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.Suggestions for Advent/Christmas
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Most Recent Resources
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Young people were interviewed on issues and faith questions, and their responses are presented as food for thought to stimulate discussion. Each session deals with one question of faith, and runs about 30 minutes. The titles in the series are: 1. Why Pray? 2. Who Do You Want to Become? 3. How Much Stuff Do You Need? 4. How Do You Know What is Right? 5. What Can You Do About Violence? 6. Is Loving Yourself Easy?
Spiritual Literacy: Volume 6 (VWXYZ) Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat’s bestselling book Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life is an unprecedented collection of “aha!” passages by teachers of all spiritual traditions that reveal the sacred meanings in today’s world. Now available as a DVD series, 6 DVDs, 26 sessions. Topics are organized around a new alphabet of 26 spiritual qualities of mind and heart for practicing spirituality in everyday life. Reflection and discussions questions are offered for each session, as well as suggestions for possible...
Spiritual Literacy: Volume 5 (RSTU) Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat’s bestselling book Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life is an unprecedented collection of “aha!” passages by teachers of all spiritual traditions that reveal the sacred meanings in today’s world. Now available as a DVD series, 6 DVDs, 26 sessions. Topics are organized around a new alphabet of 26 spiritual qualities of mind and heart for practicing spirituality in everyday life. Reflection and discussions questions are offered for each session, as well as suggestions for possible...