Celebrate Earth Day at DuBois Center

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April 22 is Earth Day! What better way to celebrate than with a Service Saturday at DuBois Center? Get outside with family and friends and help prepare this sacred space to welcome hundreds of campers and guests this spring and summer. Paint, prune, build, rake, clean, stack; there will be projects for volunteers of varied ages and abilities. If you or your group has a special skill, let us know ahead of time and we can plan a project for you!

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We’ll gather between 8:30 am and 8:45 am, and finish up around 4 p.m. Lunch is provided. Because we try to plan projects based on the specialized skills our volunteers bring, please RSVP by Monday, April 17. To register, please use this form, call 618-787-2202, or email us at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org. Supplies for general projects will be provided, but if you have specialized or professional tools/ equipment, please bring them along! See the Service Saturday flyer for more information.

Remember – if this date doesn’t work for you or your group, call the office to schedule your own work day (or even a work week or part-week!). Work days can also be scheduled as part of a larger retreat.

You’re Invited! DuBois on Broadway

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It’s time to RSVP for DuBois on Broadway 2.0, and you’re invited! Join us for an evening of Broadway-style performances with dinner, wine and auctions. Proceeds benefit DuBois Center! Click here for the full invitation, and read below for more information.

Date: Friday, May 12, 2017

Time: Doors open at 5 p.m., Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $50 per person, or a table of eight for $350

Reserve Today!: Download the order form to reserve your space by mail, or order tickets online here. Deadline is April 28.

Entertainment: An evening of Broadway music performed by the talented people of the Illinois South Conference, with special guest performer Grammy Award-Winning American Soprano Christine Brewer.

Dinner: Fountains Salad (mixed greens, red peppers, walnuts, shaved Parmesan, vinaigrette); Chicken Mudega (onion, mushrooms, bacon & cheese, herb orzo); Potato Tower (baked thinly sliced scalloped potatoes); Spring Vegetables and assorted Desserts. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available by request.

Auction: There will be a variety of options available, including a Sheraton Hotel overnight package, a getaway vacation at Lake of the Ozarks, a home-cooked steak dinner for eight at preferred site, a child-sized picnic table and two Adirondack chairs and a wooden rocking horse.

Springtime at DuBois Center

Spring at DuBois

Although the last few days haven’t quite felt like spring, it’s time to plan your spring activities at DuBois! There’s so much to do, and there’s still time to get involved.

Check out our Spring Brochure for information about the upcoming Father-Son Retreat, Wrangle & Ride event, Service Saturdays, Sunday Fundays and more. Click here to view the brochure and a reservation form, or contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202 to receive these by mail. If you’re interested in registering for one (or all!) of the events, fill out this form.

Be a DuBois on Broadway 2.0 Sponsor!

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Do you love DuBois Center and its mission? Are you looking for a way to support DuBois on Broadway 2.0 even further than just attending? A sponsorship may be perfect for you! Click here to learn more about the event, which will occur on Friday, May 12.

We need people like you to make this event even more of a success. There are multiple sponsorship levels – and all proceeds will go to DuBois Center. Each level comes with different benefits, read on below to learn more.

  • Friend Level – $100 – $250
    • Includes: Your name(s) on the sponsorship board and program book
  • Honorary Level – $500.00 – $750.00
    • Includes: Your name(s) on the sponsorship board and program book, plus two (2) tickets to the event
  • Silver Level – $1,000
    • Includes: Your name(s) on the sponsorship board and program book, plus a table for eight (8)
  • Gold Level – $2,500
    • Includes: Your name(s) on the sponsorship board and program book, special recognition during the gala, plus two tables for eight (8) for a total of 16 seats

To sign up to be a sponsor, download fill out this form. Should you choose Honorary Level or above, be sure to include the names of the event attendees on the form. You can return the form via email to ISC DuBois on Broadway – 1312 Broadway, Highland, IL 62249 or scan and email the completed form to CPursell@iscucc.org. Please call 618-654-2125 with credit card details. Sponsorship forms and payment are due by April 28, 2017.

Volunteer for DuBois on Broadway

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The DuBois on Broadway Gala 2.0, which takes place on May 12, will feature Broadway-style performances, a full meal and an auction. All proceeds will go to DuBois Center.

An evening like this, however, can’t happen without help! The team is looking for volunteers, stage performers, sponsors and auction donations. There are a variety of volunteer positions open, as well as sponsorship opportunities. Additional sponsorship information will be posted next week.

Auction donations may include those for the silent auction or the oral auction. Ideas for items for the silent auction include gift cards, kitchen items, crafts, tickets, theme baskets and more. Oral auction ideas include getaway weekends, sporting event tickets, sports apparel, autographed items, antiques, artwork and anything else that may attract bidders.

For additional auction ideas, or to sign up to be a volunteer, fill out and return this flyer by April 28 via the directions listed in the flyer.

Purchase a Gift Card for DuBois on Broadway

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Surprise someone with an evening of great entertainment and good food! You can now purchase a gift certificate for DuBois on Broadway 2.0 by filling out the form below and returning it to Norma Borgmann, co-chair, by May 1.

DuBois on Broadway will feature a full meal, including wine, as well as a variety of Broadway-style performances. A silent auction will also be available to guests. The event will take place at the Four Points by Sheraton Conference Center on Friday, May 12. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30.

All proceeds will benefit DuBois Center.

Follow the link below to purchase your gift certificate:

Gift Certificate Order Form

Save the Date: DuBois on Broadway 2.0

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Enjoy an evening of great food, wonderful company and exciting performances – all in the name of DuBois Center!

On Friday, May 12, the second DuBois on Broadway Gala will take place at the Four Points by Sheraton Conference Center in Fairview Heights, IL. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., and the meal will be served at 6:30. At 7:30, guests will be treated to a variety of Broadway-style acts. There will also be silent auction items available for purchase.

All proceeds will benefit DuBois Center, so come on out for an evening of entertainment and show your support. More information on how to purchase tickets will be posted at a later date.

If you’re interested in more information, or would like to volunteer for the event, please contact any of the co-chairs below.

Rev. Jerry Amiri – jerryamiari@hotmail.com

Norma Borgmann – nborgmann1658@charter.net

Rick Porter – rkp@agtelco.com

Rake and Roast at DuBois

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Fall is winding down at DuBois Center, and that means leaves are all over the ground! We could certainly use some help raking them all up and keeping DuBois beautiful.

If you’re looking for an afternoon of service and fellowship for your youth or fellowship group, or even a day with family or friends, come out to DuBois on Nov. 20 to rake the leaves. We promise we’ll let you jump and play in them as well!

We’ll also have the bonfire going, so bring hot dogs and buns to enjoy over the open fire. We’ll provide the roasting forks, condiments, beverages and, best of all, S’MORE FIXIN’S! There are also plenty of rakes already on-site.

You and your group can arrive anywhere between noon and 3 p.m., and depart between 4 and 6 p.m. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect – call 618-787-2202 or email dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org.

DuBois Center Trivia Night!


Join us for an evening of fellowship, fun and knowledge! DuBois Center is hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday, Nov. 12 – and you’re invited! All proceeds will benefit DuBois and the summer camp program.

Trivia Night will be held at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and trivia will begin at 7:00 p.m. You may bring your own beverages and snacks to share with your table.

The cost will be $100 per table (up to eight people), and there will also be mulligans available for purchase. In addition, there will be a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing and attendance prizes.

To reserve a table today, contact DuBoisFundraising@gmail.com. Payment is due at the event. For more information, check out the flyer here.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the event, please reach out to the email above.

We hope to see you there!



Bunco Night – February 6


Save the Date! Come in out of the cold and get ENERGIZED! This fun, somewhat frenzied dice game is so easy to learn, anyone can play! Last year’s event was wonderfully intergenerational with children, youth and adults of all ages playing and laughing together. St. Paul UCC in Columbia will open its doors at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 6 for an evening of fun and fellowship to support the ministry of DuBois Center. Play begins at 7 pm. The cost to play is $10 per person. And there’s more! Also featured are two silent auctions, one with gift baskets and other fun items, the other with purses, as well as a 50/50 drawing. Snacks and soda are also available for purchase to support the cause.

Check out this flyer and share it with your church and your friends. Advance tickets are available, as seating is limited. Details are included on the flyer. Plan now to have a FANTASTICALLY FUN SATURDAY NIGHT on February 6. (Back-up date for inclement weather is February 13.) This fun, family-friendly event is sponsored by Region 2.