How to Heal
It is an honour to welcome to our pulpit this week the Rev. Dr. Mark Belletini, one of my heroes—and one of the most gifted preachers in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. His sermon is entitled, “How to Heal.”
Before retiring recently, Mark served congregations in San Francisco and Hayward, California, and in Columbus, Ohio. He chaired the Hymnbook Resources Commission which edited Singing the Living Tradition, our grey hymnal. He taught New Testament and Worship at Starr King School for the Ministry, served for eight years on the Ministerial Fellowship Committee, the credentialing body for ministers that serve in both Canada and the USA. He is an artist, loves to cook the food of his heritage (Emilian Italian), and spends a great deal of time with his friends and his beloved son, Tony.
At 4:00pm this Sunday, Mark will deliver the Canadian UU Historical Society’s annual lecture in our sanctuary. He will speak about Rev. Mark Mosher DeWolfe, who had significant ties to First Unitarian and was the first openly gay person ordained in Canada. Mark DeWolfe served as the minister of the Mississauga congregation before his death in 1988.
Finally, a reminder that next week we will hold our annual Samhain / All Souls / Day of the Dead service. You are invited to bring photographs and mementos of loved ones who have died to place on our Altar of Remembrance during the prelude. In this service, we will lift up in sacred memory the names of those who have died.
In faith and love,