together on a path to reconciliation.

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".

June 14 Religious Exploration Sunday Alé Shiplett, Director of Religious Exploration

 

June 21 Unspeakable, A Mother’s Journey Kay Armstrong Baker
After her daughter's death in 2000, Kay Armstrong Baker began journaling, compelled to express herself in writing as a way to cope with this unspeakable event in her life. Her book, Unspeakable is a compilation of her journal entries-a personal account from the heart of her grief, despair, anger, and hope. It's an honest, heart-wrenching, yet hopeful book that bravely deals with what most parents fear the most-the loss of a child. In this service, Kay will share something of her book.

June 28 Desiderata Rev. Cyn Snavely
Desiderata (Latin for “desired things”) is a 1927 poem by the American writer Max Ehrmann. A Baltimore clergyman included it in a book of devotions in 1956. In the late 1960s and early 1970s it was widely available in poster form and was used as a spoken word track on two albums. The poem is one of the readings suggested as a basis for a sermon this year by a Goodloe member.

 

July 5 Being American Rev. Cyn Snavely

On this Independence Day weekend we take time to reflect on the privileges and the responsibilities of being an American citizen.


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

 

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Announcements

Donations to Goodloe Can Now Be Made Through PayPal

See the Donations page for more information and the link.

New! Pictures from 2015 Goodloe Celebration

and Dick Morris' slide presentation
on Rev. Goodloe

Morning of Mindfulness with Bowie Springs Meditation Group
8:45 am - 1 pm

Saturday, June 20

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 minister@goodloeuu.org.

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 June 20.

              

 

 

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