What is AVEL?

AVEL is The United Church of Canada’s video and DVD lending library. Maritime Conference 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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Search for Resources

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

Sarah Wallace is offering assistance in filling your AVEL requests.

 

1-800-268-3781 ext. 6159
swallace@united-church.ca

 

Most Recent Resources

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Preaching as Storytelling: Part 2 Telling Personal Stories

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Preaching as Storytelling: Part 2. Telling Personal Stories (27 minutes; DVD) – Jesus was a master storyteller, and during the past decade narrative-style preaching has experienced a rebirth in North America. Dr. Eugene Lowry, one of the foremost exponents and practitioners of narrative preaching offers an entire continuing education experience.

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Preaching as Storytelling: Part 3 The Sermon is Story

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PREACHING AS STORYTELLING: Part 3. The Sermon is Story (DVD) – (18 mins) Jesus was a master storyteller, and during the past decade narrative-style preaching has experienced a rebirth in North America. Dr. Eugene Lowry, one of the foremost exponents and practitioners of narrative preaching offers an entire continuing education experience.

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Preaching as Storytelling: Part 4 The Homiletical Plot

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PREACHING AS STORYTELLING: PART 4: – The Homiletical Plot (43 minutes; DVD) – Jesus was a master storyteller, and during the past decade narrative-style preaching has experienced a rebirth in North America. Dr. Eugene Lowry, one of the foremost exponents and practitioners of narrative preaching offers an entire continuing education experience.

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Preaching Workshop: Fred Craddock: He Could Have But he Didn’t

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Chandler School of Theology Preaching Workshop: Dr. Fred B. Craddock – He Could Have But He Didn’t (DVD; 2004)) — Matthew 26: 47-56

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Rebuilding Winnipeg’s North End

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REBUILDING WINNIPEG’S NORTH END – Once known as a bustling neighbourhood embracing new immigrants, Winnipeg’s North End is now known as one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods. In an attempt to address the North End’s infrastructure and social issues, Inner City Renovation (ICR) was created in 2002. ICR is a general construction contractor committed to the revitalization of Winnipeg’s inner city neithbourhoods and creating quality employment opportunities for residents. The film features interviews with employees and footage of renovation projects.

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Serious Answers to Hard Questions

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Ten theologians — world experts in their respective fields — address 10 obstacle-to-faith issues, such as the existence of evil, other religions, resurrection, forgiveness and the relationship between religion and science. This course, hosted by United Methodist Bishop Kenneth Carder, encourages energetic discussion and sustained reflection by both believers and seekers.

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Beginnings: An Introduction to Christian Faith

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BEGINNINGS: An Introduction to Christian Faith (DVD)  – This Introduction to Christian Faith is a 9-12 week small-group study about basic Christian beliefs. It targets inquirers, explorers, seekers, and new church members and is designed to help you meet these adults wherever they might be on their spiritual journey. The kit includes a variety of guides, both for leaders and participants. There is a director’s manual, small-group leader’s guide, participant’s guide and Along the Way, a participant’s companion.

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