Save the Date – Fall Festival 2018

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The ISC Outdoor Ministries Team (OMT) announces the 42nd annual Fall Festival at DuBois Center on Sunday, October 7th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Many of the traditional favorites for this autumn fundraiser will continue to be featured, if enough supervisors and volunteers come forward. We hope many will be able to participate as a volunteer, as a donor of food, items, or money, as a crafter, a musician, and/or a buyer.

Your church will receive more information this summer about the Fall Festival and updates will be printed periodically in the Weekly Connection. For more information, please contact Norma Borgmann (OMT Chairperson) at 618-533-1658 (H) or 618-292-4617 (C) or nborgmann1658@charter.net.

Save the Date – Mother & Daughter Retreat October 12-14

Mother Daughter

Last Sunday, we celebrated our mothers and all the women who nurture and support us. Let the celebration continue with DuBois Center’s annual Mother & Daughter Retreat! Get away and re-energize your relationship with your daughter, mother, granddaughter, niece, aunt or other special woman or girl in your life. Enjoy a playful, faith-based weekend together, one packed with engaging activities, inspiring God times, meals without cooking and wonderful fellowship. All ages are welcome, but most activities are geared for girls and women age six and older. SAVE THE DATE! Registration opens July 10. Space is limited to 50.

Registration for the 4th Annual Rainbow Camp Is Open!

Rainbow Camp

Rainbow Camp is a day filed with activities and fun, where everyone is recognized as a child of God. Come play in the water, take aim with archery, try your hand at crafts, or just take in the outdoors from horseback or pontoon. We have activities for all ages. We will gather on Sat, Aug 18 from 9 am to 7 pm, at DuBois Center. Rainbow Camp is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer singles, couples and families. Straight allies are welcome too.

If there are at least 15 people interested, we can stay Friday night as a group at Hickory Lodge. If you want to register for just the day, select Rainbow Camp. If you want to stay Friday night and attend camp the next day, select Rainbow Camp Overnight. Register now to get the early bird rates. See this flier for more details. Click here if you’re ready to register. Got questions?  Contact ISC Pride at iscpride@iscucc.org.

Fathers & Sons – Quality Time Together!

Father-Son Retreat 2018

This past weekend, 41 fathers, sons, grandfathers and mentors – hailing from 10 ISCUCC churches and beyond – made the trek to DuBois Center for our annual Father-Son Retreat. Picture… boats on the lake, cool crafts, a hay ride, and rounds and rounds of 9-Square and Ga-ga. Picture… new friends, hikes and horseback rides. Picture… s’mores under a drizzly sky, late night UNO games, and quiet time for reflections. Together fathers and sons explored the creek, built shelters in the woods, “tipped trees,” took aim at archery targets, and dismantled a big section of the old boat dock. Now, picture

God among us everywhere! Throughout the weekend, they explored God’s call to be good roles as fathers and as sons, to be true friends and caring “neighbors.”

(Top photo: 2018 Father/Son group; Left: Aaron and Harmon Fuchs;  Right: Josh and Drake Muehlhauser)

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Service Saturday April 21 – RSVP Today!

Service Saturday

The rain, wind and icy cold winter have taken their toll. Stretch your muscles, get a little dirty and make a difference! Help us get a jump start as we prepare for the busy months ahead. We can’t do it without YOU!

Projects vary, depending on the weather and the skills of the workers – carpentry, cleaning, painting, raking and more. We may even dismantle a dock. Serve together with friends and family, and gain a sense of satisfaction. Lunch is provided.

Check out this flier for more information. RSVP to DuBois Center by Monday, April 16 at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.orgor 618-787-2202. If this date doesn’t work for you, we have a mission work group in camp May 16-20 and extra helping hands are always welcome.

Service Saturday

Service Saturday – April 21

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Stretch your muscles, get a little dirty and make a difference! Help spruce up the grounds for our busy spring and summer seasons. We can’t do it without YOU! Projects vary, depending on the weather and the skills of the workers – carpentry, cleaning, painting, raking and more. We may even dismantle a dock. Serve together with friends and family, and gain a sense of satisfaction. Lunch is provided. Check out this flyer for more information.

RSVP to DuBois Center by Monday, April 16 at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202. If this date doesn’t work for you, we have a mission work group in camp May 16-20 and the extra helping hands are always welcome, or we can see if another day works for you and your group!

Registration Deadline for Wrangle & Ride

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There’s still time to sign-up for Wrangle & Ride, a horse-intensive day at DuBois Center! The registration deadline is THIS Saturday, April 7.
Wrangle & Ride is for enthusiasts ages 12 and older. Yes, youth and adults are all welcome! Groom, tack, ride and enjoy other horse-themed activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. The cost is $60 per person and lunch is included. Activities are geared for novice riders and those with more experience.
Click here for a flyer and reservation form or register online. Contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202 with questions.

BLOCK PARTY! Sunday, May 6

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We’re having a Block Party in the Rustic Village and your middle and high school youth groups are invited! Join DuBois Center staff and volunteers for an afternoon of fun, food, games, contests and music. One of the best parts – IT’S FREE. We’ll roast hot dogs and make s’mores, meet some of the horses, and explore the Rustic Village.Whether you are a DuBois Center camper or not, you’re invited! Load up right after church, grab some lunch and head to camp. We’ll be on the move from 1-4:30 pm, but arrive when you can. Youth must be accompanied by adult chaperones or parents. RSVP by Monday, April 30 – we need to stock the coolers and send you permission forms. For more information or to RSVP, check out this flyer or contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Churches – Help Promote DuBois Center

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Calling all churches! Did you know that you can help promote DuBois Center? From information on spring programming to summer camp to special sessions, you’ll find it all at this link: http://duboiscenter.org/info-for-churches/

Simply download what you need, print it out and share it with your congregation how you see fit. There are bulletin inserts available, as well as flyers and registration forms. You could also link to these flyers in any of your own social posts, blogs or emails!

Thank you in advance for helping us spread the word about DuBois Center!

 

Father-Son Early Bird Registration TOMORROW

Father Son Retreat

The annual DuBois Center Father-Son Retreat is just around the corner – April 13-15. Quality time together, cool activities, “fellow”-ship with dads and lads of all ages, with opportunities to explore God’s love woven throughout the day.

And you can save $10 by registering by tomorrow, March 23!

For more information, check out this flyer and reservation form, or register online today. Final registration deadline is March 30.