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:
We look forward to your visit!
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 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 email@example.com for more information.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
WATER IS LIFE SERIES: A SPACE TO HONOR LIFE
"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
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.
Regular Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00-9:00 am
Tuesday & Wednesday from 3:30-6:00 pm