• 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, May 7, 2017

    CHARGING AND CHANGING COLONIALISM IN OUR TIME

    Ronya Hoblit

    Liz Anderson, Liz Loos, Karen Van Fossan--our delegation to the UUA General Assembly

    In support of racial justice and spiritual growth, Black Lives of UU has invited all UU congregations to host a White Supremacy Teach-In. In our local context, colonialism goes hand in hand with white supremacy and is a crucial concept to consider. This Sunday, all are invited to learn and grow together: What is colonialism? How have we lived it in the past, and how are we still living it today? What are the changes we can make now ? What part could this UU congregation take in understanding and standing up the limitations that colonialism creates within our society? Ronya Hoblit will be the speaker, with participation by the rest of the UU General Assembly delegation.

    Ronya Hoblit serves as training director for the Native American Training Institute and is a longtime member of our congregation. Her family hails from Martin, SD, and she is a member of the Oglala Lakota nation. 

     

    Sunday May 7, 2017--Film Screening

    AWAKE, A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK

    Standing Rock North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth. The Stand- ing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, captures the story of Na- tive-led defiance that forever changed how we fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.

    Hosted by Ruth Buffalo, film released 2017, 84 min. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.
    Description taken from: https://tribecafilm.com/filmguide/awake-a-dream-from-standing-rock-2017 

     

    Sunday, May 14, 2017--Mother's Day

    SHE'S BEEN PERSISTING A LONG TIME

    Peter A. Huff

    The religious history of the American people is filled with memorable and often eccentric figures: brilliant minds, self-taught princes of the pulpit, indefatigable reformers, and solitary dreamers. Inspired and inspirational women—many called Mother by follower and critic alike—have been among the most creative forces in the American religious experience, often fighting against great odds to gain a hearing and offer an alternative vision. On this Mother’s Day, Peter Huff introduces us to his favorite women in the story of American religion.

    Peter A. Huff serves as director of the Center for University Ministry and professor of theology at the University of Mary. The author of four books, he writes on American religious history ad dialogue among world religions. 

    *Recent graduates and RE teachers will be honored during services.

     

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    MINDFULNESS

    Heidi Demars

    Heidi will discuss living with intention and how a practice in mindfulness can help us cultivate compassion, empathy, and to build inner-strength and resiliency. Mindfulness will transform our classrooms, workplaces and communities into more compassionate, inclusive, cooperative spaces.

    Heidi Demars is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Nonprofit professional, and founder of Mindful You Mindful Me, a consulting practice dedicated to teaching mindfulness and meditation to children, educators, and organizations. Heidi was the recipient of a 2-year Leadership Fellowship with the Bush Foundation for her work developing the BisMan Food Co-op and was featured as a 2016 TEDx speaker for her work with Heart-Centered Authentic Leadership.

    This program is part of our “Summer Mindfulness Series,” featuring Jeffon Seely and Angie Kambeitz during the summer. 

     

    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    THIS I BELIEVE; THIS I DO

    Andrea Grigsby and Derek Lowstuter

    UU members Andrea Grigsby and Derek Lowstuter will share their spiritual journeys and how they live our UU principles.

    Andrea Grigsby is a certified massage therapist and owner of One Massage in Bismarck. Derek Lowstuter is originally from Colorado but is putting down roots with wife Claire and daughter Rowan in Bismarck. He is the Stewardship Program manager for the ND Forest Service, as well as President and founder of Black Bison Organics. 

     

    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

MAY

23

TUE
Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wayde Schafer to offer classes for beginners at UU church. All ages welcome! Contact Wayde for more information: 701.388.3942.
MAY

24

WED
June Newsletter Deadline
Email pictures, newsletter items, & articles to office@bismanuu.org
MAY

25

THU
UU Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30 PM
in church office
Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wayde Schafer to offer classes for beginners at UU church. All ages welcome! Contact Wayde for more information: 701.388.3942.
MAY

26

FRI
UU Folk Choir Practice
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Music practice at the church. Choir Director Andrea Ficek can be reached at andreaficek@gmail.com.
MAY

28

SUN
Fellowship Hour
11:30 AM to 12:15 AM
2nd Service Choir Practice
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Immediately following 2nd service. Choir Director Andrea Ficek can be reached at andreaficek@gmail.com.
MAY

30

TUE
Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wayde Schafer to offer classes for beginners at UU church. All ages welcome! Contact Wayde for more information: 701.388.3942.
MAY

31

WED
Spaghetti Supper
6:30 PM
Spaghetti supper with Water Protector Legal Collective & Social Action Working Group at the UU.
JUN

01

THU
Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wayde Schafer to offer classes for beginners at UU church. All ages welcome! Contact Wayde for more information: 701.388.3942.
JUN

02

FRI
UU Folk Choir Practice
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Music practice at the church. Choir Director Andrea Ficek can be reached at andreaficek@gmail.com.
Family Puzzle Night
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Bring your own puzzles, or use ours. Contact Angela Pittman 516.4708 or akpittman@hotmail.com
JUN

03

SAT
UU and UU-Leaning People of Color Conversation
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
All people of color (UU and thinking about being UU) are invited to a conversation with Ronya Hoblit and other local UUs of color. Light snacks. Good community. Contact Ronya at hoblit2001@yahoo.com for more information.
JUN

04

SUN
Fellowship Hour
11:30 AM to 12:15 AM
2nd Service Choir Practice
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Immediately following 2nd service. Choir Director Andrea Ficek can be reached at andreaficek@gmail.com.
JUN

06

TUE
Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wayde Schafer to offer classes for beginners at UU church. All ages welcome! Contact Wayde for more information: 701.388.3942.
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