Welcome

The people of Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Congregation 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! You will find:

  • A vibrant and caring community
  • Connection to our accepting congregants
  • Services that are intellectually and spiritually grounded
  • A vital religious education program which helps our children 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
  • 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.

Sunday
  • 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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    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.

    Religious Education (RE) for children is offered during the 10:30 AM service. This year, youth (tweens and teens) are taking an active role in the services and are invited to participate in our Heartbeats youth group. Details below!

     

  • Multi-Faith Pride Service (2nd Annual)

    Sunday, June 17 at 11:30 AM

    Sertoma Park, Shelter #9 (by Riverside Park Dr & Arbor Ave)

    Speakers: Rev. Karen Van Fossan, Lisa “LT” Loar, and Friends

    Join us for the inter-faith Pride Service, celebrating community and honoring LGBTQ+ people. As a Welcoming Congregation, we are honored to co-sponsor this special event, as we reflect, sing, and share together. Come support UUs and other community members who will speak!

    Please NOTE the change in location and time. We will not hold services at the UU, but will gather at Shelter #9. All are welcome! A community potluck at Shelter #9 follows the service at 12:30 PM.

    RAIN LOCATION: UU Congregation at 818 E Divide. Check UU webpage and Facebook for any announcements relating to weather. Thank you!

     

  • Travel Log: Communicating Across Cultures

    Sunday, June 24 at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM

    Speaker: Dean Conrad

    Summer can be a time of travel and adventure. This Sunday, Dean Conrad will reflect on decades of travel, where his priority has been spending time with local folks, rather than taking 5-star tours. After visiting many places in the world, as well as living in the Amazon area of Brazil for three years, he will share some of the differences he has witnessed in communication styles – and even reflect on communication styles here at home.

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    Local UU Events

  • Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

    Check out our new Pride Banner, handmade by our own Andrea Falcon. We love it!

     

  • Water Protector Solidarity Supper & Potluck

    Monday, June 25 at 6 PM

    Join us for a time of connecting, sharing, and healing. Many hearings and trials are happening this June, including Red Fawn's hearing that afternoon. She will speak via video call, and other special guests will share. Please bring a dish to share if you can. If you can't, come anyway. “Loaded nachos” will be served. Children are welcome!

    This event is co-sponsored by the Water Protector Legal Collective and Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

  • Cross Ranch UU Camp Out!

    Reconnect with nature and your UU community at this Cross Ranch camp out! Cross Ranch Centennial State Park provides a uniquely scenic escape and this July, you can camp out with friends along the Missouri river and enjoy all of the natural beauty this area has to offer.

    You can reserve a space by contacting Cross Ranch directly at 800.807.4723 or online at Parks and Recreation Online Services. Be sure to specify Group Site #36 and the dates July 6th-8th. Each reservation will cost $34, plus a $5 daily park fee if you don't have a State Park Pass.
    For more information, contact Elicia Faul at 701.425.3278.

     

  • 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. Thank you!

     
  • Olivia Lone Bear Vehicle Search
    At the invitation of Matt Lone Bear and family, we are conducting a Mandan-based search for the vehicle associated with Olivia’s disappearance. Contact Karen Van Fossan at 701.223.6788 or minister@bismanuu.org. Thank you!

     

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    Local Community Events

  • Community Garden Volunteers

    The community garden at LSS (Lutheran Social Services) is an interfaith, international, inter-cultural spot here in Bismarck, dedicated to good food and good community! If you're curious and would like info about getting involved with the garden this year, please contact Hamida Dakane at hamidad@lssnd.org or Karen Van Fossan at minister@bismanuu.org or 701.223.6788.

     

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    UU Events at Large

  • UUA General Assembly 2018

    General Assembly 2018
    June 20-24, Kansas City, MO

    General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates. For more information, visit https://www.uua.org/ga.

     

     

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