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Sunday Service        

 

During the summer months (May, June, July, and August 2017) Goodloe will experiment with a new Sunday service style which is designed to explore and develop our “Touchstones" (see the Religious Exploration page for more information).

These service will also include a change in service times from week to week. Please note the starting times of the services in the service descriptions below.

 

May Services - Monthly Theme: Embodiment

May 21 NOON Flowers in Mythology (Opening Minds)

Ken Shilling

Flowers are associated with various goddesses in many cultures. Does a flower embody a spring goddess? This is our annual flower service. Everyone is encouraged to bring flowers to exchange with others in community.

 

May 28  NOON Brave Spaces Unity Circle with HUGS - intergenerational service (Building Community)

Kellie Rolstad

Children from the Goodloe HUGS homeschool group will share ideas with the congregation of what it means to them to create a Brave Space. To demonstrate how young people are uniting nationwide against dangerous policies that threaten to tear communities apart, we will go outside and publicly form a circle, linking arms to protect our own Brave Space. All will be invited to create posters and stand or sit within our Unity Circle. Afterward, we will share cocoa and cookies, and continue making yard signs to take home, taking a stand for justice in our neighborhoods.

 

JuneServices - Monthly Theme:

Zest

June 4  10:30  Peace and Unrest (UU Inspiration)  Rev. Christina

At the end of many of our UU services we say something like "Go in peace" or we sing a song that wishes "calm serenity" -- What does peace look like when it's not calm or serene? How might we wish for both peace AND unrest?

Goodloe Vocal Choir

June 11  10:30 Zest

Alethea Shiplett

A reflective conversation on zest as a quality that makes the difference between surviving and thriving

June 18  NOON Joy and Woe Rev. Christina Tracy Leone

Rev. Christina reflects on her time with Goodloe, what she's learned, and the joy of having had time among us, but sadness at leaving. This will be her last service with us at Goodloe before she leaves for her new ministry in Wisconsin.

 

June 25  NOON TBD (intergenerational service - Building Community)


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

 

Karen Scrivo Ordination

June 4, 4:00 pm

UU Church of Annapolis

333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

Karen Scrivo, a member of the Goodloe congregation since 1984, has completed a graduate program at Starr King School for the Ministry. Karen has asked the Goodloe congregation to ordain her as a Unitarian Universalist minister. A reception will follow the ordination service. Please join us in celebrating this wonderful event. See the Events page for more information on attending the ordination.

Goodloe has established a Karen Scrivo Ordination Fund to help cover ordination expenses. See the Events page for more information on contributing to the ordination fund.

"Gentle" Yoga Class at Goodloe
(normally Every Sunday Morning
9am-10am,

but suspended for a few weeks until further notice)

See the Small Groups 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, May 18.

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 May 20.

 

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.

 

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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