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Sunday Service         10:30 am

 

See the Religious Exploration page for information on Children's Religious Exploration and Adult RE

December Services -

Monthly Theme: Presence

December 4  The Gift of Presence

Rev. Christina Leone Tracy
Join us for an exploration of the gift of authentic presence, deep listening, and being in solidarity with others without assuming we know all the answers. How, too, can we also give ourselves that same gift this holiday season?
Music by the Goodloe Vocal Choir

BYO Lunch and Chat with Rev. Christina (after service)

 

December 11 Holy Now Alethea Shiplett Further exploration of this month's theme of "Presence". The power of presence in the present moment. It matters how we show up - in our justice work, for our loved ones, in the world.

Potluck (after service)

Going Deeper (11:45 - 1pm).

 

December 18 Presents vs Presence

Alethea Shiplett  

Two different holidays (Christmas and Solstice) and how each is experienced differently.

Adult RE (11;45 - 1pm)

Mythology - Hindu Epics

 

December 24 (Saturday) Christmas Eve Service at 4:30

Goodloe's Christmas Eve service will consist of music, mostly carol singing but also music by the choir and the bell choir,
and will include the reading of the Christmas story and the lighting of candles. Bring cookies or other Christmas treats to share.

There will be no service on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25


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

 

Meet Our New Part-Time Minister, Rev. Christina Leone Tracy!

Get to know a bit about Rev. Christina from her bio on the Minister page, and listen to her sermons (MP3 audio files in the Sermon Archive)

 

Congratulations to Long-Time Goodloe Member Karen Lee Scrivo on her attainment of UU Preliminary Fellowship!

On November 6, Goodloe celebrated Karen's achievement of Preliminary Fellowship, the penultimate step toward ordination as a UU minister. See pictures in the Photo Gallery and listen to the audio in the second half of that Sunday's service (20161106-RestoringAndRe-storying-RevLeoneTracy.mp3)

 

"301 Corridor" Small Group Ministry

3rd Thursday of Each Month

The "301 Corridor" small group ministry meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Goodloe. It is a chance for people to meet other people from the local area. Faith facilitators guide the group of six to twelve people in a discussion of the monthly theme. There is a light finger food dinner that starts at 6:30, followed by reflective conversation at 7:00 pm.

The next SGM gathering will be on Thursday,December 15.

Looking forward to seeing you!

 

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 on 15 December.

 

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.

Donations to Goodloe Can Be Made Through PayPal

See the Donations page for more information and the link.

              

 

 

Need to submit an expense for reimbursement or record a donation? Get the form and instructions from the bottom of the Staff page.

 

Amazon Purchases No Longer Result in Contributions to Goodloe. Please consider designating the Bowie Food Pantry

For the past several years, Goodloe has been able to partipate in a program by Amazon.com that allowed a percentage of Amazon purchases to be returned to Goodloe. Amazon has recently changed the rules for this program such that churches no longer qualify to participate. However, there are other charitable organizations that still benefit from the Amazon program. You can find eligible charitable organizations and register to have your Amazon purchases contribute to them by going to smile.amazon.com.

If you do not already have a charity, we suggest that you designate either:

- Beacon House in Washington DC (UU community ministry) or

- the Bowie Interfailth Pantry and Emergency Aid Fund, Inc.

as the recipient. Go to smile.amazon.com and follow the instructions. Thank you.