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No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

All are welcome at Bismarck UCC and have been since we opened our doors in 1954.  Our primary commitment is to live out our faith in the community and world in ways that bear faithful witness to God’s love in Christ.

Bismarck UCC has a tradition of faithful and relevant worship, a dedication to education and fellowship open to all, and a commitment to being engaged in the world and a witness for peace and justice.


We are an Open and Affirming community, meaning we welcome into full life and ministry persons of all backgrounds, cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities.


Bismarck-Mandan United Church of Christ is a thriving church transforming our lives and community:

  • where all are unconditionally welcomed, affirmed, accepted, and loved;

  • where the good in every person is recognized and their talents are encouraged to be shared;

  • where children, youth, and adults learn that God is love and all are welcome to freely explore spirituality in a safe and nurturing environment;

  • where we can bring our personal needs and struggles and count on support from our church family – which is the loving family we all deserve;

  • where powerful messages inspire and challenge us to be caring and compassionate to all – in our church, community, and world, seeking opportunities to put our faith into action with courage to go beyond what we think we can do;

  • where we embrace the still-speaking God and live our faith in today’s world.


From worship to service, we strive to live out God's love in the world.

Get a glimpse of our impact this past year in our 2023 Annual Report.

Check out our Annual Report
Our Sister School in East Timor
Rituals ground us.
We love to visit!


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Rev. Gretchen Deeg

Pastor Gretchen looks forward to helping you grow in your spiritual life and building partnerships in our wider community.

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Choir Director

Craig DeVos

Thanks to Craig's leadership, our choir members say choir is always more fun than work!



Mary Radar & Jim Knutz

As keepers of our building, Jim and Mary make sure the space is ready to welcome you.

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Administrative Assistant

Autum Eisenbraun

If you have a newsletter submission, calendar question, or event to share, Autum can help you out.


Organist & Accompanist

Joann Otterness

We believe music is an integral part of worship and spiritual expression and Joann helps us weave it all together.

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Carly Retterath

"I am honored to serve as moderator of Bismarck UCC as this church has played a major role in my life." Thanks to Carly for leading our church Council as a lay leader.

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