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Sunday Service         10:30 am


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

September Services - Monthly Theme: Covenant

In September we will explore what it means to be a community of covenant. Covenants are relationships of trust, mutual accountability and continual return. We make promises and commitments to each other in relationship. How do we live those promises? How do we feel when promises are broken and we are disappointed or hurt? How do we stay in relationship to restore right relationship between us and with the world?

For our spiritual work, we will explore what a community of covenant means for each of us and our daily living.

September 25 Moral Duty (Outer Journey: Act our faith in the world)
Ken Shilling
Thomas Jefferson said that the Unitarian religion was the future for our country. Many Unitarian and Universalists have worked for public education, emancipation, voting rights for women, civil rights, worker rights, health care, etc. In our day, we are asked to take a moral stand. How are we living up to the inherent promises in our Faith.
Bell Choir

Lunch Bunch (after service)


October Services - Monthly Theme: Healing

October 2 Broken Shards of Light
Rev Christina Leone Tracy
In the Lurianic Kabbalah story, God puts holy light and goodness into vessels that shatter and scatter everywhere. Our purpose is to put those shards back together. How can we do it? How can we repair the world?
Goodloe Choir

BYO Lunch and Chat with Rev. Christina after the service


October 9   To Give as Before ( Inner Journey: Reflective/Spiritual Practice)
Alethea Shiplett
The power of forgiveness to heal the world. The practice of forgiveness to heal ourselves. We will practice an ancient Hawaiian exercise in forgiveness called "Ho'Opo'Nopono". Bring those things within you that are ready to be healed through forgiveness.

Potluck (11:30)

Going Deeper (11:45am - 1pm)

Sharing our spiritual journeys and how these journeys brought us healing.

October 16 Sharing Our Faith Journeys (Inter-generational Service)
Alethea Shiplett
We come from places where religions, and those who profess to follow them, have often caused woundedness and pain. We may have been raised with a concept of the holy that affected us negatively. Bring your story of how your spiritual journey has carried you on a path of healing. Here's the chance UU's often love to tell! "Why I became a UU and left that old belief behind..."

Adult RE (11:45 am - 1 pm)

World Mythology: African Cultural Heroes

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





Goodloe Welcomes Our New 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)


"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 potluck dinner that starts at 6:30 to get to know the other people and hear their stories. If you are interested in checking the group out, please come and join a discussion.

The next SGM gathering will be on Thursday, October 20.


Membership, Leadership
and Outreach for the
Smaller Congregation

St. Mary's County Library

Leonartown, MD

October 1, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

See the Events page for more information.


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 October.


Photos from the Goodloe Choir Benefit Concert on 26 June 2016 are posted on the Photo Gallery page


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.