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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Embracing Transformation (DVD)

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This video is intended to broaden awareness of community activities and cultural diversity in many congregations and to demonstrate that congregational mission is unique to each community. It shows six different congregations that are seeking to follow God in mission in the changing circumstances of their communities. The congregations are Foothills United in Calgary, Marion Harper Memorial Circle in Winnipeg, Comunaute Chretienne de Bethel in Montreal, Westminster United in Mississauga, ON, Three Rivers Pastoral Charge in the Annapolis Valley, and Ryerson United in Vancouver.

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Side by Side (SC: May 2002 Celebration of UCW)

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May 14: UCW: A celebration of Women in the United Church and their contributions. At the local or the national level, women in the United Church have long supported one another and their communities through the joys and sorrows of life. Whether it’s listening to a friend or raising funds for Sunday School equipment or new incubators for a local hospital, each act is an expression of their faith. This year marks 40 faithful years for the UCW.

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Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

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Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action In these times of crisis, there is an electric charge in the air, a burgeoning renewal amongst both people who have focused their lives on the spiritual, and those whose lives are centered around the struggle for change.

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Smudge

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SMUDGE – Christians have cathedrals, Muslims their mosques. For Native Canadians used to praying in natural settings, all the world is a sacred space. SMUDGE follows three Aboriginal women who celebrate their right to worship in their own ways – drumming, singing or using sweetgrass – spiritual practices that may seem at odds with a busy city. (2005)

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Preaching as Storytelling: Part 2 Telling Personal Stories

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Preaching as Storytelling: Part 2. Telling Personal Stories (27 minutes; DVD) – Jesus was a master storyteller, and during the past decade narrative-style preaching has experienced a rebirth in North America. Dr. Eugene Lowry, one of the foremost exponents and practitioners of narrative preaching offers an entire continuing education experience.

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Preaching as Storytelling: Part 3 The Sermon is Story

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PREACHING AS STORYTELLING: Part 3. The Sermon is Story (DVD) – (18 mins) Jesus was a master storyteller, and during the past decade narrative-style preaching has experienced a rebirth in North America. Dr. Eugene Lowry, one of the foremost exponents and practitioners of narrative preaching offers an entire continuing education experience.

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Preaching as Storytelling: Part 4 The Homiletical Plot

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PREACHING AS STORYTELLING: PART 4: – The Homiletical Plot (43 minutes; DVD) – Jesus was a master storyteller, and during the past decade narrative-style preaching has experienced a rebirth in North America. Dr. Eugene Lowry, one of the foremost exponents and practitioners of narrative preaching offers an entire continuing education experience.

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Preaching Workshop: Fred Craddock: He Could Have But he Didn’t

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Chandler School of Theology Preaching Workshop: Dr. Fred B. Craddock – He Could Have But He Didn’t (DVD; 2004)) — Matthew 26: 47-56

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