Speaker: Joseph Bednarik

Joseph Bednarik serves as the Pulpit Assistant at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend, Washington. He is the Co-Publisher of Copper Canyon Press, a nonprofit publisher dedicated to poetry. Joseph studied philosophy at Haverford College and speaks regularly at UU congregations throughout the Puget Sound region.

Second Best Time

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The proverb goes like this: “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is today.” As we consider (or ignore!) resolutions for the coming year, this New Year’s Eve sermon … read more.

Deadline or Due Date?

The great American writer Mark Twain once said, “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” Choosing “right words” can also be a spiritual practice to help create … read more.

Nina Simone’s Gum: Stranger than Kindness

When asked to submit an artifact for an exhibit called “Stranger Than Kindness,” musician Warren Ellis offered a piece of gum once chewed by Nina Simone. Ellis had taken the gum off Simone’s piano after a 1999 concert, wrapped it in her concert towel, and … read more.

How Do You Heal?

“How do you heal?” is one of the most consequential questions of our lives. This Sunday, in the midst of a global pandemic, we explore the rich topics of health and healing.

Video of the service.

I Remember…

Using “I Remember” as a touchstone, this Sunday we explore the seduction of our memories and the bravery required to remember a little bit deeper.