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Kids Talkin’ About Death (VHS)

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Kids Talkin’ About Death  (VHS and DVD) 20 mins Ages 9-12. A variety of children from different backgrounds react to an interviewer¿s questions about death, expressing their views and opinions based on their own experiences and observations. The frank, spontaneous, and sometimes emotionally-charged responses make this open-ended documentary a good starting point for discussion.

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Once and Future Church – Loren B. Mead

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The Once and Future Church: A Study Resource (An Alban Institute book and video with Loren B. Mead) 90 mins divided into 3 sessions. Over the past two generations, church people of many denominations have found that many of the tried and true ways of doing things no longer work for our churches today.  Few leaders or members of churches feel the kind of confidence that church people felt in the 40’s and 50’s, fewer still have the confidence that they know how to lead churches in such a time of change.  A broad consensus is forming in churches that we are in the midst of a major change...

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Living into the New World: How Cultural Trends Affect Your Congregation: Gil Rendle

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Living into the New World: How Cultural Trends Affect Your Congregation (An Alban Institute video 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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NO PLACE CALLED HOME – VHS

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No Place Called Home:  “I know we’re poor, but it’s what we are,  not who we are. ” Shot in an intimate, cinema verite style, No Place Called Home follows the Rice Family over the course of a year as they move in search for affordable housing. “My biggest dream is that all my kids make it in life”, says Kay Rice, who has just moved with husband, Karl, and her six children to a small, rundown rental house. Just as the family´s circumstances are looking slightly better, things turn sour with the landlord who threatens eviction. Kay, worried that a veiled threat...

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NO PLACE CALLED HOME – DVD

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No Place Called Home:  “I know we’re poor, but it’s what we are,  not who we are. ” Shot in an intimate, cinema verite style, No Place Called Home follows the Rice Family over the course of a year as they move in search for affordable housing. “My biggest dream is that all my kids make it in life”, says Kay Rice, who has just moved with husband, Karl, and her six children to a small, rundown rental house. Just as the family´s circumstances are looking slightly better, things turn sour with the landlord who threatens eviction. Kay, worried that a veiled threat...

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BERMUDA: 75TH ANNIVERSARY

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This 18 minute dvd was produced by the Bermuda Synod to celebrate their 75th Anniversary, celebrating 75 years of the link between the Synod of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Bermuda and the United Church of Canada. The dvd offers a beautiful  and informative overview of the 75 years. (2005)

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KIDS TEN COMMANDMENTS (VHS): The Not so Golden Calf (Commandments 1 & 2)

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KIDS TEN COMMANDMENTS : The Not so Golden Calf (Commandments 1 and 2) (30 minutes; VHS) The Not So Golden Calf is the adventure of a lifetime as 11-year-old Seth, his mom, Leila, and his quirky animal companions learn firsthand the meaning of two of God’s commandments-” Do not worship any other gods besides me” and “Do not make idols of any kind.” While Moses is up on Mount Sinai, the people of Israel lose faith and are convinced by Hazzaka to build an idol and worship another god.

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Fourth Wise Man

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Fourth Wise Man He gave the greatest gift of all. Based on Henry van Dyke’s classic, The Story of the Other Wise Man, this fictional story set in Biblical times is told in gently comic terms. A Magi named Artaban (Martin Sheen) sees a sign in the heavens that he hopes will lead him and his faithful servant to the Messiah. Artaban takes with him three precious gifts to present to the Messiah. For 33 years Artaban pursues Jesus, only to miss Him at every turn. Along the way, Artaban uses his gifts to help people in dire need. He now has nothing to present to the Messiah when he finds...

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PAWS & TALES: Seeing the Unseen

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A cast of loveable characters take you on a journey to show you how God is real. A camping trip on Wild Mountain becomes a life changing adventure for the Club (group of 4 young forest animal characters led by a wise, aging bear named Paw Paw Chuck) and their new friend, Wally. Surrounded by the beauty of the mountainside, C.J. (a bear cub) is surprised when Wally admits that he doesn’t believe in anything he can’t see including God.

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KIDS TEN COMMANDMENTS: Toying With the Truth (Commandments 9 and 10)

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KIDS TEN COMMANDMENTS: Toying With the Truth (Commandments 9 and 10) The finest clothes, the best toys, the coolest pets… Seth becomes jealous as he covets the possessions of his best friend, Ephraim, and longs to be “ the boy who has everything.” When he accidentally breaks Ephraim’s amazing new birthday gift, Seth sets up his friend to take the blame. Join the adventure as the people of Israel prepare to leave their camp and continue on their journey to the Promised Land in this series finale of the Kid’s Ten Commandments.

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