It’s Not Too Late to Pledge For the 2021-2022 UUCH Budget!


Throughout the months of March and April, we have been running our 2021-2022 Annual Budget Drive. Thank you so much for your generosity and your commitment to UUCH during these challenging times. We are still actively collecting pledges. Please fill out your pledge card or use our online pledge form, and make your financial commitment for the future of our congregation!
 
For questions about the ABD please contact Dan McKitrick at dugndun@gmail.com.

Submitted by Stewardship Committee
TONIGHT! UUCH Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, April 8th, 2021 @ 6:30pm

Please join the UUCH Board for an important community conversation about how we can phase in our in-person programming. You should have received a special reminder email this week with questions to consider and zoom information. We really hope everyone at UUCH will attend this meeting to share their voice and opinion on the future of our congregation.


Submitted by the Board
Spring Zoom Dinner
Saturday, April 10th

Join the Hospitality Committee at 6:00 pm Saturday, April 10th, to share a springtime meal together. It will be fun to find out how your spring is going, what’s blooming in your yard, and how soon we will all be vaccinated. We can make plans for when we can get together in person! Let us know you’re coming so that we can save a seat at our virtual “table”: hospitality@uuch.org.

Here’s the Zoom link:
Topic: Spring Zoom Dinner Time: Apr 10, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Submitted by the Hospitality Committee
Share the Plate

Sunday, April 4, thru Saturday, April 10, our plate partner is Still Serving Veterans (SSV) a Huntsville-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Veterans find good-quality, meaningful jobs, access to VA benefits earned through military service, and connections to community resources. SSV also strengthens Veteran communities through leadership and collaboration. For more information, please visit their website at www.ssv.org.

Submitted by the Social Justice Committee
Social Justice Facebook Group

Want to learn more about upcoming UUCH Social Justice Projects?
View our Facebook page here!

Submitted by the Social Justice Committee
Organizing Project
Save the Date: Friday Afternoon, April 16th, 1:00 PM 6:00 PM

Task: Sort & Clean and Build new flower & vase shelves, in preparation of opportunity to inspire our congregation with visual worship support. The cleared space and organized décor items will make the NE wing storage space for Aesthetics more accessible for the in-person worship service experience. Bring water bottles and work gloves. This is a work event for those that wish to know the resources for decorating the Sanctuary during in-person worship!!

Start thinking about participating, but keep in mind that this will be a two-person COVID-19 safety periodical event! Work for an hour or two by appointment only! To sign up for the Organizing Project contact Rachael Scheib at Rscheib8@hotmail.com.

Submitted by the Aesthetics Committee
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 of this congregation. In late April, Rev. Jaimie plans to welcome new members as they “sign the book” and officially join our church. New members will be recognized during a virtual Sunday service. Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, we plan to use recorded moments from socially-distanced individual sessions for each new member, where they will sign the membership book and be welcomed to UUCH.

If you are ready to become a member or would like to find out more about the process, please contact Pam Korb as soon as possible, but no later than April 20th (click here).

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 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

Submitted by the Membership Committee
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
By Text:
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.
Online:
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 as well as "pledge" and "AHA".
Submitted by the Finance Committee
“Rising and Blooming”
Rev. Jaimie Dingus / Multigenerational

March 28, 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: Thanks so much for our volunteers who are building our very own community garden!!!

Jessica & John Schulz lit a candle of joy: We loved the walk in the church garden! Thank you Erin!

Paul Wieland lit a candle of gratitude: Many thanks to those who helped build the raised beds yesterday for the community garden: LaDawn Edwards, Steve Rittenberg, Sarah Storm Rody, Chris ???, Dan McKitrick, Bridgit DeMoor. We built two beds and cut the boards for a third bed to be assembled later this month—Property Committee Chair

Gail Williams lit a candle of gratitude: Still Serving Veterans helps vets to work through any red tape to obtain any benefits they may be eligible for and counselors are available.

Ashley Peters lit a candle of joy: Finding this inclusive church <3
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, April 8
Worship Committee Meeting
5:30 PM

Virtual Town Hall
6:30 PM

PFlag
6:30 PM


Saturday, April 10
Share the Plate Week Ends

Springtime Zoom Dinner Meeting
6:00 PM


Sunday, April 11
CYRE
9:30 AM

Worship Service
Rev. AJ van Tine
10:45 AM

YOUUTH Group
4:30 PM


Monday, April 12
Hospitality Committee Meeting
6:00 PM


Wednesday, April 14
Soul Circle Group MinistryGroup C
1:00 PM

Susan's Happy Hour
5:00 PM

Choir Practice
7:00 PM


Thursday, April 15
Personnel Committee Meeting
2:30 PM

Worship Committee Meeting
5:30 PM


Friday, April 16
Organizing Project
1:00 PM 6:00 PM


Sunday, April 18
Soul Circle Group MinistryGroup D
9:30 AM

CYRE
9:30 AM

Worship Service
Rev. Jaimie Dingus
10:45 AM

All Alabama Young Adults
12:30 PM

Social Justice Committee
2:00 PM
Minister
Rev. Jaimie Dingus

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

Secretary:
Nancy Finley

Treasurer: 
Bob Locklear

Trustees: 
Suzey Delacey
Jack Long
Bryan Walls

Minister:
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, April 27, 2021.
Office Administrator
Holly Hinkle

Main Office Hours:
MondayThursday
9:30 am1:30 pm
*Please email office if you need building access.
Phone: 
256-534-0508
Email: uuch@uuch.org

For more info on any event, contact the church office or visit our website.
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