The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
May 10, 2018
Vol. 18 Issue 19
In This Issue
Upcoming Events

Fri. 5/11
Awareness Thru
Movement Class 
10:00 a.m.

Sun. 5/13 (Mother's Day
Church Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tue. 5/15
5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Adult Religious Education Room 

Wed. 5/16
Wonderful Wednesday

UUCH Choir Practice
7:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Music Room

Fri. 5/18
All-Ages Campout
5:00 p.m. [beginning]

Awareness Thru
Movement Class 
10:00 a.m.

Sat. 5/19
All-Ages Campout
11:00 a.m. [conclusion]

Sun. 5/20
Church Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

114 items, 5 complete homeless meal packs, lots of very nice toiletries products plus items for making meal packs were donated by you wonderful souls! Thanks to all!

The Social Justice Committe
e 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.
Each class will last around an hour, so there will be time to get to your important Tuesday evening church meetings afterwards.  

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!

* There will be no Yoga class on May 29th. *
Come Sing a
Song with Us

The UUCH choir practices on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Music Room. Whether you know how to sing or would like to learn, we would love for you to join us!
UUkulele Fun Group
The Ukulele Fun Group occurs every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. and is open to everyone, regardless of skill level.
Awareness Thru Movement Class 

For a healthy new you, join our
Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class.

Awareness Through movement Class will stop for the summer after May 11th.

These classes focus on gentle movements that can assist us in being more comfortable and pain-free in our everyday activities. Come learn how to use the core of your body to improve movement, balance, and chronic pain.
Everyone is welcome!

Classes, led by Sally Locklear, are drop-in with no experience necessary
. Wear comfortable, loose clothing and bring a bath or beach towel to use as head support for comfort in side-lying. ATM is held on Friday mornings at
10:00 a.m. 
For more information, contact Nancy Finley at UUCH Adult Religious Education focuses on the whole spiritual person--mentally and physically. Join us!

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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, May 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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Office Hours:

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


Office phone: 256-534-0508
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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, May 13, 2018
  Living Our Principles: Celebrating a Year in Children and Youth Religious Education 

Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education; The Reverend Alice Syltie; and the Children and Youth Religious Education Program
Join in a lively, multi-generational worship service that celebrates our year in Children and Youth Religious Education (RE), sharing the stories and spiritual themes we've explored. Children and youth will help lead our liturgy, presenting what they have learned and accomplished this year. In addition, we will recognize our dedicated Children and Youth RE teachers and volunteers for their care and commitment. The service will be active and appropriate in length for all ages. 
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education (C Y RE)
Calling all children and youth to attend the CYRE Appreciation Service. Even if you were not there for preparation day, we have parts for you and welcome your presenc e. Let's have a great turnout!  No Sunday morning CYRE classes will be held, but nursery care for ages 3 and under will be provided as usual.

For more information, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education, or Audrey Fox, CYRE Chair.
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
Wonderful Wednesday
Taco Bar Supper
May 16th

Join your old friends and make some new ones as we build our own tacos and enjoy each other's company. 

Taco Bar includes a selection of chicken, beef, and veggies. Serving 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Family friendly pricing: Adults $5, 3-12 $2, under 3 free. Family maximum is $15.

-- Hosted by your Hospitality Team
Join church friends for an All-ages Camp-out on Friday, May 18th, to Saturday, May 19th, at the country home of Amanda Schuber and Wanda Snoddy (200 Jo Mar Road, Ardmore, AL). The camp-out will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and end at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. You are welcome to come anytime starting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon for set-up and time on the farm. 
All church members and friends are invited! Come for supper and the campfire in the evening if you can't spend the night. Children and youth should attend with parents/guardians. Dogs and instruments are welcome!

Plan to bring tents, sleep gear, jackets, sturdy shoes, change of clothes, camp chairs, flashlights, outdoor games you'd like to play, food to share, and your spirit of adventure and community fun. Children should bring play clothes, as mud is always likely.

Supper will be traditional campfire food, and breakfast will be breakfast burritos (eggs from the chickens next door), plus other breakfast treats including vegan options. Bring your own drinks (non-alcoholic only for this multi-generational event).

Follow this link to RSVP for the camp-out and to sign up to bring a camping classic food item: hot dogs and veggie dogs, beans, chips and dip, s'mores, hot chocolate, and more! 

Bathrooms will be available in the house and will close at 9:30 a.m. Allergy warning: cats, dogs, and guinea pigs live in the house.
This event is sponsored by the Children and Youth Religious Education program. Email for additional information. All ages are welcome!
New Class in June
Steady Steps - Balance in Sitting, Standing and Walking

Join us for a 4 week, 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

Care List
This Sunday, May 6, 2018,  
at our Circle of Candles:
Susan Coddington: lit a candle of joy; My husband, Tim, is much improved after his back surgery. He is walking daily without assistance. Thanks for all your love and concern.
Suzey Delacey: lit a candle of joy; Happy 11th Birthday to our precious, Benjamin Delacey!!!

Bob Weed: lit a candle of joy; Happy Birthday to Jefflyn! She has become our church's newest septuagenarian.

Amanda Schuber: lit a candle; I expect to hear if I have been accepted into Divinity School next week. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I do the thing I dislike the most . . . wait!

Lauren Childers: lit a candle of joy and sorrow; I'm officially divorced after 9-1/2 years together. It has been one of the hardest part of my life, but I was extremely lucky to have, and continue to have, an amazing support system. Thank you to all of you who have checked on me and listened when I was inconsolable. A special thanks to my honorary sister, Elizabeth. You're the best sis ever. Don't tell my actual sisters. Also, Happy Birthday to my dad, Paul Harris. My dad is 60 and that feels really weird to say.