UUCH Chalice
The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
July 14th, 2016
Vol. 16 Issue 28
In This Issue

Safe Space for Children and Youth
For the safety and enjoyment of our all-ages community, parents/guardians are asked to supervise children and youth in the church facility and grounds when they are not in their planned RE activity.
Let's Fill the Food Basket!
Thanks to your generous donations, we collected 117 items in June for the HAP Pantry!
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 17th, 2016

"Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?"

The Reverend Denise Gyauch

When we gather in Unitarian Universalist congregations, we recognize pretty quickly that there is no way to give a description of the typical Unitarian Universalist. We come to our gatherings along so many different paths, bringing our many individual stories and heading off in many different directions every time we leave each other's company. Given this, is it possible to find a coherent way to describe Unitarian Universalism, broadly speaking? The Six Sources of Unitarian Universalism (as outlined by our association's bylaws) are one way that we build an account of who we are (and who we hope to become) as a people while also recognizing and honoring our diversities. 
This Sunday in Children and Youth Religious Education 

hand drawingheart Our summer program continues with Making Care Cards, led by Barbara Hitt and Kathy Heath!
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. 
Wonderful Wednesday, July 20th:
Burgers & Games 2: Electric Boogaloo!
patriotic-burger.jpg It was so delicious last month, we have to do it again! Come choose your grilled burger (regular or veggie) with toppings and sides. Enjoy warm UUCH fellowship at the Wonderful Wednesday Supper on Wednesday, July 20th, serving 6:00-6:45 p.m. 
Family-friendly pricing: ages 6 and younger are free, ages 7-12 are $2, age 13 and older are $5. Family max:  just $15. 
We'll have cards and board games until 7:30 for everyone to enjoy after eating. (The jigsaw puzzle is still waiting!)

Do yourself and your family a favor! It couldn't be easier, so don't try to resist--just come join the fun! Be part of this beloved fellowship.

--Hosted by your UUCH Hospitality Committee. 
Back-to-School Celebration at Point Mallard with the Brownies!  
Come along with UUCH's Brownie Troop 507 for a special day at the Point Mallard water park on Saturday, July 30th. Admission will be $14 for adults and $11 for children (including siblings and friends), with lunch provided. Learn about joining our combined troop for girls entering 1st through 4th grade. Call LaDawn Edwards (319-431-7461) to register for the outing!
votives Care List 
At our Circle of Candles on Sunday,  July 10th, candles were lit for:

Brenda Turner, a candle of sorrow: "Prayers for the Brooks family, in the passing of Jack Brooks."
Kathy Fisher, a candle of joy: "I'm delighted to be here this morning and appreciate Susan for driving me. Thank you to the Care Committee for all the wonderful meals, cards, and the soft knitted shawl! You have taken great care of me after my shoulder surgery."
Kristen Ogwaro, a candle of joy: "Excited about leaving for Denmark and France this Tuesday. Going by myself and backpacking."
Jo Broussard, a candle of sorrow: "We at UUCH lost our friend, Dr. Sonny Hereford. His life exemplified courage and integrity."

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.