The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
June 15, 2017
Vol. 17 Issue 24
In This Issue
General Assembly 2017

June 21-25, 2017 
at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130.
By going to New Orleans, we can both celebrate our successes and recommit to the relationships that have been forged with this community. Plan your trip! Important dates and programming updates may be found here:
This is close enough to drive from Huntsville! 
May HAP Total Count is 68!
The Social
Justice Committe e's goal is to collect and donate 100 items per month. CAN you pick up an extra CANNED good, nonperishable food item, or personal care product next time you are out shopping? Please do, and put it in the basket in the church foyer to be donated to the Huntsville Assistance Program (HAP). Suggested donations:  
macaroni and cheese, pasta and sauce, dry beans and rice, boxes of cereal, bars of soap, canned meat, and peanut butter!
Thanks for all you do!  

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Board Members
Laurel Bollinger

Denise Runnels

Ed Bernstein

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, June 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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Office Hours:

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.


Office phone: 256-534-0508
email: .

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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:

June's Theme: Joy
Upcoming Service 

Sunday, June 18th, 2017 

                 "Allies Among Us"
As we celebrate Pride month, it's important to remember that Allies play a big role in the care and support of the LGBTQ community. Being an ally is more than just wearing your rainbow flag pin; it's about being willing to stand up in the face of oppression and step back allowing those in the community to lead.

This Sunday we will hear from Allies about their journey towards understanding and support.  
This service is presented by the Worship Committee and members of our Congregation.
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education 

We continue our Summer RE program assembling MEAL PACKS FOR HOMELESS OUTREACH with the Social Justice Committee. 

For information or to register a child, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education (DRE), at or Audrey Fox, CYRE Chair, at 
  Pride Festival
 on Saturday
Everyone Welcome
It is LGBTQ+ Pride time again! This year, UUCH Interweave will be hosting a booth at the 2017 Rocket City Pride Community Festival on Saturday, June 17th, starting at 11:00 a.m. The event will be held this year at the Butler Green on Campus 805 located at 2620 Clinton Avenue West in Huntsville. It will be a fun, family day full of musical entertainment and information sharing. We encourage all UUCH folks to drop by, hang out at our booth and show that we Stand On the Side of Love.  
We know that there is a lot going on that day at UUCH, but the Pride Festival continue on all through the afternoon and evening. We hope you can work some time in your schedule. Also, check out other Pride events going on this week at Rocket City Pride is organized and presented by Free2Be LGBTQ Safe Resource Center. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information contact Denise Runnels or Nancy Finley AdultRE@uuch.orgĂ‚  
Bobby's Birthday Bash
Saturday, June 17, 2017
6:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

This is not a milestone birthday for Bobby, but it will be a memorable event for you! Featuring a "house concert" by The Red Wine Effect (TRWE, good friends from Nashville) and delicious snacks from Willette, what more could you ask for?

TRWE is a duet with beautiful harmonies, delightful lyrics, and glorious spirits. Their backup group is super-talented, too! Come, hear some wonderful songs and celebrate the joy of being together.

Bring a happy spirit, a big smile, an easy laugh, and hands ready to clap!

To help in the refreshments and other  preparations, please contact Bobby Hall at or (256) 975-3705.  
UUkulele Fun Group will meet through the summer!
The UUkulele Fun Group will continue to meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. to enjoy ukulele playing. This group is for all levels of familiarity with the ukulele - from the "very beginner" to more "seasoned" players. We have a new song book to share that has lively songs we can all play together. So come make a little music with us.

This group is sponsored by UUCH Adult RE. Contact Nancy Finley or Glen Clark for further information.
Care List
This Sunday, June 11th, 2017, at our Circle of Candles:
Sarah Kinley: Her mother,Theresa, lost her life to cancer when Sarah was 20. Sunday, she would have been 70. Sarah's thinking of her. 

Barbara and Gary Hitt
, a candle of joy: It was a big day for them--Barbara's birthday, their daughter's birthday, and her son's birthday. Three generations all born on June 11th! We all were invited to have a piece of Babara's birthday cake in the fellowship hall after the service. It was huge and she didn't want to eat it herself, jokingly fearing she may not live to her next birthday if she did!