LEAF ATTACK!! Saturday – Dec 7

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Looking for a morning and/or afternoon of service and fellowship for your youth, family or fellowship group? Look no further than DuBois Center – your big back yard. It is snowing leaves here, and we could really use your help! On Saturday, we’ll be raking, blowing and burning bushels of leaves.

Arrive and depart when you can. Early birds will start at 8:30. Lunch will be available at noon. We have rakes, but bring gloves and if you have a leaf blower handy – bring it too!

RSVP to dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202. If this day doesn’t work for you – let us know and well explore other options.

 

 

Wanted: Talent Scouts

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With leaves and random snowflakes falling, summer camp seems eons away! However, planning is in full swing and summer staff recruitment kicks off over Thanksgiving weekend.
We are in search of caring, hard-working individuals who enjoy the outdoors, love to have fun, and can embrace their silly side. They must have a passion for working with young people, and a heart for ministry and service. Paid and volunteer positions are available for Summer 2020.
If you know someone who might be a good fit, complete the information on this form and return it or contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.
Full application packets will be available on our website on Nov 27.

BOOTS & CAMERAS

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Kick up your heels & smile for the camera!

Cleaning out the garage or a back closet? DuBois Center is in need of boots for horseback riding – child size 11 to adult size 14 and everything in between. New or used, in fair to good condition – we’ll take them! Larger adult boots can be expensive to purchase, so used ones are at the top of our wish list. M

Meanwhile, the search continues for digital cameras. 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? They are great for camp scavenger hunts, photography classes, photo booths 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.

SERVICE SATURDAY – November 2

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Stretch your muscles! Breathe fresh fall air! Hang out with friends and lend a helping hand!
Youth and adult fellowship groups, individuals, families – everyone is invited. Projects vary, depending on the skills of those involved and the weather. Preparations for winter, stacking wood, raking leaves, cleaning and painting are on the list, as are a variety of skilled labor projects. The work may not be glamorous, but it really does make a BIG DIFFERENCE!
Click here for a flyer to post and share, and here for a typical Work Day schedule. Please let us know in advance if you plan to attend and if any of your group members have special skills. We want to be sure to have appropriate projects and a hot lunch ready for you! Contact DuBois Center at 618-787-2202 or email.

Thank You

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THANK YOU!
It rained, but it didn’t pour! The skies were overcast, but the sun did peek out every once in a while. Through it all the tractors kept rolling, the musicians kept singing and smiling faces and umbrellas were everywhere. The rain may have dampened the turnout, but not the spirit. Thanks to the Volunteers, Staff, Vendors and Guests who made Fall Festival 2019 a success!
Watch upcoming editions of Weekly Connection to hear some of the fun stories from this event.

Green DuBois Team news

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The next Stewardship Day will be Sat, Oct 12, from 8 am-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. We welcome donations to support this work, which can be sent to the Conference office marked for Green DuBois. 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.

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 or bulletin insert. 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 618-599-9277 or angiezapp1@gmail.com.

WRANGLE & RIDE Registration Deadline: Sept 28

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There’s still time to sign-up for a day of horse-intensive fun at DuBois Center on Saturday, Oct 12. Wrangle & Ride is designed for both beginner and intermediate riders, age 12 and older. Grooming, tacking, riding and other horse-related activities are all part of the day. The cost for this event is $65 with lunch included. Space is limited. Register online or click here for a flyer and reservation form.

Questions? Contact DuBois Center at dcinfo@duboiscenter.org or 618-787-2202.

PROMOTE FALL FESTIVAL

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Please help us spread the word! 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! Click below for all the pieces you might need to promote the event and share ways to support it.
●  Ads to insert or submit – for B&Wcolor
●  Bulletin Inserts to print and insert
●  Flyers to print and post
●  Logo – right click on it and paste in… everywhere!
●  Quilt Flyer & Tickets to print, post and SELL
●  Silent Auction & Upscale Resale flyer to share
●  Sweet Shoppe flyer to share

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Fall Festival – Sunday, October 6

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Powered by People – we can’t do it 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, paint faces 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. Hopefully you already plan to attend, but have you considered spending a couple hours volunteering? Your efforts really do make a big difference!

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