Who We Are at the Bis-Man UU

Welcome to the Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Church. The Bis-Man UU strives to be a diverse community committed to spreading love, fostering a sense of belonging, and living with purpose. Consequently, our members come from all walks of life. However we share the goal of transforming ourselves and creating positive change in the world unites us.

Who we are includes our founder Betty Mills.

Photo Credit: Karen Morrison

Furthermore, at the Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Church, we are a vibrant and compassionate community. Due to this, we always look for opportunities to connect and share meaningful experiences. Our welcoming environment encourages everyone to feel accepted and valued.

Who we are includes, "The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food" by Dean Ornish.

Join our community of curious minds at the Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Church. Our Sunday Services promote intellectual and spiritual growth in ourselves and each other. The Bis-Man UU seeks to prove a supportive environment for learning and exploration.

Who we are includes people who question and listen.

Finally, at the Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Church, we dedicate ourselves to nurturing spiritual curiosity. Cultivating love and purpose within ourselves and the wider world enriches our hearts and souls. We believe in the power of community and strive to create an environment that encourages personal growth and social action. Join us on this journey of self-discovery and meaningful engagement with the world around us.

Who we are includes admitting the limits of our knowledge.

Who We Are Includes the 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism.

Those 7 Principles are as follows:

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Who we are includes accepting people from diverse backgrounds.

Another important aspect is that we are a Welcoming Congregation of Unitarian Universalists who strive to provide a spiritual home for people of all ages, races, nationalities, genders, faiths, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, and economic backgrounds. We are committed to being an inclusive community that embraces diversity and celebrates differences. However, we know that there’s always more to learn, so we remain open to listening and increasing our understanding at all times.

Who we are includes being human and making mistakes.

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Lastly, we are bound together not by a set of beliefs, but by a shared commitment to our community. Furthermore, this commitment is expressed through a covenant that guides us in addressing the issues and challenges that arise in any diverse group. Finally, our covenant calls upon us to listen carefully, show gratitude, respect confidentiality, seek assistance, embrace differing perspectives, and acknowledge our fallibility.