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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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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Countering Pharaoh’s Production-Consumption Society Today

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A new study for Progressive Christians. Ideal for Advent and Lent, flexible in format, Countering Pharaoh can be conducted over four or five sessions. The program includes a two-hour DVD and a CD-Rom with printable written materials.Session One: The Way Out Session Two: The Decalogue Session Three: Countering Caesar Session Four: An Act of Imagination Session Five: On Not Doing God Any Favors

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UCM Rally: October 26, 2002 (Tim O’Neill, Speaker) DVD

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This video is an unedited record of the United Church Men’s Rally held at Trinity-St. stephen’s United Church, on October 26, 2002. The Rally was entitled “”Catch the Vision, Share the Spirit””. The special speaker was Tim O’Neill.

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UCM Rally: May 1, 2004 (Rt. Rev. Peter Short, Speaker) DVD

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This is the video recording of the UCM Rally held at Trinity St. Stephen’s United Church on May 1, 2004. The title of the Rally is “”We Have An Anchor”” and the keynote speaker was the Rt. Rev. Peter Short, Moderator of the United Church of Canada.

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UCM Rally: May 6, 2006 (Rev. Philip Dallimore, Speaker) DVD

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This is the DVD recording of the UCM Rally held at Trinity St. Stephen’s United Church on May 6, 2006. The title of the Rally is “”Firm Foundationsr”” and the keynote speaker was the Rev. Philip Dallimore.

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Fruitcake Christmas

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It’s Christmastime in the garden and Hermie and his friends are hustling and bustling to prepare for the big day. But more than anything, they all eagerly anticipate the crowning moment of the holiday season: the arrival of Grannypillar’s scrumptious fruitcake. Suddenly, Christmas is hijacked when Iggy and Ziggy Cockroach-the greediest bugs in the garden-steal Grannypillar’s fruitcake. How will Christmas survive?! But deep in the hearts of the youngest of hearts, the true meaning of Christmas shines through. Hailey and Bailey, through an act of unheard of generosity,...

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Sharing Our Song of Faith: Complete Series (5 episodes) DVD

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Sharing Our Song of Faith: 2007 Lenten Series Each generation of The United Church of Canada has created a statement of faith that reflects the church’s understanding of what it means to be God’s people in their time. Our newest statement is called “”A Song of Faith””; it embraces the present spirit of the church in a poetic and memorable style. In this series, guests from different faith traditions are invited to enter a conversation about portions of the Song of Faith along with United Church people. There are five programs in this series, including a...

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Threads of Justice (DVD)

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Nov. 17, 1997 — Special: Threads of Justice. In Canada, women in garment manufacturing sweatshops and homeworkers systems are often exploited. The employees are mainly immigrant women and too often their working conditions violate Canadian labour standards. This situation is becoming a serious moral concern for consumers. (29:30)

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Places of Worship (DVD)

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This set of slides with guide first provides the viewer with an overview of the history of architecture of Christian places of worship from the earliest days of Christianity through to this century. It then describes what takes place during worship and how the design of a worship space can enable participation in those acts.

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