UUCH Chalice
The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
June 30th, 2016
Vol. 16 Issue 26
In This Issue
This Sunday, July 3rd, is a Sharing Sunday!
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On the first Sunday of each month, we
Share the Plate during the offering,
Share our Lunch with each other during Potluck, and
Share our Bounty by filling the Food Basket!
Please don't forget to bring non-perishable food and hygiene items for the food basket, to be donated to the Huntsville Assistance Program.
All donations are welcome and appreciated!

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Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

"Every Stitch"

Amanda Schuber 

These are trying times we live in, and finding solace in this world that is frayed and worn can be difficult. Join us Sunday as Amanda Schuber explores some of the ways we can find sacred and safe space within our lives.
This Sunday we Share the Plate with Free2Be. For more about this program, please see the article below
This Sunday in Children and Youth Religious Education 

Our summer program continues with more artistic collaboration on the Playground Mural, led by Kristy From-Brown. We will also have outdoor fun on the playground with Tonia Betts and Heather Kyemba.  
Childcare for children age 3 and under will be provided as usual. 

For the summer months, we are recruiting volunteers to share their interests, skills, and hobbies with our RE program! For more about this opportunity, contact our Religious Education Director, Erin Reid.
Questions about Religious Education at UUCH may be directed to Erin Reid, our Director of Religious Education (DRE) (256.694.6786 or eereid@hotmail.com). Register online for the UUCH Children and Youth RE Program at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WS8LDNP. 
This Sunday we Share the Plate* with Free2Be GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services
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From the Free2Be website:

: Free2Be is dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. We are committed to ensuring the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of youth and young adults struggling due to sexual orientation or gender identity issues. free2be

: Our direct social services which include counseling, support groups, public advocacy, and professional development are provided through the Free2Be Safe Anti-Violence Project. (ALL Social Services are provided free of charge.) This project is a regional endeavor to address Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Bullying, and other forms of violence which damage all of us as individuals and as a society. This project is the first of its kind in Alabama to be designed to meet the culturally specific needs of LGBTQ people.

"With your continued support we work to help survivors overcome trauma while providing public education and services to support the development of healthy relationships. We provide support groups for youth, young adults, transgender adults, as well as, counseling and resource referrals. In addition to the Free2Be Safe AVP we operate the Free2Be LGBTQ Resource Center. The Center houses our support groups, community meetings, volunteer workspaces, and the planning office for Rocket City Pride."

For more about Free2Be, please visit their website at http://free2be.org/.  

*When we "Share the Plate," all cash collected on the first Sunday of each month in the quarter (July, August, and September), along with any checks noted as "Share the Plate," will be halved with Free2Be.
votives Care List 
At our Circle of Candles on Sunday,  June 26th, candles were lit for:

Heather Kyemba
, a candle of sorrow: "Sophia hurt her foot two weeks ago. She is struggling to stay still and not participate in physical activity she loves like hiking, running, swimming, and dancing."
Cheri Smith, a candle of sorrow: "My daughter, Vicky Evans, has lung cancer. We will be going to UAB next month. We need all the healing thoughts and prayers we can get."

Our minister, the Reverend Alice Syltie, is on sabbatical through the month of June. For pastoral emergencies please contact Angel Hundley, the Sabbatical Coordinator, at ahundley@me.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 16-17 Board Members


President: Laurel Bollinger 

Vice-President: Denise Runnels  

Secretary: Ed Bernstein           

Treasurer: Greg Howard   

Trustees: Susan Coddington, Kathy Heath,

   and Lynsie Lamitie 


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
on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 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!
Please send submissions to news collator Deedee Moore at


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.

Website: 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.