UUCH Chalice
The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
July 9th, 2015
Vol. 15 Issue 28
In This Issue

We CAN Reach 100!


Share your Extra

Huntsville Assistance Program representatives say that donations have fallen off and they need our help more than ever, so please check your pantry, and/or pick up an extra item on your next shopping trip. Suggested donations: macaroni and cheese, pasta and sauce, dry beans and rice, boxes of cereal, bars of soap, canned meat, and peanut butter!

Thanks in advance!

Fair & Delicious  

EE Choc Bar

After the worship service every Sunday, your Social Justice Committee is in the Fellowship Hall, selling Fair Trade chocolate from Equal Exchange! There are a variety of yummy flavors, and ingredients include a clear conscience! Plus, proceeds are used to help fund Social Justice projects!

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Sunday, July 12th, 2015

"Enough Already"

Amanda Schuber  


Growing up in a culture where consumption is king, physically, emotionally, and spiritually we spend countless hours trying to reach that elusive goal of "enough." This week, we'll explore what "enough" really means and if "enough" is really what counts.
This Sunday in RE
Finger Knitting!   
You don't need needles! Let's learn to "Finger Knit" with Audrey Fox! Susan Coddington and Jon & Maxwell Fox will be there to lend a hand.  


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) or Jessica Zelaya, RE Chair (256.322.2210 or asuriai@yahoo.com)

Property Work Day is Saturday, July 18th


Your Property Committee will be hosting a property work day at our Broadmor facility on Saturday, July 18th, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon--and your help is needed!  


There will be tasks for every skill level both inside and outside our property. Some examples of outside tasks include:  

  • invasive privet removal,
  • gutter cleaning,
  • pine needle removal,
  • weeding.

Some inside tasks include:   

  • painting,
  • cleaning out of storage areas,
  • light bulb replacement,
  • minor plumbing repairs.
Please bring your gloves and tools! Like all homes, our church home needs regular care and feeding, so come out on July 18th to help care for our new facility and enjoy fellowship with your church family.
Board Report for June 26th, 2015
The Board has developed a procedure for responding to a situation in which a serious (but not apparently violent) disruptive group enters our sanctuary during services, based on an event that occurred last year at the New Orleans UU Church. The procedure assigns responsibilities for congregational response (being led in song), requesting law enforcement presence, video recording of the event, asking the disruptive group to leave, assuring the safety of children, and resuming calm and spiritual presence.


The Board approved Committee chairs for the new 2015-16 Fiscal year:

Property: Brad Korb

Adult RE: Nancy Finley

Finance: Alice Dilbeck

Worship: Nick Wilbourn

Membership: Pam Korb

Children's RE: Jessica Zelaya

Social Justice: Gail Williams and Tonia Betts

Music: Susan Coddington

Care: Barbara Hitt

Technology: Kip Shepherd

There is still a need to fill chairs for Hospitality and Publicity.


Some members are having difficulty in hearing all the presenters at Sunday services. The Board discussed possible solutions, including alerting speakers if they are not being heard and encouraging them to use the microphones correctly.


--Ed Bernstein, Secretary, UUCH Board of Trustees

votives Care List 


At our Circle of Candles on Sunday, July 5th, candles were lit for: 

Kathy Fisher, a candle of Sorrow: "My heart breaks for Debbie Carswell in the loss of precious Bailey. And please send positive thoughts and prayers to my piano teacher friend, Kathy Stokes, who suffered fractures to both arm bones yesterday, when her airbag deployed in a minor collision in a parking lot."


Bobby Hall, a candle of Sorrow: "Prayers for Baby Max. Max passed away last Saturday."


Bonnie and Steve Herold, a candle of Joy: "Many of you already heard that our Rachel and husband Robbie are having a baby in mid-November. What we just learned is this: it's a girl!"


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 15-16 Board Members


President: Laurel Bollinger 

Vice-President: Angel Hundley 

Secretary: Ed Bernstein           

Treasurer: Jerome Belcher   

Trustees: Millicent Simmons, John Fox, & Denise Runnels 


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 Laurel Bollinger, 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.

The next UUCH Board Meeting will be held
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 6:30 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: Laurel Bollinger  

Editorial Board: Laurel Bollinger, Kathy Heath 


Newsletter deadlines are each Monday at midnight!
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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.