Space to Put Our Best Foot Forward


The DuBois Center office needs your help to replace the DuBois Center office flooring so that the new Acting Director, Hayley Elliott can “put her best foot forward” in her new position at DuBois Center.

An office update, started in late 2017, needs to be finished. The Conference Property Committee has undertaken the lead on this project and identified these necessary updates:

  • Prepare and paint all interior walls and ceilings
  • Replace all ceiling light fixtures
  • Remove carpeting in one office
  • Level all floors
  • Install all new baseboard trim
  • Cover all floors with new laminated flooring

Currently the office has four types of flooring, of which all are not level from room to room. Some small areas might be old asbestos tiles and some areas are down to the sub-floor, as you can see in these photos.

Volunteers have offered to provide the labor to do everything except lay the new flooring. Dave Hoffmann, Co-Chair of the Property Committee, has secured a price of just under $9,000 for the new flooring materials and installation. The Conference Council Executive Committee has given approval for this work; however, we lack a big portion of the funds to start with the floor replacement. That’s where you come in – your donations, your intent to donate, or your skill in laying flooring is needed soon to “put our best foot forward” in welcoming Haley to the Illinois South Conference and DuBois Center.

Donations are welcomed from individuals, churches and/or their organizations. Checks can be sent to the ISC office at 1312 Broadway, Highland IL 62249 or donate online. Designate your donations to the DuBois Office Flooring Project.

If your group plans to donate or raise money to donate to this, please contact Julie at 618-357-1809 or email

If you or your group have experience with this type of work and want to volunteer to help, contact one of the ISC Property Co-Chairs: Priscilla Self at 618-318-0083 or or Dave Hoffmann at 618-791-7002 or

Thank you very much for your support.


OFFICE CLOSED Tuesday – Friday, August 13-16

Beary tired

This week the DuBois Center office will be closed. Our summer season concluded with a wonderful Rainbow Camp this past weekend, and now it’s time to REST, CLEAN and PREPARE. During the month of August, we will have limited office days and hours as we work to renew our bodies and spirits and refresh the facilities. It was a good summer, but we are definitely ready for some down time!

Fear Not: We will be checking phone messages and emails on a regular basis, and we will be ready to go for our busy fall season. In case of an emergency or critical issue, contact Julie – the ISC registrar – at register@DuBoisCenter.orgor 618-357-1809.