Speaker: Joseph Bednarik

 Specialize in the Impossible – Audio

In this bright dark world of beauty and tumult, poet Theodore Roethke said, “What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.” Why would anyone bother with the impossible? This sermon explores those noteworthy realms of possible and impossible, and what powers we need to harness to become that specialist our world so desperately needs.Worship Leader: Mavis Cauffman

The Theory and Practice of Zax – Audio

In his brilliant story “The Zax,” Dr. Seuss takes fundamentalism to its logical extreme when a North-Going Zax and a South-Going Zax meet on a path and neither will step aside to allow the other to pass. As these Zax stand puffed-chest and glowering, let’s go out to visit them — to discover whether UU values might help loosen this wet-knot situation.Joseph Bednarik is a regular guest speaker at UUCWI, and serves as the pulpit assistant at Quimper UU Fellowship in Port Townsend. Worship Leader: Sandy Welch; Special Music: Ken Merrell

Figure Out Something – Audio

In his poem “Commuting,” Clemens Starck writes: “My son, he’s ten, he wants to know what we’re here for.” During the poet’s commute home from a long day at work, he challenges himself to “figure out something,” and he has a twenty-mile drive to do it.

We’ve all been where that little boy is: Profound wonderment about our place in the Universe. We’ve all been where that commuter is: Trying to figure out something. This sermon explores our own commute through life, the questions that arise, and the answers we may realize. Or not.

Special guest Clemens Starck will interweave his poems throughout the sermon.

Worship Associate: Katy Shaner