The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
February 15, 2018
Vol. 18 Issue 7
In This Issue

Fri. 2/16
Awareness Thru Movement Class 
10:00 a.m.

Sun. 2/18
New UU Class
9:00 a.m.
Adult Religious Education Classroom

Church Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mon. 2/19 
President's Day

Wed. 2/21
Wonderful Wednesday Supper
6:00-6:45 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Film Discussion 
7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
UUCH Choir Practice
7:15-8:30 p.m.
Music Room
HAP Collection 
We CAN Do It! 
canned goods
We collected
95 items in January.  
The Social Justice Committe e has a monthly goal to collect at least 100 items during each month for the food pantry. THANK YOU for all of your continued generosity!  

Please put your nonperishable food items or personal care products donation in the basket in the church foyer for the Huntsville Assistance Program (HAP).  
Thanks for all you do!  
Awareness Thru Movement Class 

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

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. J oin us!
The 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.

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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, February 27th.

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.  
Monday - Friday


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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, February 18, 2018
What does it mean to be
a people of Perseverance?
  The Reverend Alice Syltie 
What does it mean to be a people of Perseverance? Could there be a better question for this time? The economic, social, and political realities dividing our nation are summoning us to a higher calling.

Last Sunday, our young people shared their thoughts on how our Unitarian Universalist Principles guide us in persevering with love to live out the faith we embrace. This Sunday, we will continue to explore what it means to stay true to ourselves and our highest principles, even in the most difficult times.
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education (C YRE)
Children's Chapel. Children and youth will participate in a hands-on worship experience designed just for them based on this month's theme of "Perseverance." Children's Chapel takes place in the Justice Room during regular Religious Education (RE) time.

Nursery care (ages 0-3) will be offered as usual.
If you haven't already, please register your child/youth for this year's CYRE program. For more information, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education, or Audrey Fox, CYRE Chair.
Soup's On 
 at Wonderful Wednesday Supper!
Join your old friends and make some ne w ones as we enjoy homemade soup and enjoy each other's company. Soups are homemade (had to say it again) taco (chicken), lentil, and butternut squash. Options include meat, vegan, vegetarian and nightshade free. Serving 6:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.
Family friendly pricing: Adults $5, 3-12 $2, under 3 free. Family maximum is $15.
Adult Religious Education has a film discussion after the Wonderful Wednesday Supper. 

--Hosted by your Hospitality Team
Film Discussion
Wednesday, February 21st

Last month our Wednesday Film Discussion was cancelled due to the weather, so this month we will get another chance to view it.

We will watch the TED Talk by Malik Copra, "Living with Intention." To help us ponder what it means to live a life of purpose, Copra poses these questions, "Who am I?," "What do I want?," and "How can I serve?"

Adult Religious Education will host the discussion at 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (right after the Wonderful Wednesday Supper). Steve Rittenburg and Lauren Childers will facilitate. So join us for a stimulating film and discussion right after our wonderful meal prepared by the Hospitality Committee.
All are welcome and childcare will be provided.  
"New UU" Class Continues February 18th and 25th

What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist (UU)? Guided by the Tapestry of Faith Curriculum, we will offer a three-part series that explores important themes in UU congregational life: our worship and theology, history, covenant and polity, faith development, social justice, and membership. This program is particularly focused on introducing newcomers to Unitarian Universalism, but those of us who have been here for a while will also be able to share and connect with others as we explore our own beliefs and how they intersect with the UU tradition. Everyone is welcome!
Join us on February 18 th and 25 th for this chance to learn and share. Please come even if you cannot attend each session. Meet for coffee or tea at 9:00 a.m. in the Adult RE classroom; discussion starts at 9:15. Pam Korb and Nick Wilbourn will facilitate the discussion.

Contact Nancy Finley ( for further information. If you need childcare during this time, please contact Nancy at least a week before the class.
Save The Date
As you all know, Reverend Alice has announced her plans to retire at the end of this church year. Although she will be with us until the end of July, we plan to start celebrating her a little early, to begin the process of saying goodbye to someone who has made such an impact on our church and to allow for participation from members before we all embark on our summer vacations. 
Please mark your calendars for a celebration of Reverend Alice's legacy of service and leadership on April 22nd.
We will have an opportunity during that worship service to look back at the many gifts Reverend Alice has given our church. You will not want to miss it!

The UUCH choir practices on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. 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, February 11, 2018, at our Circle of Candles:
Rev. Alice; a candle for the Shrider family who shared their gratitude and appreciation with Reverend Alice and the church for the Celebration of Life for Justine Shrider on February 4th. 
Rev. Alice; a candle for Laurie Keller who was in church Sunday, and let us know she had recently suffered a stroke. Laurie still has her old phone number and would be happy to hear from friends.    
Rev. Alice; a candle for Jerome Belcher

Amanda Schuber; a candle of sorrow: I lost two very important people in my life last week. Our neighbor, Ms. Pat Sylvester, died suddenly. She has been like a grandmother to our family. Also, my college adviser and mentor, Dr. Jerry Roseberg, passed after a long illness. Both of them shaped my life in very different ways and taught me what it means to live, love, and accept this world.

Steve Herold; a candle of joy: I'm delighted to announce the birth of my second grand-baby. Bryan Hamilton Davis was born early Tuesday, February 5th, morning. He weighed 8 pounds. Mother and baby (and Father) are doing well. Bonnie and I are overjoyed!