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

November 23 Multigenerational Bread Service Alé Shiplett

Guest at Your Table Materials for donations to the UU Service Committee will be distributed.

November 30 The Enduring, Dangerous Myth of the Savior Prince/Princess 
Rev. Snavely
Many a fairy tale ends when the prince saves the princess, they marry and “live happily ever after.” Too many women and men today believe that if they just find their own prince or princess their lives will be complete. It is an enduring and dangerous myth.

December 7 Where Does My Help Come From? Rev. Snavely

All of us sometimes need help. To whom or to what do we turn? Psalms 121 begins, “I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” American writer and poet, Nancy Wood, begins a poem, “My help is in the mountain where I take myself to heal.” Do we turn to God, to nature, to something or someone else? And when we turn, is there a response?

December 14 Choir Holiday Service

December 21 Celebrating the Light 

Rev. Snavely

Whether we celebrate Hanukkah, Yule, Christmas or some combination, there is light, and we celebrate.

Christmas Eve Service Wednesday, December 24, 7:30 p.m.
A service appropriate for the whole family will be held ending with candle lighting and the singing of “Silent Night.” (You are invited to bring and share food following the service.)

December 28 Kwanzaa Tep Joyner

January 4 Community Organizing 

Rev. Snavely 

On the Unitarian Universalist Association website is this quote, “Congregation-Based Community Organizing (CBCO, also called Faith-Based, Broad-Based, or sometimes Institution-Based) is a movement that seeks to establish inter-faith, cross-class, multi-ethnic and multi-racial grassroots organizations for purposes of increasing social integration and power in civil society and for making civic, regional and state-wide changes for social improvement.” Can a small group of people change the world? Margaret Mead said, “It’s the only thing that ever has.”

 


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

 

Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service
Wednesday, November 26, 7:30 p.m
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Community Christian Presbyterian Church
3120 Belair Dr, Bowie, MD 20715
Come at 6:30 to sing in the combined choir.

 

Memorial Gathering for David Goodkind

A memorial gathering for David Goodkind, who passed away on Saturday, November 8, will be held on Saturday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Collington 10450 Lottsford Rd. Mitchellville, MD 20721

 

Guest at Your Table 2014

See the Events page for details.

 

Adult RE First Sundays
" Communicating for Connection"

See the Religious Exploration page for more details.

Building Your Own Theology On-Line Adult RE Course. See the Religious Exploration page for more 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 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 December 20

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 www.uua.org/multiculturalism/286649.shtml or by contacting Jessica York, Youth Programs Director, at jyork@uua.org. Youth and adults are welcome.

Religious Exploration teachers and nursery volunteers needed in July and August - contact religiousexploration@goodloeuu.org

 

 

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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.

 

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