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The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville  
June 12th, 2014
Vol. 14 Issue 27
In This Issue
UUA's New Address
Coffee Orders
Upcoming Services
This Sunday in RE
Social Justice News
Broadmor Briefing
Care List
Unitarian Universalist Association Moves The Main Office!

The UUA has moved from their long-time address on Beacon Street. The new address is
24 Farnsworth St.
Boston MA
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UUCH Fabulous Friday Potluck

Sponsored by Interweave


Interweave is an Outreach Group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) peoples and their friends and allies. We sponsor this "Potluck and Game Night" on the 3rd Friday of each month to ensure a "safe zone" for the LGBTQ, but EVERYONE that supports the LGBTQ community IS WELCOME.


This Month's Potluck/Game night will be held Friday, June 20th, from 6:30-9:00 p.m., here at the church.  Contact Denise Runnels for more information.

Coffee Orders for the Summer Months

Fair Trade coffee will be available during the summer months by order only. If you would like to purchase Kaffeeklatsch coffee to benefit the Social Justice program, place your order on Sunday, and the coffee will be available the next Sunday. Please write your order on the notebook at the back of the sanctuary, specifying regular or decaf and indicating whether you want your coffee in whole bean or ground for drip, French Press, or espresso. Please see Kathy Heath or Tonia Betts if you have any questions.

EE Choc Bar
Your Social Justice Committee still has Equal Exchange Fair Trade chocolate for sale in the back of the sanctuary each Sunday, but summer is coming--soon it will be too hot to ship. Better Stock Up!

With Fair Trade products, everyone wins!

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Sunday, June 15th, 2014


More than just Good for the Soul"   

The Reverend Dr. Barry Whittemore          


When was the last time you were involved in individual or corporate confession in a religious setting?  Why do UUs not do this?  Is there a price to pay?


Ordained in 1999, the Rev. Dr. Barry Whittemore retired form active parish ministry a year ago.  For his last four years he rode circuit in the Mid-South District.  In August he will move from adjunct instructor to Lecturer in History at the University of North Georgia, where he specializes in Appalachian and Religious History. 

This Sunday in RE: Summer Blast!


3 - 2 - 1 ... Blast Off! Our Children and Youth Summer Religious Education Program continues its flight this Sunday!


Each week, a different church member or friend will pilot a fun adventure with children and youth with an experienced crew of helpers. Look forward to visiting other worlds like Theatre Games, Lego, Collage Making, Oobleck, and more! And make a voyage into our own future with crafts and art projects that will become part of the RE area in our new church home on Planet Broadmor! The journey begins now!

"Making Texture Tile for the New Church!"
Led by Jessica Zelaya, with Erin Reid assisting. 


Nursery care (ages 0-3) will be provided as usual. For more information, contact Erin Reid, our Director of Religious Education (DRE) (256.694.6786 or eereid@hotmail.com).  

Social Justice News!

justice scales Our next Social Justice meeting will be Sunday, June 29th at 9:30 a.m.  We will set up for meal pack assembly for the homeless by the RE kids, and we will discuss summer activities.  We'll have bagels.  If you need childcare, please let Tonia know at (256) 882-9891.  Everyone is welcome!


In April and May, we fell short of our goal to donate 100 non-perishable food and personal care items to the Huntsville Assistance Program.  Can you pick up an item or two when you shop?  Here are some ideas for supplies that HAP needs a lot of--but any donations are welcome and appreciated!

  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pasta and Sauce
  • Dry beans and rice
  • Boxes of cereal
  • Bars of soap
  • Canned meat
  • Peanut butter
Thanks in advance! Let's Fill the Basket!
Broadmor Briefing

Our roofing contractor, Finishing Solutions, completed their work last week, and the manufacturer, Duro-Last, performed a final inspection and signed off on the warranty. No more leaking roof!


Our sanctuary HVAC installer, Hutchens, continues installation of the sanctuary, foyer, and kitchen HVAC systems. Upcoming contractor activities include:

sanctuary bathroom renovation; new supply water installation; RE Wing and Fellowship Hall window replacement overseen by our architect; installation of carpet in the sanctuary, foyer, and balcony; installation of vinyl composite tiles (VCT) in the RE Wing.


Over the next few months there will be several opportunities for volunteer efforts--we'll be completing many details as we get closer to moving into the new facility. Stay tuned for ways you can help!


 --Brad Korb, Renovations Chair

Care List  


At our Circle of Candles on Sunday, June 8th, candles were lit for: 


Bethlynn Sanders: "A candle of Joy and Sorrow. I have relocated to Madison, Alabama, to help my older mother. Glad to be here with you, but miss my family and friends in Michigan." UUCH welcomes you, Bethlynn!


Barbara and Gary Hitt: "A candle of celebration for Barbara and Gary Hitt. June 11th is Barbara's birthday, our daughter's birthday, and our grandson's birthday. It will be a BIG birthday for Barbara, but she will only be ten years old in DOG years!"


Kathy Fisher: "Really sad over losing two beautiful old trees in Thursday's storm, and grateful they didn't fall on my house or those of my neighbors."


If you have pastoral care needs, please contact the Reverend Alice Syltie at revaluu@aol.com. Barbara Hitt is Chair of the Care Committee, and may be reached at home, (256) 881.2531; on her cell, (256) 348.5845; or by email at bghitt1@comcast.net.

UUCH 13-14 Board Members
President: Kevin Betts     

Vice-President:  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 UUCHBoardPresident@uuch.org.

Notice: Next UUCH Board Meeting will be on
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
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 President: Kevin Betts 

Editorial Board: Laurel Bollinger, Kathy Heath 


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Admin. Office Hours: Monday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Thursday 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.   


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 10:45 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:
256. 534-0508.