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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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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Good God Theater, Act I: Old Testament

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GOOD GOD THEATER, ACT I: OLD TESTAMENT – Good God Theater, Act 1: Old Testament by Ted & Company TheaterWorks, brings to life not only stories from the Bible but also the big story of God’s love. The freshness and humor of the performances capture the imagination and hearts of youth and adults alike. Discussion guide included. Stories told are: Creation; Cain and Abel; The Flood; Babel; Jacob and Esau; Joseph; The Midwife; Manna; Golden Calf; Leviticus; David and Bathsheba; Song of Solomon; Prophet Radio; Jeremiah; Jonah; Advent (2008) (16 short segments 110 mins in total)

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Good God Theater, Act II: New Testament

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GOOD GOD THEATER, ACT II: NEW TESTAMENT By Ted & Company TheaterWorks. Building on the well-known Ted & Lee production of Fish-Eyes, Ted has created heartwarming comedy-drama to present 16 New Testament stories. Discussion guide included. Stories told are: Gabriels Announcement; Temptation; The Call; Feeding 5000; Sermon on the Mount; Don’t tell anyone; Last Supper; Arrest and Denial; Breakfast on the Beach; Pentecost; Larry the Lame Guy; Peter’s vision; Philip and the Ethiopian; Jerusalem Council; Paul in Prison; Don’t be afraid.

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Inconvenient Truth (An) – A Global Warning

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INCONVENIENT TRUTH (AN) – A GLOBAL WARNING (DVD) – An informative and compelling documentary featuring former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Gore delivers the message that global warming is a real and present danger and that each of us can make changes in our lives and become part of the solution. (2006) (96 mins)

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Killer’s Paradise

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KILLER’S PARADISE – KILLER’S PARADISE: Where It’s the Fashion to Kill Women, But Finding Their Killers is Not Since 1999, more than two thousand women have been murdered in Guatemala, with the numbers escalating every year. Yet, lawmakers and government officials continue to turn a blind eye. Powerful and uncompromising, Killer’s Paradise uncovers one of the most emotionally-wrenching hidden human rights abuses taking place, while exposing the impunity allowed by an inept judicial system. With its history of almost four decades of civil war, Guatemala is a...

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For the Love of It

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FOR THE LOVE OF IT (DVD) – Dewitt Jones shares with audiences the importance of beginning each day with a full cup. In this program, he discusses how we all have the ability to love what we do through honouring our passion, making a contribution to those around us, and expressing gratitude. Key Concepts: Begin with a full cup. Find guides. Act as if. Express Gratitude. Make a contribution. Pass it on. Chase the light. (2007) (25 mins)

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Land Twice Promised (A)

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Land Twice Promised (A) (DVD) – Noa Baum is an Israeli woman living in the US. Based on her personal friendship with a Palestinian woman, she has created and performed a story to give voices and faces to the people behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is Baum’s belief that acknowledging the other’s story is the first step toward dialogue and relationship building, which is the foundation for peace. (2006) (68 mins)

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Narrow Path (The): Walking Toward Peace and Nonviolence

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NARROW PATH (THE): WALKING TOWARD PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE – Following in the footsteps of the great apostles of nonviolence – Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Oscar Romero – John Dear, SJ presents in The Narrow Path, a prophetic call to embody the nonviolence of Jesus and to become instruments of peace. (2007) (108 mins)

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Dovetale: How the first Christmas finally came together

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DOVETALE: HOW THE FIRST CHRISTMAS FINALLY CAME TOGETHER –   What would it be like to have an angel crash into your house and say that you’d soon be bearing God’s child? And what would it be like to tell that news to your fiancé? The Christmas play DoveTale (taped in front of a live audience) takes on such questions for a fresh and funny look at the nativity. The play finds gentle humor and moments of epiphany as Mary, Joseph, and Gabriel stumble through the gritty realities of God becoming human. (2007)  (80 mins)

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