• 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 Services
    – 10:30 AM


  • Social Action Working Group Alert

    If you've been following the news, you are aware of The Sacred Stone Camp near Standing Rock. A group of citizens led by Native Americans is protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is routed to cross the Missouri River just north of Standing Rock Reservation. All pipelines eventually leak as they age! Hundreds of people are coming from all over the country to express their concerns with the pipeline. They need to be fed. Our UU Church is a drop-off site for donations for the Sacred Stone Camp, a list of needed supplies can be found at www.sacredstonecamp.org. We are still collecting donations of food, water and supplies at the church. A bin is located outside of the front door at 818 E. Divide Ave. Thanks for all your contributions and support!!

  • Office Hours

    Regular Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • 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


    Sunday, August 7


    Karen Van Fossan, Minister

    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, Karen will share her spiritual journey and how she lives our UU principles.

    A long-time member of our congregation, Karen Van Fossan began serving as our minister last fall. She also serves the larger community as a pastoral counselor and advocate for the prevention of child abuse.



    Sunday, August 14


    Janelle Masters, Dean Conrad, Mike Knudson, Steve Crane, and Ursula Conrad

    Members of our congregation who are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will discuss life lessons they learned from living and working in another culture. Janelle Masters served in Thailand, Dean Conrad in Brazil, Mike Knudson in Morocco, Steve Crane in Nepal, and Ursula Conrad in Nepal.



    Sunday, August 21


    Karen Van Fossan, Minister

    Join us for an inter-generational, camp-out service honoring our companions on life’s journey.

    *Please note that the August 21 Sunday service will be at Cross Ranch State Park. State Park fee is $5 per vehicle. All are welcome!



    Sunday, August 28


    Ronya Hoblit

    It is a common belief that there are two kinds of suicide survivors: the person who attempts and does not complete and the people who are affected by a friend/acquaintance/loved one who commits suicide. I agree. But I also know there is another type of survivor. That would be the person who has lived with suicidal ideation and who has even gotten so far as to have a plan but who has never attempted. What is our understanding of this person? How do we reach out to those who fall under this category? How are we able to support that person?

    Ronya Hoblit is the newly minted, as of August 1, Training Coordinator/Office Manager for the Native American Training Institute. Ronya is a member of the Bismarck-Mandan UU congregation for longer than she thinks. She will say since 2010 but it was before then. 



    ~Summer Programs 2016 Reminder~

    Please note that UU services will resume on Sundays all summer at 10:30 am (same time). We will continue with the same format, including story for all ages. There will be no formal children's religious education until after Labor Day; however, child care (nursery) and children's activity bags will be available each Sunday during the summer.


  August 2016  
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