Without a lot of fanfare the St. Margaret’s Online Advent Calendar was launched on November 27, 2011 —the First Sunday of Advent. Moving beyond a single scripture verse, a picture, a piece of chocolate or the latest fad in clothing this Online Advent Calendar aims to open a window each day onto a need in the world into which Christ is to be born.
More than a window looking at a need, each window will reveal a person or group of persons, an organization or a cause which directly addresses the need. The calendar is meant to increase awareness of needs and those who serve to meet those needs AND it is a gentle invitation to the reader to become involved. Becoming aware is a first step, a necessary step, to greater involvement. It is the hope of the Sunday Morning Forum that those using the calendar will hear the Spirit saying: ge up, get going, make a difference.