The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville, AL 35810  
September 27, 2018
Vol. 18 Issue 39
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Thu. 9/27 
Faith in Action Alabama
5:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Phillips CME Church

Huntsville Feminist Chorus 
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Choir Room

Fri. 9/28
Awareness Through Movement 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Book Sale 
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Knit Wits Meeting
6:00 p.m.

Sat. 9/29
Book Sale
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Sun. 9/30
Social Justice Meeting   
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
Fellowship Hall

Sunday Services
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sanctuary

Book Sale  
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Mon. 10/1
Girl Scout Troop Meeting
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Justice Room

Wed. 10/3
Soul Matters Small
[Group B]
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

UUCH Choir
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Choir Room

Thu. 10/4 
Huntsville Feminist Choir
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Choir Room

Sat. 10/6
Interweave Cookout + Campout
Starts at 5:00 p.m.
Monte Sano State Park
Huntsville Assistance Program 
canned goods  
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 donation in the basket in the church foyer for the Huntsville Assistance Program (HAP).  
THANK YOU for your continued generosity! 
UUkulele 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.
UUCH Choir
kids singing
The UUCH choir practices on Wednesdays in the Music Room. Our start time has changed to 7:00 p.m. Whether you know how to sing or would like to learn, we would love for you to join us! If you plan to attend but cannot, or if you have other inquiries, please contact Pam Siegler at 931-307-4994 or via email.
Girl Scouts at UUCH

We are living the Girl Scout way at UUCH and looking for friends to join us! Girl Scouts at UUCH meet biweekly to enjoy adventures, friendship, and fun together. We are recruiting girls and helpers for the 2018-19 school year.

Please stop by our table in the Fellowship Hall after Sunday services to learn more about our troop! Or contact Harper Goodman for more information.

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UUCH 2018-19
Board Members
Susan Coddington  
John Schulz

Nancy Finley

David Bollinger 

Ed Bernstein
Theresa Miller

Nick Wilbourn
Interim Minister:
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 on Tuesday, October 23.

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    

Editorial Board:  

Kathy Heath
Nick Wilbourn 


Newsletter deadlines are each Monday at midnight.
Any committee with newsletter announcements should send submissions to news collator Willette Battle at  


Office Hours:

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  
Monday - Friday


Office Phone: 256-534-0508

Minister's Email:



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


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

Upcoming Service
Sunday, September 30, 2018
"Creating the Beloved Community"   
 Reverend Ed Brock    
Community shapes us, supports us, makes us resilient, gives us hope, and sustains the power of love in and around us. But what creates healthy and strong relationships?
In this sermon, Rev. Brock will talk about his recently published book, Optimal Relationships, which explores how relationships are strengthened and weakened.  
Copies of his book will be available for sale after the service. 
This Sunday in Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE)
ACTION DAY! Each room will engage in Tapestry of Faith "Faith in Action" projects that put inreach and outreach into action. The YOUUTH room will do a church inreach project that builds understanding of ageism and acceptance of all ages. Youth and all RE families: Mark you calendars for Saturday, November 3, to participate in the Social Justice Committee's home winterizing workday with CASA to prepare seniors' homes for colder weather.

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!  
The Knit Wits
The UUCH Care Committee "Knit Wits" made and donated this beautiful quilt to Hospice Family Care.

The Knit Wits are part of the Care Committee. 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. 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 can also just come and chat.  No knitting skill is required!

The next Knit Wits meeting will be held on Friday, September 28, at 6:00 p.m. at Jefflyn's home in southeast Huntsville. We will be taking on a new project to extend the yarn-bombing on the playground fence with knitted and crocheted vegetables and fruit. 

Email Barbara Hitt  for more information. We hope you can join us for a relaxing evening with friends.

Sponsored by the Care Committee
Awareness Through Movement
Returns Friday,
September 28, 
at 10:00 a.m.
The Feldenkrais Method of Awareness Through Movement class will start again with a series of lessons focused on improving balance and breathing by improving the use of the muscles that support the hips and lower back. These lessons will 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 will meet each Friday at 10:00 a.m., from September 28 to December 14.
UUCH Adult Religious Education focuses on the whole spiritual person, mentally and physically, so come join us!
For further information, contact Adult RE chair Nancy Finley

Submitted by the Adult RE Committee
Our Book Sale Is  

Please get the word out! Sale hours are:  

Friday, September 28 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 29: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 30: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

It's never too late to donate your used books, CDs, and DVDs. Drop them off Friday morning, and we will get them sorted and in the sale.

Remember, Ray Bradbury's Astral Cafe will be open for business all day Saturday. Baked goods from congregation members' kitchens will be available, with complimentary beverages, when the sale opens at 8 a.m.; soups and sandwiches will be available at lunchtime until closing. There will be live music outside to listen to while you eat and purchase books.

All remaining inventory will be 50-75% off on Sunday, so come back for seconds!

Please contact Dan McKitrick via email or by text at 256-426-6906 for more information. 
Come Out, Cook Out, Camp Out!
Interweave 's 7th annual evening of fun, camping, and cooking  out  on the fire will be Saturday, October 6. Join us beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Monte Sano State Park at our primitive camp site. 

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and join us for food, fellowship, and campfire singing. If you'd like to bring some food or other supplies, please sign up Sunday in the fellowship hall or  online here.

Please note: you do not have to camp out overnight. You're welcome to drop by and stay for as long as you'd like Saturday night.

For more information, contact Nick Wilbourn . All are welcome!
Sponsored by Interweave
Go, UUCH, Go! 

We've formed a team, and we have a date; now all we need are some teammates!

The 15th Annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run will be on Saturday, October 20, 2018, and UUCH once again has a team sponsored by our Social Justice Committee. The 5K course will take walkers and runners through beautiful downtown Huntsville on a lovely fall day. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by awards.

This year the Survivors' Walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. The race will start immediately after. 

Proceeds from the 2018 Ribbon Run will be used to purchase additional mammography diagnostic equipment.  

To register as a team member, go to and search for Teams. Then enter Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville to find our team.

Support your fellow UUs who have already been touched by this and other awful diseases. Register now, and start stretching. All abilities are welcome! 

Additional information is coming soon. For more information, contact Becky Ellingwood

Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee
UUCH T-Shirts  
Are Here!
The UUCH t-shirts are here and may be picked up in the Fellowship Hall. Please check the list to make sure that you pick up the size that you ordered, and also circle your order number. If you are not marked "paid" in the last column, please pay the $10 cost to Barbara Hitt or Gail Williams.
Care List
This Sunday, September 23, 2018,  at our Circle of Candles:
Kathy Fisher lit a candle of joy: My daughter's crew and zoo made it safely back to their North Carolina home, which thankfully did not flood. 
Theresa Miller lit a candle of joy. Thanking Dan for his hard work on our book sale, really making it into a fun event for us. He's been putting in more time than a full-time job, so give him lots of love and stay and help after church today, or sign up to help on the posted lists.