Reverend Cynthia Snavely
We are a Welcoming Congregation
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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

August 2 A Spiritual Journey - Told by The Hats We Wear    Ken Shilling

As we pursue our own spiritual path, we are sometimes are confronted with an unexpected challenge. During a street demonstration, a man asked me "why do you wear that hat?". It was an authentic question that requires an answer of integrity. I am one who wears many hats. In order to answer the question, I have reflected on the meaning in many hats worn in my life journey. Then, I was not prepared with a good story. If it is not too late, now, I hope to share that story. What is your journey? What is your story? What symbols do you wear on your way?

Congregational Discussion (noon)

CHAT with board member Express your ideas


August 9 The Great Divide   Dick Morris
Dr. King’s dream of integration and integrated schools seems to be fading, as cities in the Northeast and Midwest become increasingly segregated. Between 1970, when busing began, and the year 2000, more than a third of a million white residents left Prince George’s County. The same white flight has occurred in many cities like Cleveland and Baltimore. Why do we live apart? And what is our responsibility as white and black UUs, if we respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person?

Pot Luck Sunday (11:30)

Congregational Discussion (noon)

Recommended BUDGET and PRIORITIES, based on previous discussions

August 16 Sustainability: A Moral Challenge Jackie Lord

Congregational Discussion (noon)
GOING DEEPER Serving with Grace

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.

Goodloe Congregational Meetings after Sunday Services

Goodloe will have a series of congregational meetings over the summer. We will have multiple meetings so everyone can make those meetings that fit their summer vacation schedule. We will have a variety of formats of large group discussions, one on one private chats with board members, and emotionally calming explorations. See the Events page for the complete list of planned meetings and topics.

Pictures from 2015 Goodloe Celebration

and Dick Morris' slide presentation
on Rev. Goodloe

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


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 Coffee Houseis taking a summer vacation! The next Coffee House will be on 19 September.




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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.