FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – The Hillcrest Foundation provided funding for the Family Room in the seminary’s new MacGorman Chapel, dedicated Dec. 1. The Family Room will create a place for mothers who have young children and will encourage them to attend chapel and other services held in the new building.

First Lady Dorothy Patterson said the availability of a family room will help the seminary promote the value of the family and provide more opportunities for mothers with small children to attend events in the chapel.

“This will make it possible for our mothers with young children and babies to have a comfortable place to listen to the chapel service and be a part of the worship while allowing their children to move around without disturbing people,” Patterson said. “It’s going to be very comfortable and it’s funded by the Hillcrest Foundation who are a wonderful foundation that love the family.”

The room contains a crib, a changing table, two rocking chairs and a child-sized table and chairs. It was dedicated during a two-hour dedication ceremony held in the auditorium.