The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
April 27, 2017
Vol. 17 Issue 17
In This Issue
WE CAN REACH 100!   
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!  
This Week

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 ( or 256.534.0508) know as soon as possible. Thank you!

2016 Opening Parade

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! 

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Board Members
Laurel Bollinger 
Denise Runnels  
Ed Bernstein 

Greg Howard   
Susan Coddington
Kathy Heath

Lynsie Lamitie 
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, May 23rd. 

From 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:  

Laurel Bollinger

Kathy Heath 


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Please send submissions to news collator Willette Battle at  


Office Hours:

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


Office phone: 256.534-0508, email: .

Minister's email:



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:
256. 534-0508.

April's Theme: Transformation
Upcoming Service 

Sunday, April 30, 2017 
    "Justice Sunday" 
                                       Amanda Schuber 

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 "Storysharing" curricula 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 or Audrey Fox, CYRE Chair, at

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!
To 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 ( or,
Task Force members 
Tim Miller, chair, (, BradKorb (,
Reverend Alice Syltie ( or, Lynsie Lamitie ( .
Exploring SoulCollage® 
This Monday! 

Bring your cards! We are coming to t he end  of this year's SoulCollage® w orkshops and plan to wrap it up until Septem be r w ith a card wheel created with all of our cards. We will also revisit how to vi ew the car ds with intent to attain insight about a specific 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 for more information about the SoulCollage® process we are following, developed by Seena B. Frost. Or ask Denise Runnels ( 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

UUCH 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).

If you have questions, you can reach me at 256-289-1374 or
Thanks to my future helpers and to my recent helpers (Gail Williams and Jessica Schultz)!

--Bonnie Herold
Care List
This Sunday, April 23th, 2017  at our Circle of Candles:
Bryan Walls , 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. 

Tori Kyemba,
a candle of joy: for a great day full of fun activities and special places that included a birthday party!

Heather Kyemba
, a candle of joy: Her daughter, Sophia, performed a solo and two group tap dances at the AAA Spring Dance. Sophia loved it! 

LaDawn Edwards
, 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?'"