The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
June 28, 2018
Vol. 18 Issue 26
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Thu. 6/28
Alabama Arise               Listening Session
6:00 p.m. 
Trinity United Methodist Church
Fri. 6/29
The Knit Wits
6:00 p.m.
Jefflyn's home in southeast Huntsville
Sun. 7/1  Share the Plate*
Sunday Services
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sanctuary

First Sunday Potluck
Immediately after service.
Wed. 7/4
Independence Day

Sun. 7/8
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 weeks.
We will be 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

Bob Locklear

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 


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10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  


Office phone: 256-534-0508
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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 1, 2018
Annual Hymn Sing
Music will lift our spirit this week as we join our voices together for our Annual Hymn Sing! 
Come one, come all to enjoy all of your favorite UU Hymns in the spirit of fellowship and worship. Let the music fill your soul and renew your spirit in this weary world.
* On the first Sunday of each month, we Share the Plate during the offering, Share our Lunch with each other during Potluck, and Share our Bounty by filling the Food Basket! Please don't forget to bring non-perishable food and hygiene items for the food basket to be donated to the Huntsville Assistance Program.

All donations are welcome and appreciated. 
returnThis Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education (C Y RE)  
Summer Religious Education continues with the UUKULELE FUN GROUP led by Theresa Miller, Nancy Finley, Glen Clark, and Sarah Korb.
Anyone with a ukulele is welcome to bring it and strum along!
For more information, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education, or Audrey Fox, CYRE Chair.
July First Sunday  
Summer Potluck
Join us for our first Sunday Potluck, July 1st. You may have a favorite Independence Day dish you'd like to share with all of your friends at UUCH. We hope to see you there!
-- Sponsored by Hospitality
(chaired jointly by Kathy Heath and Jessica Schulz) 
Alabama Arise  
For almost 30 years, Alabama Arise members have worked to make life better for low-income people. Each summer, our organizers hold listening sessions across Alabama to discuss the challenges now facing our low-income communities and explore policy solutions.
Please join us at tonight's listening session, Thursday, June 28th, 6:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville, 607 Airport Road SW.
-- Social Justice 
The Knit Wits 
The next Knit Wits meeting will be held on Friday, June 29th, 6:00 p.m., at Jefflyn's home in southeast Huntsville. This group is part of the Care Committee.   
The Knit Wits make Care Shawls for church members undergoing health challenges, baby blankets for our newborns, and take on a variety of other projects, such as the Yarn-Bombing on the playground fence.  
You are welcome to join the group. Skill at knitting is NOT required! If you wish to learn to knit or crochet, there are good and patient teachers within the group who would love to help you learn.  
Please join us for a relaxing evening with friends. Email Barbara Hitt at for more information.  
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.
We will not be meeting on July 4th. 
Please, feel welcome to attend. There is cutting, ironing, pinning and sewing, as well as GREAT company and air conditioning. Whoop Whoop!  
Needed : sewing machines, good cutting scissors, and snipping scissors for those delicate curves
Provided : patterns, pins, tailors chalk, how-to directions, and plenty of good laughs.
Many thanks for the loan of irons, ironing boards, extension cords, and cutting boards.
Contact Rachael Scheib at 973-885-2504 for more information.

Choir rehearsals will resume mid-August.
Share the Plate
We Share the Plate* this month with New Futures, Inc. , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1990 that is addressing the need in Hunt sville and Madison County for an organization that serves homeless, intact families. New Futures Inc. operates the Marilyn Mabry Family Lodge, a homeless shelter that allows families to remain together in a safe, family-friendly environment. They are the only homeless tr ansitional housing program in Madison County that accepts families with children up to 18 years old of both genders, single fathers with minor children, and single mothers with sons over age 10. By keeping families together, the Lodge enhances the positive outcomes for all family members, and ultimately for the community of Madison County. 

New Futures' shelter is dormitory style, with private rooms and shared bathrooms and common areas. Through its transitional housing program, New Futures acts as a catalyst for homeless families to obtain skills, education, and successes to empower themselves and overcome extreme poverty to achieve independence. Services include a Shelter Program (90 day program including job preparation, job search assistance, and case management) and a Transitional Housing Program including Education Services (including GED certificate assistance), Job Placement, Job Coach/Resume Building Classes, Transportation, Counseling, and Daycare assistance. For more information, see their website.
Care List
This Sunday, June 24, 2018,  
at our Circle of Candles:

Kathy Fisher: lit a candles of concern; My sister had neck fusion surgery, my daughter had hand surgery, and my granddaughter fell and tore up her ankle. All are recovering well. Thankfully.
John Jeter: lit a candle of joy; Our daughters, Lisa, from Colorado, and Kristina, along with her son, Chase, from Florida, will be visiting for a week. 
Rachel Scheib: lit a candle of joy; So proud of my hometown, Florence, AL. This year is the second Pride Festival ever in Florence, AL, which was organized by Equality Shoals. Progress! 

Deborah Delacey: lit a candle of joy; I met and got reacquainted with so many great people on Saturday. Thank you Dan for your hospitality at your garden party.