Join Us at Bunco Night!

Bunco

All are invited to join Region 2 for an evening of fun and fellowship on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Gather the family, some friends, your youth group. This entertaining, somewhat frenzied dice game is so easy to learn, anyone can play!

The doors at St. Paul UCC in WATERLOO will open at 6:30 pm, and the game will begin at 7 pm. This event game has moved to a new venue, so make sure you show up at the correct St. Paul UCC! The cost to play is just $10 per person–there’s more. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and a purse auction.

Funds raised go to support ministry at DuBois Center. Save the date and spread the word! Click here for a flyer to share.

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.

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

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.

Are You a Yard Sale Enthusiast?

Fall Fest 2019 Logo
Plans are coming together for DuBois Center’s annual Fall Festival. One area still in need of an implementation team is the Upscale Resale Shop & Silent Auction. Volunteers to pick-up, store and deliver items to camp are already in place. Now a team is needed for Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6 to set up and run the shop.
Tasks include unpacking, setting up, pricing, recruiting cashiers and managing the shop and silent auction the day of Fall Festival. No need to start from scratch, helpful hints will be provided. If your church or fellowship group might be interested, please contact Nancy Wagner, chair of the Outdoor Ministries Team, at 618-444-2835 or nancywagner1958@gmail.com, or DuBois Center at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.
        

Fall Festival Friend-Raising

Fall Fest 2019 Logo

Mark your calendar! Start spreading the word! Fall Festival is more than just a fundraising event – it is a FRIEND-RAISING event.

Throughout the summer, new campers tell us that they first experienced DuBois Center during the Fall Festival. With that in mind, our marketing team gets more creative each year and finds fun new ways to spread the word at this event. They share our story – the summer camps, family retreats, Nature’s Classroom experiences and all the opportunities for church and community gatherings. But they need your assistance!

There are flyers to help you get started; print this one in color or this one in black & white. Who can you introduce to DuBois Center this October?

Save the Date – Fall Festival 2019

Fall Fest 2019 Logo

It’s never too early, to start planning for DuBois Center’s annual Fall Festival! Save the date for Sunday, October 6, 2019 and consider how you and your church might be involved.

Sharing this logo is a great way to start. Save it now and use it on your website, in PowerPoints, newsletters and bulletins.

If you or your church is interested in volunteering at the event, please contact the office at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202.

“I Spy” is on the Road Again

I Spy
I’ve got my tickets! Do you?! Each year, the Happy Quilters of St. John UCC, Mascoutah stitch and promote an amazing youth quilt to support DuBois Center. This year’s “I SPY” treasure is based on the popular books of picture riddles. It is 70 x 80 inches of fun created from 120 different fabrics!
Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The church matches what the Happy Quilters raise, so each dollar you donate is two dollars for DuBois Center.
The traveling quilt still has a few stops to make before the grand display at the 40th Annual Quilt Show at St. John UCC on April 27. It you can’t catch it live, click here for tickets, then print and mail them to the church with a check payable to “Happy Quilters.”
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Final tour stops:
   Sun, March 24 – St. Peter’s UCC, Okawville
   Sun, April 7 – Christ UCC, Dupo
   Sat, April 27 – 40th Annual Quilt Show at St. John UCC, Mascoutah

Calling all Quilters!

Quilt Image

For over a decade, a quilt drawing has been a significant piece of the annual DuBois Center Fall Festival. In recent years, we have been blessed to have two or more art quality quilts donated to the drawing each year, which together have raised between $1,500 and $2,500 annually.

The quilts are typically donated by local church quilting groups and other friends of DuBois Center – would you or your quilting group be interested in donating a quilt for the 2019 Fall Festival? Queen size quilts seem to be the most popular, and those with designs appealing to a wide audience and made with love and prayers are perfect.

Ideally, the quilts begin traveling to local churches in August, so a July completion date works well. Please contact the DuBois Center office at dcinfo@DuBoisCenter.org or 618-787-2202 for more information. We’d love to talk to you about the possibilities.

Where Will the “I Spy” Quilt Go Next?

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Pictured is a section of the 2019 DuBois Raffle Quilt “I SPY”, made by the Happy Quilters of St. John UCC, Mascoutah. Based on the popular books of picture riddles, the quilt has 120 different fabrics, which only adds to the challenge of finding the hidden objects. It is 70 x 80 inches of fun!
Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00 and all proceeds go to DuBois Center. Click here for tickets that you can print and mail to the church. St. John UCC, Mascoutah matches all money that the Happy Quilters raise, so each dollar you donate is two dollars for DuBois Center.
Members of the Happy Quilters have already been out visiting area churches with the traveling quilt. They were just at St. Paul UCC in Lebanon this morning!
To see this work of art LIVE, catch up with it at the following churches in the coming weeks:
March 10 – Grantfork UCC, Grantfork
March 24 – St. Peter’s UCC, Okawville
April 7 – Christ UCC, Dupo