It takes a LOT of supplies and materials to create this model of VBS! We had supplies and decorating materials stashed in every nook and cranny around the campus. It finally dawned on us that we we needed a dedicated space to store decorating and craft materials. It also need to be accessible so we had it readily available for Godly Play on Sunday mornings as well and many of the other children’s programs through out the year. Hence, the VBS Shed was born.
In 2017 we launched a modest capital drive to fund several projects for mission and ministry as well as regional and international out reach projects. The campaign lasted for just over a week before we were fully funded, and the VBS Shed was one of the projects.
When I set out to design the shed, I realized we need to maximize space and storage and yet have not landed on a specific design. Before long it dawned on me the answer was right in front of me. Build ½ of a Corazon house!
For years, I have been traveling to Mexico to build a house in a day with Corazon! For more about Corazon, visit their web presence: https://corazon.org
For more about our community building a Corazon home, visit: https://episcopaliansbuilding.org
The VBS shed is tucked in an architectural feature of the outside of Turner Hall, our parish hall. To maximize storage we put a shed roof on it with a couple small stem walls. This feature allowed for a “loft” which we store boxes of cloth, felt, paper, rolls of streamers, and all kinds of decorating supplies in “deep storage.”