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SPIRIT CONNECTION – 40th Annual Worldfest 2007 Winners: Disc 1

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October 22, 2006 – A New Face: St. James United Church, MontrealFor nearly 80 years St. James United Church in Montreal has been hidden from Ste. Catherine Street West by other buildings, which blocked the Church from public view. In the last few years the rundown stores and offices in front of the Church have been removed, revealing the now-restored and beautiful face of St. James. the re-emergence of the congregation as ”the Church in the heart of the city, with the city at heart.” DECEMBER 10, 2006 – BEYOND GRIEFthe journey from grief and loss to healing is a...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – 40th Annual – Worldfest 2007 Winners: Disc 2

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December 18, 2005 – Christmas at Metropolitan United ChurchJoin us for the joy that is Christmas in a musical celebration at Metropolitan United Church in downtown Toronto. Familiar carols performed by the senior and youth choirs, the carillon, the Metropolitan Silver Band, and the handbell choir are a resounding and uplifting addition to the season.February 19, 2006 – Waiting for a SolutionFor refugees in Kenya, life is very difficult. Some live in organized United Nations camps, while others without rights or legal status in the country migrate to the cities in search of jobs....

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SPIRIT CONNECTION: October 18, 2007 Regina Ministry and Greening of Sacred Spaces

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Faced with poverty on its doorstep, Knox United in Regina opens its doors to meet its neighbours and work with them for justice. The second part of this program deals with new energy-saving programs for churches, temples, and mosques that reduce their ecological footprint. Produced by Faith and the Common Good, this documentary shows what congregations can do to become part of the green revolution.

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – April/May 2007 Compilation DVD

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April 22 – Arts and CultureTwo United Churches in Ontario and Quebec have galleries that provide spiritual inspiration. We visit Beaconsfield United Church, Quebec, showing paintings by Shelly Freeman, and Trinity United in Ottawa, showing paintings by Jausz Czuban. “”The Manitou Collection: Celebrating the Spirit of the People,”” is a touring exhibition of paintings by Anishinaabe artists. Includes interviews with artists Melvin Madahbee and Leland Bell, and others involved in bringing the collection to a wider audience. Interview with David MacDonald about...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – February/March 2007 Compliation (DVD)

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February 4, 2007 – Newfound ChurchChurch for people who don’t like church; From the web to the pews Emerging Spirit and Wondercafe; The Manitou Collection Celebrating the Spirit of the People through art. February 11, 2007 – Building a Church: The Methodists of Colombia The Methodists of Colombia are part of a young South American church that has heard God’s call to create community with the poorest and most oppressed people in society. By reaching out to the poor, the Colombian Methodist Church is attracting new members from all backgrounds who are excited by its...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – October 2006 Compilation (DVD)

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October 15, 2006 – Changing Times (19th Season Premiere) Introducing David Giuliano, the new Moderator of the United Church of Canada, elected at the 39th General Council. The church’s newly appointed General Secretary of the general Council, Nora Sanders, talks with host Royal Orr about her expectations for the near future. This program will also include highlights from the proceedings of the 39th General Council, held in Thunder Bay, Ontario in August 2006. General Council is the church’s national gathering, held once every three years to discern, decide, and provide...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – December 2005 Compilation (DVD)

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December 4, 2005 – Journey to Bethlehem Spirit Connection celebrates Christmas in rural Ontario with a “Journey to Bethlehem”.  This interactive pageant, complete with carol singing and a marketplace, attracts hundreds of people each year to the magical atmosphere at Five Oaks. ® December 11, 2005 – Blessed Among Women Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one of the strongest women in the Bible but she is also a figure in the Qur’an.  Spirit Connection looks at the woman at the centre of the Christmas story and her place in several faith communities....

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – December 2004 Compilation (DVD)

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Spirit Connection Programmes: December 2004 Compilation – includes the following programs:Dec. 5: Beyond The Beads of Hope: TanzaniaDec. 12: Beyond The Beads of Hope: Moving ForwardDec. 19: Christmas CarolsDec. 26: Architecture of Worship

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Short History of Global Relationships in the UCC (DVD)

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A Short History of Global Relationships in the United Church Of Canada: a presentation by the Rev. Chris Ferguson, former Executive Minister of Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit of the General Council Office of the United Church of Canada. How can we act faithfully in a post-colonial age? In this 30-minute presentation, Chris Ferguson provides much food for thought about historical power relationships, economic disparities, and our interactions with global partners today. Includes study guide. For use in adult study groups or outreach committees. Excellent preparation for an...

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Short History of Global Relationships in the UCC (VHS)

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A Short History of Global Relationships in the United Church Of Canada: a presentation by the Rev. Chris Ferguson, former Executive Minister of Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit of the General Council Office of the United Church of Canada. How can we act faithfully in a post-colonial age? In this 30-minute presentation, Chris Ferguson provides much food for thought about historical power relationships, economic disparities, and our interactions with global partners today. Includes study guide. For use in adult study groups or outreach committees. Excellent preparation for an...

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