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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Thrill of Hope: The Christmas Story in Word and Art

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Thrill of Hope: the Christmas Story in Word and Art (An Advent Study) A Thrill of Hope is a DVD study designed for use in older Sunday School classes, small-group studies, and other church group gatherings. This 50-minute DVD-based study presents the familiar story of Christmas as told in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Each scripture passage is illustrated and interpreted in the stunning artwork of John August Swanson along with commentary by some of America’s premier biblical scholars, names such as Dr. Thomas A. Long, Dr. Michael Joseph Brown, Dr. Carol A. Newsom and...

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Embracing a Life of Meaning

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Embracing a Life of Meaning A 5-Session Study by Kathleen Norris with Tim Scorer Best-selling author Kathleen Norris provides a unique viewpoint of “what matters most,” including: •  Session 1: Belief (that to which we give our hearts) •  Session 2: The Bible (the collective story of the Christian people) •  Session 3: Community (where individualism and imperfection meet grace and aceptance) •  Session 4: Place (faith within the space of home, church, land, and people) •  Session 5: Us (what it means to remain in God’s image, countering our selfishness to embrace the...

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan (73 minutes, English sub-titles) The moving film follows Soorgul and Amir on a journey home to Afghanistan after 16 years in exile. Sent as school boys to neighbouring Tajikistan during the Soviet occupation of their country, they became stranded when Afghanistan fell into chaos and civil war. Together, the two young men journey through one of the world’s most harsh and beautiful landscapes. For one of them the journey ends in a joyful reunion. The other discovers a heartbreaking family secret hidden all these...

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: A Dream for Kabul

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: A Dream for Kabul (81 minutes, French sub-titles) In 2001, Haruhiro Shiratori lost his only child in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Instead of isolating himself in grief, he decides to meet the Afghan people and help them prevent such attacks from happening again. A Japanese Don Quixote, he dreams of building a cultural centre for the children of Kabul. A Dream for Kabul charts Shiratori’s double effort – to advance a humanist project in the face of adversity while seeking reconciliation with his dead son.

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: Afghan Chronicles; Good Morning Kandahar

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: Afghan Chronicles; Good Morning Kandahar Afghan Chronicles (52 min) In Kabul, the press group Killid Media is a real phenomenon, one in which women play a key role. This documentary follows the distribution of its magazines around the city, offering an inside view of the reconstruction of Afghanistan. This new publisher carries a message freed from the constraints of tradition. Yet despite the emergence of democracy, these achievements are still fragile. Good Morning Kandahar (50 min) Offering a fresh look at the Afghan war, Ariel Nasr sets out to take the pulse...

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Mission and Service Stories 2012

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Mission and Service Stories 2012 This DVD offers 19 video clips of stories of how the United Church of Canada supports ministries and projects close to home and around the world through contributions to the Mission and Service Fund. The clips range in length from 1:10 to 5:15 minutes, and include  stories from  St. John’s, Cuba, and the Phillipines; stories about silent worship, HIV patients, and building schools; and stories that inspire and encourage our support of mission and service.

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Earth Speaks…voices of ecological debt

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Earth Speaks…voices of ecological debt DVD, 11 minutes In this short dvd program we see and hear a concise and informative introduction to the devastation caused by gold mining in Central and South America.

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Darkwood Brew: The Be@titudes

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Darkwood Brew – The Be@itudesThis nine part series digs deep into a revolutionary exploration of some of Jesus’ most often quoted and misunderstood teachings.

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