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

March 1 Choosing Hope: An Act of Faith Wes Davis

Wes Davis is a singer/songwriter and educator. He has recorded three CDs of original music and taught college courses in Communication, Conflict Analysis and World Religions. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and served as a pastor for thirteen years. He speaks from a spiritually and intellectually open place, always exploring, learning and making new connections. Wes is privileged to be the father of five glorious human beings who are his pride and joy.


March 8 Out of the Stars

Rev. Cyn Snavely
“Out of the stars have we come…out of your heart, cry wonder, sing that we live,” Robert T. Weston. The experience of wonder or awe is a part of spirituality. Today we consider how we can prepare ourselves and our children to have such experiences.


March 15 UUMAC Service and Special Collection Ken Shilling et al (Rescheduled from February)

The Unitarian Universalist MidAtlantic Conference is a one week retreat held each year in July. In 2015 the retreat will be held July 12 – 18 at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. The theme will be “Building Beloved Community, Beyond Partisan Division”, co-lead by Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael and Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael. The special collection will go toward scholarships to help those with limited means to attend.


March 22 Finding Meaning in “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Wiz” 

Rev. Cyn Snavely

“Home is a place we all must find, child. It's not just a place where you eat or sleep. Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we're always home, anywhere.” Glinda the Good Witch in “The Wiz”


March 29 Spreading the Welcome Table Rev. Cyn Snavely

What does a ministry of food and drink look like? What do we need to be aware of to make our coffee hour and social activity food and drink welcoming to all?


April 5 - two services (8:30 and 10:30)

8:30 Ostara
Peerman Home
17312 Queen Anne Bridge Rd.

Bowie MD 20716
Offering for the Goodloe Scholarship Fund

The pagan holiday of Ostara is on the Spring Equinox, but it has been our tradition at Goodloe to celebrate it on Easter Sunday. We celebrate the rebirth of the earth as the land begins to warm, plants begin to green and animals give birth.

10:30 Beyond Loss to an Embrace of Life Easter

Jesus’s disciples first reaction to his arrest and execution was to go into hiding. They had to roll the stone from their own self-chosen tombs and come out to live again.

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




The next Coffee House will be on February 28 due to inclement weather on February 21

Warm Nights Dinner
People who are Homeless
Friday March 13, 2015

See the Events page for details.

UUMAC Summer Retreat

July 12-18, 2015

See the Events page for details.

Bowie-Area Interfaith Events

- Is Education a Moral Imperative?

     February 26, 7 pm - 8:30 pm

- Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry Open House

      February 28, 10 am - 1 pm

- Lessons from Ferguson: From Marches to

   Movement, March 7, 9:30 am - 1 pm

For more details on these events see the Interfath Events section of the Events page for details.

New! 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 February 28

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





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