What is AVEL?

AVEL is The United Church of Canada’s video and DVD lending library. United Church constituents are automatically members of AVEL and can borrow resources without paying a membership fee.

Are you a member of United Church Women, United Church Men, Youth Group, Sunday School or other key organization in your congregation, responsible for providing programming?  If so consider using our services at AVEL for timely resources on spirituality, environmental concerns, social action, stewardship, Bible Study and many, many additional topics.

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Use the search box on this page and click for more search options. You can also visit the Resource Page.

You can order your AVEL resource on-line once you have selected a resource. Watch for “Avel – Click here to order this resource.”

 

AVEL Contact Information

Janice MacLean is offering assistance in filling your AVEL requests.

506.536 1334 x4
avel@marconf.ca
September to June
Closed July and August

Most Recent Resources

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The Jesus Fatwah

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The Jesus Fatwah: Love Your (Muslim) neighbour as Yourself

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A Force More Powerful

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A Force More Powerful is a Documentary series which explores one of the 20th century’s most important but least understood stories: how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world. Narrated by Ben Kingsley, and nominated for an Emmy, A Force More Powerful premiered on PBS in September 2000. (2 X 84 min

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Compassion in Action

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Compassion in Action: Being Effective in Emotionally Difficult Conversations. A Video Workshop from Adventures in Caring Foundation. Comes with Resources, training activities, and handouts for leading a discussion or seminar based on the video, Compassion in Action.  The video is set in a Health Care setting but the content is appropriate to help learn about being effective in any emotionally difficult conversation.

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Embracing Spiritual Awakening

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he Newest Embracing series study features Diana Butler Bass as the latest in this best-selling series known for world-class authors and commentators Best-selling author, speaker, scholar, and “cultural observer” Diana Butler Bass explores what Christianity may look like “beyond religion and beyond the church.” In this engaging and provocative study, Diana leads a small group of diverse adults, young adults, and youth in s fascinating discussion of how, both culturally and spiritually, we are in the midst of another of history’s “great...

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For Persevering People

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For Persevering People featuring Margaret J. Wheatley  How do we not lose our way in this difficult time?  How do we maintain our clarity, stamina and faith as we experience disruptions, set-backs and obstacles?  How do we persevere on behalf of the people, places and causes we love? Based on Margaret’s book Perseverance, this DVD is a gentle, encouraging inquiry into these and other questions, and provides you with the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and strengths of people who persevere.

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Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith

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PAINTING THE STARS   Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. Featuring a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers, the six-session program includes a printable participant reader (written by evolutionary theologian Bruce Sanguin) and a facilitator guide with discussion questions. The basic format for each 1-1½ hour session includes conversation around the readings, a 20-minute video presentation and guided discussion. The six themes: Toward Healing the Rift A Renaissance of...

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Children’s Spirituality: What Is It and Why It Matters

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Children’s Spirituality: What Is It and Why It Matters In November  2012, Dr. Rebecca Nye accepted an invitation to visit the Maritime Conference. During her stay, Dr. Nye delivered two public lectures and addressed a Godly Play workshop and symposium held at the Maritime Conference Center of the United Church of Canada. This dvd is a recording of her public lecture held at Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth, NS, on November 22nd.

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UCM Rally: April 28, 2012 (Rev. Dr. Bob Fennell)

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UCM Rally: April 28, 2012 (Rev. Dr. Bob Fennell) The 2012 Men’s Rally took place at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church in Amherst, Nova Scotia. The keynote speaker was the Rev. Dr. Rob Fennell of the Atlantic School of Theology who offered reflections based on 1 Samuel 13:14.

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