When I think back to my first worship service at SHCC, one of the things that stood out to me was the deliberate attempt to include children. As expected, I soon learned that our children not only had a significant place in worship, but also in the broader life of our church community. This is in keeping with Jesus’ words in the 19th chapter of Matthew when he said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”. The next time you pull into our parking lot, stop, take a look at our new playground equipment and know that it serves as a symbol of our continued focus on children in response to the words and deeds of Jesus. Thanks to all who played a role in bringing this project to completion including our anonymous donor, Randy and Cindy Long, Bob Tate, Ira Fariss and everyone who donated their time and energy during our work days.