Fall Festival is TOMORROW!

Dubois Center’s 2019 Fall Festival is tomorrow, Sunday, October 6!

This is a great event to share with church members and the community! Yummy food, live music, crafters and artisans, hayrides, horses, boat tours, hands-on crafts for kids – there’s something for the whole family!

Check out this link to the event page on our website and you’ll find all our Fall Festival information, flyers and more in one place.

Don’t Miss Out on These Stunning Quilts!

Quilt 1

Fall Festival and the much-anticipated Quilt Drawing are THIS SUNDAY (you don’t need to be present to win).

This year, two beautiful and unique queen-size quilts have been donated. One is a stunning block pattern in steel blue and tan. The second is an elegant log cabin design in colors from the Southwest. With these works of art, we hope to raise over $2,000.

You can help by spreading the word – share this opportunity with your friends and family! A flyer with photos and tickets are available. Completed tickets and payment must be received at DuBois Center by 4:15pm Sunday, Oct 6 to be included in the drawing.

Got Stuff? Upscale Resale and Silent Auction Donations Needed

2019 FFest Logo with date

Basement, garage or spare room overflowing with stuff that you haven’t looked at in years? We can help! DuBois Center needs your COOL stuff! Stylish purses and accessories – GREAT! Gift baskets and classic toys – SUPER! Classic decor and holiday decorations – PERFECT!

Donations must have a sale value of at least $5 each and be clean; new, nearly new OR classic; easy to carry and appealing. All proceeds support the ministry of DuBois Center.

See the attached flyer for details. To donate items or arrange for pick-up, contact Nicole Avise-Rouse at naviserouse@yahoo.com or 618-540-7438. Items may also be brought directly to DuBois Center on Saturday, Oct 5 or by 10 am on Oct 6.

Thanks in advance for your help and donations!

Send Us Your Sweet Treats!

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Cookies! Cakes! Pies! Breads! Snack Mixes! The Sweet Shoppe at Fall Festival is still in need of donations. Each dollar raised in this area goes directly to scholarships – helping children and youth from families struggling financially to attend camp. This team is doing a great job, but they need YOUR help! So apron up and bake on!

For more information, check out and share this flyer. Items may be brought directly to DuBois Center on Saturday, Oct 5 or by 10 am on Oct 6. Need more info or assistance with delivery? Text/call Kristen at 618-567-6863 or Melissa at 314-440-6646, or connect with Angie at angiezapp1@gmail.com or 618-599-9277.

Mother-Daughter Retreat 2019 Deadline is October 4!

mother daughter retreat

Time is running out, but you can still register for the annual DuBois Center Mother-Daughter Retreat, October 18-20, 2019. This event is open to all the great women and girls in your life. Escape for a weekend of fun, laughter, movement, joy-filled worship and favorite traditional camp activities.

Click here for a flyer with registration form or save time and register online. Questions about registration? Contact Julie at register@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-357-1809.

Volunteers Still Needed for Fall Festival on October 6

boat driver

Fall Festival, DuBois’ annual fundraiser, can’t happen without YOU!

There are lots of ways to help – serve food or serve as a cashier, catch pontoon boats or walk horses at the arena, drive a tractor or captain a boat, take tickets or sell them, assist with crafts or melt wax for candles, set up before the event or stay and clean up after!

DuBois Center’s annual Fall Festival is powered by the talent, sweat, love and cheer of scores of volunteers. YOU CAN HELP TOO! Time commitments of 2 hours or longer work best.

To volunteer, contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202. Send or leave a message with your name, areas of interest, phone number and best times for you to volunteer.

Thank you in advance!

Horse volunteer

Green DuBois Team News

The next team meeting will be Tuesday, Sept 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DuBois Center. The next Stewardship Day will be Sat, Oct 12, from 8 a.m. to noon, with a focus on removing invasive species and working on the camp recycling hub. No special skills needed, just bring your own gloves.
The Green DuBois Team welcomes anyone who is interested in the outdoors.  We have many upcoming projects focused on promoting the biodiversity of DuBois Center, maintaining our forest, and building on our ecologically sustainable practices. Anyone can be part of the team, regardless of church affiliation. Come to a meeting or stewardship day, or email for more information: greendubois@aol.org.
We also welcome donations to support this work, which can be sent to the Conference office marked for Green DuBois. Thank you!

Live Music at Fall Festival 2019

Fall Fest Music
Each year, we are blessed to have a great line-up of local bands and musicians at our Fall Festival. This year is no exception!
These groups, many of which return year after year, volunteer their time. Many of their members have a personal connection to DuBois Center and/or the UCC.
So sound the trumpets and beat the drums as we welcome and thank:
    11:00 am  Polka Connection – a local favorite, you’ll be dancing before you know it
    12:30 pm  The Haneys – an uplifting Southern Gospel group that performs throughout the region
    1:30 pm     Faith Journey – the joy-filled praise band from St. Paul’s UCC in Freeburg specializing in Christian and pop favorites
    3:00 pm     Venedy Band – a perennial favorite, concert band Americana
Use this flyer to help spread the word about DuBois Center’s Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct 6, 2019.

Sweet Treats

sweet treats
Start your ovens! It’s time to begin baking big batches of bars, cookies, candies, snack mixes, pies and cakes to be sold in the Sweet Shoppe at Fall Festival. Invite your friends and get a Bake Date on the calendar now. Proceeds go directly to the DuBois Center Scholarship Fund; help send a young person to camp! Click for a flyer to post at your church and share with friends, or a smaller bulletin insert to distribute.
WHO: Everyone is invited to contribute goodies
WHAT: Homemade or purchased Sweet Treats of all kinds
WHEN: Sale Date is Sun, Oct 6 at the DuBois Center Fall Festival. Items may be delivered to camp on Saturday, Oct 5 or before 10 am on Oct 6.
CONTACT: For more information, or to request someone to pick up your sweets, contact Angie at angiezapp1@gmail.com or 618-599-9277, or call or text Melissa at 314-440-6646, or Kristen at 618-567-6863.

Wrangle & Ride Early Bird Deadline is Sept. 21!

horses

Love horses? If you are age 12 or older, join us on Saturday, Oct 12 from 9 am – 5 pm for a day of fun with the DuBois Center herd!

Designed for both beginner and intermediate riders, this is a horse-intensive day of instruction – grooming, tacking, riding and other horse-related activities. Beginners are introduced to basic skills, while riders with more experience work on refining theirs.

The cost for this event is $65 with lunch included. Adults and families are welcome. Register by the Early Bird Deadline – Saturday, Sept. 21 – and save $5 per person! Final registration deadline is Sept 28. Space is limited. Register online or click here to download a paper registration form.