HAP Count for April
macaroni and cheese, pasta and sauce, dry beans and rice, boxes of cereal, bars of soap, canned meat, and peanut butter!
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:
Thanks for all you do!
Friday, May 19th
Friday, May 19th
Awareness Through Movement
Saturday. May 20th
UUCH Annual Yard Sale!
7:00 a.m.-12;00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24th
UUkulele Group - Newcomers welcome!
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 mail a 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!
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
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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The Reverend Alice Syltie
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:
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Our Superpowers for LOVE
Join us this Sunday as we recognize, through music, the individual superpowers for love we each embody to create the welcoming community and peaceful space of UUCH. Musicians of all ages from our congregation and choir will make us all aware of the wonderful interconnected web of diversity that creates the richness and truth in our Unitarian Universalist faith.
The individual responses received on the paper hearts given out during the youth-led service in February are given in the Music Notes column below.
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education
We continue our "Storysharing" curricula based on our Soul Matters month
ly worship theme of EMBODIMENT.
Annual Yard Sale!
The UUCH Yard Sale is happening
from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19th, and 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20th. To make this the big success it's been in the past, we need your help in one of three ways: 1) continue to donate up until the last minute, 2) donate your time to help sell, and/or 3) buy, buy, buy! In fact, don't miss the opportunity to get something for (nearly) nothing!
Call or text me at 256-289-1374 with questions or a need for pick-up assistance.
Thanks for spreading the word to your friends as well.
Wishing us all luck!
Snacks for the Annual Meeting
sign up to help provide finger foods
and to help cleanup for the May 21st UUCH Annual Congregational Meeting. You can sign up online or on the Fellowship Hall poster. (These will be synched.)
Thanks for participating!
Children and Youth Summer RE
We Need YOU!
In the summer months, the Children and Youth Religious Education Program takes a special turn from the regular fall and spring curricula.
We invite UUCH members and friends to plan a learning session for the children and youth.
You'll be part of a teaching team as either the lead teacher or a helper; and we'll be sure to have a regular RE teacher there as support. Even children and youth can partner with an adult to lead a session!
We invite you to
sign up to lead a session that shares a special talent, hobby, skill, or learning area of yours. Here are some topics to get your creative juices flowing: music, finger painting, scrapbooking, nature walks, gardening, yoga, science, paper airplanes, drawing, Lego, origami, fossils, friendship bracelets, mythology, sidewalk chalk, pottery, or cookie-making. The possibilities are limitless!! What's a joy to you can be a joy to others.
Leaders will prepare a topic/activity that is adaptable to children ages 4 to 12. Senior high youth are invited to participate as leaders and helpers, or to attend the regular worship service in the sanctuary.
Because of our exciting program growth, we'll need even more leaders and helpers this summer than before! So, don't be shy! We have room for the sharing of your gifts. There's nothing like spending time with the children and youth at our church. Their energy, creativity, and intelligence are contagious. And they benefit from interacting with caring adults who make an investment in them. This is what multi-generational community is all about!
For the next month, we'll have posters standing in the church foyer and fellowship hall where you can sign up for a summer Sunday session. Or, you can contact
Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education (DRE), at email@example.com or Audrey Fox, CYRE Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This coming Sunday we will celebrate our congregation's Superpowers for Love. I thought you'd like to see all the superpowers that were submitted on the paper hearts during the youth-led service.
Our superpowers for love
Teach Your Children
by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
- Being a grandma
- Promoting justice
- Raising future generations
- Striving to be better and kinder
How Can I keep From Singing
by Robert Lowry arr. Craig Courtney
- Seeking truth
- Sharing music
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
music: Bobby Scott words: Bob Russell
- Promoting justice
If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking
music: Pepper Choplin text:
- Helping people
- Friend to animals and people Emily Dickinson
- Encouraging others
De Colores 305
The Impossible Dream
music: Mitch Leigh text: Joe Darion
- Seeking Truth
- Humility (George Fletcher)
- Kindness and perseverance
Our Father (the new, revised edition)
by Susan Werner
- Laughter (John Shultz)
We Are Loved by Shir Yaakov
- Giving hugs/embraces
Pass It On
by Kurt Kaiser
adapted by Denise Hunter-Gilbert
Wondrous Love traditional American hymn
with counter line by Alaudin Matthieu
Connected by UU composer Brian Tate
- Seeking truth
Dona Nobis Pacem traditional Latin canon
- Peace (the congregation's superpower!)
Music Director and MLCP candidate
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville
This Sunday, May 11th, 2017, at our Circle of Candles:
Barbara Hitt for Care Committee,
a candle of sorrow: Please light a candle for Gloria Guay, who has had pneumonia for 2 weeks and is still sick.
Audrey Fox, a candle of joy: My mom and sister are visiting for Maxwell's bridging ceremony.
Dan Nielsen, lit a candle: He has left for Russia, as of Tuesday.
UUCH Choir, a candle of joy: We ask for light, positive healing thoughts, and love for Laurie Keller in her journey through uterine cancer treatments.
Maria Coble, a candle of sorrow: My uncle, Dudley Brown, died unexpectedly Friday morning. Please remember his family as they mourn this loss.
Tim and Theresa, a candle of sorrow: We received word that a member from years ago has passed away, Lila Menteer. She welcomed us to the church when we started 34 years ago, when she was very active in the church.
Jack Long, a candle of sorrow: My dear sweet wife, Echo, is dying quickly. She may reach her birthday of June 21st, but not mine, September 18th.
Jack Long, a candle of joy: My wife Echo and I were married 23 years ago, May 1st. In 23 years, we have only had one fight!