• We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • We believe in justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • We believe in acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • We believe in a free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • We believe in the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
  • We believe in the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
  • We believe in respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

Thank you for visiting the Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Congregation website!  We are a fellowship of free minds, welcoming all--a beacon of enlightenment and sanctuary.  We come from a variety of religious and secular backgrounds, hold a wide range of evolving beliefs, and come together seeking to build a better self, community, and world.

If you are seeking an inspirational religious home, please consider joining us as a guest at an upcoming service. When you visit, you will find:

  • A vibrant and caring community
  • Connection to our dynamic congregants dedicated to acceptance, justice and love
  • Services that are intellectually and spiritually grounded in meaningful purpose
  • A vital religious education program which helps our children develop their spiritual curiosity and awaken their soul to our liberal faith community and wider world with love and purpose

We look forward to your visit!

Contact Us

Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Congregation
P.O. Box 297
818 E. Divide Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502
Phone 701-223-6788

Regular Schedule

Sunday
  • Sunday Service and Children 's Religious Education
    – 10:30 AM
  • 2nd Sunday Service
    – 12:30 PM

Announcements

  • Sunday Services Schedule

    Welcome to the Bismarck Mandan Unitarian Universalist Fellowship & Church!
    A Welcoming Congregation

    Church is a place where you get to practice
    what it
    means to be human. ~James Luther Adams


    Two Sunday Services: 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM with fellowship and coffee in between

    Youth RE offered during 10:30 AM service only


    Sunday, February 5, 2017

    FOCUSING THROUGH THE LENS OF POSITIVE PURPOSE: REFLECTING THE LIGHT WITHIN YOU, BACK TO YOU

    Lea Black

    Lea will discuss using the art of photography as a tool for social and community impact. Lea will take you on a journey from the seeds of creativity and design planted in childhood, and describe the numerous milestones of breadcrumb clues that lead her on her path to discover her heart’s purpose in photography and her work building connection and understanding in the international community, locally and abroad.

    Lea is a mama, photographer, and active community member here in Bismarck. She moved to Bismarck from North Idaho with her family in November 2015 and has been excited to utilize her Interdisciplinary BS from the University of Idaho in International Studies/Nutrition combined with her passion of photography to create her latest and current project, the Human Atlas of Bismarck (HAOB). HAOB is an inclusive photographic portrait of the face of our community, in all its diversity. The cumulative images of individuals in Bismarck combined with brief yet poignant interviews tell a story that connects us all. Lea would love for YOU to be a part of the Atlas featuring your unique story, purpose, and beauty that you bring to our community! Contact Lea at leablackphotography@gmail.com for more information.

     

    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    WATER IS LIFE SERIES: A SPACE TO HONOR LIFE

    Johnnie Aseron

    "All things are possible if we just go about making them possible," says Johnnie Aseron, interfaith prayer coordinator of Oceti Sakowin Camp. Johnnie Aseron will share stories of extraordinary, courageous people who co-created camp, as well as life at the heart of this place.

    Johnnie Aseron is a storyteller, composer, fine artist, and writer who has performed and lectured at events around the world. Haudenosenee/Lakota Hunka, he resides on the Cheyenne River reservation (Lakota) in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.

     

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    I JUST CAN'T KEEP QUIET

    Karen Van Fossan, minister

    "There comes a time when silence is betrayal," said Martin Luther King, Jr. During challenging times, voices of faith and conviction can grow hoarse or tired. How can we say what we need to say? How can we sustain our voices over time? How can our voices make any real difference in the world?

    Featuring a special performance of the popular Women's March song, "Quiet," by the local Attagirls Choir.

    Karen Van Fossan graduated from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2015, and has been serving as the minister for the Bismarck Mandan UU congregation since August 2015. She is a foster mom, pastoral counselor, writer, and social justice advocate.

     

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    THIS I BELIEVE; THIS I DO

    UU Youth

    As UUs, we hold a belief in 7 Principles and the sentiment that what we do while here on Earth matters. In this popular service format, UU youth will share their spiritual journeys and how they live our UU principles. 

     

    Solidarity with Water Protectors at Standing Rock--Social Action Link

     

  • Office Hours

    Regular Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00-9:00 am

    Tuesday & Wednesday from 3:30-6:00 pm

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Upcoming Events

FEB

21

TUE
Social Action Working Group Meeting
11:00 AM
Planning for Day of Action in support of Standing Rock & their continuing fight against Dakota Access Pipeline. Call Wayde Schafer with questions 388.3942
FEB

23

THU
Men's Get-Together--Rescheduled!
5:30 PM
Blarney Stone, downtown Bismarck
FEB

24

FRI
UU Folk Choir Practice
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Music practice at the church. Director Jean King can be reached at jking@bis.midco.net.
Nonviolent Peaceforce in Bismarck/Mandan
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 24 from 6PM - 9PM; and again on Saturday, February 25 from 9AM - 5PM. The Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) "works to promote and implement unarmed civilian protection as a tool for reducing violence and protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict." This FREE training will be held at the UCC Church, 1200 E. Highland Acres, Rd. Please contact Martha Hernandez at mhernandez@nonviolentpeaceforce.org for more information or to RSVP.
FEB

25

SAT
Nonviolent Peaceforce in Bismarck/Mandan
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
This FREE training will be held at the UCC Church, 1200 E. Highland Acres, Rd. Please contact Martha Hernandez at mhernandez@nonviolentpeaceforce.org for more information or to RSVP.
FEB

26

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FRI
UU Folk Choir Practice
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Music practice at the church. Director Jean King can be reached at jking@bis.midco.net.
UU Craft Night
6:30 PM
Come and celebrate light with a fun craft project for all ages! We will be decorating light switch-plate covers at the church on Friday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a snack to share and $3.00 per project to help cover the cost of supplies. We will have a selection of design papers to choose from, but if you have a favorite image, quote, sheet music, or photo copied onto paper, feel free to bring it. Please RSVP to Julia Veach at 701-595-2019 (text or call).
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