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Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Congregation
  • 818 E. Divide Avenue
    Mail: P.O. Box 297
    Bismarck, North Dakota 58502
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  • Phone 701-223-6788
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Office Hours
  • Receptionist Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM,  Monday - Friday

    Minister hours: Karen Van Fossan is in everyday except Mondays. Stop in or call first, just in case she's in a meeting.

  • 1st Service
    – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Treats, Coffee and Conversation
    – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 2nd Service
    – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
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Children & Youth

**See Below for a Heartbeats Update!**

Children and youth are at the heart of our UU community! We emphasize and encourage curiosity in a safe learning atmosphere where warmth, love, acceptance, and joy can be found.

* Young people take an active role in our Sunday services, especially the 10:30 AM service. 

* We offer an interactive "Story for All Ages" during every service.

* Programming with and for young people honors the unique gifts of each person—and is rooted in our UU values of community, love, and purpose.


At the 10:30 AM Sunday service:

People of all ages, including children, gather together for the first half of the service, singing, sharing reflections, and hearing a Story for All Ages.

Halfway through the service, we "sing the children out," as children leave the larger service to enjoy age-appropriate activities and learning down the hall.

Children Birth through Ages 4-5:

* In our Spirit Play Room, we offer positive play and model UU values. Sometimes, teens and tweens help out, bringing extra energy and support!

Children Ages 5ish through 9ish:

* In our Chalice Children Room, we share a creative project, practice UU values, and learn life skills. It's our hope that teens and tweens will be able to start helping out with this age group, as well!


Teens and Tweens:

* Young people who are age 10 and older stay in the larger service, rather than leaving halfway through with the children.

Sometimes youth participate as volunteers and musicians in the services.

Youth are also welcome to attend the services in a spirit of reflection, without having to volunteer.


Heartbeats: Intercultural Youth Program

* Our Heartbeats youth program is an intercultural youth group, building positive life skills in an atmosphere of fun! So far, we've learned African drum beats, played Dakota hand-games, prepared food from around the world, and had an overnight lock-in.
Special thanks to Sacred Pipe Resource Center and Bismarck Global Neighbors for co-sponsoring!

For info, contact Rev. Karen Van Fossan at 701.223.6788 or—or check our web calendar for updates.


**Heartbeats: Our intercultural youth program takes place on Wednesdays. Each program begins at 5:30 with a meal and ends at 8:00 PM. Our March theme is Art and Culture.**

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