The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville, AL 35810  
April 25, 2019
Vol. 19 Issue 17
In This Issue
Upcoming Events  

Thurs. 4/25 
Faith in Action Meeting
5:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Phillips CME Church
100 Orange Drive
 
Sun. 4/28
Soul Matters Small Groups
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
[Group D]

Sunday Service
10:45 a.m.
UUCH Choir Music Service
Sanctuary
 
Fri. 5/3
Awareness Through Movement
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Adult RE Room

Concerts on the Dock
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Lowe Mill Docks


Sun. 5/5
Soul Matters Small Groups
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
[Group D]

Social Justice Meeting
9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Hall

Sunday Service
10:45 a.m.
Teacher Appreciation
Sanctuary

Potluck Lunch
12:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall


Wed. 5/8
UUkulele Fun Group
5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
All-Ages Pickup Choir 
 
The last Sunday in April, April 28 , anyone who wants can attend a short rehearsal at 9:30 a.m. in the Music Room . The pickup choir   will run through the song a few times and then enjoy sharing the musical message with the congregation that same day.
 
Music will be accessible and interesting for all ages and skill levels, from four years old to 97 years young.
 
For more information, contact Pam Siegler, Music Director.
U Ukule le  
Fun Group
The UUkulele Fun Group is open to everyone, regardless of skill level.
 
The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.
Aware ness  Through M ovement 
  
The Felden kra is Method of Awareness Through Movement class has started again with lessons that use small, gentle movement, imagination, and sensing. Mats will be provided, but feel free to bring anything you might need to make yourself comfortable lying on the floor. If you are unable to lie on the floor, please let us know, and we will make an accommodation for you.
 
This Adult RE class, led by Sally Locklear, is drop-in, with no experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. 
 
We meet each Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Adult Religious Education Room.
 
The last class will be Friday, May 3.
 
For further information, contact Adult RE chair Nancy Finley

Sponsored by the Adult Religious Education Committee
Social Justice Meeting

Mark your calendars! The next Social Justice Committee meeting will be on May 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Submitted by the Social Justice Committee
Huntsville Assistance Program 
209 fabulous food items, 4 huge multi-packs, hundreds of toiletry items, and 4 packs of adult diapers were recently delivered to the Huntsville Assistance Program. Thanks to all who donated!
   
The Social Justice Committee  has a goal to collect at least 100 items each month for the food pantry.  
 
Please put your nonperishable food items or personal care products donations in the basket in the church foyer for the Huntsville Assistance Program. 

They run low on cereal, canned fruit, mac and cheese, peanut butter, instant mashed potatoes, Hamburger Helper-type meals, and canned veggies -- but not green beans or corn.
   
They are always grateful for our 
donations. Thank you for your continued generosity! 
 
New Futures needs additional items. Please see the poster in Fellowship Hall for more information.

Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee

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UUCH 2018-19
Board Members
 
President:  
Susan Coddington  
 
Vice President: 
John Schulz

Secretary:
Nancy Finley

Treasurer: 
David Bollinger 

Trustees: 
Ed Bernstein
Theresa Miller

Nick Wilbourn
 
 
Interim Minister:
The Rev. Edward L. Brock

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 call her, or send a copy of your request via email. The next board meeting will be Tuesday, April 30 .  

The Overlook is a publication of The Unitarian Universalist Church, 3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville, AL 35810


Interim Minister:
 

The Rev. Edward L. Brock

Board President:  

Susan Coddington   

Editor:  

Nick Wilbourn 

 

Newsletter deadlines are each Monday at midnight.
Any committee with newsletter announcements should send submissions to news collator Amanda Schuber at
uuch@uuch.org.  

 

Office Hours:

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Monday - Wednesday - Friday 

Office Phone: 
256-534-0508
Office Email:
uuch@uuch.org

Minister's Email: minister@uuch.org

Website: www.uuch.org 

 

Sunday Services are held 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children's Religious Education held concurrently. Nursery available for ages 3 years and under.

 

For more info on any event, contact the church office.

 
Upcoming Service
 
Sunday, April 28, 2019 
  
Experiencing the Wholeness of Community Through Music
 
UUCH Choir  
 
The UUCH Music Ministry invites you to worship this Sunday as we sing and celebrate the rich history of some of our favorite hymns. This service weaves many of the hymns selected by our congregation through our voting a few months ago into the elements in the order of service. From the 'in gathering' hymn, May Nothing Evil Cross This Door, through the 'story for all ages', De Colores, to the 'benediction', Blue Boat Home, our voices offer each other the unique opportunities to touch and be touched, to heal and be healed, to be in community with a common heartbeat.
 
                   
Future Services
May 5th: Teacher Appreciation Service
May 12th: Rev. Ed Brock
May 19th: Special Guest, Todd Hoyke 
 
May Worship Theme: Curiosity  
 
Children and youth will meet in their regular RE groups to prepare their room's creative presentation for RE Appreciation Sunday (May 5). All are encouraged to attend.
 
Nursery care for ages 0-3 will be offered as usual. 
 
For more information, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education, or Steve Rittenberg, CYRE Chair.

CYRE registration is open! All families, new and returning, should register each year.  Click here to register!
 
I KNOW I'm forgetting something ... Keys? Wallet?
 
YES, that's it - my pledge to UUCH! I know UUCH needs and deserves my support.  You won't have to remind me again.
 
There are pledge forms by the yellow PLEDGE box in the Fellowship Hall.  If you haven't already, please complete your pledge form as soon as possible.
Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill   
   
   
Join your fellow UUs and friends at Lowe Mill for Concerts on the Dock!

Bring a picnic meal (or buy it there), and enjoy the company of new and old friends under the stars, at the grassy area just at the entrance to Lowe Mill and next to the water tower!

So far, there are six Friday night concerts planned.  The performers are great, fun and also diverse, and are all local and regional musicians! Children are welcome,  and most happily dance or hula hoop close to the stage! The schedule of performers is listed on the poster in Fellowship Hall. You can also click here for more information.
 
Plan to arrive by 5 p.m. to ensure a spot in our group's general area. The concerts will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be a great time to eat our picnic dinners, socialize and get to know each other more deeply, and  walk around the inside of Lowe Mill.

Everyone attending is invited to bring a blanket, picnic meal (or you can purchase food at Lowe Mill), drinks, and a dessert to share (if you wish). You can also wear your UU t-shirt!

Look for a U.U. sign on the grassy area in front of the main entrance of Lowe Mill, located by the Water Tower at 221 Seminole Drive SW in Huntsville. There is an accessible restroom right off the grassy area. Concerts are free, but parking is $5.

Got questions? Call Patti McKee at 256-679-3135.

Sponsored by the Hospitality, Care and Membership Committees
The Knit Wits 
   
The Knit Wits are part of the Care Committee, and no skill at knitting is required to join! The Knit Wits make care shawls for church members undergoing health challenges, as well as baby blankets, and also take on a variety of other projects, such as the yarn-bombing on the playground fence. You are welcome to join the group, and if you wish to learn to knit or crochet, there are good and patient teachers who would love to help you learn. You are also welcome to just come and chat.  Email Barbara Hitt  for more information.
 
Sponsored by the Care Committee

Yard Sale Co-Chair Needed
 

Our  2019 UUCH Yard Sale  will be  Friday, June 14 , and  Saturday, June 15

We are currently seeking a co-chair to assist with this year's yard sale. If you can help, and especially if you have worked at a UUCH yard sale in the past, please contact Amanda Schuber in the church office.
Open Mic Coffeehouse

Save the date! On the evening of Saturday, May 18, the Music Committee will sponsor an open mic coffeehouse, an event which in the past has been popular for all ages. 

You are invited to come and read poetry, sing, play music, or  make us laugh with your stories. There will be mics and speakers, as well as coffee and tea. This is a free event for the whole family!  

Start thinking about what you'd like to present, but keep in mind that this will be a family-friendly, multi-generational event! If you have questions, you may email Tim Miller.

Sponsored by the Music Committee
Thank you to all who came out to help with our Church Clean Up Day!
  

 
votives
Care List
 
This Sunday, April 21, 2019,  at our Circle of Candles:
 
Jack Long lit a candle of sorrow: Echo's dog "Buddy" is on his last legs. Four years ago, when Echo got sick, and he was showing signs of age, I told him that he had to live at least one day longer than Echo. He has made it almost 2 years now.  
 
Emma Donnelly-Bullington lit a candle of joy: I want to thank this church community for being my home away from home over the past four years. I'll be graduating from UAH on May 2, and I'll be returning to Memphis to start my engineering career. Thank you for picking me up from my dorm when I didn't have a car, for welcoming me into the young adult group, and for trusting me to teach your young people in RE. 
 
Glen and Haley Clark lit a candle of joy: After four long years of hard work, we have finally earned our Black Belts in Tang Soo Do.
 
Rachel Scheib lit a candle of sorrow: My little grey cat, Eddi, has become star dust. She was brave and bold and will be missed. 
 
Camilla and Mark lit a candle: In support of our beloved friend, Rachel, as she deals with the loss of her beloved cat, Eddi.
 
Rachel Scheib lit a candle of joy: My sweethearts are HERE visiting from NYC! 
 
Seeker Dan lit a candle joy (in relation to an event from the UUCH Service Auction): I am happy that so many of my fellow seekers in the quest for the Flame of Elavon-Restiel, needed to light the UUCH chalice of service on Saturday, May 4, are here today, this sunny beautiful day.
 
Amanda Schuber lit a candle of joy: After a very long six months for our family, things are starting to turn around. We are so grateful for all the loving support of this congregation.  
 
Jeanne de France lit a candle of joy: Not only do we have a fully accessible south entryway AND door, we now also have a fully accessible AND all-gender restroom!