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:
We look forward to your visit!
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, March 2
(Rescheduled from January 26)
THIS I BELIEVE; THIS I DO
Liz Anderson & Stephen Crane
As UUs, we hold a belief in 7 Principles and the sentiment that what we do while here on Earth matters. In this popular service format, two members will share their spiritual journey and how they live our UU principles.
Stephen, a member since 1985, is a photographer for Basin Electric Power Co-op. He is a past Board member, and enjoys singing in the church folk choir.
Liz works at Juniper and is founding member of the BisMan Women’s Roller Derby League. A member since 2012, she also sings in the choir and is currently Membership Team Leader.
Sunday, March 9
FROM CHOICE TO JUSTICE:
OUR SPIRITUAL WORK 41 YEARS AFTER ROE
Rev. Kelli Clement
The old debate between “pro-choice” and “pro-life” is unwinnable and harmful. Together, let’s explore what justice means for women and their families.
Reminder: Daylight Saving Time begins - set your clock AHEAD one hour before retiring on Saturday, March 8.
Sunday, March 16
EMBRACING THE OTHER
Sometimes Paul's Biblical words are used to demonize the “other.” However, Paul's message can also, perhaps more accurately, be interpreted as a message of acceptance--a message about embracing the other.
Dustin White studied religion at Concordia and is serving as our church Religious Education & Communications Coordinator.
Sunday, March 23
WORK, SPIRITUALITY, AND MYSTERY
Brian will lead us in an exploration of how we, as UU's, might be more open to life's deepest mysteries in our work and professional lives.
Brian is a long-time UU friend and is a member of Quaker community which shares our sacred space.
Sunday, March 30
“YOU’RE NOT A PRIEST!”
REFLECTIONS FROM A CHAPLAIN INTERN
Karen Van Fossan
Our home-grown seminarian, spent last summer as a chaplain intern at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks where she was mistaken for many things -- but never a priest. With respect for the confidentiality of her former patients and families, Karen will share her most unforgettable stories, from the heart-breaking to the ridiculous to the sublime.
Karen is in her final year at seminary and currently works as a creative arts therapist and is Communications Director for Prevent Child Abuse ND.