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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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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Healing Soul Pain

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HEALING SOUL PAINDifficult and traumatic life events leave us feeling broken and incomplete, searching and longing for the deep inner healing we know is required. While models for helping offer support and coping strategies, they generally fail in the provision of healing soul’s anguish, leaving many to believe that inner healing is unattainable. This DVD presents a model for healing. It clearly portrays that soul healing is possible, that rapid transformation follows, that the effects are sustained and that the methods demonstrated for HEALING SOUL PAIN can be easily learned and...

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When Mourning Dawns: Living Your Way Fully Through the Seasons of Grief

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When Mourning Dawns: Living Your Way Fully Through the Seasons of Your GriefComparing the pattern of grief to the rhythm of the seasons, this presentation weaves together wise quotations, clear descriptions of common responses,and practical suggestions for going through each of grief’s seasons. Photography is entirely from nature. The result is a confirming and inspiring look at this significant life experience. (Chapter selection on DVD for each of the seasons.) 2000 DVDLength 53 min.

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Shameless: The ART of Disability

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SHAMELESS: THE ART OF DISABILITY Art, activism and disability are the starting point for what unfolds as a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals.. This film marks Director Bonnie Klein’s return to a career interrupted by a catastrophic stroke in 1987. She now turns the lens on the world of disability culture and the transformative power of art. Joining Klein are artists with diverse (dis)abilities. As we get to know each of these remarkable people driven by a passion for art and transformation, the everyday complexities and unexpected richness of life with a...

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Searching for Spirituality (DVD)

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Joan Chittister, Benedictine nun, teacher, author, sociologist leads six other seekers on the search for wholeness. They explore ten attributes that form a Christian life. Five programs on two tapes. 1. Seeing God in Others; 2. Finding God in Daily Life. 3. Understanding Others as God Understands Us; 4. Falling Into the Presence of God; 5. Receiving Others Kindly.

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This Thing Called Hope: Part 1: What is Hope?

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THIS THING CALLED HOPE: WHAT IS HOPE?Some of us are paralyzed by the challenges life offers. Others embrace the future with an amazing sense of hope ? despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Hope has an inexplicable beneficial impact on the lives of those who practice it. Today there is powerful evidence to support the belief that positive emotions can cause physical change. By making hope a part of our lives, we can learn to thrive instead of just merely survive.Part I, defines hope and examines the mind-body connections that make hope a valuable tool in dealing with life’s...

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Congregations in Transition – Seminar

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Congregations in Transition- Seminar: The Campbellton/Escuminac Pastoral charge and Miramichi Presbytery with the support of Professor Gina Grandy, the Rev. Dr. Jim MacDonald and the Rev. Bill Thomas present an information seminar on successful congregations in transition. Held on April 24, 2010, this dvd captures informative presentations describing the journeys of two New Brunswick congregations who have stepped “outside of the box”; one has partnered with six individual agencies to establish a new Community Peace Centre in Moncton, and the other a 97-unit mixed income residential...

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Godly Play: The Synagogue and the Upper Room

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The first part of the presentation evokes the Liturgy of the Word, which the Christian Church developed from the readings of the Jewish synagogue. The second part of the presentation evokes the liturgy of the table, which Jesus instituted during the Last Suppr in the upper room. The synagogue and upper room are joined together to form a model of Christian worship, the joining of the Old and New Testaments, and much more. The event in the synagogue is based maily on Luke 4: 16-30, but there are overtones of Mark 6: 1-6 and Matt.13: 53-58. Luke tells the larger story, but Matthew and Mark have...

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Praying in the Midst of Life (DVD)

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Led by Ron DelBene, this is a series of six videos designed to help strengthen personal prayer life. Each program is approximately 23 minutes long. The six programs involve the following topics: 1. Our Questions About Prayer 2. Finding God 3. Knowing God’s Will 4. Praying the Scripture 5. Learning the Breath Prayer 6. Retreating at Anytime

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