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:
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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, July 3
HOW THE PEACE CORPS EXPERIENCES MADE US DIFFERENT PEOPLE
Derek Lowstuter, Claire Lowstuter, and Don Morrison
Three UU members who served with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia will take you on a journey of their experiences, especially how that impacted their view of the world and relationships among people. From 2010 to 2012, Derek and Claire worked on conservation and natural resource management in the Simien Mountains National Park. Today, Derek is a Forest Restoration Specialist with the North Dakota Forest Service and Claire is Office Manager at Welcome House. Don was a school teacher and coordinator for two school repair projects in Ethiopia from 1974 to 1976 and today is Director of Dakota Resource Council.
Sunday, July 10
BE FILLED WITH LIGHT AND SHINE
We have all been told many times of the special, the sacred, the holy that dwells within each of us, and lots of different people give us lots of different ways to uncover that spark, to recognize that uniqueness, to hear that voice. Join Shay MacKay in exploring the ways in which our connections to the world "out there"can help us fully recognize the beauty within.
Shay MacKay is a recent graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry and just finished her internship at Unity Church--Unitarian in St. Paul, MN. She is a candidate for parish ministry and will soon serve as Interfaith Chaplain in Burnsville, MN. Shay is a self-identified contemplative and enthusiastic doggy mama to Emma G.
Sunday, July 17
THIS I BELIEVE; THIS I DO
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, Pat will share her spiritual journeys and how she lives our UU principles.
Pat Conrad is a retired social worker who has been a member of this congregation since 1970, and has attempted to fulfill many different roles within the congregation. Pat believes that the "doing" part of her life is more important than the "believing" part.
Sunday, July 24
THE SUBJECT OF PLANTS
Reconsidering plants without the mask of the ordinary. Monte will explore the role of plants in our lives and in the process of the mind.
Monte Faul is a UU member, amateur natural philosopher and an admirer of any organism which can sustain itself for millions of years with or without human intervention.
Sunday, July 31
THE GOOD DEATH
My name is Janis Cheney - and I'm dying. Not to panic! From the moment of our birth, we all are in that boat. We just don't usually think of it in those terms. It may hit a little closer to home for me as I manage stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. And it is something I believe we should all be thinking - and talking - about.
Janis Cheney, a member of this congregation for 34 years, is recently retired from her day job and is thinking about lots of things.
~Summer Programs 2016 Reminder~
Please note that UU services will resume on Sundays all summer at 10:30 am (same time). We will continue with the same format, including story for all ages. There will be no formal children's religious education until after Labor Day; however, child care (nursery) and children's activity bags will be available each Sunday during the summer.