2021-2022 Annual Budget Drive Update

Thank you to the 36 “giving units” who have responded so far with their online or mailed pledges. It is through everyone's collective generosity that we are able to continue the good work of UUCH. If you haven’t already made your pledge, you can pledge online by following this link or you can fill out your mailed pledge card and return it with the self-addressed stamped envelope. Whether you use our online form or the mailed pledge card, please make sure to also fill out the Time and Talent survey offered by our Nominating Committee so we can learn more about the gifts and talents you might offer this year.
Please do not underestimate the importance of a timely pledge. The UUCH Board uses these pledges to plan our course of action for the coming church year beginning in July. The board presents their plan at the annual meeting in June, so it is particularly helpful to receive pledges now. Looking ahead, returning to a hybrid brick-and-mortar AND virtual UUCH presents unique challenges that a well-funded annual budget will help us overcome. Please consider giving as generously as you are able. 
And, while we encourage your generosity, we know that this year has been financially challenging for many. If you received a pledge packet in the mail and decide that you are unable to financially support UUCH in the coming church year, we appreciate you letting us know by mail or email to stewardship@uuch.org

Submitted by Stewardship Committee
An Early Easter Treat!
Online Family Fun Activity March 21

The Children and Youth Religious Education Committee has planned a fun family afternoon on Sunday, March 21, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM. Amy and Ashley, CYRE chairs, will lead online crafts and games inspired by Easter and the return of spring. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registered families.

Email DRE@uuch.org if you have any questions. It will be a hoppin’ good time!

Submitted by the Children and Youth Religious Education Committee

Submitted by the Minister
Little Food Pantry

Help keep our outdoor food pantry filled. It’s fun, feels good, and we are Doing Unto Others. Sign up here!
Submitted by the Social Justice Committee
Donating by Text or Online
To give a plate offering to UUCH from your mobile device, text the amount (without dollar sign) to 833-559-0257, and follow the instructions. Text giving is by debit or credit card only.
To give from your bank account, you can still use the UUCH website or the GivePlus+ mobile app.

Like our other online and mobile giving options, this option is through Vanco, is secure, and has a good option for "plate" donations.
Submitted by the Finance Committee
“Lessons and Losses”
Rev. Jaimie Dingus
March 14, 2021

Did you miss our virtual worship service on Sunday? Want a midweek re-watch?

Fear not, you can visit here to watch the recording.

Remember, the building is closed,
but CHURCH is open!

Submitted by the Worship Committee
COVID-19 Relief Funds Available

Funds are available for members of the congregation who have been negatively impacted financially by COVID-19.

If you are a member of UUCH and have financial needs caused by the pandemic, please contact Board President John Schulz or a member of the Care Committee.
Submitted by the Board
Care List
This Sunday at our Circle of Candles:

Paul and Bridgit lit a candle of joy: Paul was finally called to get his first vaccine on Wednesday.

Angela Arnold (she/her) lit a candle of joy: For daffodils!

Rachel Brewer :) lit a candle of gratitude: New job coming up soon. Very nervous, but so grateful for the hopefully positive change; so very grateful for the sunshine ☀️

Rachael Scheib lit a candle of joy: My Jasmine vine has been blooming since Januarythe scent is flowing through my housewindows open!!

Kathy Fisher lit a candle of gratitude: So grateful to have had my first vaccination, and the 2nd one will be in time for me to spend spring break with family!

Paul and Bridgit lit a candle of joy: WELCOME to Jonathan. So happy to have you.

Gail Williams lit a candle of joy: Happy Birthday Summer! What a beautiful time of year.

Rachael Scheib and many others lit a candle of joy: Lovely to have Erin back!!

Kathy Fisher lit a candle of gratitude: Thankful for Rev. Jaimie’s strong leadership, compassionate inclusiveness, and positive attitude!

Bryan Walls lit a candle of concern and sorrow: For an uncle who fell, a cousin who passed away, and his family, and a brother with upcoming medical tests.

Angela Arnold (she/her) lit a candle of joy: For the warmth bringing everyone outside. We can wave at each other across the yard and remember what smiles are like 😍😍.

LaDawn Edwards lit a candle of joy: A special provision of the COVID-19 relief bill allows up to $600 tax credit for charitable contributions, which will encourage more generosity to people who are hurting.
Upcoming Events

Please note that all meetings, worship services, and gatherings will be held online until further notice. Please check our Facebook page and website for updated information and links

Thursday, March 18
Worship Committee Meeting
5:30 PM

Sunday, March 21
Soul Circle Small Group MinistryGroup D
9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Worship Service
Rev. Jaimie Dingus
10:45 AM

All Alabama Young Adult Group
12:30 PM

Easter Family Fun Event
1:00 PM

Social Justice Meeting
2:00 PM

Tuesday, March 23
Board Meeting
6:30 PM

Wednesday, March 24
Susan's Happy Hour
5:00 PM

Choir Practice
7:00 PM

Thursday, March 25
Worship Committee Meeting
5:30 PM

Sunday, March 28
9:30 AM

Worship Service
Rev. Jaimie Dingus
10:45 AM

YOUUTH Group Meeting
4:30 PM
Rev. Jaimie Dingus

Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday by appointment.
UUCH 2020-21
Board Members
John Schulz
 Vice President:
Nick Wilbourn

Nancy Finley

Bob Locklear

Suzey Delacey
Jack Long
Bryan Walls

Rev. Jaimie Dingus

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 John Schulz via email no later than one week prior to the meeting (i.e. the Tuesday before). The next board meeting is scheduled
for Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
Office Administrator
Holly Hinkle

Main Office Hours:
9:30 am1:30 pm
*Please email office if you need building access.
Email: uuch@uuch.org

For more info on any event, contact the church office or visit our website.
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3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville, AL 35810

Laurel Bollinger

Holly Hinkle
PO Box 5545
Huntsville, AL 35814
(256) 534-0508
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