The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
June 21, 2018
Vol. 18 Issue 25
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Sun. 6/24
Sunday Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sanctuary
Open Ears Listening Campaign
12:30 p.m. 
Adult Religious Education Room
Tues. 6/26
5:15 p.m.
Adult Religious Education Room

Wed. 6/27
Steady Steps - Balance in Sitting, Standing and Walking
11:00 a.m.

Choir 'Stole-A-Thon'
7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall 

Thu. 6/28
Alabama Arise               Listening Session
6:00 p.m. 
Trinity United Methodist Church

Sun. 7/1  Share the Plate*
Sunday Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sanctuary

First Sunday Potluck
Immediately after service.
Worship Committee Callout!
The Worship Committee is seeking individuals who would like to read an original work or the work of their favorite poet for our Annual Poetry Service this Sunday, June 24th.  If you are interested in participating please contact Amanda Schuber at 
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!
Adult Religious Education is offering a beginning Hatha Yoga Class each Tuesday evening at 5:15 p.m. led by Jessica Schulz. Yoga brings inner quiet and peace of mind, something that could enrich us all.

Yoga will continue through June, and then we will take a break. Please check the newsletter for future classes. 
Come dressed in comfortable clothes and bring a mat if you have one (we will have some extras). We will meet in the Adult Religious Education Room. For further information, contact Nancy Finley at 

Everyone is welcome!
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
Laurel Bollinger

Denise Runnels

Nancy Finley

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 26th.

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.  


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, June 24, 2018
Poetry Service
Theresa Miller
The painter works with color, the sculptor with form, and the musician with tone. The poet's means of expression are words.  What does poetry mean to you? Does it inspire you? Come and hear thoughts about poetry and hear meaningful poems shared by members of the congregation and  Worship committee this Sunday.
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education (C Y RE)  
Summer Religious Education continues with MAKING BIRD FEEDERS led by Barbara Hitt, Gary Hitt, and India Truman.
For more information, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education, or Audrey Fox, CYRE Chair.
"Open Ears Listening Campaign"
Your Inputs Are Needed!

UUCH is partnering with Faith In Action Alabama (FIAA) to develop a faith-based action plan to be presented to the next Alabama governor in January 2019. To develop this action plan, FIAA has initiated the Open Ears Listening Campaign to obtain input from Alabama residents on what we feel are the most pressing local and statewide concerns facing the people of Alabama.
UUCH has hosted opportunities for you to participate and have your voices be heard. Your answers to the seven Listening Campaign questions will be consolidated and forwarded to FIAA. The next listening campaign session at UUCH will be held at the following time:

-   Sunday, June 24th, at 12:30 pm

This listening session will be held in the Adult Religious Education room and should last less than an hour.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Michelle Clark, Brad Korb, or Gail Williams.

--Your Social Justice Committee 
Steady Steps - Balance in Sitting, Standing, and Walking

Join us for a fun class designed to help improve balance in sitting or walking. This easy class will help you take steps to improve your balance. With better balance, you will be safer and more efficient in your daily activities.

Come as you are, no need for exercise clothes. We will meet at 11:00 a.m. every Wednesday in June and finish in time to go to lunch. Everyone is welcome.

The class will be taught by Sally Locklear. For more information, contact Nancy Finley, Chair Adult Religious Education, at

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. The expectation is to have the weeks of June to complete thirty Musical Note/Rainbow choir stoles. In July, we will continue with 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, 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.
Alabama Arise  
For almost 30 years, Alabama Arise members have worked to make life better for low-income people. Each summer, our organizers hold listening sessions across Alabama to discuss the challenges now facing our low-income communities and explore policy solutions.
Please join us at a listening session, Thursday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville, 607 Airport Road SW.
-- Social Justice 
The Knit Wits 
The next Knit Wits meeting will be held on Friday, June 29th, 6:00 p.m., at Jefflyn's home in southeast Huntsville. This group is part of the Care Committee. Skill at knitting is NOT required!  
The Knit Wits make Care Shawls for church members undergoing health challenges, baby blankets for our newborns, and 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 who would love to help you learn.  
Hope you can join us for a relaxing evening with friends. Email Barbara Hitt at for more information.  
Care List
This Sunday, June 17, 2018,  
at our Circle of Candles:

Dan McKitrick: Hoping all in attendance can come to our UUCH Garden Party, co-hosted by fellow new members, the Delacey family, this coming Saturday. Please see the display in the Fellowship Hall for further information.
Kathy Fisher: lit a candle of joy; Overjoyed to report my little grandson sailed through his open heart surgery. The surgeon said he repaired a hole the size of a man's thumb! The child was home 68 hours after surgery!! 
Gary Hitt: lit a candle of joy; Last Monday, June 11th, was a very special day for our family. It was the birthday of my wife, Barbara, our daughter, Karen, and our grandson, Elliott. Three generations all born on June 11th.  
Dan McKitrick: lit a candle of joy; For the memory of my father, Robert Lyle McKitrick, this Father's Day.  
Jack Long: lit a candle of sorrow; Happy Father's Day to all the fathers coming across our southern border who are having their children taken from them.
Ilene Sparks: lit a candle of sorow; My brother, Fred Stewart of Milwaukee, WI, a WW2 veteran who was marching into Russia when the war ended, died at 8:50 a.m. on June 11th. Our sister, Gena Smith, and his partner of 40 years were with him to the end. Gena and I are the only survivors of 9 siblings.

Marc, Judy, and Alex Stettner: lit a candle of joy; So happy to be visiting today from Crystal Lake, Illinois, and to see so many dear old friends.