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Sunday services are at 10:30 am unless otherwise noted

GoodloeSunday services explore and develop our “Touchstones" (see the Religious Exploration page for more information).

Children attend Worship at 10:30am
Childcare, Activity Packets available

February Theme: Perseverance

February 25 The Arc of the Moral Universe Bends Toward Justice (Congregational Discussion; No Worship) - Leader: Ken Shilling
Discussion about the proposed eighth principle
•  Structural and Cultural Violence marginalizes and oppresses people. In accordance with our faith, we are called to action...to preserve for justice. Can we take a stand that opposes all forms of oppression in our cultural and our institution? Enough is enough.
This is not a worship service. This is discussion and debate on incorporating language into our bylaws. See the Announcement on this page for more information on the proposd 8th Principle


March Theme: Balance

March 4 The Myth about Balance
(UU Inspiration) - Rev Dharm
No matter how much we read up on the topic of ‘balance’, somehow one is usually left feeling that real life is not as balanced as we would want it to be. Rev Pratima Dharm will speak on the topic of ‘balance’ and how to manifest peace within and around us as we grapple with the constant flux of change, doubts, and uncertainties present in our daily lives.

Goodloe Vocal Choir performs.

Long Strange Trip (noon - 1 pm)

See the description in the Announcements column on this page.


March 11 Balance: Or How to Regain Your Inner Equilibrium (Reflective conversations for Ages 9 to 99) - Alethea Shiplett

We will reflect on how we regain our inner sense of balance when life throws us a curve bal.l
• Spiritual Practice: Breath as a gateway to creative thinking about life and how to return to balance

Potluck (after service)

Going Deeper (11:45 - 1pm)

March 18 Transformational Giving – Rev. Dharm
•Maya Angelou said, “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” Giving not only liberates our souls but can also transform the individual or the community, freeing us from the bonds of needing to hold on to excess material wealth. Rev. Dharm will speak on the topic of ‘Giving’, encouraging us to practice giving as a spiritual discipline.

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





Long Strange Trip Film Series

Next session - March 4

Join us in watching a fascinating film series on the history of Unitarian Universalism over the past 2,000 years. This series will occur at noon on one Sunday each month. We will watch a video for about a half hour and then have a half hour discussion. Rev Dharm hosts the event. This is a Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) event. It will run for several months as it addresses our Touchstone - UU identity.


Consideration of an 8th UU Principle

The UUA general assembly has approved a study commission.to consider adding an 8th Principle.

The current draft version of this Principle is:

"We the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by building a diverse, multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

Goodloe will vote on this proposed 8th Principle in the spring of 2018.


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 held on March 17!


More information on Standing on the Side of Love and Black Lives Matter on the Social Justice page

Seeking DC Region Hosts for Social Justice Action Attendees

See the Social Justice page for more information.





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