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Sunday Service         10:30 am

 

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

February Services - Monthly Theme: Identity

February 12 The Intersectionality of Identity (Inner Journey: Reflection/Spiritual Practice)
Alethea Shiplett
What do we name ourselves? Which of our identities lie deepest at our core?

Potluck (after service)


Going Deeper (11:45 - 1pm)

February 19 Being vs Doing (Inter-generational Service)
Alethea Shiplett
Are we defined by what we do, who we are, or a bit of both, or something else? Let's play a game to explore this further!

Adult RE (11:45 - 1pm)

Native American Myths: Navajo Emergence

February 26 Listening to our Inner Voice  (Outer Journey: Act our faith in the world)
Rev Pratima Dharm*
Steve Jobs once said, “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice." Listening to this ‘voice’ defines and shapes who we become as individuals and as a faith community. It also helps us either surmount or continue to be bound to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, social status, family background, political affiliation and past successes or failures.

Reverend Dharm will speak on the topic of ‘identity’ and the human spirit’s ability to overcome insurmountable odds from the past in order to remember our inner voices of truth and justice in the present which allow us to discover possibilities of being ‘more’ as individuals as well as a community of faith.

Bell Choir


*Rev. Pratima Dharm was the first Hindu Chaplain in the United States Army. She also served as a Christian Chaplain in the US Army and was deployed to Iraq from 2007-2008 where she organized and led several Humanitarian Aid Missions for the Kurdish people in the northern part of Iraq. She served the traditional Protestant Worship Service on base as Associate Minister in 2006-2007. She was also the Hindu Minister for the first Hindu Worship Service at Walter Reed National Military Hospital in Bethesda, 2011-2013. Rev. Dharm introduced President Obama at the White House Diwali in 2011. She retired from active duty service in March 2015. Rev. Dharm is currently a member of Cedar Lane UU Church.


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

 

Warm Nights Dinner
for
People who are Homeless
Friday March 17, 2017

See the Events page for details.

 

"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, February 16.

 

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 18 February.

 

UUMAC 2017 Retreat

July 9 – 15, 2017

DeSales University, Center Valley PA

Registration is now open! Register by April 1, 2017, to receive the early bird discount.

See the Events page for details.

 

Meet Our 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)

 

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.