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:
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Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
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, April 5
Facilitators: Ronya Hoblit and Jean King
Brunch Coordinator: Carol Jean Larsen
Spring is the season of rebirth. The renewal of life brings joy to our hearts and we are reminded of the ever-turning seasons, and of our own desire to spring anew. Bring family and friends to celebrate the rebirth of light and life on Easter morning with pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice followed by a short program of seasonal readings and songs. Free-will donation for the brunch.
Sunday, April 12
Inspiration and Awe in a Secular World
Spirituality is the center of so many lives that society often struggles to understand that there can be inspiration and even awe without it. Waylon will talk about how being inspired in a secular world is not only possible but is essential. Waylon Hedegaard is a Union Boilermaker and long-time atheist.
Sunday, April 19
A Weed by Any Other Name: The Creator's Unexpected Bounty
Linda Black Elk
Many of us believe weeds in our gardens are anything but invaders – taking up space, nutrients, and sunlight from our favorite fruits, vegetables and flowers. Linda will discuss how “weeds” enhance our lives and create a world that, when treated with respect, produces enough food, medicine, and materials for us all. Just in time for spring!
Linda Black Elk (Catawba Nation), instructor at Sitting Bull College, is an ethnobotanist specializing in teaching culturally important plants used as food and medicine. A prolific writer, Linda’s most recently published article is “Watoto Unyutapi,” a field guide to edible wild plants of the Dakota people. Since 2001, Linda has taught English, Mathematics, Native American Studies, Science Education, and Ethnobotany.
Sunday, April 26
Goodness and Beauty
Dr. Larry Skogen
Dr. Larry Skogen will speak on beauty and goodness, asking: In a world of beauty and goodness, why are we so fascinated with the ugly? Dr. Skogen is the Interim Chancellor of the North Dakota University System.