Reverse Advent Calendar Did you or your kids have an Advent calendar? Each day from the beginning of Advent to Christmas opened up to reveal a surprise. It might be a small thing or it could be more elaborate, such as candy or a small toy. This year the Council on Ministries invites all of Mariposa UMC to try a Reverse Advent Calendar. Instead of opening up to receive something, each day in Advent you will offer something to bless someone else. Look at the suggested calendar pictured here and let's join in preparing our hearts for the gift of Christmas - the Christ child.