WE CAN REACH 100!
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!
Girl Scout Brownies
UUCH Choir Practice
Awareness Through Movement
See the Calendar and Sunday Bulletin for details
Save the Date!
Annual Congregational Meeting
May 21st, 2017
at 12:30 p.m.
Please make plans to attend, because
we need a quorum! Also, per our bylaws, we will send electronic copies of the mailing to all members, using your newsletter preferences as a g
uide. If you currentl
y get a paper copy of the newsletter, we'll send paper copy of the agenda and other information. If you receive the newsletter electronically, we'll send you the agenda electronically. Please make sure that the church office has your correct email address! If you would prefer to receive the annual meeting notices in a different format than you get the newsletter, please just let the church office (email@example.com or 256.534.0508) know as soon as possible. Thank you!
2016 Opening Parade
General Assembly 2017
June 21-25, 2017
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: http://www.uua.org/ga.
at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130.
This is close enough to drive from Huntsville!
Do you have an Agenda Item for the Board?
The Board respectfully requests that all agenda items for the meeting be submitted to
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
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Newsletter deadlines are each Monday at midnight.
Please send submissions to news collator Willette Battle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.
Minister's email: Minister@uuch.org.
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:
April's Theme: Transformation
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Justice Sunday is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's (UUSC) annual day of support and action tied to one of our core program areas: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice & Climate Action, and, this year's focus, Rights at Risk.
This Justice Sunday, we are coming together to support marginalized communities targeted because of who they are: people under particular threat because of religion, race, and immigrant or refugee status.
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education
We continue our
based on our
Soul Matters monthly worship theme of TRANSFORMATION.
For information or to register a child, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education (DRE) at email@example.com or Audrey Fox, CYRE Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scribble Sheets for Mini-UUs
You will notice a new regular addition to worship resources available in pews on Sunday mornings. Thanks to a joint effort of Membership, Children and Youth RE, and Worship, we are introducing "scribble sheets" for playful use during our all-ages worship times together. The hope is to make the sanctuary a space that feels inviting and fun for our youngest members. Of course, any age is welcome to scribble! Special thanks to Audrey Fox, Pam Korb, and Willette Battle for helping this project become a reality!
wn Hall Meeting
All church members and friends are invited to an informal "town hall" meeting after church on
April 30th to discuss and learn about the next steps we hope to take in making best use of funds from the sale of the Governors Drive property. We will not be making decisions at the meeting, but we will share information to clarify how we are moving forward, specifically how we will go about making decisions, including issues possibly up for vote at the Annual Meeting in May. In this town hall meeting, we will hear from the finance committee and our Next Steps Task Force.
Questions in advance may be directed to: Board President
Laurel Bollinger (
Task Force members
Bring your cards!
We are coming to
he end of this year's SoulCollage® w
orkshops and plan to wrap it up until Septem
card wheel created with all of our cards. We will also revisit how to vi
ew the car
intent to attain insight about
issue or question, and of course will make a card or two.
Newcomers are very welcome. The fun and surprising insights start with the very first card and you will enjoy seeing your card among the rest in this powerful display of these varied inner guides.
This Adult RE experience exercises, in a safe, affirming space, the creative aspects of personality many people may not realize they have. The resulting cards are not only beautiful, but offer profound discernment of our own inner depths. And the only skill needed is the ability to use scissors.
This is the last workshop until September, so let's make it a good one! We will meet in the UUCH fellowship hall Monday evening, May 1st, at 6:00 p.m. and create until 8:30 p.m. Go to soulcollage.com for more information about the SoulCollage® process we are following, developed by Seena B. Frost. Or ask Denise Runnels (Adult.RE@uuch.org) for more information about the process and / or the workshop. Denise Runnels and Pam Korb will co-facilitate this workshop.
Sponsored by Adult Religious Education
Annual Yard Sale!
As you know, the UUCH yard sale will be held at the church on Saturday, May 20th, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Here's how you can help. If you haven't already brought your items, please do so. We will store them in the north hall. Willette is available to answer the doorbell 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on weekdays. If that's inconvenient, text/call me at 256-289-1374, and I will meet you (perhaps on a Saturday?). You can always bring the items on Sunday morning as well.
We will plan to pick up big items the week of the sale.
Lynda Lamitie has graciously volunteered the use of her truck. Please call her at 256-498-2665 for scheduling. Betsy, Alice, and the Korbs have a trailer available as well. (Thanks!)
During the week leading up to May 20th, we will need all the help we can get to sort and price items. If you work and you really want to help, let me know; we will figure something out. Otherwise, it's likely that I will schedule morning sessions. This is typically the biggest fundraiser, next to the Service Auction, and that means we will be selling oodles and oodles of VIJ (very important junk).
Thanks to my future helpers and to my recent helpers (Gail Williams and Jessica Schultz)!
This Sunday, April 23th, 2017 at our Circle of Candles:
, a candle of sorrow: Joyful for being able to have been with his mother as she died. Sorrow and concern for his step-dad as he adjusts to being alone at 99 years of age.
a candle of joy: for a great day full of fun activities and special places that included a birthday party!
, a candle of joy: Her daughter, Sophia, performed a solo and two group tap dances at the AAA Spring Dance. Sophia loved it!
, a candle of joy: "Thanks to Nancy Findley and all the other organizers of the 'March For Science.' I loved bumping into UU friends everywhere along the route.
Deedee Strange-Moore was an amazing cheering section! So, I had a great answer when asked, 'Did you do anything special for Earth Day?'"