The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
June 14, 2018
Vol. 18 Issue 24
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
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 am
Campus 805

Sun. 6/17
Father's Day!

Open Ears Listening Campaign
9:30 a.m. 
Adult Religious Education Room

Sunday Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sanctuary
Tues. 6/19
5:15 p.m.
Adult Religious Education Room

Wed. 6/20
Steady Steps - Balance in Sitting, Standing and Walking
11:00 a.m.

Sun. 6/24
Sunday Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sanctuary
Open Ears Listening Campaign
12:30 p.m. 
Adult Religious Education Room
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.

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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, July 24th.

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.
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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 17, 2018
Pride: Past, Present, Future
presented by Members of UUCH
June is widely regarded as LGBTQ Pride Month. For many LGBTQ individuals, the notion of pride is wrapped-up in personal identity, a search for community, acceptance of self, and acceptance from loved ones.  
UUCH prides itself on being a welcoming congregation and was one of the first UU churches to achieve such a designation over 20 years ago. In the years since, our congregation has continued to embrace people of all genders and sexual orientations, but we have not always been such a welcoming congregation.  
Join members of UUCH, including members of Interweave and the Worship Committee, as we investigate UUCH's past, present, and potential future efforts to address LGBTQ inclusion, as well as share our own stories of pride, struggle, and acceptance.
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education (C Y RE)  
Summer Religious Education continues with ART FOR THE FUN OF IT led by Lynda Lamitie, Betsy Fletcher, and Theresa Miller.
For more information, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education, or Audrey Fox, CYRE Chair.
"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 opportunities for 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 17th, at 9:30 am
-   Sunday, June 24th, at 12:30 pm

The listening 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 
Opportunity to Create
with the UUCH Choir

We are building new stoles to have ready for the choir's first performance of the 2018/19 year, mid-September. 
Our stole making is happening on Wednesday evenings 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The expectation is to have the weeks of June to complete thirty Musical Note/Rainbow choir stoles. In July, we will continue with thirty Celestial/Formal black stoles.
Please, feel welcome to attend. There is cutting, ironing, pinning and sewing, as well as GREAT company and air conditioning. Whoop Whoop!  
Needed : sewing machines, good cutting scissors, snipping scissors for those delicate curves
Provided : patterns, pins, tailors chalk, how to directions, and plenty of good laughs.
Many thanks for the loan of irons, ironing boards, extension cords, and cutting boards.
Contact Rachael Scheib at 973-885-2504 for more information.

Choir rehearsals will resume mid-August.
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

The Knit Wits 
The next Knit Wits meeting will be held on Friday, June 29th, 6:00 p.m., at Jefflyn's home in southeast Huntsville. This group is part of the Care Committee. Skill at knitting is NOT required!  
The Knit Wits make Care Shawls for church members undergoing health challenges, baby blankets for our newborns, and take on a variety of other projects, such as the Yarn-Bombing on the playground fence. You are welcome to join the group. If you wish to learn to knit or crochet, there are good and patient teachers who would love to help you learn.  
Hope you can join us for a relaxing evening with friends. Email Barbara Hitt at for more information.  
Suds and Sundaes on Friday!
To thank the UUCH community for our monetary contributions via Share the Plate, CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound) has invited us to tomorrow's Suds and Sundaes event. 
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
Care List
This Sunday, June 10, 2018,  
at our Circle of Candles:

Glen and Michelle Clark: lit a candle of joy; We just returned from our second Ukulele World Congress. We are thankful for this opportunity to add music to our lives and let Haley add to her community of support. 
LaDawn Edwards: lit a candle of joy; 18th anniversary of marriage to Chris Edwards and delighted to announce we recently bought a home in Huntsville.