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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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, September 7
To Search in Community, or to Teach the Fragile Art of Hospitality
A welcome back to a new church year with some thoughts and questions about what brings us here and why it matters.
Betty is a charter member of our Fellowship, and has served on both the Prairie Star District Board (now MidAmerica) and national UUA Board.
Sunday, September 14
Is Courage an Ordinary Act?
Dr. Larry Skogen
Courageous men and women populate our history. Are their heroic acts extraordinary or ordinary?
Dr Skogen is the Interim Chancellor of the North Dakota University System
Sunday, September 21
The (Weakening) Wall of Separation Between Church and State
Thanks to misunderstandings of the Constitution of the United Sates and the First Amendment, an increasing number of Americans believe that religion has a rightful and essential place in the public square. Clay will provide a brief historical background to the doctrine of Separation, and discuss the threat to this essential American freedom.
Clay Jenkinson is the Theodore Roosevelt Center Scholar at DSC and Distinguished Scholar of Humanities at BSC.
Sunday, September 28
Family Matters—Who Decides?
Becky Podol Matthews
Our 2nd Unitarian Universalist principle calls us to honor justice, equity and compassion in human relations. Becky Podol Matthews will reflect on how Measure 1 (on the November ballot) could have compromised her family's options and decisions in the midst of very difficult and personal circumstances.
Becky Matthews is currently on the Board of Directors for the ND Women's Network, active with ND Against Measure 1.