THE REVEREND MARK DEWOLFE SERMONS


The Reverend Mark Moshe DeWolfe was the minister at the Unitarian Church in Mississauga from 1982 until his untimely death in 1988.  Reverend DeWolfe was the first openly gay minister in Canada.  He was much loved by his congregation and was known for his devotion to social justice issues.

Now, have I told you who I am? Probably not. You’ve read what I’ve done, how I’ve changed. But who am I now, mind, heart, body, spirit?
Mind: I have a love of history, especially our Unitarian Universalist history … I enjoy theology too—both the philosophical and the more personal varieties.
Heart: I am a lover of life.
Body: All my life I have loved to dance.
Spirit: Spirituality is a hard word for Unitarian Universalist, yet many people joining our churches now are doing it to explore the spiritual dimensions of their lives. I do believe it is possible for a humanist to be spiritual.”
Rev. Mark Moshe DeWolfe

We are delighted to showcase the sermons of The Reverend Mark Moshe DeWolfe as UUs all through Canada and the United States were influenced by his ministry. You will be able to listen, read and see some annotated or handwritten sermons in PDFs. We have approximately 50 sermons to upload so come back and check frequently. Enjoy!

EASTER WHO COULD LIVE WITHOUT IT

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon EASTER WHO COULD LIVE WITHOUT IT April 19, 1987 O sweet spontaneous earth how often ...
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A HELL OF AN IDEA

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon A HELL OF AN IDEA April 12, 1987 Let us prepare for Justice, a straight ...
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WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO BE HERE

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon WHAT GIVES THE RIGHT TO BE HERE A PERSON IS A PUZZLE A reading by ...
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THAT WAS THEN, AND THIS IS NOW

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon THAT WAS THEN, AND THIS IS NOW Today's session is called night time at our ...
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THE WRONG UNIVERSALISM

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon THE WRONG UNIVERSALISM September 27, 1987 In front of the posts of religion. To seek ...
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SPIRITUALITY FOR U.U. – WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon SPIRITUALITY FOR U.U. - WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT With What Benediction Shall I Leave ...
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MY ARGUMENT WITH GLENN GOULD

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon MY ARGUMENT WITH GLENN GOULD I invite you to join me in a time of ...
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A MATTER OF SIZE

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon A MATTER OF SIZE - TWO KINDS OF POWER Reverend Mark DeWolfe A Person is ...
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WHY MEN NEED THE GODDESS

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon WHY MEN NEED THE GODDESS January 3, 1988 Okay, guys, this is just for us.  ...
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TOWARD A THEOLOGY OF PASTORAL CARE

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon TOWARD A THEOLOGY OF PASTORAL CARE November 16, 1986 Invocation Let there arise among us ...
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FROM HOSTILITY TO HOSPITALITY

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon FROM HOSTILITY TO HOSPITALITY January 24, 1988 In our world the assumption is that strangers ...
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ON THE ERROR OF THE TRINITY

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon ON THE ERROR OF THE TRINITY Yesterday was October 27.  And I want to talk ...
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ONE YEAR LATER

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon ONE YEAR LATER November 15, 1987 Holy spirit of life, whose presence can be sensed ...
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TO BE A RELIGION

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon TO BE A RELIGION February 28, 1988 First of all, I want to thank all ...
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OUR OWN UNITED NATIONS

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon OUR OWN UNITED NATIONS “You'll love Toronto”, a San Franciscans said when I told him ...
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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS September 13, 1987 There' s a curious Unitarian Universalist ...
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SPEAKING OUR OWN RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon SPEAKING OUR OWN RELIGION LANGUAGE, OR, MUST THE NUMINOUS BE SO NUMEROUS? June 14, 1987 ...
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WHAT HAVE WE TO SAY TO THEM

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon WHAT HAVE WE TO SAY TO THEM? January 18, 1987 Tonight at 7:00 I will ...
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THANKSGIVING IN A NORTHERN KEY

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon THANKSGIVING IN A NORTHERN KEY October 13, 1985 Autumn has become insistent.  Yesterday's wind and ...
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DO YOU HAVE TO CALL IT RELIGION?

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon DO YOU HAVE TO CALL IT RELIGION? April 24, 1983 This morning is a special ...
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THE CORE OF OUR HERITAGE

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon THE CORE OF OUR HERITAGE June 7, 1987 Over the last 200 years Unitarians Universalists ...
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WHO ARE THE ORTHODOX

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon WHO ARE THE ORTHODOX January 4, 1987 Bob Carter, professor of philosophy at Trent University, ...
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MY GOD!

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon MY GOD! May 24, 1987 There is a fallacy abroad among Unitarian Universalists that you ...
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TO WORK IS TO PRAY

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon TO WORK IS TO PRAY October 21, 1984  We Unitarians Universalists have a heritage of ...
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Thank you!

Kathy, Judy, Joan, Bert, Camille, Tisa, Susan, Anthony, Fiona.
Without your help, this work would not have been possible.

Brigitte Twomey