UUCH Chalice
The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville  
June 19th, 2014
Vol. 14 Issue 28
In This Issue
Coffee Orders
UUA's New Address
Upcoming Services
This Sunday in RE
Friday Potluck
Rocket City Pride
Social Justice News
Newcomers Social
Broadmor Briefing
Care List
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!
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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Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

"Pride in the Rocket City"   

Presented by Interweave  

and the Worship Committee           


Sparked as a response to a police raid in 1969 at a gay bar in New York City, Pride Celebrations can be found today in almost every country around the globe. As June marks Pride Month in most places, this Sunday Huntsville will be joining in the festivities with the third annual Rocket City Pride Day. Before the parade downtown, join us at UUCH as Interweave and the Worship Committee reflect on Pride in the Rocket City. We'll celebrate with personal stories, poetry, prose and special music by Alli Johnson and John Czachurski. 

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, 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 continues!

ON DECK THIS WEEK: "Camp Fire Songs!"
Led by Laurie Keller and Diedre Moore, with Denise Hunter-Gilbert and 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).  

UUCH Fabulous Friday Potluck
Sponsored by Interweave

chalice w/rainbow flame 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 this Friday, June 20th, from 6:30-9:00 p.m., here at the church.  Contact DeniseRunnels for more information.

UUCH Supports Rocket City Pride--
with YOUR Help!

rainbow flag Our Interweave group will set up a UUCH sponsored booth at the Rocket City Pride event this Sunday, June 22nd. It would be great to have a canopy over the tables but the church does not yet own one. If you have a canopy that you would be willing to share for the event or you are interested in helping with the booth or set up, please contact Denise Runnels (drrunnel@gmail.com).

We hope you join us at the Historic Depot and Roundhouse downtown to show that UUCH supports the right for equality currently lacking in our society. Event begins at noon and lasts until 8:00 p.m.

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! 
UUCH Newcomers Social on July 12th!
Save the Date!


stained glass chalice If you have visited UUCH several times recently, or have become a member within the past year or so, we hope you will make plans to attend the Newcomers Social to be held on Saturday, July 12th at 6:00 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 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 July 12th date.  Please save the date so we can celebrate you--our new UUCH friends and members! 


Pam Korb

2013-14 Membership Chair

Broadmor Briefing

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 15th, candles were lit for: 


Tim & Theresa Miller: "Our new grand-babies, Amelia Anne and John Garrett are two weeks old today. We spent a week visiting in N.C. We have pictures!"

Meredith Lorge: "It's a privilege to have the first candle ever lit for me be in honor of my favorite person in the entire world. My Great Aunt, May Friel Brown, passed away on Friday, June 13th, 2014 at around 10:00 p.m. Atlanta time. She was 99 years old, and would have been 100 on September 22nd. In my eyes though, she made it to the full 100, even though she wasn't able to receive her 100th birthday call from [President] Obama. Rest in peace, Aunt Friel. I love you forever."

Lynsie Lamitie: "Happy Father's Day! Grateful for my amazing dad who was a stay-at-home mom for a lot of my life. And grateful for all the other wonderful dads in our congregation."

Susan Coddington: "I'm excited that Marc, Judy, Emma, and Max Stettner are here for their annual visit this week!"

Marc & Judy Stettner: "Very happy to be back for a visit and bring greetings from Tree of Life UU Congregation in McHenry, IL!"


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
Monday, June 30th, 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.