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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AVEL Contact Information

Sarah Wallace is offering assistance in filling your AVEL requests.


1-800-268-3781 ext. 6159


Most Recent Resources

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All that Glitters (dvd)

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Oct 9, 2001 All that GlittersThe latest rush for gold is seriously disrupting the indigenous people of the Philippines. Already marginalized in their homeland, they now face the arrival, en masse, of small independent miners, keen to make their fortunes and Canadian mining companies with larger operations. The sC crew was given rare access to the sites and the people caught in the repeating saga of the upheaval caused by gold’s allure.

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Godly Play: Exodus

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Package Contents:Lesson 5: Script and description2 blue felt6 wooden charactersInstructions for Desert Bag Passover of God’s people. “”God was with the People as they “”went out”” from slavery into freedom through the water.””

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Steps in a Journey DVD

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This video has been produced to accompany the print magazine by the same title. Ralph Milton, the author of the print piece, hosts the video. Both are intended to convey a sense of what the United Church believes and means to its members. A useful tool for church orientation and membership classes, as well as for groups interested in discussing United Church beliefs and practice.

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M&P 101 DVD

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A LIGHT-HEARTED GUIDE ON HOW TO HAVE AN EFFECTIVE Ministry and Personnel Committee in your church

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Gospel of John DVD set

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Six guest scholars discuss the Gospels of John. There are substantial differences between ‘John’ and any other gospel and more than any other, it is said that ‘John’ is aimed at revealing the full meaning of the teaching, the life, the death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Just as with other volumes in the RSV Bible study series, these tapes are designed with discussion breaks.

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Radically Simple

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RADICALLY simple DVD-RS Author:Jim Merkel Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity, leads by example on the path to simple and sustainable living. Imagine that you are first in line at a potluck supper. The spread includes not just food and water, but all the materials needed for shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. How do you know how much to take? How much must you leave for your neighbors behind you – not just the 6 billion human beings, but our fellow creatures and the yet-to-be-born? In the face of looming ecological disaster, many people feel the need to change their...

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Ecological Footprint: Accounting for a Small Planet

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The Ecological FootprintAuthor:Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D. Dr. Mathis Wackernagel introduces the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures human demand on the Earth. Humans are the most successful species on the planet. But our growing economy is placing unprecedented demand on the planet’s limited ecological resources. How can we assure our future well-being? “”We can choose to live on a depleted planet or we can choose to live on a rich, biologically diverse, more stable planet”” proposes Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, co-creator of the Ecological...

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Simply Enough

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Straight Talk From Tony Campolo & Shane Claiborne On Simple, Just Living Segments on Lifestyle, Food, Celebrations, Stuff, Money and Justice. Ideal for group or individual use — especially for young adults. About Tony & Shane Author, speaker and humanitarian Tony Campolo is founder and president of EAPE – Evangelicals for the Promotion of Education. Professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, St. David’s, PA, he is the author of numerous books and is in demand as a speaker. Author, speaker and activist Shane Claiborne is co-founder of The Simple Way...

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