• We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • We believe in justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • We believe in acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • We believe in a free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • We believe in the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
  • We believe in the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
  • We believe in respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

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:

  • A vibrant and caring community
  • Connection to our dynamic congregants dedicated to acceptance, justice and love
  • Services that are intellectually and spiritually grounded in meaningful purpose
  • A vital religious education program which helps our children develop their spiritual curiosity and awaken their soul to our liberal faith community and wider world with love and purpose

We look forward to your visit!

Contact Us

Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Congregation
P.O. Box 297
818 E. Divide Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502
Phone 701-223-6788

Regular Schedule

Sunday
  • Sunday Services & Children's Religious Education
    – 10:30 AM

Announcements

  • Office Hours

    Regular Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • Sunday Services Schedule

    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, February 7

    THE ART OF BEING SECOND BEST

    Dean Conrad

    This program is based on a sermon by Rev. Russell Bletzer at the Unitarian Church in Lake Forest, IL which Dean Conrad describes as "one of the best sermons I ever heard...and a good one for Super Bowl Sunday!"

    Dean's family were founding members of the Bismarck Mandan UU Church. Dean graduated from high school at Lake Forest Academy, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Wharton Graduate School. Dean and his wife, Pat, have worked helping refugees resettle in Bismarck. They both worked in state government for some time. 

     

    Sunday, February 14--Standing on the Side of Love

    REFUGEE NEW BEGINNINGS ON THE DAKOTA PRAIRIE

    Turdukan Tostokova, Kaswara Isingoma, Christiano Mwesigwa, Patrick Ngabu, and Yasini Ngabu

    Four young Congolese men--Kaswara Isingoma, Christiano Mwesigwa, Patrick Ngabu, Yasini Ngabu--will describe their journeys as refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo through a refugee camp in Uganda, and finally to Bismarck, North Dakota. Turdukan Tostokova, Director for the Lutheran Social Services New Americans Program of Bismarck, will discuss the support these young men received upon their arrival.

     

    Sunday, February 21

    THIS I BELIEVE; THIS I DO

    Ursula Conrad and Dan Christ

    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, Ursula and Dan will share their spiritual journeys and how they live our UU principles.
     
    Ursula is a native of Switzerland who moved to North Dakota with her husband John Conrad, who was a charter member of this UU church. Ursula is a retired Public Health Nurse and served as a Peace Corps volunteer.
     
    Dan Christ is a native of Kansas, lived a third of his life in California, and then moved to North Dakota. Dan is retired, after an extensive career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where he served in many capacities, including a Corrections Officer and Community Programs Manager. 

     

    Sunday, February 28--*In-Gathering Sunday

    BUMPER STICKER THEOLOGY & THE FUTURE OF OUR FAITH (REPRISE)

    Karen Van Fossan, Minister

    If you could put all your beliefs and principles into just one bumper sticker, what would it say? Would it be exactly like your neighbor's, your co-worker's, your best friend's? What does our UU faith mean, when we each have a right to our own bumper sticker? Or to no bumper sticker at all? Together, we will consider a shared vision of Unitarian Universalism, even while--and because--we do not always agree.

    A long-time member of our congregation, Karen Van Fossan began serving as our minister last fall. She also serves the larger community as a pastoral counselor and advocate for the prevention of childhood abuse.

    *Join us for In-Gathering Sunday, when we formally welcome our new members into our congregation and affirm our commitment to co-create beloved community.

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Upcoming Events

FEB

14

SUN
Sunday Services & Children's Programs
10:30 AM
Treats, refreshments, and fellowship to follow
FEB

18

THU
Men's Get-Together
5:30 PM
Blarney Stone, downtown Bismarck. All men welcome!
FEB

19

FRI
UU Women's Lunch
12:00 PM
Minervas at the Kelly Inn, off State Street. All women welcome!
FEB

21

SUN
Sunday Services & Children's Programs
10:30 AM
Treats, refreshments, and fellowship to follow
People, Place, & Program (PPP) Gathering
11:45 AM
PPP meets every 3rd Sunday monthly
FEB

28

SUN
In-Gathering Sunday
10:30 AM
Formal welcome of our new members during service
Sunday Services & Children's Programs
10:30 AM
Treats, refreshments, and fellowship to follow
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