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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
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Phone 701-223-6788

Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • The building is currently closed. Phones have been forwarded to the office administrator so don't hesitate to call!


  • Service
    – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Virtual Coffee Hour
    – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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  • Sunday Services


    You can’t fix stupid, but you can distract It.

    November 29th

    10:30 am

    Order of Service

    We often confront things head-on, but is that always the best way?





  • Coming up @ the Fellowship



    Wednesdays at 7 pm


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    Watch your e-mail on Thursdays!


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    There's a great video "how to" here

    The way Scrip works is you buy what is essentially a gift card for face value and the company you buy it from donates to the Fellowship--depending on the company, 2-16%. So let's say you buy a $50 card from the Toe Ring Emporium. You can then use the card to buy $50 dollars worth of cunning toe rings. The Toe Ring Emporium will then donate a portion of the sale to the Fellowship. The beauty of the system is that it raises money on things you were going to buy anyway. 

    The challenge is to go online and learn how to do it and then plan ahead and buy the cards. The advantage is that if you think about other fundraisers we have had, this is a pretty light amount of work--no heavy lifting, no greasy clean up, no committee meetings. Another advantage is the donations come from outside--so not out of your pocket. A third advantage is that you spend the money to get scrip and that hurts, but then when you go to buy something that pain has faded and you feel you have actual gift cards--good deal!

    So what happens now?

    Contact the office and Marcy will send you an e-mail invitation and you just follow the three step instructions and you're set! Rev. Sollie did it in less than five minutes. She did say that a screen popped up that made it seem like you needed to link your bank account, but that is optional. Although it looks like there will be a small fee if you use a credit card to pay. Do what you are comfortable with. You can choose a physical card (that means they come to Marcy and she has to track you down), an electronic card or in some cases, you can refill a card. Start small and learn the system.  We don't have many fundraising options right now and we have dreams to fund.  We hope you will take advantage of this fundraiser. 




  • Community Events



    On Thursday, November 5 the UUA, UU the Vote and Side with Love held a post-election vigil and community gathering featuring UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray and Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Worship Arts at First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI. 

    The event was recorded and can be found here.



    Our member-yoga teacher has graciously opened her classes to all of your members and friends! 

    In these times of mostly online meetings, we have an opportunity to share more of our programming, events and gatherings. At MVUUF, we are sharing some programming with Eau Claire and Minnetonka and recently we did a pulpit swap with Mankato. While the larger congregations are able to offer lots of programming, mid-size and smaller congregations don't have the resources. By sharing what we all have, we can create dynamic programming that serves all of us across Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and the Dakotas. I am hopeful that this will help us build stronger relationships that can nourish all of our ministries for many years to come.

    Minnesota Valley UU offers yoga three times a week! Gentle yoga on Wednesday 9:00-9:50am Chair yoga on Tuesday and Friday from 9:00-9:50am. Please join us! For more info and to register please click



    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!


  November 2020  
This Week's Events


Curiosity Guild
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Join us via Zoom
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