UUCH Chalice
The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville
3921 Broadmor Rd, Huntsville AL 35810  
January 15th, 2015
Vol. 15 Issue 03
In This Issue
Food Basket
Upcoming Services
This Sunday in RE
Chili King? or Queen?
Move Your Body
Care List
We CAN Do It--Again!

bags of food 

The Social Justice Committee's goal is to collect and donate 100 items per month. CAN you pick up an extra CANNED good, nonperishable food item, or personal care product next time you are out shopping? Please do, and put it in the basket in the church foyer to be donated to the Huntsville Assistance Program (HAP).


Fair Trade is Good for Everyone!

Your Social Justice Committee is once again selling Fair Trade chocolate varieties from Equal Exchange, including Cocoa powder!  

EE Choc Bar

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, and our congregation's purchase of Equal Exchange products supports the UUSC!

Equal Exchange Logo  

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Sunday, January 18th, 2015

"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

A Celebration"

The Reverend Alice Syltie

and John Czachurski


The goal in many cities this year is to make MLK weekend "known as a time of national resistance to injustice." This goal is shared by the broader Black Lives Matter movement, which sprang up last year following the high-profile deaths of unarmed black men by police. This Sunday we will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and consider what reclaiming his legacy might mean.  

This Sunday in RE

If you missed the game day over the holiday break, here is your chance to play! Enjoy your favorite table games with your friends at church. Bring games from home, or play our church classics. 

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). 
Ten Days Until the Chili Cook-off!
Who will win the coveted Red Ladle? 

The 2015 UUCH Annual Chili Cook-off
will be held Saturday, January 24th!
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and judging begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each for those 13 and older;  
Kids 3-12 are $3 each, with a family cap of $15. Admittance is free for the Chili Entrants!  
Advance ticket purchase is not necessary.

Chili cooks, please pre-register by contacting
Audrey Fox:
audrey.fox@gmail.com, or 256.417.6197).
singing chili
Entertainment is being organized by Susan Coddington, so if you'd like to sing, dance, tell jokes, or otherwise entertain, please email susan.coddington@rteamworks.com.

Chili fixings, crackers, and little kid food will be provided. We are looking for volunteers to provide side dishes (cornbread, salads, rolls) and desserts. Please contact Audrey Fox or sign up via this website: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ea9a62aa3fd0-2015.

Awareness Through Movement
--Every Saturday Morning!

UUCH Adult Religious Education focuses on the whole spiritual person--mentally and physically. We have started another series of Awareness Through Movement® classes. The class focuses on gentle movement that can assist us in being more comfortable and pain-free in our everyday activities. Come learn how to use the core of your body to improve movement, balance, and chronic pain.

Everyone is welcome! This verbally guided Awareness Through Movement® class is for anyone who wants more ease and comfort in their movements. Class is drop-in, no experience necessary, and is led by Sally Locklear. Wear comfortable, loose clothing, and bring a bath or beach towel to use as head support for comfort in side-lying.

These classes are being held on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m., continuing until further notice. For information, contact Denise Runnels at denise.r.runnels@gmail.com. If you need childcare for this event, please contact Denise at least a week before the event.
Care List  


At our Circle of Candles on Sunday, January 11th, candles were lit for:  


Kathy Heath, a Candle of Joy: "Thank you to everyone who sent cards, called, lit candles, sent messages, and brought meals while I was recovering from back surgery last year."


Jefflyn Weed, a Candle of Joy: "It is a joy to have my friend, Annie Gordon, visiting from Tucson."


Brad Korb, a Candle of Joy: "I am thankful for Tim Miller spending this past week at church working to resolve a couple of plumbing issues. Thanks, Tim!"


LaDawn Edwards, a Candle of Joy: "I was contacted this week by the college where I taught in Iowa, and I will be teaching a writing course online this semester."


Barbara and Gary Hitt, a Candle of Joy: "Barbara went to the surgeon on Friday, and x-rays showed my foot has healed, and I can start walking! And that is a good thing because we leave for a bird watching trip in Oaxaca, Mexico on Jan. 18th!"


From Rev. Alice Syltie:


A Candle of Joy for Anne Rutledge who celebrated her 94th birthday on Monday.


A Candle of Joy for Becky Ellingwood who is home and walking as she continues to make progress in her recovery.


A Candle of Thanks for people who have volunteered to help with my Mom's memorial service--Barbara Hitt, Audrey Fox, Jo Broussard, Catherine Hall, and Todd Hunter-Gilbert.


From Care Committee:


A Candle of Thanks for people who will be providing food for the Syltie family--Alice Dilbeck, Eleanor Schweinsberg, and Michelle Clark.


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 14-15 Board Members


President:  Denise Hunter-Gilbert

Vice-President: Angel Hundley 

Secretary: Bobby Hall           

Treasurer: Jerome Belcher   

Trustees: Becky Ellingwood, John Fox, & 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 Denise Hunter-Gilbert, no later than one week prior to the meeting, i.e. the Tuesday before. You may leave a copy of your request in her Mailbox at the church office, or contact her at UUCHBoardPresident@uuch.org.

Next UUCH Board Meeting will be on
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Thanks for your cooperation!

From the Overlook is a publication of

The Unitarian Universalist Church,

3921 Broadmor Rd. Huntsville, AL 35810

Minister: The Reverend Alice Syltie

Board President: Denise Hunter-Gilbert 

Editorial Board: Laurel Bollinger, Kathy Heath 


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Admin. Office Hours: 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri.

For Wednesday access, please call in advance. 

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

Minister's 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.