The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
August 10, 2017
Vol. 17 Issue 32
In This Issue

Thu. 8/10:
The Knit Wits
meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Sun. 8/13:
Social Justice
  meeting this Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Tue. 8/15:
U.S. Senate

Wed. 8/16:
UUCH Choir
meets at 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Duffel Bags for
Foster Care Children
Our Girl Scout Troop 10507 and the UUCH Social Justice Committee are joining forces with Girl Scout Troop 10341 of North Central Alabama to fill 100 duffel bags for foster care children.
There is a box in the UUCH Fellowship Hall for collecting new item donations to fill the duffle bags. These items can be for boys or girls, ages infant to 18, and of all races.
We appreciate anything you can contribute. No donation is too small.
Help Our Community
  The Social Justice Committe e's goal is collecting items for the food pantry. CAN you pick up an extra CANNED good, nonperishable food item, or personal care product next time you are out shopping? Please put your donation in the basket in the church foyer to be donated to the Huntsville Assistance Program (HAP).  
Thanks for all you do!  

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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, August 22nd. 

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 


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10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.


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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, August 13th, 2017 
"Happy Dreamer" 
Amanda Schuber

What could the world look like if we channeled our creative energy and talents towards the great problems that plague our communities? Imagine a world where, instead of asking children what they want to be when they grow up, we dare to ask them what problems will they solve. Join our own Amanda Schuber, Worship Chair, this Sunday to explore a world fueled and enriched by our dreams.  
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education 

continue our Summer RE program BIRD FEEDERS and FOSSILS & INDIAN ARTIFACTS, with le ad ers Barbara Hitt and Ilene Sparks and helpe rs Gary HittMeredith Lorge, and Tom Meier. The Sunday Supervisor is Michelle Clark. 

A special note: Play clothes are recommended for the bird feeder project.

For information or to register a child, contac
Audrey Fox, CYRE Chair, at    

The Knit Wits

The Knit Wits,
UUCH's Knitting Circle, is meeting at Jefflyn Weed's house on Thursday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m. for the "Yarn Bombing Project." We have members who give excellent and extremely patient help to newbies. Please email Jefflyn Weed at if you plan to join us. 
RE Wing Clean up Day!
Stay after church on August 20th, at 12:30 - 2:00 pm, and help the CYRE Committee clean and organize the RE rooms in preparation for Fall RE.

A light lunch will be provided. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.

The UUCH choir has reconvened for the new church year and practices on Wednesdays at 7:15pm in the choir room. Whether you know how to sing or would like to learn, we would love for you to join us!
Care List
This Sunday, August 6th, 2017, at our Circle of Candles:
Amanda Schuber and Wanda Snoddy, a candle of joy: The final step to complete the adoption of Addie and Brayden by Wanda was finished at the end of July. This is a huge step that allows us to be legally protected as a family. We also got our first letter from Samantha in Air Force boot camp! She is doing well and is thankful for the sweet letters she has received. Please keep sending her encouragement.

Fran Alexander and daughter Michele, a candle of joy: We would love for our church family to meet Sweet Baby James on his first day at church.

Katelin, a candle of joy: Seeing my best friend in her new home. Her three-year-old wanted to sleep in the bed with me with her little arm thrown over my back. Nothing was more sweet and selfless. Truly a joy when a child loves and cares.

Abi Nielsen, a candle of joy and a candle of sorrow: I get to spend a few days with my friend LaDawn. My mom, April, is in the hospital.