UUCH Chalice
The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
July 7th, 2016
Vol. 16 Issue 27
In This Issue
Let's Fill the Food Basket!
Your Social Justice Committee asks that we bring non-perishable food and personal hygiene items for the food basket this Sunday, to be donated to the Huntsville Assistance Program. (Baskets are located in the Foyer and in the Fellowship Hall.)
Our Goal: 100 Food Items per month!
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!
Also toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, sanitary napkins and tampons, shampoo and conditioner...you get the idea!
Thanks in advance!

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Sunday, July 10th, 2016

"Meeting the Challenge of Our Stressful Times"

Chaplain Frederick Woods 

"The ethic of gratitude calls us to serve a broken and needy world. Can we nurture in return the people, the institutions, and the natural world that makes our lives possible, livable, and wonderful? We all are invited to be on a journey of discovery. I encourage you to come along and see what you might find in faith."

Ch. Woods has worked in interfaith ministry as a chaplain for over 10 years, and currently serves at Crestwood Hospital. He is also a certified addictions and behavioral health counselor. He has 20 years of experience as a youth minister, instructor, facilitator, senior pastor, church planter-coach, and global mission counselor.
This Sunday in Children and Youth Religious Education 

Our summer program continues with Making Boxes from Calendars, led by Brenda and Linda Turner, with helpers Tonia Betts and Patsy Warvi; and our final session on the Playground Mural, led by Kristy From-Brown.  
Childcare for children age 3 and under will be provided as usual.  
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. 
votives Care List 
At our Circle of Candles on Sunday,  July 3rd, candles were lit for:

LaDawn Edwards, a candle of concern: "A friend's boyfriend was laid off on Friday. At 52 he is concerned that Huntsville's economy cannot absorb the 350 engineers and office workers who will be looking. I'm wishing hope and peace to all who wonder if the future is secure."
Debbie Carswell, a candle of gratitude: "We've just hit the one-year anniversary of Bailey's passing. I just don't know what I would have done without the generous efforts of the church this time last year. Y'all took such good care of me...and of Bailey. Love each and every one of you."
Kirsten and Josh Clark, a candle of joy: "We are so happy to find out via ultrasound that we are adding another boy to our family! Everett Bloom is due to arrive in late October or early November. He is healthy and growing just as he should."
Mari Hinckley, a candle of joy: "I quit smoking! It will be two weeks on Wednesday since I had my last cigarette."
If you have pastoral care needs, please contact the Reverend Alice Syltie at revaluu@gmail.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 


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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.

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.