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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

January Theme: Intention

January 21 The Power of Intention
(UU Inspiration) - Rev Dharm
Dr. Wayne Dyer, author and motivational teacher emphasized the Power of Intention through a philosophy of purity and simplicity. He often said that you don’t attract what you want, but what you are. Rev. Dharm will delve into the topic of how to set our ‘Intention’ in the New Year (2018) to facilitate a life that is built truly upon who we are and our dreams. Instead of living within the limitations of an ego fulfilling life, she will encourage us to live with an awakened consciousness and allowing life to happen to us with a force that will not only light us up but also the whole wide world!
Goodloe Vocal Choir performs

January 28 Intent versus Impact
(UU Inspiration) - Rev Dharm
Arthur Carmazzi wrote, “Every action we take impacts the lives of others around us. The question is: Are you aware of your impact?” It is not uncommon for people to justify their words or actions with: “At least my intentions were good!” Yet in truth we may hurt others because we often fail to reflect deeper upon the impact of our words or actions. Rev. Pratima Dharm will explore the topic of Intent versus Impact.

Goodloe Vocal Choir performs


February Theme: Perseverance

February 4 Perseverance in Difficult Times (UU Inspiration) - Rev Dharm
Maya Angelou call us to a greater determination and grit when she wrote, “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” Rev. Pratima Dharm will speak on the topic of ‘Perseverance’ to encourage us to not give up when the times are hard. In fact, the harder it gets, the more we are called to dig into our inner and outer resources to be able to ‘walk’ through the tunnel of conflicts, hardships and setbacks life brings our way!
• Goodloe Vocal Choir performs

Long Strange Trip (noon - 1pm)

See the description in the Announcements section.

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 - February 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 will host 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: https://www.uua.org/.../2017_responsive_8th_principle.pdf.

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 January 20.


Photos from Goodloe's Interfaith Fellowship Dinner and Celebration of 'Light'

See pictures from the event that took place on Saturday, November 11, on the Photo Gallery page.


Ken Shilling Receives Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award!

Goodloe's own Ken Shilling (current and past Board President, among his many roles over the years) received the UUSJ 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the award ceremony on October 29, 2017, at Cedar Lane UU Church. Go to the Photo Gallery for pictures from the event and to listen to the audio of Ken's award presentation.


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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