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Advent Calendar on DVD: A Christmas Countdown for December

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Ever wonder why we celebrate Christmas the way we do. Why do we give gifts, hang mistletoe, decorate Christmas trees? How did Santa, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and The Nutcracker become Christmas traditions? Learn the origins of these and many other Christmas traditions on this single DVD the whole family will enjoy. 25 mini-documentaries (each between 3-4 minutes) take viewers on an entertaining yet informative journey through the Advent season. Extras include an advent coloring book in PDF, scripts for all 25 days of December in PDGF, daily Bible reading in your choice of four...

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Nativity: The Art and Spirit of the Creche

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Here is an uplifting and fascinating Christmas special. After the cross, the Nativity scene is Christianity’s most recognized symbol. Its history, art and spirituality have been embraced by cultures around the world for nearly two thousand years. This video unites theologians and collectors with an astonishing and beautiful array of nativity scenes collected from across the globe.

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Questions of Faith I – DVD

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Questions of Faith I: Six programs, appx. 22 mins each.1. Who is God?2. What good is prayer?3. What’s God got to do with evil?4. What’s being good for?5. Who needs organized religion?6. What matters anyway?

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Beginning the Faith Journey (DVD)

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A visual summary of the report of the Project Group on Christian initiation. Useful to congregations who are ‘testing’ the recommendations of the Project Group. Also useful for congregations where groups of parents are being prepared for bringing their children for baptism.

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – December 2006 Compilation (DVD)

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December 3, 2006: Community ViolenceFrom paramilitary violence in Colombia to school shootings in Canada, the church finds itself on the front lines. This program provides an update on what churches locally and internationally are doing to respond and what is needed to help stop upheaval in communities. This program includes a story about how the church helped Montreal residents put the September 2006 Dawson College shootings into a faith context. Also included is a story from Latin America, in which a community comes to grips with the loss of their young people through paramilitary...

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Belonging: the search for acceptance (L’Arche Canada)

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Belonging: The Search for Acceptance is a documentary film about the social vision of Jean Vanier. This film essay develops the theme of belonging from many angles, drawing upon the social vision of Jean Vanier and including comments from various other respected thinkers and the first-hand experiences of a wide variety of individuals. The theme of respect and appreciation for diversity is strong. The film probes the relationship between personal identity, role, and knowing oneself, and it examines experiences of belonging and alienation in school and work environments, in community, in...

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L’Arche: Caring, Educating, Inspiring

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What is L’Arche? This beautiful and inspiring short film introduces a new vision of care giving. With 190 homes and work settings in 26 communities across Canada, L’Arche is building a compassionate Canadian society through its programs.

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Why Thee Wed?

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In 2003, British Columbia became the second Canadian province to recognize same-sex marriage. Filmmaker Cal Garingan looks beyond the headlines and introduces the eight couples who challenged the law in court. Why did they plunge into a scorching debate that meant their lives would be publicly judged? What does it mean to them to exchange marriage vows? As controversy swirls around this issue worldwide, Why Thee Wed? offers surprising and diverse perspectives on what it means for gay and lesbian couples to walk down the aisle.

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In the Name of Love: Baptism Resource for Congregations (DVD Kit)

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This kit includes printed material, a DVD-ROM with text files that can be customized, a baptism video, and video interviews. The package includes background material to be shared with those inquiring about baptism, an outline for a baptism preparation session, and resources that a congregation can use to support those who have been baptized. See also: companion parents’ DVD-ROM with the same title.

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In the Name of Love: Baptism Resource for Parents (DVD)

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A perfect gift for parents, this DVD-ROM includes a short video about baptism, additional video interviews, and text and image files parents can adapt to commemorate their own experience. It also includes text files with ideas for spiritual practices in the home. Files require a computer with DVD drive to access. Videos can be viewed on a DVD player or computer with DVD drive.

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