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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Living into the New World: How Cultural Trends Affect Your Congregation:(dvd)

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Living into the New World: How Cultural Trends Affect Your Congregation (An Alban Institute program with Gil Rendle) 40 mins. divided into 2 sessions The context in which congregational leaders live and do ministry often feels like a wilderness.  In this video, Alban Institute senior consultant Gil Rendle describes key trends in our culture that affect the work of faith communities.  Changes in core values  the drift from deferred pleasure to instant gratification, the increasing empjasis on the individual, and a shift from a culture of sameness to one of diversity  all have changed our...

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Poor No More

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Poor No More (53 minutes; DVD; 2010) Poor No More offers solutions to Canada’s working poor.  The film takes three Canadians to a world where people do not have to beg, where housing is affordable and university education is free. They ask themselves:  if other countries can do this, why don’t we?

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Devil Operation

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(The) Devil Operation DVD 2010 69 minsFather Marco, a humble priest from the mountains of Peru, is being followed. A private security firm is filming and photographing the priest’s every move; their meticulous reports are code-named “”The Devil Operation””. Marco’s allies are murdered and tortured, but he and his disciples refuse to be victims. They turn their cameras on the spies and develop a counter-espionage plan that leads to South America’s largest gold mine, owned by the Newmont Mining Corporation of Colorado.For the past two decades, Father...

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Godly Play: The Story of Ruth

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Enrichment Lesson 7: The Story of RuthGodly Play Volume 6, pp.66 Included in this lesson kit:

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Eclipsing Empire: Paul, Rome and the Kingdom of God (2 disk set)

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Join preeminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location in Turkey as they trace the Apostle Paul’s footsteps throughout the Roman Empire. This 12-session DVD and web-based study explores fresh insights into Paul’s message of the Kingdom of God, its challenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostle’s radical relevance for today. Participant Guide written by John Dominic Crossan. Filmed in High-Definition across Turkey, Greece, and Italy. The themes for the twelve sessions are:  Empire; Jesus; Paul’s Mission; Paul’s Character; Paul’s...

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Joan Chittister: Hard-Wired for Compassion

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Hard-Wired for Compassion DVD 27 minutes Seen originally on 30 Good Minutes WTTW 11 Chicago. Joan Chittister reflects on compassion: the emotion that links us to those outside ourselves and the capacity for outreach that drives us to go beyond ourselves to the beating pulse of the rest of the world. Compassion is a veritable dimension of what it means to be fully human. For sample:

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Joan Chittister: The Inner Journey to Peace

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The Inner Journey to Peace DVD; 27 minutes Filmed before a live audience, Joan speaks about cultivating solitude and silence as a way to live peacefully in the world and as a model for the next generation. Originally broadcast on 30 Good Minutes. For sample go to:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlCT6gZV7a8

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Beyond Theology

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Beyond Theology (3 disks) 3 DVDs $60.00; approximately 5 hours- 10 sessions Joan Chittister joins with noted theologians, scholars and authors to examine the fundamental challenges of our time and the changing representations of God. The 10-part series (30 min. each), which aired on select PBS stations across the country, includes Karen Armstrong, Dr. James Forbes, Jr., Bishop John Shelby Spong, and Huston Smith, among others. A dynamite series for church groups, communities, theology and spirituality classes and individual enrichment. For a sample go to...

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