Vicar David asked me (David Chapman) to build an online Advent calendar with something different to open on each day of Advent. It's now ready, but it's empty and needs to be filled with goodies. This is your chance to share an Advent "gift" with everyone: a web link to a video, a piece of music, a picture, a poem, a passage of scripture, etc. Something of meaning to you.
You can see what the calendar will look like here, although all the doors are locked at the moment and no candles are lit on the wreath (it's not Advent yet).
The doors get unlocked a day at a time as Advent progresses.
Your "gift" should be a link to something such as a YouTube video, a piece of music, an image, a poem, a passage of scripture, etc. If you want something from scripture, give me the reference and preferred translation and I'll find it online for you.
I've also allocated space for you to say (reasonably briefly) why your gift is special for you, or why you like it, or a bit more about what it is. It's up to you.
Here's an example of what the gift for a day might look like. I think I've
gone over the top in the description, so let it serve as an example of how to
take it too far. Sometimes less is more!
|The gift for 1 December is contributed by David Chapman
The combination of the words of
Charles Wesley with the music of
Sir John Stainer from The Crucifixion
make this my favourite Advent hymn.
Now click on today's link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEEd0uWnDGs
To submit your contribution, send me an email at email@example.com telling me:
It'll be first come, first served for specific dates. Please note that Advent Sunday (29th Nov), and the first 3 Wednesdays (2nd, 9th and 16th) are reserved for Vicar David. Christmas Day is also reserved.
The calendar will be linked from St John's and St Ben's web pages next week.