UUCH Chalice
The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville  
July 11th, 2013
Vol. 13 Issue 28
In This Issue
Food Basket
Coffee for Justice
Upcoming Services
Sunday in RE
Show Us Your Verse!
Interweave Fun!
New to UU?
Care List
Doing Good, One Can at a Time!
bags of food   
Your Social Justice Committee asks that we bring non-perishable food & hygiene items for the food basket, to be donated to the Huntsville Assistance Program. The basket is in the church foyer.
Our Goal: 100 Food Items per month!
    Cuppa Joe?  


Fair Trade, Organic, "Kaffeeklatsch" coffee for sale!  Bags of coffee are available at the back of the sanctuary after Sunday services.


Remember, Fair Trade products help ensure that:

1) Unjust labor practices, such as child slavery, are not used.

2) Farmers and workers are paid fair wages and have a voice in the organization to which they sell their products.

3) Environmental sustainability is held as an important goal.


Plus, proceeds are used to help fund Social Justice projects!

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Sunday July 14th, 2013

"Our Place in the Universe"   

Brad Korb

Science has shown that we occupy a very small place in the universe. The astronauts that have traveled to the moon have seen first hand how small and fragile our planet is and have returned from their journeys changed. What lessons can we learn from science and the astronauts' experiences? How can these lessons about our place in the universe change our lives? This Sunday's service will explore our place in the universe and how that realization can affect how we treat ourselves, others, and our planet.
This Sunday in Religious Education


Summer RE continues at CAMP UU-BE-LONG:


Discover "The Golden Rule"  

with Christy and Jason Aycock! 


Nursery care (ages 0-3) will be provided as usual. For more information, contact Becky Ellingwood, our RE Chair.

Calling All Poets and Songwriters!


quillpen The Worship committee invites you to send in your original poems and songs for a special service on July 28th. Members and friends of all ages (even children!) are encouraged to share a poem or two appropriate for worship. All submitted poems will be printed for the congregation to take home and enjoy, and many will be read during the service. Please email your submissions to Mona Smith at  monajsmith@aol.com by July 14th.

Monthly Interweave Potluck & Game Night: Everyone is Welcome!


chalice w/rainbow flame UUCH's Interweave is an Outreach Group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) peoples and their friends and allies. On the 3rd Friday of each month, we hold a "Potluck and Game Night" to eat, play, and have a good time in a "safe zone" for the LGBTQ. We hope that our allies will come out and join in the fun so that we have a good mix of LGBTQ and A's participating.


This Month's Potluck/Game night will be held Friday, July 19th, from 6:30-9pm, here at the church.

Contact Denise Runnels or Morgan Justice for more information.

UUCH Newcomers Social
August 10th--Save the Date!


If you started attending UUCH within the past year or so, we hope you will make plans to attend the Newcomer's Social to be held on Saturday, August 10th at 6 p.m.  


This will be a casual evening of fellowship and fun complete with food, drinks, and childcare, and will be held at the home of Brad, Pam, and Sarah Korb. Also attending will be members of the church Board and Council, and others in leadership positions.  We look forward to this social opportunity to get to know you better, and to help you get to know us better too.


More details and invitations will be provided closer to the August 10th date.  Please save the date so we can celebrate you--our new UUCH members and friends!


Bobby Hall and Pam Korb

2013-14 Membership Co-chairs

votives Care List 


In our Circle of Candles on July 7th, requests for candles came from: 

Lisa White, who asked that we "keep the Spaulding family in your thoughts as they approach the birth of their child, who is facing health challenges."

When you fill out a Circle of Candles form to be read during the service, please indicate on the form if you do not want your concern mentioned in this newsletter.   


If you have pastoral care needs, please contact the Reverend Alice Syltie at revaluu@aol.com

UUCH 12-13 Board Members
President: Kevin Betts     

V.P.  Denise Hunter-Gilbert 

Secretary: Bobby Hall           

Treasurer: Jerome Belcher   

Trustees: Nancy Finley, Kathy Heath, & Laurel Bollinger  

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 Kevin Betts, no later than one week prior to the meeting, i.e. the Tuesday before.You may leave a copy of your request in his Mailbox at the church office, or contact him at

Next UUCH Board Meeting will be on July 23rd, 2013 at 7pm. Thanks for your cooperation!

From the Overlook is a publication of

The Unitarian Universalist Church,

2222 Governor's Dr. Huntsville, AL 35801

Minister: The Reverend Alice Syltie

Board Pres: Kevin Betts 

Editorial Board: Laurel Bollinger, Kathy Heath 


Newsletter deadlines are each Monday at midnight!
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Admin. Office Hours:  

Monday 9:30am- 1pm; Thursday 9:39am-12pm ; Friday



Office phone: 256.534-0508, email: uuch@uuch.org 

Minister's Phone: 256.539-9607, email: revaluu@aol.com

Web: www.uuch.org 


Sunday Services are held 10:45am to 12 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:
256. 534-0508.