UUCH Chalice
The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
July 16th, 2015
Vol. 15 Issue 29
In This Issue

We CAN Reach 100!


Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to take 123 items to the Huntsville Assistance program for the month of June.  

Way to give! 

Huntsville Assistance Program representatives say that other 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 19th, 2015

"Prayer for Unitarian Universalists"

John Czachurski    


Unitarian Universalists tend not to emphasize prayer to the degree that some other faith groups do, and, as a non-creedal faith, we have no requirement that it be practiced. Yet prayer is an integral spiritual practice for many of us. For Unitarian Universalists, what is prayer? To whom or to what do we pray? This Sunday's service, led by John Czachurski, will consider how a theologically liberal understanding of prayer can enrich our lives.

This Sunday in RE

Care Cards!

Barbara Hitt and Kathy Heath will be helping the children make Care Cards on Sunday. The Care Committee sends these very special cards to members of our congregation who are suffering from health concerns or loss or just need cheering up. They will bring a smile to your face. Last time, one very precocious little UU wrote on his card "Get the word sick out of people's vocabulary!"  


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)

This Coming Saturday! Rain or Shine!
Property Work Day, 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.
Social Justice Committee Meets July 26th
justice scales Your Social Justice Committee will meet Sunday morning, July 26th, at 9:30 a.m. We'll be getting ready for the RE Meal-Pack day. We'll have bagels! For information or questions, please call Tonia Betts at 256.882.9891.


Learn to Drum!

Drum Power
Unity Drum Camp


July 27-August 1st

11:00 a.m-2:30 p.m. daily

Camp fee is $55.00


Camp "Graduation" Performance will be held Sunday, August 2nd



Unitarian Universalist Church

3921 Broadmor Rd

Huntsville, AL 35810



To Unify, Heal, and Connect the Community  

through music!


Classes sponsored by Djembeile & Surrender Inc.

Master Drummer/composer/performer

More info: Djembeile (256) 886-8387

votives Care List 


At our Circle of Candles on Sunday, July 12th, candles were lit for: 


Debbie Carswell, a candle of joy: "Although my grief is still crippling, the overwhelming love and support our church family showed Tuesday night in Bailey's memory brought light to a very dark and empty place in my heart. I rejoice in the fact that Bailey had such a wonderful, loving church home full of members who clearly cherished her. Thanks to all of you who touched her life. You did indeed bring her joy."


The Aycocks, a candle of joy and concern: "We have entered the process of trying to take custody of our nephew who is 16 months old. He has been in foster care since birth. We have the final date of August 10 to find out if we get to care for him, or if he goes into the system. We know what happens is for the best. We get to visit him on Mondays until then."


Kathy Fisher, a candle of sorrow: "Please hold my daughter-in-law's nephew, L J , in your hearts as he faces serious health issues."


Samantha Minor, a candle of joy and sorrow: "This is both a joy and sorrow in several ways. Wednesday will be my last day in Huntsville living with Wanda and Amanda. I'll miss being with them every day, but I have really enjoyed my time up here. I'm so thankful for all they've done for me over the past few months."


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.