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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.

April Services - Monthly Theme: Transformation

April 30  10:30  The Changing Nature of Religious Identity  

Dick Wobus
We will explore the changes from generation to generation in what it means for an individual or a family to embrace a religious identity.


May Services - Monthly Theme: Embodiment

May 7  10:30 World Mythology - Devine Feminine (Opening Minds)
Dick Wobus
Goddess images - mother, warrior, lover of Greek and Romans

Potluck Lunch (11:30)

Special date in May due to Mother's Day on the second Sunday


May 14 (Mother's Day) 10:30 Are you my mother? (Reflective Conversation)

Alethea Shiplett

Honoring the "mother energy" this Mother's Day. Dr. Suess wrote a sweet tale about a baby bird who fell out of his nest and went looking for his mother. Let's examine what embodies "mother energy" for you.

Vocal Choir


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 (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:


June 4  10:30 topic forthcoming (UU Inspiration)  Rev. Christina

June 11  10:30

June 18  NOON

June 25  NOON

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




UU Racial Justice Gathering, Capital Cluster May 6

9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Paint Branch UU Church, 3215 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD

Registration deadline is May 4. See the Events page for details.

Karen Scrivo Ordination

May 4, 4:00 pm

UU Church of Annapolis

Goodloe is sponsoring the ordination of long-time member Karen Scrivo. Please join us in celebrating this wonderful event. Details will be forthcoming.

"Gentle" Yoga Class at Goodloe
(normally Every Sunday Morning

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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