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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Darkwood Brew: Praying for a Revolution

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Darkwood Brew – Praying for Revolution  If you think the Lord’s Prayer is yesterday’s news, think again. Lead by Darkwood Brew host Rev. Eric Elnes Ph.D., this 6-PART series probes ancient meaning and modern relevance in the one prayer we all say, but rarely examine.

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From Mammon to Manna: Sabbath Economics and Community Investing

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From Mammon to Manna: Sabbath Economics and Community Investing is a two-disc set (six 30 minute sessions) featuring theologian Ched Myers and investment advisor Andy Loving of Just Money Advisors.  The series is for adult study groups interested in exploring biblical faith and economic practice.

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Embracing Emergence Christianity: Phyllis Tickle on the Church’s Next Rummage Sale

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Embracing Emergence Christianity: Phyllis Tickle on the Church’s Next Rummage Sale: Might you be an emergence Christian? There are six sessions on the DVD. Each session begins with a video presentation by Phyllis Tickle, lasting from 10-15 minutes. Ms. Tickle’s presentation is followed by filmed interaction with a small...

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Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture: Walter Brueggemann on Confronting Today’s Pharaohs

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 Old Testament Scholar Walter Brueggemann presents this compelling faith exploration and develops the contemporary significance and relevance of the Old Testament prophets as uncredentialed purveyors of covenant and moral coherence in a world of power, money and violence. (A 6-session study)

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Embracing an Adult Faith: Marcus Borg on What it Means to be Christian

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In this five-session, faith-formation resource, participants enjoy the rare privilege of witnessing Marcus Borg in dialogue with a small, diverse group of adults as they honestly — and sometimes painfully — confront the big questions and work together toward authentic answers.

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Joan Chittister: Spirituality of Struggle (3 dvd set)

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Spirituality of Struggle  3 DVDs, total running time-82 minutes What is the purpose of struggle and how do we grow with it? Based on Joan Chittister’s award winning book, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope (Eerdmans), this 3-part series is an invitation to look again at the struggles of life in order that we might remember how to recognize new life in our souls the next time our hearts turn to clay.

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In the Name of Love Baptism Resource kit: Congregations/Parents

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This kit includes printed material, a DVD-ROM with text files that can be customized, a baptism video, and video interviews. The package includes background material to be shared with those inquiring about baptism, an outline for a baptism preparation session, and resources that a congregation can use to support those who have been baptized. Companion parents’ DVD-ROM with the same title.A perfect gift for parents, this DVD-ROM includes a short video about baptism, additional video interviews, and text and image files parents can adapt to commemorate their own experience. It also...

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Godly Play: Story of Pentecost

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Godly Play: Story of Pentecost The Mystery of Pentecost; The people of God meet God in a New Way. Kit includes: red parable box, 12 brown felt strips, 6 plain wooden blocks, symbols of the twelve, red underlay

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