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

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September 21 The Peace of Autumn
Rev. Snavely

“Today the peace of autumn pervades the world. In the radiant noon, silent and motionless, the wide stillness rests like a tired bird spreading over the deserted fields to all horizons its wings of golden green” Rabindranath Tagore

Adult RE (11:45 - 1:00)

Looking Back and Moving Forward


September 28 Liberated by Forgiveness: Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur

Rev. Snavely
“When we forgive, we take back control of our own fate and our feelings. We become our own liberators.” Desmond Tutu

October 5 Love is My Religion
Rev. Snavely

The Iraqi American rapper Timz puts out a new piece this fall. The lyrics are in part, “If I ruled the world there would be no god, no hell, no heaven above, just love.” He echoes the sentiments of Ziggy Marley’s “Love is My Religion” and John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Can these songs help us to live together in peace?


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



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 September 20

UUs of Color in the DC Area: Building Community Together

Kickoff Event

September 21st, 2:00-4:30pm

Cedar Lane UU Church
Chalice House
9601 Cedar Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

See the Events page for details.

People’s Climate March

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, people from all over the world will converge on New York City for the People’s Climate March in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit. Unitarian Universalists and people of all faiths will be there. See the Events page for details.

Bowie Springs Meditation Group offers
Morning of Mindfulness

October 4, 2014
9am - 1pm

See the Events page for details.

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

Exhibition of Sy Mohr's Paintings at
Bowie State University -
September 16th thru October 21st

An exhibition of paintings by Sy Mohr, long-time member of the Goodloe Congregation, will be held at Bowie State University from September 16 through October 21.
A reception will be held on Thursday October 2nd from 6 to 8 PM.  We hope that a number of our members can come to the reception to honor one of our elders and to continue to build our connections with Bowie State. If you would like to attend, but need a ride or would like to travel with others, contact Rev. Cyn at or 240-475-2111, voice or text. To see samples of Sy's paintings see his website at

UUA On-Demand Webinars - see the Religious Exploration 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 or by contacting Jessica York, Youth Programs Director, at Youth and adults are welcome.

Religious Exploration teachers and nursery volunteers needed in July and August - contact


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