The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville 
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
July 26, 2018
Vol. 18 Issue 30
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Wed. 8/1

UUCH Choir Project 
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Sun. 8/5
Share The Plate*
First Sunday Potluck
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! 
UUkulele Fun Group
The Ukulele Fun Group is open to everyone, regardless of skill level.
The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

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Board Members
Susan Coddington  
John Schulz

Nancy Finley

David Bollinger 

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 31st.

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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Office Hours:

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 29, 2018
"Molly Johnson: Women's and Gender Studies and UAH History Department" 
Molly Johnson
Molly Johnson, of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and the member of the History Department at UAH, will join us this Sunday to talk about how her professional work as a historian of twentieth-century Germany, combined with her recent engagement as the Director of Women's and Gender Studies have shaped her spiritual development and social engagement. 
This Sunday in Children and
Youth Religious Education (C Y RE)  
Summer Religious Education continues with Social Justice Meal Packs led by Gail Williams and Michelle Clark with India Truman assisting. 

For more information, contact Erin Reid, Director of Religious Education, or Steve Rittenberg, CYRE Chair.
New UU Class
August 12th, 19th,
and 26th
What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist? Guided be Tapestry of Faith Curriculum, we will offer a three-part series that explores important themes in UU congregational life: our worship and theology, history, covenant and polity, faith development, social justice, and membership. This program is particularly focused on introducing newcomers to Unitarian Universalism, but those of us who have been here for awhile 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!
So mark your calendars now for the Sunday mornings of August 12th, 19th, and 26th for this chance to learn and share. Meet for coffee or tea at 9:00 a.m. Discussion starts at 9:15. Nancy Finley and Bobby Hall will facilitate the discussion. Contact Nancy Finley for more information.
If you need childcare during this time, please contact Nancy at least a week before the event.
 Save The Dates For The

Sign-up sheets for volunteering for the book sale will be found on the "What's New at UUCH" bulletin board this Sunday.
Dates and times for the sale are:
Friday, September 28th
11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Best Selection -- Book Dealers Welcome
Saturday, September 29th
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Come early for the books and stay for the coffee, yummy treats available for sale, and soft jazz: our Coffee House will be open for fellowship with fellow readers.
Sunday, September 30th 
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Half-price or less on our remaining items! Invite your frugal friends for coffee and the BEST book deals after our Sunday service (and maybe convince them to drop by same time next Sunday for our October Potluck).

Private sales will be held on Wednesday, September 26th, for UUCH members attending the scheduled Adult Religious Education session and on Thursday, September 27th, for members and supporters of the practicing Huntsville Feminist Chorus. Volunteers for Wednesday and Thursday will be sought at a later date.

Please contact Dan McKitrick at or by text at 256-426-6906 if you need more information, or are in need of pickup of your books at your home. 
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.
Contact Rachael Scheib at 973-885-2504 for more information.

Choir rehearsals will resume mid-August.
Care List
This Sunday, July 22, 2018,  
at our Circle of Candles:
Pam Siegler, lit a candle of joy: Thank you all in our congregation for your wonderful support of my 3 year journey to become certified by UUA as a music leader. What a blessing you are! 
Jessica Schulz, lit a candle of joy: Thank you for the outpouring of support, meals, rides, and cards. It is a blessing to be a part of such a loving community. I'm happy to say that I'm progressing well with my recovery after having hip replacement 2-1/2 weeks ago.
Rachael Scheib, lit a candle of joy: We have been working all summer producing new stoles for the choir. Thank you Jefflyn Weed, Susan and Tim Coddington, Theresa and Tim Miller, Jessica Schulz, Paul Anderson, Gail Williams, Bryan Wall, LaDawn Edwards, Tamara Morton, and Nancy Stetson. We have 2 more "Stole-a-thon" sessions, Wednesday 7-9 p.m.! The stoles are looking beautiful. 
Torin Kyemba, lit a candle of joy: On the 17th, Sophia traveled to Manchester, NH. She is in Peterborough, N,H now. My birthday was the 16th. I had to say goodbye on that day because, to say goodbye on the 17th, I'd have to wake up at 4:00 a.m. Sophia will have her birthday on the 28th while she is in NH. She will return on the last day of July. 
Reverend Alice, lit a candle of sorrow: Rev. Alice asks that we turn our thoughts toward Denise Runnels and her family as they struggle with the sudden death of Denise's brother, David Runnels, from cancer. Denise asked Rev. Alice to convey to you that the support of this church is a comfort to her at this time.
Circle of Candles from July 8th:
Deborah Delacey, lit a candle of sorrow: Just over a week ago, my uncle, Richard, passed away. He was like a substitute dad since mine died when I was very young.
Suzey Delacey, lit a candle of Joy: Happy birthday to Deborah Delacey! And welcome to my friend and her kids who joined us for the first time today!
Howard Williams, lit a candle of sorrow: Our friend, James DeForest, is in bad health. Please keep him in your thoughts.
Kathy Fisher, lit a candle of joy: So grateful to the Navy SEAL diver who died attempting to rescue the boys trapped the cave, and thrilled to have learned that six of the boys are already out. Hoping that all will be safely rescued.