The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
July 19, 2018
Vol. 18 Issue 29
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Thu. 7/19
Faith in Action Alabama
Voter Rights Restoration
5:15-7:30 p.m.
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
Sun. 7/22   (Parents' Day)
Sunday Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sanctuary
Young Adult "Meet & Greet" [After Service]

Faith in Action Alabama
Voter Rights Restoration
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
UAH Wilson Hall Auditorium

Wed. 7/25
Knit Wits Meeting
6:00 p.m.
Jefflyn's house

UUCH Choir Project 
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Sun. 7/29
Sunday Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sanctuary
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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UUCH 18-19
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 31st.

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 22, 2018
All Are Called
Amanda Schuber
Ministry is a "Calling", a nagging voice deep inside that tugs at you at the most inopportune times; a pull that just won't let go. We often think that only certain people are called, but what if we've been thinking all wrong? What if we ALL are called in some way or another? Join us this week, as Amanda Schuber shares her experiences from this year's General Assembly in Kansas City and explores the ways that we are called to serve our congregation, our community, and our wider world. 
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education (C Y RE)  
Summer Religious Education continues with  Care Cards led by Barbara Hitt and Kathy Heath with Audrey Fox assisting. 

For more information, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education, or Steve Rittenberg, CYRE Chair.
Faith in Action Alabama
Voter Rights Restoration

Join us and learn how you can help eligible returning citizens get their voting rights restored.

Voter Rights Restoration
Thursday, July 19th, at 5:15-7:30 p.m.
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
1800 Sparkman Dr. NW, Huntsville

Sunday, July 22nd, at 4:30-6:30 p.m.
UAH Wilson Hall Auditorium
4814 Holmes Ave. NW
There will be a public screening of The Bail Trap: American Ransom.

Questions? Please call Patti Lovejoy McKee at
(256) 679-3135.
Young Adults
Come one, come all!

Young Adults are invited to eat, meet, and greet this Sunday, July 22nd, after the service.

Join us for brief faith discussion and community building. We look forward to meeting you!

--Religious Education
Knit Wits

The next Knit Wits meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25th, 6:00 p.m., at Jefflyn's home in southeast Huntsville. We will be taking on a new project to extend the yarn-bombing on the playground fence with knitted and crocheted vegetables and fruit.

The Knit Wits are part of the Care Committee, and no skill at knitting is required to join! The Knit Wits make Care Shawls for church members undergoing health challenges, as well as baby blankets, and also take on a variety of other projects, such as the Yarn-Bombing on the playground fence.

You are welcome to join the group. If you wish to learn to knit or crochet, there are good and patient teachers in the group who would love to help you learn, or just come and chat. Email Barbara Hitt at for more information. Hope you can join us for a relaxing evening with friends.
 Save The Dates For The

Just over two months away!  
This year's UUCH Book Sale needs your gently-used books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and sheet music more than ever! We have our work cut out for us to match the April 2016 sale's net proceeds of over $1400. Our Broadmor Road home has needed capital improvements that we can support with your donations.
Dates and times for the sale are:
Friday, September 28th
11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Best Selection -- Book Dealers Welcome
Saturday, September 29th
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Come early for the books and stay for the coffee, yummy treats available for sale, and soft jazz: our Coffee House will be open for fellowship with fellow readers.
Sunday, September 30th 
12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
You won't believe our discounts on our remaining items! Invite your frugal friends for coffee and the BEST book deals after our Sunday service (and maybe convince them to drop by same time next Sunday for our October Potluck.

Private sales will be held on Wednesday, September 26th, for UUCH members attending the scheduled Adult Religious Education session and on Thursday, September 27th, for members and supporters of the practicing Huntsville Feminist Chorus.

Sign-up sheets for book sale volunteers will be available in the coming week.
Please contact Dan McKitrick at or by text at 256-426-6906 if you are interested in attending future planning meetings, need more information, or in need of pickup assistance.  
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.
Contact Rachael Scheib at 973-885-2504 for more information.

Choir rehearsals will resume mid-August.
Care List
This Sunday, July 15, 2018,  
at our Circle of Candles:
Kip Shepherd, lit a candle of sorrow: For my mother, Janice Shepherd, who died on July 6th.
Kathy Fisher, lit a candle of concern: Please hold my daughter, son-in-law, and all of their family in your hearts as they deal with shocking news. Thank you!
Susan Coddington, lit a candle of joy: After a couple of stressful months, my mom has now moved into assisted living, which we are both happy about. I am extremely grateful for the help of Rachel Wilhite, who has spent many hours taking care of Mom and helping with the move. Rachel has been great!
Bobby Hall, lit a candle of joy: My father's house is ready to go on the market this week. Maybe now, I can get my life back in order...after my three-week geocaching road-trip!! Then, revive my ballroom dance class!! 
Jo Broussard, lit a candle of sorrow: Dear cousin, Karen Broussard Pickett, is in the hospital with heart failure.