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The Overlook
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville
3921 Broadmor Rd., Huntsville AL 35810  
July 21st, 2016
Vol. 16 Issue 29
In This Issue
Time for Our Annual School Supply Drive!
Yes, it's that time of year again! If you'd like to participate in gathering school supplies for families who have trouble affording all they need, make sure you get the supply list from Gail Williams (Social Justice Co-Chair) this Sunday at church. Or you can email Gail for the list at:
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!

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.

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Sunday, July 24th, 2016

"When I Breath In..."

Angel Hundley and the Worship Team

Sometimes words seem inadequate after tragedy. Sometimes the news is overwhelming. Sometimes we may feel like whatever we do, it isn't enough. In those moments, sometimes it's necessary to pause and just breathe. 

In response to the tragedy of 9/11, Sarah Dan Jones wrote what has become one of our most beloved UU hymns: 

When I breathe in, I breathe in peace.  
When I breathe out, I breathe out love. 

Join us this Sunday as we slow down and breathe in peace and breathe out love. Through songs, chants, readings and silence, the Worship Team will lead a reflective service to nourish your spirit and feed your soul.
This Sunday in Children and Youth Religious Education 

Our summer program continues with "Fun and Games" led by Susan Coddington and Lynsie Lamitie!
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. 
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 17th, candles were lit for:


Heather Kyemba, a candle of joy: "My mother is here for a visit. Yesterday we celebrated Torin's 7th birthday."


LaDawn Edwards, a candle of joy: "for the 'Peace Makers' who are brave enough to speak up even when their ideas may not be welcome--allies of Muslims, the LGBT community, Black Lives Matter, etc."


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.