Thank You

Fall Festival
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.

Send Us Your Sweet Treats!

sweet treats

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.

Green DuBois Team news

Bees

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!

sweet treats

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.

PROMOTE FALL FESTIVAL

2019 FFest Logo with date
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

FF volunteers

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.

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!

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.

WORLD PEACE DAY – Saturday, Sept 21

Peace

The International Day of Peace, sometimes known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on September 21. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” This year many events and celebrations are focusing on Climate Change for Peace. A variety of resources are available – a posterpostcard and web pages to get you started. Consider creating a public or private activity related to peace or attend one in your community. Observe a Minute of Silence at 12:00 noon. First inaugurated in 1984, it is a tradition in time zones around the world. This year on Saturday, Sept 21 be part of a “Peace Wave” of silence around the world. For additional activity suggestions and information, check out this website.

“Peace begins with a smile.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.” ~ President Dwight D. Eisenhower