This Sunday in Children and Youth
Religious Education (CYRE)
"Listening to Nature"

All ages will continue our exploration of DEEP LISTENING, focusing this week on “Listening to Nature.”

VIRTUUAL CYRE meets at 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Children, youth, and families are all invited!

YOUUTH GROUP (grades 7-12) meets at 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Zoom links will be shared via email and our CYRE Family Facebook group.
Registration for the new year in CYRE is now open!

Please use the link below to register your children and youth. Whether you've registered in the previous year or are brand new, we'd love to include you in our joyful and welcoming community of all ages. If you'd like more information about the CYRE Program, please contact DRE Erin Reid or CYRE Assistant Harper Goodman.
Submitted by the Children and Youth Religious Education Committee

Friday, October 30th
6:00 p.m.

Come one come all,
Age matters not at all.
Be you goblin or creature,
Fairy or teacher.
There will be pumpkins and frights,
And artsy delights.
Come play and come dance
For this once a year chance
To see what is seen
Only on Halloween.

Join us for the annual (Virtual) Halloween Party on Friday, October 30th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wear your costume and come to dance and play games and make Halloween crafts. The Zoom link will be sent via email.

Submitted by Children and Youth Religious Education
UUCH Young Adults Group
If you're interested in getting involved with UUCH's young adult group,
we invite you to reach out to us.

For questions or more information, please contact Nicole and Shalin.
Submitted by the Children and Youth Religious Education Committee
Get Out the Vote!
Phone Banking on October 27th

Here’s your chance to help get out the vote! On Tuesday, October 27th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., UUCH will be phone banking with Faith in Action Alabama (FIAA). We will be calling people in north Alabama and encouraging them to get out and vote on November 3rd. We won’t be advocating for any particular candidates, but just encouraging people to vote.

If you have any questions or would like to join us on October 27th, please contact Brad Korb.

Submitted by the Social Justice Committee
Save the Date!

The next Adult RE book discussions will be on October 29th and November 5th when we will be discussing How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

Start reading now and watch for further information in the newsletter.

There are plans to make free book copies available for borrowing from the church.
Submitted by the ARE 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.
Like our other online and mobile giving options, this option is through Vanco, is secure, and has a good option for "plate" donations.
To give from your bank account, you can still use the UUCH website or the GivePlus+ mobile app.
Submitted by the Finance 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
Our Little Food Pantry Needs You
Our outdoor food pantry is being heavily used, with an estimated 12 visitors per day, both families and homeless individuals. YOU can help keep it stocked by signing up

Suggested food items: Soups, canned tuna and chicken, Vienna sausages, mac & cheese, cereals, grits, oil, canned vegetables, pork & beans, canned tomato items, spaghetti sauce, pasta, hamburger helper (etc), canned spaghetti & meatballs (etc), peanut butter, peanuts, sugar, oatmeal packets, fruit cups, pancake mix--you get the idea!! In cooler weather: onions, potatoes (split the bag), carrots, cabbage. Folks have expressed their gratitude.

Current requested items:
  • dog food
  • blankets
  • wipes
  • soap & shampoo
  • toothpaste & deodorant
  • school supplies
Submitted by the Social Justice Committee
Cooking in Difficult Times
UUCH Zoom Stir-fry Dinner
Friday, October 16
6:00 p.m.

You are invited to dinner with the Schulz Family. We will make dinner together and then sit down to dine together. Don’t feel like cooking? Order takeout and join us at 6:30 p.m.

Sign in to the Zoom meeting on Friday, October 16 at 6:00 where we’ll cook our meal together. We will plan to eat when the food is ready, about 6:30-ish. Please RSVP to Here’s the Zoom link and Meeting ID: 836 6679 7612.

Here’s how we do it. For this dinner, we are suggesting a stir-fry meal. Before you join the Zoom meeting, have your ingredients assembled. Things will work best if you’ve already cooked your rice and done all of the measuring and chopping of ingredients in advance.

Here’s the recipe we’ll be using, but feel free to try variations on this theme.

Tofu-Vegetable Stir-Fry
Prep time: 15 min, Cook time: 10 min, Yield: 4 servings

1 cup white rice
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. Asian chile sauce (such as Sriracha) (I used less)
2 tsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
4 scallions, sliced (white and green parts separated)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped
4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and chopped
4 ounces snow peas
1 14-ounce package soft tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes

  1. Cook the rice as the label directs. Meanwhile, whisk the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar, chile sauce, cornstarch, and 1 cup water in a small bowl until smooth; set aside.
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallion whites, garlic, and ginger and stir-fry 30 seconds. Add the mushrooms and stir-fry until golden brown and tender, about 3 minutes. Add the snow peas and stir-fry 30 more seconds.
  3. Whisk the reserved soy sauce mixture and add it to the wok. Bring to a simmer, then add the tofu. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the scallion greens.
  4. Fluff the rice with a fork and divide among bowls. Top with the stir-fry and sauce


Submitted by the Hospitality Committee
Beneath the Surface
Lacking x-ray vision, mostly we don’t see beneath the surface to the armature inside, the bones of who we are. It takes imagination to get to what is under someone’s words—their needs and fears and dreams.

What helps you to listen beneath the surface?

The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage the creation of a more loving, inclusive, and just world.

Submitted by the Office Admin from The Daily Compass
Worship Service Recording

"Vote Love Defeat Hate: Organizing for the Long Haul"
UU The Vote Team &
Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
October 11, 2020

This past week, worship was conducted by UU the Vote.
Regular virtual worship services and recordings will resume this Sunday.

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

Submitted by the Worship Committee
Care List
This Sunday at our Circle of Candles:
There is no care list this week due to the change in the worship program.

Would you like to light of candle of joy, concern, sorrow, grief, or gratitude? Please send to the office.
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.

Friday, October 16
Zoom Stir-fry Dinner
6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 18
Soul Circle (Group D)
9:30 a.m.

9:45 a.m.

Worship Service
Rev. Jaimie Dingus
10:45 a.m.

All Alabama YA Hangout
12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20
Staff Meeting
10:00 a.m.

Council Meeting
6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21
Susan's Happy Hour
5:00 p.m.
Meeting ID:
847 8458 5916

Choir Practice
7:00 p.m.
Meeting ID:
910 8283 2653

Thursday, October 22
Worship Committee
5:30 p.m

Sunday, October 25
Soul Circle (Group D)
9:30 a.m.

9:45 a.m.

Worship Service
Rev. Jaimie Dingus
10:45 a.m.

4:30 p.m.

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 Tues, October 27th.
Office Administrator

Holly Hinkle

Main Office Hours:
9:30 am-1:30 pm
*Please email office if you need building access.

For more info on any event, contact the church office or visit our website.
The Overlook is a publication of The Unitarian Universalist Church, 3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville, AL 35810

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