“New UU” Class
January 30th and February 6th
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist? Join Rev. Jaimie, the Adult Religious Education Committee, and the Membership Committee as we offer a two-part series that explores important themes in UU congregational life.

We will discuss our worship and theology, history, covenant and polity, faith development, social justice, and membership. This program is particularly focused on introducing newcomers to UUCH, but those of you who have been here for a while will also be able to share and connect with others as we explore our own beliefs and how they intersect with the UU tradition. Everyone is welcome!

Mark your calendars now for the Saturday mornings of January 30th and February 6th at 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. for this chance to learn, share, and be together. We will meet via Zoom so we ask people to register to prepare for the number of participants. Contact Adult.RE@uuch.org to register or if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by the Adult Religious Education Committee
Virtual Service Auction is Coming!

Mark Monday, February 1, on your calendars for UUCH's pandemic-challenged, week-long, virtual silent service auction to begin! We're still exploring software programs to facilitate the event, though, and haven't yet ruled out a live Zoom complement to the silent auction that would take place on Saturday, February 6.

Details will be forthcoming from the Stewardship committee on how to sign up to donate services and/or items (such as a brand-new Coleman six-person dome tent with screen room).

In the meantime, put on your thinking caps: "What can I contribute?" Themed meals-to-go to be enjoyed together via Zoom? Socially-distanced gardening support? Virtual craft workshops with craft kits you assemble and provide?

Point of Contact for further information is Dan McKitrick, dugndun@gmail.com, (256) 426-6906.

Submitted by the Stewardship Committee
UUCH Young Adults Group
All AL Young Adults
Sunday, January 17
12:30 p.m.

If you're interested in getting involved with UUCH's young adult group,
we invite you to reach out to us.

For questions or more information, please contact Nicole and Shalin.

Submitted by the Children and Youth Religious Education Committee
Little Food Pantry

The LFP is currently heavily used. Please continue to sign up for M, W, F, & Sunday slots. If the slots are filled, you can still drop food off on T, Th, & Saturday. All manners of canned, boxed, and fresh veggies (weather permitting) are great choices. Why folks don’t like dried beans is a mystery. Let’s continue to feed the hungry! A BIG thank you!
Submitted by the Social Justice Committee
Donating by Text or Online
To give a plate offering to UUCH from your mobile device, text the amount (without dollar sign) to 833-559-0257, and follow the instructions. Text giving is by debit or credit card only.
 
Like our other online and mobile giving options, this option is through Vanco, is secure, and has a good option for "plate" donations.
To give from your bank account, you can still use the UUCH website or the GivePlus+ mobile app.
Submitted by the Finance Committee
" Unprecedented"
Rev. Jaimie Dingus
January 10, 2021

Did you miss our virtual worship service on Sunday?
Want a midweek re-watch?

Fear not, you can visit here to watch the recording.

Remember, the building is closed,
but CHURCH is open!

Submitted by the Worship Committee
COVID-19 Relief Funds Available

Funds are available for members of the congregation who have been negatively impacted financially by COVID-19.

If you are a member of UUCH and have financial needs caused by the pandemic, please contact Board President John Schulz or a member of the Care Committee.
Submitted by the Board
Care List
 
This Sunday at our Circle of Candles:

Barbara Hitt lit a candle of joy: Congratulations to Emily and Will Garrison on the birth of their beautiful and healthy baby daughter, Magnolia Grace Garrison, born on Jan. 7, 2021. Some wonderful news in a horrifying week for our country.

Kathy Fisher lit a candle of sorrow: Please lift up my neighbors who survived the fire, whose house was destroyed by fire this morning. Just found out one neighbor died in the house fire across the street this morning. Thank you, dear church!

Greeter - Nancy Finley lit a candle of joy: Congratulations to Will and Emily Garrison for the birth of their baby, Magnolia Grace.

Daniel McKitrick lit a candle of joy: Congratulations to Will and Emily!

John Czachurski lit a candle of sorrow: Anita's former teaching colleague Valerie Roberts passed away last Sunday from COVID-19.

The Delaceys lit a candle of joy: Folks, words could never capture the gratitude the Delaceys feel for all the FOOD y’all sent over the past 2 weeks while we were Coviding. We felt SO cared for! Thank you for the calls, the notes, and the well-wishing. We are much better, and almost recovered. Except for not being able to smell. In this house, that’s not a bad thing.

Pam Siegler lit a candle of joy: beautiful music Kathy.

Patti McKee lit a candle of gratitude: Thanks, Nicole, for sharing your wonderful ideas on centering ourselves..❤

Heather Kyemba lit a candle of joy: So good to come together after a violent and scary week.

Theresa and Tim Miller lit a candle of concern: This week we've found out that we have 5 family members with COVID-19. My sister Janet who is 80 is in the hospsital in with it.

Angela Arnold (she/her) lit a candle of concern: For my cousin, Madison, in Texas. Right after graduating from the University of Arkansas, she found out her brain tumor has come back for the 3rd time since she was 16. Two years ago, she underwent brain surgery, while awake, to remove it. This time, she is trying experimental chemo.

Sara Coble lit a candle of joy: Despite what happened Wednesday, I saw a lot of unity through a letter-writing campaign I started. 80 people from 20 states sent letters.

Greeter - Nancy Finley lit a candle of joy: So glad people around us are beginning to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Barbara Hitt lit a candle of joy: Good for you Sara Coble. It is great to see our young people take a stand.

The Delaceys lit a candle of sorrow: I’m so sorry, Kathy. Just terrible. -Suzey

Nick Wilbourn (he/him) : For those who want to take a look, I think this is what Rev. Jaimie's talking about:

Vally lit a candle of gratitude: Thank you all. Peace and love from Foss and Vally.
Upcoming Events

Please note that all meetings, worship services, and gatherings will be held online until further notice. Please check our Facebook page and website for updated information and links

Thursday, January 14
Worship Committee
5:30 p.m.

PFlag
6:30 p.m.

Stewardship Committee
7:00 p.m.


Sunday, January 17
CYRE
9:30 a.m.

Soul Circle (Group D)
9:30 a.m.

Worship Service
Rev. Jaimie Dingus
10:45 a.m.

All AL Young Adults
12:30 p.m.

YOUUTH Group
4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, January 20
Susan's Happy Hour
5:00 p.m.
Meeting ID:
847 8458 5916

Choir Practice
7:00 p.m.
Meeting ID:
910 8283 2653


Thursday, January 21
Worship Committee
5:30 p.m.


Sunday, January 24
CYRE
9:30 a.m.

Worship Service
Rev. Jaimie Dingus
10:45 a.m.
Minister
Rev. Jaimie Dingus

Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday by appointment.
UUCH 2020-21
Board Members
 
 President:
John Schulz
 
 Vice President:
Nick Wilbourn

Secretary:
Nancy Finley

Treasurer: 
Bob Locklear

Trustees: 
Suzey Delacey
Jack Long
Bryan Walls

Minister:
Rev. Jaimie Dingus

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 John Schulz via email no later than one week prior to the meeting (i.e. the Tuesday before). The next board meeting is scheduled
for Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Office Administrator
Holly Hinkle

Main Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday
9:30 am-1:30 pm
*Please email office if you need building access.
Phone: 
256-534-0508
Email: uuch@uuch.org

For more info on any event, contact the church office or visit our website.
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3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville, AL 35810

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