The Bismarck-Mandan UUs are a diverse group, dedicated to community, love, and purpose, committed to transforming ourselves and changing the world.

Please join us at an upcoming service or event! You will find:

  • A vibrant, caring, and accepting community
  • Deep commitment to social justice
  • Services that are spiritually, artistically, and intellectually grounded
  • A vital religious education program which helps our children and youth develop their spiritual curiosity, love, and purpose in the wider world.

We look forward to your visit!

Contact Us

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

Regular Schedule

Office Hours
  • Office Administrator: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,  Monday - Friday

  • 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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  • Pastoral Care in July & August

    Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for information.


  • Interim Minister Search: A Success!

    We are excited to announce that Rev. Elizabeth Sollie will serve as our Interim Minister beginning September 1. Elizabeth grew up as a UU and has served as a congregational minister as well as hospital chaplain. She brings experience and passion for social justice, pastoral counseling, children's Religious Education, and establishing covenant within congregations. The Interim Minister Search Committee thanks you for all your support of this process!

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    Sunday Services

    We offer two Sunday Services: 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM with time to visit and have snacks in between. See below for details on upcoming service. 

    During our 10:30 AM service, children ages 0-9 participate in quality Religious Education activities that teach UU values. Youth ages 10+ participate in the entire Sunday service and attend our Heartbeats intercultural youth group on Wednesday nights. All are welcome! Teens (8-12th grades) are invited to participate in teen-centered RE with wonderful mentors each Sunday during the 10:30 AM service. Teens and mentors will attend the first portion of each Sunday service — and then gather in the library.


  • Indigenous Women: Voices & Values

    Sunday, July 21

    with Sandra Bercier

    The voices of Indigenous women locally and globally are transforming politics, families, and culture. Here on the Great Plains, Indigenous women have risen up to advocate for better protections for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives – and are showing (and reminding) others how to bring holistic values into the public sphere. Sandra Bercier, executive director of First Nations Women's Alliance, has spent much of her life advocating for Indigenous women, women in general, and humankind. She will discuss her own journey to find her voice and will lift up the voices that give her strength.


  • Universalism: Past, Present, & Powerful

    Sunday, July 28

    with Rev. Kalen Fristad

    What is the significance of Universalist teachings, historically and today? Join Rev. Kalen Fristad, United Methodist minister and member of the UU Christian Fellowship, for a thought-provoking consideration of Universalist teachings and their role in addressing oppression, bigotry, and abuse. Hailing from Iowa, Kalen has served in churches and on the road, countering the teaching of eternal damnation and proclaiming the hopeful message of love and dignity for all. Kalen’s book, Destined for Salvation: God’s Promise to Save Everyone, will be available for purchase after each service.

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    Local UU Related Events

  • Board of Trustees Meeting

    Sunday, July 28th

    2:00 PM


  • Interfaith Potluck

    Saturday, August 3rd

    6-9 PM

    Sertoma Park, Shelter 6

    There will also be a collection for school supplies.


  • Little Free Pantry

    Donations of non-perishable items are needed and greatly appreciated! Please drop off food supplies at Sunday services, by the front door of the UU during the week, or directly in the Pantry anytime. If you are hungry and in need of food, we hope you will take what you need. Thank you!

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    Special Announcements


  • Pastoral Care in July & August


    Dear Congregants,

    There are many ways that we can address pastoral care needs this July and August, after Rev. Karen Van Fossan has transitioned to Fargo and Rev. Elizabeth Sollie hasn't yet arrived in Bismarck.

    If there is an emergency: please call 911 and/or visit either Emergency Department.

    If there is a mental health crisis: please visit West Central Human Service Center (701.328.8888) during walk-in hours (M & TH from 8-10:30 AM and T & W from Noon to 2:30 PM).

    If there is a need for someone to listen & share peer support: please call or text Pat Conrad (701.425.6281), interim chair of the Caring Team, who can help connect you to a caring congregant.

    If you need to speak with a supportive UU minister: please text Rev. Ian Evison (773.326.9787) or send him an email (ievison@me.com). Because of his deep appreciation for this congregation, Ian has agreed to provide professional pastoral care by phone during the months of July and August.

    If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to contact us -- Marnie Piehl (701.220.2704) or Carol Jean Larsen (701.516.7848). 

    Thank you for your patience and grace during this transition time,


    Marnie Piehl and Carol Jean Larsen 

    of the Committee on Ministries


   July 2019   

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