The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville, AL 35810  
March 7, 2019
Vol. 19 Issue 10
In This Issue
Upcoming Events  
 
Wed. 3/6  
Office Closed
 
Soul Matters Small Groups
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.    
Group B
 
Choir Rehearsal
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Choir Room
 

Thu.3/7
Office Closed

Huntsville Feminist Chorus
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Choir Room


Fri. 3/8
Office Closed

Awareness Through Movement 
10:00 a.m.
Adult RE Room


Sat. 3/9
OWL Lock-In
3:00 p.m. -
9:00 a.m.


Sun. 3/10  
Social Justice Meeting
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Service
10:45 a.m.
Sanctuary

Music Committee Meeting
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Girl Scout Meeting
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Justice Room


Tue 3/12
Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Wed 3/13
Soul Matters Small Groups
Group C
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

UUkulele Fun Group
5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Choir Rehearsal
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Choir Room


Thu 3/14
Huntsville Feminist Chorus
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Choir Room

PFLAG Support Meeting
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Adult RE Room
Huntsville Assistance Program 
The Social Justice Committee  has a goal to collect at least 100 items each month for the food pantry.  
 
Please put your nonperishable food items or personal care products donations in the basket in the church foyer for the Huntsville Assistance Program. 

They run low on cereal, canned fruit, mac and cheese, peanut butter, instant mashed potatoes, Hamburger Helper-type meals, and canned veggies -- but not green beans or corn.
   
They are always  
grateful for our donations. Thank you for your continued generosity! 

Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee
U Ukule le  
Fun Group
The UUkulele Fun Group is open to everyone, regardless of skill level.
 
The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

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UUCH 2018-19
Board Members
 
President:  
Susan Coddington  
 
Vice President: 
John Schulz

Secretary:
Nancy Finley

Treasurer: 
David Bollinger 

Trustees: 
Ed Bernstein
Theresa Miller

Nick Wilbourn
 
 
Interim Minister:
The Rev. Edward L. Brock

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 Susan Coddington  no later than one week prior to the meeting (i.e. the Tuesday before). You may text or call her, or send a copy of your request via email. The next board meeting will be Thursday, March 26.

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


Interim Minister:
 

The Rev. Edward L. Brock

Board President:  

Susan Coddington   

Editor:  

Nick Wilbourn 

 

Newsletter deadlines are each Monday at midnight.
Any committee with newsletter announcements should send submissions to news collator Willette Battle at
uuch@uuch.org.  

 

Office Hours:

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Monday - Friday

 

Office Phone: 256-534-0508
Email:
uuch@uuch.org

Minister's Email: minister@uuch.org

Website: www.uuch.org 

 

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

 

For more info on any event, contact the church office.

 
Upcoming Service
 
Sunday, March 10, 2019 

        
"Black Lives of Unitarian Universalists: Honoring Their Voices and Experiences "
Brad Korb  
 
In our commitment to dismantling white supremacy as a system and embracing the presence and leadership of people of color , white Unitarian Universalists are still learning to de-center our whiteness so that people of color are brought from the margins to the center. Our worship service will be centered around the voices and experiences of black Unitarian Universalists that will teach us to be better allies, better siblings of faith, and better citizens in our community. Join us as we practice that work and promise a new way of being together.
 
We will continue our exploration of "INreach/OUTreach," how we create a wonderful welcome at church and extend it beyond our walls. Peace, Justice, and Searchers rooms will meet as usual in their age-based groups.  
 
Nursery care for ages 0-3 will be offered as usual. 
 
For more information, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education, or Steve Rittenberg, CYRE Chair.

CYRE registration is open! All families, new and returning, should register each year.  Click here to register!
Daylight Saving Time Begins March 10
 
Future Worship Services
March's Theme: Journey
   
  MARCH 17
"Whirling with the Cosmos'"
Rev. Gail Seavey, Lead Minister
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville
 
MARCH 24
"Invisible: The Mental Health Crisis in America"
Amanda Schuber
 
MARCH 31
"Spirituality in the Key of Life" (Part 4)
Rev. Ed Brock
UUCH Board Meeting Report  
February 28   
 
The UUCH Board of Trustees had their monthly meeting on February 28, 2019.

The Board unanimously approved the selection of the members of the Ministerial Search Committee. The committee will be composed of Betsy Applegate, Laurel Bollinger, Suzey DeLacey, Nancy Finley, Vickie Goodman, Barbara Hitt, Brad Korb, and Tim Miller.

In other business, the Board discussed the Annual Budget Drive and the formation of a future Stewardship Committee. It also discussed the need for new financial software for the church, as well as some building requests from the Property Committee. Work on the finalization of proposed bylaws continues, as does work on establishing a 501(c)(3) for the church. Town halls for further discussion of the bylaws will be held.
 
A date for the annual Congregational Meeting was established for May 19, 2019.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be March 26, 2019.
From the Ministerial Search Committee 
 
Last Sunday, UUCH formally launched the Ministerial Search Committee with a moving ceremony during the worship service. The members of the Committee are Betsy Applegate, Laurel Bollinger, Suzey DeLacey, Nancy Finley, Vickie Goodman, Barbara Hitt, Brad Korb (Chair), and Tim Miller. 

The Committee went directly to work and is currently reviewing the extensive procedures provided by the Unitarian Universalist Association that assist in the search for a settled minister. It is our intention to keep the congregation well-informed about each stage of the process and to seek your input and support throughout. We appreciate the trust and confidence placed in us and hope that you will feel free to talk to any member of the Committee with concerns or questions.
Girl Scouts at UUCH

We are living the Girl Scout way  at UUCH and looking for friends to join us! Girl Scouts at UUCH meet biweekly to enjoy adventures, friendship, and fun together.

Contact Harper Goodman for more information.
"Wi$e Principles of 
Personal Finance and the 
Power of Financial Planning"

Do money worries cloud your focus or invade your sleep? Do money fights disrupt your relationships? Do you need help figuring out how to make ends meet? Do you want to get to the place where a missed paycheck is an inconvenience but not a crisis? Do you want to learn how to use money as a tool in living a contented, generous life?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us as we look at managing money as a spiritual practice. Through a book study and group discussion, we will look at attitudes about money and learn how to manage it in a way that leaves room for matters of the spirit.
 
This four-session Adult RE class will continue  every other Friday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Remaining sessions are  March 15, March 29, and April 12.

Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends! Parents, bring your teenagers! Married couples and life partners are strongly encouraged to attend together. Childcare will be provided.  Copies of the book and workbook are available courtesy of the Social Justice and Adult RE Committees. 
 
Sign up in the Fellowship Hall, or email Michelle Clark for more information . Facilitators Bob Locklear and Michelle Clark look forward to seeing you there!
 
Sponsored by the Adult Religious Education and Social Justice Committees
UUCH Choir

The UUCH choir practices on Wednesdays in the Choir Room. Our start time has changed to 7:00 p.m. Whether you know how to sing or would like to learn, we would love for you to join us! If you plan to attend but cannot, or if you have other inquiries, please contact Pam Siegler at 931-307-4994 or via email .
Are You Ready to
Become a Member? 
 
If you've been attending UUCH long enough to know that this church community feels like your spiritual home, you may be ready to take the next step and become a member. On an upcoming Sunday in late March, we will welcome new members as they "sign the book" and officially join our church.

If you are ready to become a member or would like to find out more about the process, please contact Membership Chair Pam Korb by March 24 .
 
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERSHIP
Because we are a democratic community, members are collectively vested with responsibility for the congregation. Members may vote at all congregational meetings, be elected to the governing Board, be appointed as committee chairs, and participate in all activities of the congregation.
 
Because we are a covenanted congregation, members have certain responsibilities to the congregation and to each other. These responsibilities are best fulfilled by:
  • Regular attendance at worship
  • Voting at congregational meetings
  • Making financial contributions
  • Contributing time and talent
  • Spiritual growth and development    
Aware ness  Through Movement 
  
The Feldenkrais Method of Awareness Through Movement class has started again with lessons that use small, gentle movement, imagination, and sensing. Mats will be provided, but feel free to bring anything you might need to make yourself comfortable lying on the floor. If you are unable to lie on the floor, please let us know, and we will make an accommodation for you.
 
This Adult RE class, led by Sally Locklear, is drop-in, with no experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. 
 
We meet each Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Adult Religious Education Room.
 
For further information, contact Adult RE chair Nancy Finley

Sponsored by the Adult Religious Education Committee
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This Sunday, March 3, 2019,  at our Circle of Candles:
 
This Sunday a candle was lit for all of the joys and sorrows that remain in our hearts yet unspoken.