The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
July 5, 2018
Vol. 18 Issue 27
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Sun. 7/8
Sunday Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sanctuary

Wed. 7/11
UUCH Choir Stole-A-Thon
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Sun. 7/15
Sunday Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sanctuary

Tue. 7/17  
Run-off Elections
(UUCH Office Closed)
HAP Needs YOU!
The Social Justice Committee
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!

Yoga is taking a break for a few months.
We will announce in the newsletter when the classes will resume.  
UUkulele Fun Group
The Ukulele Fun Group is open to everyone, regardless of skill level.
Look for its summer schedule to be announced.

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Board Members
Susan Coddington  
John Schulz

Nancy Finley

David Bollinger 

Theresa Miller
Nick Wilbourn

Ed Bernstein

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, Susan Coddington , no later than one week prior to the meeting, i.e. the Tuesday before. You may text or phone her or send a copy of your request to
President@uuch.orgThe next UUCH Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 24th.

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


The Reverend Alice Syltie

Board President:  

Susan Coddington    

Editorial Board:  

Susan Coddington 

Kathy Heath 


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Office Hours:

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  


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, July 8, 2018
Withholding Nothing
 Stephanie R. Strong 
Our guest speaker, Stephanie R. Strong, is a community organizer with Faith In Action Alabama (FIAA), an interfaith group that seeks to bring about systemic change through faith-based community organizing. FIAA encourages its members to dream big, pray hard, and think long. This Sunday, Stephanie invites us to discover ways to embody community love and to explore what that might look like.    
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education (C Y RE)  
Summer Religious Education continues with Bubbles! led by India Truman with Sarah Korb assisting and Collage led by Ilene Sparks with Audrey Fox assisting.  

For more information, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education, or Steve Rittenberg, CYRE Chair.
Board Report June 26, 2018
The UUCH Board met on June 26, 2018, for its monthly meeting. The Board approved the following Committee Chairs for the 2018-2019 church year :
  • Adult Religious Education - Nancy Finley
  • Care - Barbara Hitt
  • Children and Youth Religious Education - Steve Rittenberg
  • Finance - Bob Locklear
  • Hospitality -  Kathy Heath and Jessica Schulz, co-chairs
  • Technology - Will Garrison
  • Worship - Amanda Schuber
  • Membership - Pam Korb
  • Social Justice -  Gail Williams and Michelle Clark, co-chairs
  • Music - Rachel Scheib
  • Property - Wanda Snoddy
After careful consideration, the board accepted Bob Locklear's resignation as Treasurer and appointed him as Finance Chair. David Bollinger was appointed as the new Treasurer by both the outgoing and incoming boards.

Nick Wilbourn was appointed as the Newsletter Editor for the coming year.

The Board is in communication with our new Interim Minister, Rev. Ed Brock. He is currently meeting with church leaders and various congregants on Thursdays prior to his arrival in August.

In other business, the Board has approved a book sale fundraiser for the coming year. Dan McKitrick will be leading the project.

A Communications Task Force is being formed to look at our webpage, Facebook, and other communication protocols.

The next Board Meeting will be July 24, 2018.

Volunteers will be needed for the 2018 Book Sale to be held Friday, September 28th, through Sunday, September 30th!
Please contact Dan McKitrick at or by text at 256-426-6906 if you are interested in attending future planning meetings. It may be difficult, but our goal is to meet or beat the amount raised during the last sale in 2016.
In the meanwhile, keep your summer reading going; we could use the book donations!
Choir 'Stole-A-Thon'

We are building new stoles to have ready for the choir's first performance of the 2018/19 year, mid-September. 
Our stole making is happening on Wednesday evenings 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. In July, we will finish our thirty Musical Note/Rainbow stoles and continue working to complete thirty Celestial/Formal black stoles.
Please, feel welcome to attend. There is cutting, ironing, pinning and sewing, as well as GREAT company and air conditioning. Whoop Whoop!  
Needed : sewing machines, good cutting scissors, and snipping scissors for those delicate curves
Provided : patterns, pins, tailors chalk, how-to directions, and plenty of good laughs.
Many thanks for the loan of irons, ironing boards, extension cords, and cutting boards.
Contact Rachael Scheib at 973-885-2504 for more information.

Choir rehearsals will resume mid-August.
Care List
This Sunday, July 1, 2018,  
at our Circle of Candles:

Betsy Applegate: lit a candles of joy; Celebrating her special "0" birthday this week with Alice Dilbeck
Rebecca Aycock: lit a candle of joy; I signed for my rental lease agreement on Thursday. I'm signing for a corporation this week and opening day for my new MedSpa is August 17th. I am young, 28, and am new and very grateful my family is being so supportive at this time. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.  
Barbara Hitt: lit a candles of joy; Thirty years ago on July 1st, I gave Gary an "Old Buzzard" birthday party because we thought 50 was old! You do the math. Happy Birthday to the love of my life and soulmate for 50 years.
Torin Kyemba: lit a candles of joy; Last Wednesday was my grandmother, Sue's, birthday. She lives in New Hampshire. I sent her a card and in a few weeks Sophia will go and see her. Also, last weekend we went to Tim's Ford in Tennessee to see a scientist for a family vacation.
Megan and Steven Lewallen: lit a candle of hope; Megan's best friend was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 29 years old. She had it removed last Monday and went this past Monday to the Clearview Cancer Institute. 

Paul De Moor: lit a candle of sorrow; My neighbors in Killingworth Cove may have been damaged in the storm Thursday.
Abi Nielsen: lit a candles of joy; I am moving to North Carolina. Bye. We will visit.
Amanda Schuber: lit a candles of gratitude; To this congregation for allowing me the honor of attending the General Assembly as your representative. It was a wonderful week and I'm excited to share the experience with you in a future service.
Jessica Schulz: lit a candles of sorrow and joy; Sorry to say that I am in need of a hip replacement, but happy that I will have that surgery Tuesday. I apologize in advance for any crankiness on my part as I recover.