Annual AL Hispanic Association Christmas Dinner/Party

UUCH’s yearly hosting of the annual AL Hispanic Association (AHA) Christmas Dinner and Party has taken on a different form this year due to COVID-19. No big dinner for 100, no brightly decorated fellowship hall and festive tables, no kids on Santa’s lap being given presents, BUT one part hasn’t changed: we are still asking for monetary donations for gift cards for older children and teens. The Hispanic Association provides presents for younger children. Hospitality is coordinating gift baskets of cookies and RE is involved (see below for more!).

Monetary donations will be accepted through Nov 30 by check (note AHA in line item) and online at Click on the “Donate” button below or on our website, under Connecting, Donate, Give Now, click on “select fund” and scroll down to "Hispanic Association Christmas Party." Let’s brighten up the holidays for our Hispanic neighbors!
Submitted by the Social Justice Committee
Cookies for AHA Families
Holiday Cookie Baskets
Thursday, December 3rd
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We will be providing 26 cookie baskets for the UUCH/Alabama Hispanic Association Christmas event. Please sign up on the Sign-up Genius below to bring three (3) dozen cookies (wrapped in groups of 4) to UUCH on December 3, 2020. Jessica Schulz will be there from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. to accept the cookies.

Date: 12/03/2020 (Thursday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: UUCH, 3921 Broadmor Road, Huntsville, AL 35810

If you have questions, contact the Hospitality Committee at


Submitted by the Hospitality Committee
This Sunday in Children and Youth
Religious Education (CYRE)
It is a BIG week in CYRE and YOUUTH! This week both groups will participate in an act of service - making holiday cards for the Alabama Hispanic Association Christmas Event.

Plus, we will prepare a "get well" video for our beloved Director, Erin.

Virtual CYRE will meet 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Children, youth, and families are all invited! YOUUTH (grades 7-12) will meet 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

More information and Zoom link will be shared via email and our CYRE Family Facebook group. Contact Harper Goodman at for more information.
Registration for the new year in CYRE is still open!

Please use the link below to register your children and youth. Whether you've registered in the previous year or are brand new, we'd love to include you in our joyful and welcoming community of all ages. If you'd like more information about the CYRE Program, please contact acting DRE Harper Goodman.
Submitted by the Children and Youth Religious Education Committee
UUCH Young Adults Group
If you're interested in getting involved with UUCH's young adult group,
we invite you to reach out to us.

For questions or more information, please contact Nicole and Shalin.
Submitted by the Children and Youth Religious Education Committee
Little Food Pantry

Our outdoor food pantry is being heavily used, with an estimated 12 visitors per day, both families and homeless individuals. YOU can help keep it stocked by signing up.

Suggested food items: Soups, canned tuna and chicken, Vienna sausages, mac & cheese, cereals, grits, oil, canned vegetables, pork & beans, canned tomato items, spaghetti sauce, pasta, hamburger helper (etc), canned spaghetti & meatballs (etc.), peanut butter, peanuts, sugar, oatmeal packets, fruit cups, pancake mix you get the idea!! In cooler weather: onions, potatoes (split the bag), carrots, cabbage. Folks have expressed their gratitude.
Submitted by the Social Justice Committee

Fabric sometimes begins to fray. It comes apart where it has been stressed or injured. It needs to be gently stitched or woven back together again.

Where are the places you are feeling frayed? How can you begin to stitch those places back together?

Submitted by Office Admin from Daily Compass
Office Hours This Week
The office will be closed/offline Thursday, November 26th, and Friday, November 27th. Enjoy the holiday!

Submitted by Office Admin
Donating by Text or Online
To give a plate offering to UUCH from your mobile device, text the amount (without dollar sign) to 833-559-0257, and follow the instructions. Text giving is by debit or credit card only.
Like our other online and mobile giving options, this option is through Vanco, is secure, and has a good option for "plate" donations.
To give from your bank account, you can still use the UUCH website or the GivePlus+ mobile app.
Submitted by the Finance Committee
"Oh, We Give Thanks"
Rev. Jaimie Dingus / Multigenerational
November 22, 2020

Did you miss our virtual worship service on Sunday?
Want a midweek re-watch?

Fear not, you can click here to see the recording.

Remember, the building is closed,
but CHURCH is open!

Submitted by the Worship Committee
COVID-19 Relief Funds Available

Funds are available for members of the congregation who have been negatively impacted financially by COVID-19.

If you are a member of UUCH and have financial needs caused by the pandemic, please contact Board President John Schulz or a member of the Care Committee.
Submitted by the Board
Care List
This Sunday at our Circle of Candles:

Mari Hinckley Wear lit a candle of joy: Happy birthday, George!

Nancy Pettus lit a candle of gratitude: Thanks to the Caring Committee for helping me during my recent surgery.

Kathy Fisher lit a candle of joy: Joyful my son’s surgery this past week was successful. Also thrilled I get to see some of my family this week.

Theresa and Tim Miller lit a candle of concern: love and healing thoughts to Erin as she recovers from surgery.

LaDawn Edwards lit a candle of joy: My mother has agreed to move to Alabama. I am so glad that I will be able to spend more time with her and help her get the activities and support for a better life.

Camille Scales lit a candle of joy and gratitude: I’m so very joyful and grateful that my dear 93-year-old Aunt Virginia survived a bout with COVID-19, and has returned to her apartment in a retirement community in Eastern NC.

Rose Deverzley lit a candle of sorrow: Missing many people this year. First that come to mind is always my mother. Nov. 6 was 31 years since she died much too young.

Paul and Bridgit lit a candle of joy: There is so much to be thankful for even in these perilous times.

The Delaceys lit a candle of joy: Deb finally has a week off. She, and most educators, are working to the point of utter exhaustion to produce lessons both in person and online.

Paul and Bridgit lit a candle of concern: COVID-19 is spiking and our holidays will be different.

paulw lit a candle of concern: For Brandon Davis, the church custodian, who is quarantining at home after contracting COVID-19.

Greeter-Pam Korb lit a candle of joy: Sarah came home yesterday from college for a 7 week break.

Rita Scholes lit a candle of gratitude: Thank you Barbara Hitt for the call. I may not be there in person but am always there in spirit. You are so lucky to be in Huntsville and able to attend in person, and I am grateful to be able to attend via Zoom. One teeny blessing for me in these horrible days. Again, thank you for being so accepting and caring.

Angela Arnold (she/her) lit a candle of joy: Joy for Jaimie and the gift of her lovely voice!
Upcoming Events

Please note that all meetings, worship services, and gatherings will be held online until further notice. Please check our Facebook page and website for updated information and links

Sunday, November 29
9:30 a.m.

All-Alabama Multi-Congregation Service
10:00 a.m.

Board Meeting
2:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 1
Soul Circle (Group A)
7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 2
Susan's Happy Hour
5:00 p.m.
Meeting ID:
847 8458 5916

Choir Practice
7:00 p.m.
Meeting ID:
910 8283 2653

Thursday, December 3
Cookie Baskets Collection
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Worship Council
5:30 p.m.

Soul Circle (Group B)
6:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 6
Share the Plate Week Begins

9:30 a.m.

Worship Service
Rev. Jaimie Dingus
10:45 a.m

Board Meeting
2:00 p.m.
Rev. Jaimie Dingus

Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment.
(Vacation time from Nov. 23 to Nov. 30; contact for emergencies only please!)
UUCH 2020-21
Board Members
John Schulz
 Vice President:
Nick Wilbourn

Nancy Finley

Bob Locklear

Suzey Delacey
Jack Long
Bryan Walls

Rev. Jaimie Dingus

Do you have an agenda item for the Board? 
The Board respectfully requests that all agenda items for the meeting be submitted to Board President John Schulz via email no later than one week prior to the meeting (i.e. the Tuesday before). The next board meeting is scheduled
for Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 p.m.
Office Administrator
Holly Hinkle

Main Office Hours:
9:30 am-1:30 pm
*Please email office if you need building access.

For more info on any event, contact the church office or visit our website.
The Overlook is a publication of The Unitarian Universalist Church, 3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville, AL 35810

Laurel Bollinger
Holly Hinkle
PO Box 5545
Huntsville, AL 35814
(256) 534-0508
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