The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island
Speaker: Joseph Bednarik
Joseph Bednarik is the Co-Publisher of Copper Canyon Press, a
nonprofit publisher dedicated to poetry. He studied philosophy at
Haverford College and speaks regularly at UU congregations throughout
the Puget Sound region.
On this Mother’s Day Sunday, we will travel to the farthest reaches of the bell curve to explore one of the most sublime and powerful forces in the Universe: Mother Love. We will look beyond the commercialization and … read more.
If the two certainties in life are death and taxes, a third may very well be “and everything will break along the way.” This sermon explores breakage, repair, and healing, with a special focus on “kintsugi,” the Japanese practice of repairing broken pottery with lacquer … read more.
As our region grapples with the consequences and uncertainties of being a hot-spot in a global pandemic, let us explore the deep and nuanced meanings of the Seventh Principle of Unitarian-Universalism: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence, of which we … read more.
Helen Keller, one of the most inspirational human beings to live in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, shared a profound insight with the world: “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small … read more.
The poet Rainier Maria Rilke wrote, “If the angel deigns to come, it will be because you have convinced [them], not by tears, but by your humble resolve to be always beginning: to be a beginner.” As winter darkness deepens during the Advent season, let’s … read more.
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