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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Journey to Hope (SC: February 2000) DVD

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Feb. 7, 2000 A Journey to Hope. — a television version of a hard-hitting play that was presented at the 1998 gathering of the World Council of churches in Harare, Zimbabwe. It is a tough, angry and satirical look at the history of Africa and its exploitation by colonialists and the so-called ”big men” of the independence era. (28:30)

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Community Violence (SC: Dec 2006) DVD

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December 3, 2006: Community ViolenceFrom paramilitary violence in Colombia to school shootings in Canada, the church finds itself on the front lines. This program provides an update on what churches locally and internationally are doing to respond and what is needed to help stop upheaval in communities. This program includes a story about how the church helped Montreal residents put the September 2006 Dawson College shootings into a faith context. Also included is a story from Latin America, in which a community comes to grips with the loss of their young people through paramilitary...

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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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Mozambique [Spirit Connection 200/01 (June 2001) – dvd]

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Striking the Anvil: Mozambique–June 13, 2001Mozambique — a country still battling the vestiges of colonialism and a brutal internal war that lasted 17 years. Recent droughts and floods have added to the woes of a people left with little in the way of resources to rebuild their lives. Yet, in spite of this, the people of Mozambique have continued to tackle their problems head on. In this documentary the United Church’s partners tell the story of their beloved country and its commitment to, against all odds, shake the shackles of repression, globalization and poverty.

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Responding to War (dvd)

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March 23, 2003: A visit to St. John’s United Church in Halifax where peace activists and military families share the pews, an interview with Maj. Laurelle Callaghan, a United Church chaplain who served in Afghanistan, and an interview with Dale Hildebrand on how people can continue to advocate peace in a time of war.

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Martin the Cobbler DVD

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A retelling of one of the most beautiful of Leo Tolstoy’s folktales. It is used for all seasons, especially Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.

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Gospel of Mark DVD set

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Using material from around the world and interviews with a diverse group of scholars, this video tackles important questions in a manner which will be challenging to even the most uninformed persons. Eight sessions on one tape.

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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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