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!

THE ART OF FORGIVENESS

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon THE ART OF FORGIVENESS October 18, 1987 Eight years ago, I was a student minister ...
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CHOOSE LIFE – REVISITED

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon "CHOOSE LIFE" REVISITED November 3, 1985 For this commandment which I command you this day ...
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THE GIFT OF DISSENT

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon THE GIFT OF DISSENT February 21, 1988 There is at least one thing that Unitarians ...
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FROM LONELINESS TO SOLITUDE

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon FROM LONELINESS TO SOLITUDE November 22, 1987 Everyone who has followed my preaching for a ...
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THE STRENGTH OF HUMANISM

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon THE STRENGTH OF HUMANISM January 10, 1988 The time has come for widespread recognition of ...
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OUR CHANGING CHURCH IN CHANGING TIMES

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon OUR CHANGING CHURCH IN CHANGING TIMES November 8, 1987 At the end of this year, ...
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IMAGES, IDOLS, IMAGINATION: THE MANY MEANINGS OF MINISTRY

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon IMAGES, IDOLS, IMAGINATION: THE MANY MEANINGS OF MINISTRY February 14, 1988 Years ago I did ...
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WORTH THE RISK

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon WORTH THE RISK February 22, 1987 This is a sermon about love, and pain, and ...
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THEME FOR A CANADIAN THEOLOGY – 4 SERMONS

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon THEMES FOR A CANADIAN THEOLOGY - 4 SERMONS The Kirk’s Alarm - January 26, 1986 ...
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THANKSGIVING SUNDAY

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon THANKSGIVING SUNDAY October 11, 1987 Seek therefore to dwell in love and peace and truth ...
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NOT NAZARETH BUT CAPERNAUM

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon NOT NAZARETH BUT CAPERNAUM Into this House of light we come to seek that which ...
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30TH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon 30TH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE If there were no Advent we would have to invent it. Advent ...
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THERE WAS A MAN FROM THE CYCLADES

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon THERE WAS A MAN FROM THE CYCLADES Into this House of light we come to ...
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REMARKS ON ASSOCIATIONS REVISITED

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon REMARKS ON ASSOCIATIONS REVISITED Let not this House be desecrated by a religion of show ...
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NOT NAZARETH BUT CAPERNAUM

The Reverend Mark DeWolfe Sermon EASTER WHO COULD LIVE WITHOUT IT April 19, 1987 O sweet spontaneous earth how often ...
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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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Without your help, this work would not have been possible.

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