The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
July 12, 2018
Vol. 18 Issue 28
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Sun. 7/15
Sunday Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sanctuary

Tue. 7/17  VOTE!
(UUCH Office Closed)
Primary Run-off Election

Wed. 7/18
UUCH Choir Project 
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Sun. 7/22
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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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 24th.

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 


Newsletter deadlines are each Monday at midnight.
Please send submissions to news collator Willette Battle at  


Office Hours:

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  


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:

Upcoming Service

Sunday, July 15, 2018
 Guest from the Islamic Community                      Mecca Hall
The Islamic community in Huntsville is a thriving space of education and fellowship. Now more than ever, interfaith dialogue and understanding is necessary. We are honored to have a guest from the Islamic community join us this week to strengthen our understanding of how our UU community can continue to offer support and understanding. 
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education (C Y RE)  
Summer Religious Education continues with Art for the Fun of it! led by Lynda Lamitie with Betsy Fletcher and Steve Rittenberg assisting. 

For more information, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education, or Steve Rittenberg, CYRE Chair.
Primary Runoff Election  
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
This Tuesday, July 17th, the state of Alabama will conduct a Primary Runoff Election.
The 5th UU Principle states "The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large."

Please exercise this principle and vote in this upcoming runoff election.  

For more information, go to

Volunteers will be needed for the 2018 Book Sale to be held Friday, September 28th, through Sunday, September 30th!
Please contact Dan McKitrick at or text him at 256-426-6906 if you are interested in attending future planning meetings. It may be difficult, but we hope to meet or beat the amount raised during the last sale in 2016.
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. In July, we will finish our thirty Musical Note/Rainbow stoles and continue working to complete 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!  
Contact Rachael Scheib at 973-885-2504 for more information.

Choir rehearsals will resume mid-August.
Care List
This Sunday, July 8, 2018,  
at our Circle of Candles:
Will be included in next week's newsletter.