Guess who you forgot to get a gift for?

Sure, you probably remembered to get a gift for your family, loved ones, co-workers, delivery people, neighbors, and more.  But did you think about a royal gift?  You know, for the king?

Isn’t it curious that on the “birthday” of Jesus we give gifts to everyone BUT Jesus?  The magi set the example, with gold, frankincense and myrrh.  But what about us?  Before you write this off as a silly exercise since Jesus isn’t here physically, let’s remember that Jesus said at one point that, “whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me.”  (Matthew 25)

May I suggest a gift that

  • Will actually be useful
  • Won’t break the bank
  • Will create a lasting memory
  • Won’t create jealousy from others who got something different

That gift is the gift of kindness.  That’s right, the type of kindness we’ve called “Kindness Bombs.”  If you don’t have any of the kindness bomb cards, don’t worry. It’s okay to drop a kindness bomb without the card.

The gift of kindness just may be the most significant gift you can offer this Christmas season.  So as you head out the door to work, or to school, or to shop, or to a Christmas party, don’t forget the most important gift.  Don’t forget the gift fitting for a king.

-Pastor Mark

P.S. As we wrap up 2019, we’re also coming to the close of a chapter at Seneca Creek.  One of our long-time staff members will be leaving our staff team next year (though not leaving the church).    I want you to hear in Dave’s own words what’s next for him.  See below:

Hi Seneca Creek family,

I want to say “thank you” for being such great friends, collaborators and creative ministry partners over the past fifteen years!

After 30+ years of serving vocationally in ministry, I’m embarking on a career transition to partner with my wife, Jen in her Startsong Studio business.  I’ll be offering guitar, bass & piano lessons (private, online & group), short-term classes & ensembles opportunities, recording production services & creative team consulting. Jen will continue offering private voice & piano lessons, group classes, ensembles & community events.

We’re launching our Startsong Studio website this month to help get the word out about what we’re offering and to help you stay connected with us.  We’re excited about investing our next season of life into further equipping & developing emerging musicians, artists and teams!

Please be praying for wisdom and success in the staff search process while “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

Dave Hawley

Pastor Dave will go part time in January, and then step off staff completely at the end of March. We’ll give him a proper sendoff at that time.



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