Speaker: Joseph Bednarik

Let Us Pray (Text)

Guest Speaker: Joseph Bednarik
The noun “prayer” and the verb “to pray” seem to be hot-button words within Unitarian Universalist congregations. Why is this? This sermon will explore the ancient practice of prayer, and provide personal examples of how prayer works in the modern world.

Special Music: UUCWI Chalice Choir
Worship Leader: Mavis Cauffman

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

What the Hell? (Audio)

Guest Speaker: Joseph Bednarik
From the cover of Time magazine to the best-sellers list, a place called “Hell” is consistently in the public eye. What is hell, who’s there, and why? Together we’ll explore this most fascinating of theological places, while keeping the second U of Unitarian-Universalism pressed close to our hearts.

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.