Spring 2018 Work Days

Service Saturday 3

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! This spring, we have two workdays planned – one for March 24 and another for April 21.

Service Saturday 2

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

We’ll gather around 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. and conclude by 4 p.m. each day. Lunch is provided, as well as necessary tools. Check out this flyer for more information. RSVP to DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Service Saturday 1

Bunco Night TOMORROW

Bunco dice

Join Region 2 for an evening of fun and fellowship. This somewhat frenzied dice game is so easy to learn, anyone can play! Gather the family, some friends or your youth group for what’s sure to be a great time.

The event is THIS Saturday – February 24, doors open at St. Paul UCC in Columbia at 6:30 pm, and the game begins at 7 pm. Just $10 per person covers the cost to play.

A 50/50 drawing and silent auction with a variety of fun items will also be available, as well as the HUNGER ACTION challenge that will round out the evening. Snacks and soda available for purchase. Check out this flyer and share it with friends and neighbors. Funds raised support the ministry of DuBois Center; food items donated support a local food pantry. We hope to see you there!

DIGITAL CAMERAS – Used Compact Models Needed

Digital Camera

Great photos and smart phones go hand in hand nowadays. So what happened to all those small, point and shoot cameras – the Coolpix, PowerShot and FinePix? DuBois Center is in search of 8-10 gently used (or new) cameras. They are great for photo booths, scavenger hunts, photography classes and so much more.

Requirements: good working condition and SD card compatible.

For more information, contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Spring Line-Up

2/24        Saturday    Bunco Night at St. Paul, Columbia (Sponsored by Region 2)
3/24        Saturday    Service Saturday – Lenten Work Day
4/11         Wed            Nature’s Classroom Season Begins
4/13-15   Fri-Sun      Father & Son Retreat
4/21        Saturday    Wrangle & Ride – Horse Day
                                      Service Saturday
5/6          Sunday       BLOCK Party for Middle Schoolers
5/14-18  Mon-Fri      St. Paul UCC, Belleville Work Week
5/21-23  Mon-Wed  Southern Illinois Art Workshop
5/30       Wed             Summer Camp Staff Training Begins
6/10       Sunday       1st Day of Summer Camp 2018

Dice and Green Beans this Saturday evening, Feb 24

Join Region 2 for a night of winter blues-busting fun at St. Paul UCC in Columbia. Play BUNCO, and support DuBois Center and a local food pantry! Bunco is an engaging dice game that is easy to learn; children as young as 10 or 11 can be successful and have fun. Doors open at 6:30 pm; play begins at 7 pm. Cost to play is $10 per person. This year Bunco Night is being paired with an effort to “Fill a Food Pantry.” By February, the major “food” holidays will be distant memories and pantry shelves will need restocking. Lend a hand and have a lot of fun – all at the same time! Help spread the word; invite everyone you know! Check out this flier for details.
The Challenge:
1. Bring a can or box of nutritious food to donate to a local food pantry. For each item you donate, you will receive one ticket for a special drawing – the more items donated, the more chances to win. The prize will be a fun basket of items appropriate for a variety of ages.
2. Recruit Bunco players from your local church or community group. The church/group with the most individuals who pay and play Bunco at this event will have the honor of selecting the food pantry to receive the food collected that evening.
Beans and Bunco

Volunteer NURSES Needed – Spend 3-6 Days at DuBois Center

Nurse Image

Share you skills and make a difference! Camp Nurses, most of whom are RNs, play a key role in providing safe and fun experiences during DuBois Center summer camps. Many find it to be a very rewarding opportunity for ministry; one that is quite different than their regular jobs. Camp nurses review camper medical forms, conduct health screenings, administer medications, and provide first aid, basic medical treatment and extra TLC for homesick campers.

The nurses’ living quarters are air-conditioned, and it’s not all work and no play. There is often time to sit back and read a good book, take a hike or dip your toes in the lake. For more information about this ministry opportunity, contact Shirley at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Father-Son Retreat – April 13 – 15

Father-Son retreat

Calling dads, lads, granddads, uncles and nephews! Spend quality time together at the annual DuBois Center Father-Son Retreat. Fish, hike, canoe and just hang out together. Make cool crafts, share in vespers and work on your archery skills. Horseback riding is available for an additional fee. Lodging is in heated cottages and Hickory Lodge. Families participate together; activities are geared for boys age 5 and older. Rev. RJ Morgan will be returning as our chaplain for the weekend.

For more details, check out our flier and reservation formOnline registration is available now. Questions? Contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@duboiscenter.org or 618-787-2202.

Spring Brochure

Check your mailbox

Check your mailbox! Spring brochures have been mailed and should arrive any day now. If you’re not on our mailing list but would like more information about our Father-Son Retreat, Wrangle & Ride, Service Saturdays or our Block Party, check out the brochure online. Register online starting February 15registration by mail is open now.

Summer Camp 2018 – Sneak Peek!

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The countdown has begun! Here at DuBois Center we are busy planning yet another incredible summer! Registration opens February 28, so watch for the brochure later this month. Use this schedule to begin planning your summer now! Check out our Facebook page to stay up-to-date. Questions? Contact us at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.


Two Sessions! Just You & Me Camp

Just You & Me Camp

Last summer, our Just You & Me Camp was packed with a waiting list. This year, there are two sessions from which to choose: June 10-12 and June 24-26.

Spend quality one-on-one time with a special child in your life – son, daughter, niece, nephew, godchild… Try out some favorite camp activities together. Canoe, play on the water mat, create a treasure or ride a horse. Make new friends around the dining table and during family game times. Learn more about God and God’s love during BLAST and Vespers. Make memories together that will last a lifetime. Online registration opens February 28.