This June, an energetic team of volunteers transformed the parish hall of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Jensen Beach into a fabulously imaginative “Maker Fun Factory” complete with tools, gears and even robots. On Monday, June 12th, the “factory” doors opened and 29 enthusiastic “workers” (aka Vacation Bible School attendees) entered for five days of educational activities, giving back to the community, and summer fun ‒ completely free of charge.
With the help of songs, stories, and “KidVid” videos, the children learned that they were created by God and made for a purpose. They raised $255 for the Florida Oceanographic Society, and collected a wide range of canned goods and staples that will fill the shelves of Indiantown’s House of Hope food pantry.
The young Vacation Bible School (VBS) attendees also learned about endangered bees and each one made a bee house to take home and put in the backyard, along with bee-attracting plants. They also built their own robots, each more creative than the last!
On the final day, the children got to play in an inflatable obstacle course in the church lawn. Kids and parents alike agreed it had been a fantastic week. Special thanks are due to All Saints’ Church’s Christian Education Director Karen Neff and the many volunteers, both from the parish and the community, who helped make the 2017 “Maker Fun Factory” Vacation Bible School week so successful. Please stay tuned to www.allsaintsjensenbeach.org for the dates of next year’s VBS!