Faithfully Creedless (audio)

Guest speaker: Joseph Bednarik
Unitarian Universalism is considered a “creedless” religion. What on earth does that mean, and how does one practice such a faith? This sermon follows the lead of Socrates who, because he “knew nothing except the fact of his ignorance,” kept asking questions–all in hopes of finding a suitable answer.

Joseph Bednarik serves as the Pulpit Assistant at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend. His day-job is as Co-Publisher of Copper Canyon Press, a nonprofit literary publisher dedicated to poetry.

Worship Leader: Ken Merrell

Imbolc – Awakening to Inspiration

Our Unitarian Universalist sources of inspiration include “the spiritual teachings of earth centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature”. The Celtic celebration of Imbolc honors Brigid, goddess of fire and inspiration, who guides the movement outward from winter to springtime. Several members of our community will share ways they awaken to the various sources of inspiration that fuel their inner fire both in their creative art and in living their lives day by day. Come and share our exploration of what and who inspires what we do and who we are.
Worship Leaders: Effie Brown, Tabitha Pierzchala
Guest Musician: Alex Bonesteel

The Power of Poetry (audio)

with guest speaker Judith Adams
Poetry connects us to the universe and to our own unique spiritual journey. Its concise language goes straight to the essence of what it is to be human and helps us illuminate and deal with the tough times and vicissitudes of life.
Judith Adams is an English-born poet now living on Whidbey Island. She has published four books of poetry and recorded several CDs. Her poems have been published in magazines and anthologies and choreographed for dance. In 2017 she was selected to be one of the speakers for “humanities Washington”. She has presented readings and workshops and has worked in the correctional system and state hospitals. Judith works with poetry as a way to navigate the heart-breaking territory of grief at Healing Circles in Langley.
Worship Leader: Katy Shaner
Music: Eileen Soskin and Betsy Harvey