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!
Regular Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
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, May 1
REGARDING THE PAIN OF OTHERS
Our modern world is filled with horrors, and images of the worst atrocities are routinely placed on our viewing screens thanks to advances in technology. But what does it mean to care about the suffering of others far away?
Brenna Gerhardt is executive director of the North Dakota Humanities Council and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School.
Sunday, May 8
HONESTLY, MOTHER'S DAY
Sandra Bercier, Ronya Hoblit, Bonnie Palecek, and Karen Van Fossan
Some of us love Mother's Day. Others of us can't stand it. In a refreshingly honest look at Mother's Day, four soul-friends share the truth as they know it about relationships with Mother Earth, their children, their grandchildren, their elders, and themselves.
The presenters are 2/3 of a multi-cultural collective that takes on social justice in the context of relationships. Ronya Hoblit is a long-time member of the congregation, and Karen Van Fossan is our minister.
Sunday, May 15
Spell check doesn't like either of these words, but they reflect the philosophy of UU member Colleen Reinke. She will lay the groundwork of Jesusian Earthism during this service.
Colleen Reinke has served as our board president and is the communications director for the North Dakota Department of Health.
Sunday, May 22
THE ROAD I'VE TAKEN
A recap of the road no longer taken and the religious journey which resulted.
Betty Mills is a charter member of the fellowship. She has served on the district board and on the national UUA board, and is the co-author of "Mind If I Differ?", a Unitarian-Catholic dialogue.
Sunday, May 29
SPORTS AND MEANING: COME PLAY WITH US
Liz Anderson, Tyler Demars, Don Morrison, Marnie Piehl, Vinod Seth, and Karen Van Fossan
Sports are a big deal in many people's lives, often shaping participants' perspectives and impacting society. How do UUs make meaning when we watch and when we play?
Join us for games and a potluck on the lawn after the service! No sports experience necessary; a range of easy to more challenging games will be offered. Dress comfortably. Bring a dish to share--or just stay and play!