The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
June 7, 2018
Vol. 18 Issue 23
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Sun. 6/10
Sunday Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sanctuary
Open Ears Listening Campaign
12:30 p.m.
Adult Religious Education Room 
Tues. 6/12
5:15 p.m.
Adult Religious Education Room

Wed. 6/13
Steady Steps - Balance in Sitting, Standing and Walking
11:00 a.m.

Thu. 6/14
Flag Day

Fri. 6/15
Suds and Sundaes
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
CASA Office

Sat. 6/16
Tennessee Valley Rocket City Pride
11:00 a.m. 
Campus 805

Sun. 6/17
Open Ears Listening Campaign
9:30 a.m. 
Adult Religious Education Room

Sunday Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sanctuary
HAP Needs YOU!
The Social Justice Committee
has a monthly goal to collect at least 100 items during each month for the food pantry.
Please put your nonperishable food items or personal care products donation in the basket in the church foyer for the Huntsville Assistance Program (HAP).  
THANK YOU for your continued generosity! 
Yoga at UUCH!
Adult Religious Education is offering a beginning Hatha Yoga Class each Tuesday evening at 5:15 p.m. led by Jessica Schulz. Yoga brings inner quiet and peace of mind, something that could enrich us all.

 Yoga will continue through June, and then we will take a break. Please check the newsletter for future classes. 
Come dressed in comfortable clothes and bring a mat if you have one (we will have some extras). We will meet in the Adult Religious Education Room. For further information, contact Nancy Finley at 

Everyone is welcome!
UUkulele Fun Group
The Ukulele Fun Group is open to everyone, regardless of skill level.
Look for its summer schedule to be announced.
UUCH Choir Announcement
The UUCH Choir is on summer break! We do not practice or perform during summer vacation. We will resume practice in August with date to be announced.

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UUCH 17-18  
Board Members
Laurel Bollinger

Denise Runnels

Nancy Finley

Greg Howard

Susan Coddington
Kathy Heath

Lynsie Lamitie

Ex Officio:
Reverend Alice Syltie

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 Laurel Bollinger, no later than one week prior to the meeting, i.e. the Tuesday before. You may phone her at home or send a copy of your request to
President@uuch.orgThe next UUCH Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26th.

The Overlook is a publication of The Unitarian Universalist Church, 3921 Broadmor Rd. Huntsville, AL 35810


The Reverend Alice Syltie

Board President:  

Laurel Bollinger   

Editorial Board:  

Susan Coddington 

Kathy Heath 


Newsletter deadlines are each Monday at midnight.
Please send submissions to news collator Willette Battle at  


Office Hours:

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  


Office phone: 256-534-0508
email: .

Minister's email:



Sunday Services are held 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Children's Religious Education held concurrently. Nursery available for age 3 years and under.


For further info on any event, call the church office:

Upcoming Service

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Ana Self Schuber
Some days, you have to set aside the rumble of the day. Turn off the television. Walk away from the insanity of politics and don't sit on the couch awaiting things to get better. Go out. Make a change. Smile more. Do new things. Unfollow negative people. Show more gratitude. Be fierce. Do things that challenge. Be Brave. Plant seeds... 
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education (C Y RE)  
Summer Religious Education continues with STORY, SONG, AND OUTDOOR FUN led by Erin Reid and Tom Meier.
For more information, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education, or Audrey Fox, CYRE Chair.
Wonderful Wednesdays  
this Summer 

Hospitality was so happy that the taco bar in May was enjoyed by so many. Count on a taco bar in our next menu lineup.

We are holding off on Wonderful Wednesdays for the Summer. Mark your calendars for the next one on September 19th.

--Hospitality Team
"Open Ears Listening Campaign"
Your Inputs Are Needed!

UUCH is partnering with Faith In Action Alabama (FIAA) to develop a faith-based action plan to be presented to the next Alabama governor in January 2019. To develop this action plan, FIAA has initiated the Open Ears Listening Campaign to obtain input from Alabama residents on what we feel are the most pressing local and statewide concerns facing the people of Alabama.
UUCH will be hosting 3 sessions as part of the Listening Campaign and we encourage you to participate and have your voices be heard. Your answers to the seven Listening Campaign questions will be consolidated and forwarded to FIAA. The listening campaign sessions at UUCH will be held at the following times:

-   Sunday, June 10th, at 12:30 pm
-   Sunday, June 17th, at 9:30 am
-   Sunday, June 24th, at 12:30 pm

All sessions will be held in the Adult Religious Education room and should last less than an hour.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Michelle Clark, Brad Korb, or Gail Williams.

--Your Social Justice Committee 
Steady Steps - Balance in Sitting, Standing and Walking

Join us for a fun class designed to help improve balance in sitting or walking. This easy class will help you take steps to improve your balance. With better balance, you will be safer and more efficient in your daily activities.

Come as you are, no need for exercise clothes. We will meet at 11:00 a.m. every Wednesday in June and finish in time to go to lunch. Everyone is welcome.

The class will be taught by Sally Locklear. For more information, contact Nancy Finley, Chair Adult Religious Education, at

Suds and Sundaes on Friday!
Friday, June 15
2:30 - 5:30 pm
(Rain or Shine) 
To Celebrate Our Sensational Volunteers!
CASA Office, 701  
Andrew Jackson Way
256 533-7775
by Monday, June 11th
You've been working hard for CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound) and our clients and we want to show our appreciation!   
Special Bonus: The first 15 active volunteers to RSVP will get a free car wash by CASA staff!
Children and Youth Summer Religious Education -- 
 We Need YOU!

In the summer months, the Children and Youth Religious Education Program takes a special turn from the regular fall and spring curricula. We invite UUCH members and friends to plan a learning session for the children and youth. You'll be part of a teaching team as either the lead teacher or a helper; and we'll be sure to have a regular Religious Education (RE) teacher there as support. Even children and youth can partner with an adult to lead a session!

We invite you to sign up to lead a session that shares a special talent, hobby, skill, or learning area of yours. Here are some topics to get your creative juices flowing: yarn craft, music, finger painting, scrapbooking, nature walks, gardening, yoga, science, paper airplanes, drawing, Lego, origami, fossils, friendship bracelets, mythology, sidewalk chalk, pottery, cookie-making. The possibilities are limitless! What is a joy to you can be a joy to others.

Leaders will prepare a topic/activity that is adaptable to children ages 4 to 12. Senior high youth are invited to participate as leaders and helpers, or to attend the regular worship service in the sanctuary. Because of our exciting program growth, we'll need even more leaders and helpers this summer than before! So, don't be shy!

We have room for the sharing of your gifts. There's nothing like spending time with the children and youth at our church. Their energy, creativity, and intelligence are contagious. And they benefit from interacting with caring adults who make an investment in them. This is what multi-generational community is all about!

For the next month, we'll have posters standing in the church foyer and Fellowship Hall where you can sign up for a summer Sunday session. Alternatively, you can contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education (DRE), at or Audrey Fox, CYRE Chair, at
Care List
This Sunday, June 3, 2018,  
at our Circle of Candles:

Laurel and David Bollinger: lit a candle of joy; We were so happy to welcome our dear friends, Greg and Kathy Jones, to church on Sunday. They were visiting from Denver.  
Steven Lewallen: lit a candle of joy; Started my first engineering job on Monday.