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.
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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, October 5
I WANT TO BE WHOLE. AND I WANT YOU TO JOIN ME.
The importance of Coming Out as an LGBTQ Ally with perspectives from a transgender priest on faith and Coming Out. Being LGBTQ is just part of the whole.
Megan is a ND native who’s career has focused on Immigrants, Adult Education, and more recently, includes Veterans
Sunday, October 12
CHURCH IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Rev. Ian Evison
It is clear to us all that the times are changing. What does that mean for us in the UU faith community? Rev. Ian Evison will offer some ideas for how we can look ahead and strengthen our UU presence and identity as individuals, families and as a community.
Rev. Ian Evison is a Congregational Life Consultant and Lead Staff Person with the MidAmerica Region of the UUA. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a D.Min. from Meadville/Lombard Theological School.
Sunday, October 19
HOW DO WE DO IT ALL?
Janis Cheney & Colleen Reinke
It is important, in every area of our lives, to be good stewards of our resources. In our church community, 'stewardship' is our shared responsibility to support and grow the organization for the benefit of each member, our families, friends and our larger community. Janis Cheney and Colleen Reinke will offer reflections about their personal commitment and suggest ways for us all to consider what is, and how we meet, the needs of our shared ministry.
Janis has been a member of the Bismarck-Mandan UU for 32 years and has served in a variety of leadership positions over the years. She recently began a 3 year term on the MidAmerica Regional UU Board. Colleen has been an active member since 2008 and has also contributed her time and talent to leading our congregation. She currently serves as president of the Board of Trustees.
Sunday, October 26
THIS I BELIEVE AND 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, two members will share their spiritual journey and how they live our UU principles.
Aruna is a longtime friend and active member of our fellowship and the wider community. She served on the Bismarck School Board and she and her husband Vinod have brought out joy and peace through their work in the Gandhi Peace Network.