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

  • DVD

Grounds for a Movement: a look at Fair Trade Coffee

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Grounds for a Movement: A Look at Fair Trade Coffee(Digital, Colour, Documentary, 24 minutes, 2004)Nikkel, Kevin Fair trade is gaining recognition as a legitimate response to globalization. Fair trade coffee puts more money in the hands of farmers by eliminating the middle-men on the chain of coffee trading. But what really motivates the movement? Does it simply ease the conscience of the middle class? Are large roasters jumping on the bandwagon to capitalize on consumer demands? Will fair trade coffee move into the mainstream?

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Network: The Right People-In the right places-for the right reasons

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From  Zondervan: written by Bruce Bugbee, Don Cousins and Bill Hybels Network is a six-session dynamic program to help Christians understand who God has uniquely made them to be and mobilize them to a place of meaningful service in the local church. Each participant in Network will work through a series of assessments which leads them to discover their unique blend of spiritual gifts, personal style, and ministry passion. Discover your spiritual gifts, personal style, and God-given passion for serving in the body of...

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Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror

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This DVD examines the link between oil interests and current U.S. military interventions.Includes original footage shot over a four-month period in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as many interviews with a large array of personalities including Bush administration officials.“”The Oil Factor”” makes a clear assessment of today’s global oil situation with sky-rocketing consumption and declining production.93 minutes

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Madwoman of God: Marie De L’Incarnation

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A story of the passion between a nun and God, her “divine spouse,” Jean-Daniel Lafond’s film paints an astonishing portrait of Marie de l’Incarnation, a mid-seventeenth-century mystic who abandoned her son and left France to build a convent in Canada, where she became the first female writer in New France.

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  • DVD

Marie Helene Allain: Speaking with Stone (A spiritual quest through art)

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Marie Hélène Allain is a nun and a professional artist who sculpts stone into works of palpable life force. Deeply attached to her art, she describes how she communes with the material from which she creates such surprising, sensual pieces. Marie Hélène Allain Speaking With Stone recounts the unusual career of this Acadian artist who has united her spirituality with her art, without sacrificing the quality and intensity of one in favour of the other.

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Fat Lake: how too much of a good thing is hurting Lake Winnipeg

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FAT LAKE (DVD) – FAT LAKE: HOW TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS HURTING LAKE WINNIPEG. What’s really happening to Lake Winnipeg? Where is the problem coming from? What’s being done about it? This documentary offers answers to all these questions, but more importantly it offers hope.

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Easing the Pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa

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Easing the Pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa (DVD) – This documentary is an introduction to the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s four areas of work. Narrated by Stephen Lewis, the film highlights the work of grassroots organizations in Africa and also shows what Canadians are doing to help fight the pandemic. In DVD format, there are two versions on the DVD – a 16 minute one and 7 minute one. (2007)

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Digital Dump (The)

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DIGITAL DUMP (THE) (DVD) – This photo-documentary report exposes the ugly underbelly of what is thought to be an escalating global trade in toxic, obsolete, discarded computers and other e-scrap collected in North America and Europe and sent to developing countries by waste brokers and so-called recyclers. In Lagos, while there is a legitimate robust market and an ability to repair and refurbish old electronic equipment, of the estimated 500 40-foot containers of imports shipped to Lagos each month, as much as 75% is junk. Consequently, this hazardous e-waste is being discarded and...

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