Community Pint Night for the OutCenter

Thursday, March 30
@ The Livery
190 5th St. Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Here Comes that Rainbow Again!

On Thursday, March 30, The Livery is hosting a Community Pint Night to benefit the OutCenter– a great opportunity to support the OutCenter mission and programs.

Stop by The Livery between 5-8 PM with friends and family for #ThinkB4USpeak #LoveB4UListen #SingTruthtoPower. Enjoy a cold one while basking in the warmth of The Livery’s friendly interior. Listen to live music celebrating love, justice, truth and other great American values! The Pipestone Road Irregulars, Jan Burda, Terri Rach, Bill Schnell, Aiden Schnell, Fred Story, Bride O’Shaunessy, Dennis Waite, Max Miller, and Jessica Dettman, along with Leslie and Nathan Sypian of The Sypian Family Band, will be the evening’s entertainment.


Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen

Saturday April 1 9am-1pm

BUUFers prepare and serve lunch at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen in Benton Harbor. All are welcome!



Sunday Service

April 2, 10:30am

Join us this Sunday to welcome in the Spring with our Spring Equinox Service, led by Gretchen Ohmann and Gloria Weberg.

First Sunday of the Month Potluck!

Bring a dish to pass, or bring just your appetite. Not everyone brings a dish every time, but everyone is encouraged to enjoy the food and fellowship.

We encourage everyone to keep ethical eating practices in mind when choosing and preparing food to share.


BUUF Potluck Brunch

Wednesday, April 12

Our conversation will begin with the end during our BUUF Potluck Brunch from 11am-1pm on Wednesday, April 12.

Please join us for a lively discussion after we watch Caitlin Doughty speak on “A burial practice that nourishes the planet.”

Here’s a question we all have to answer sooner or later: What do you want to happen to your body when you die? Funeral Director Caitlin Doughty explores new ways to prepare us for inevitable mortality. In this thoughtful talk, learn more about ideas for burials (like “recomposting” and “conservation burial”) that return our bodies back to the earth in an eco-friendly, humble and self aware way.


Red Tent Women’s Gathering: Healing Stones

Wednesday, April 12

Join us as we gather in sacred space to sing, heal, center ourselves and invite peace into our lives through an informal Healing Stones ritual based on a tradition of the Quero of the high mountains of Peru. Bring a stone to donate or accept one as a gift from Red Tent. We will mix them and each pick one to take home. A love offering will buy a gift card for the Safe Shelter from Domestic Violence. All women of the community are welcome. Invite your friends. If you can, please bring a snack to share.

Led by Gretchen Ohmann, Nan Lundeen and Kathy Smeets. Questions? E-mail


Creative Conversations

Wednesday, April 19

How important is listening, really actively listening? Please join us for Creative Conversations at BUUF on Wednesday, April 19, from 7-9 PM as we begin our discussion with watching Megan Phelps-Roper in her TedTalk titled “I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left.”

What’s it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing …everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America’s most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.