Reverend Cynthia Snavely
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Sunday Service         10:30 am


Children's Religious Exploration from 10:45 to 11:45 am

Adult RE twice per month at 11:45

See the Religious Exploration page for more information

March 22 Finding Meaning in “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Wiz” 

Rev. Cyn Snavely

“Home is a place we all must find, child. It's not just a place where you eat or sleep. Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we're always home, anywhere.” Glinda the Good Witch in “The Wiz”


March 29 Spreading the Welcome Table Rev. Cyn Snavely

What does a ministry of food and drink look like? What do we need to be aware of to make our coffee hour and social activity food and drink welcoming to all?


April 5 - two services (8:30 and 10:30)

8:30 Ostara
Peerman Home
17312 Queen Anne Bridge Rd.

Bowie MD 20716
Offering for the Goodloe Scholarship Fund

The pagan holiday of Ostara is on the Spring Equinox, but it has been our tradition at Goodloe to celebrate it on Easter Sunday. We celebrate the rebirth of the earth as the land begins to warm, plants begin to green and animals give birth.

10:30 Beyond Loss to an Embrace of Life Easter

Jesus’s disciples first reaction to his arrest and execution was to go into hiding. They had to roll the stone from their own self-chosen tombs and come out to live again.

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




Our Whole Lives (OWL) Informational Meeting
March 22, 2015

Paint Branch UU Church

The meeting of parents interested in enrolling their 4th and 5th graders in OWL this Fall has been scheduled for March 22nd at Paint Branch UU. We will meet at 12:30 for pizza for all families attending. Childcare will be provided. See the Religious Exploration Page for more information about the OWL program.

Parents are encouraged to attend this informational meeting and help us decide how often OWL will meet each month and other logistics.

If you would like to keep informed about planning for OWL, please submit your contact information to Alethea Shiplett, Director of Religious Exploration.

Goodloe Celebration

April 25, 4 pm

Watch for more details in the next few weeks on this year's Goodloe Celebration, our annual event in honor of Rev. Goodloe and Bowie State University!


UUMAC Summer Retreat

July 12-18, 2015

See the Events page for details.

New! The New UU - Introduction to Unitarian Universalism

by Rev. Cynthia Snavely

Four Prezi on-line presentations provide an introduction to the Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Congregation and Unitarian Universalism in general. See the New UU section of the Religious Exploration page for links to the presentations..


Special Music for First and Fifth Sundays at Goodloe

On first and fifth Sundays, Goodloe members are invited to provide the special music, either by singing or playing yourself or by offering a favorite recorded piece of no more than about three minutes in length. See sign-up sheet in fellowship area for open dates or contact Rev. Cyn at 240-475-2111, voice or text or

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 March 21

UUA On-Demand Webinars - see the Religious Exploration page for details.





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