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MAKER FUN FACTORY
Totally Catholic VBS

July 10 - 14, 2017 (9 AM - 12 PM)

Plans are underway for an exciting week July 10-14, 2017 with our MAKER FUN FACTORY Totally Catholic VBS in partnership with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish and School of the Incarnation.

At Maker Fun Factory Totally Catholic VBS, kids discover not only that God made them the way they are, but for a purpose too. Maker Fun Factory is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life.

News for Parents

Registration materials are now available. Our VBS is very popular, so we encourage families to register as soon as possible before the stated deadline of May 30, 2017. Due to the large number of registrations, we usually cannot accept more children after the deadline.

Click Here for a child registration form.

Information for VBS Volunteers

It takes many people to offer a quality VBS. We are now gathering our team of adult and student volunteers. A listing of all volunteer opportunities can be found on the Volunteer Job Descriptions below. If you are able to help out, please complete the Adult Volunteer Form (ages 18+) or the Student Form (Grades 6-12) and return to St. Joseph Church as soon as possible. Parents who can volunteer all 5 days get FREE registration for their children! On-site babysitting is provided for volunteers under the age of 4. (You still must complete a registration form for our records.)

Volunteer Forms/Resources:

Volunteer Job Descriptions
Adult (age 18+)Volunteer Form
Student (Grades 6-12)Volunteer Form

Volunteer Meetings:

A meeting for ALL VBS volunteers will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1 PM at the School of the Incarnation Library. This meeting will give us a chance to get the VBS team ready with an overview of the week, final instructions and a chance for co-workers to meet.

Teens who have not volunteered at VBS before OR who will be turning 14 before July 15 are required to attend ONE of the following meetings:
  • Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Church Youth Room (lower level of old Church at the back of the lot) OR
  • Changed date! Saturday, May 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Youth Room (in the Parish Center)
Child Protection Policy Requirements:

All adult volunteers must complete the requirements on the archdiocesan compliance management system, Shield the Vulnerable (STV), before volunteering. For more information on the requirements, please visit the Child Protection web page by Clicking Here.

Teens age 14-17 must complete “Worthy of the Call” video training and associated paperwork if they have not previously done so. The training cannot be completed online. The "Worthy of the Call" video will be shown at the following student volunteer meetings:
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the St. Joseph Church Youth Room (lower level of the old church at the back of the lot).
  • Changed date! Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish Youth Room (in the Parish Center).
Children under 14 are considered to be doing Christian service and only need to complete the Student Volunteer form.

If you have any questions about the status of your child protection certification, please contact Joan Lashley at 410-674-9238 or jlashley@stjosephodenton.org.

For More Information

Any questions about VBS can be directed to Michele Dougherty or Carolynn Abbott at St. Joseph-Odenton.

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