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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, December 1
BUILDING THE FUTURE
As we begin this month's exploration of the spirituality of change, we'll consider our process for addressing change by growing a building that meets the needs of our current and future church community, including its metaphorical and literal significance, and its impact on our daily lives.
Sunday, December 8
NORWEGIAN INSPIRATION FOR LIFE ON THE PRAIRIE
Recipient of a Bush Fellowship, Ryan Taylor is finding lessons for North Dakota in Norway’s oil policy that aims to “ensure a qualitatively better society.” The conversation about our current oil boom includes pausing and thinking about family, what it means to live here, the land and people, how we live together and why striving to do better at it is so important
Taylor is a fourth-generation rancher, motivational speaker, North Dakota political leader, and author whose “Cowboy Logic” column appears in newspapers across the region.
Sunday, December 15
TRUTH AND TRANSFORMATION
Inspired by Gotthold Lessing's quote, “The aspiration to truth is more precious than its assured possession,” we will explore what is Truth, why should we seek it, and how it can transform us.
Paul is a member of the UU congregation whose journey has led him to a broader, more holistic view of the universe.
Sunday, December 22
Though Sacred Darkness provides a valuable opportunity for mystery, reflection, and growth, most of us do not willingly seek it. As UU's on a "free and responsible search for truth and meaning," we can learn to allow the darkness to show us the light, individually and collectively.
Andrea, a member of our congregation, currently assists in facilitating Women’s Sacred Circle. Her search for truth has led her to Unitarian Universalism principles.
December 24 Christmas Eve Gathering
GOUNDING IN TRADITION
Jean King and Carol Jean Larsen
An evening of seasonal songs and readings by firelight offers grounding in the midst of our ever-changing lives. There will be warm beverages. Feel free to share a plate of holiday treats.
Sunday, December 29
RESOLUTIONS, UU STYLE
As we conclude our month of exploring change on the verge of a New Year, we will discuss together, assessing the desire to change, the need to change, the fear of change, and whether resolutions might capture our hopes for the New Year.
Colleen is a UU member who serves on our Board of Trustees.