In our Bismarck-Mandan community, some of us understand Unitarian Universalism as our religion. Others affirm our tradition because it supports us to be spiritual without being religious. Still others claim our tradition as an essential source of meaning, looking for neither religion nor spirituality. What do we need from each other -- and ourselves -- to thrive in this community together? A long-time member of our congregation, Karen Van Fossan recently began serving as our minister, after graduating from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities this year. In addition to her ministerial duties, she serves the larger community as a pastoral counselor, psychotherapist, and advocate for the prevention of childhood abuse. This is her first sermon in her new role with us.
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