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SPIRIT CONNECTION – November 2006 Compilation DVD

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November 5, 2006: The Power and the Grace: Canadian Servicewomen of the Second World WarThe untold stories of the United Church women who served during wartime. Some toiled in cold, damp British offices, breaking secret codes, while others worked in hospital corridors and under tarpaulins caring for dying and wounded soldiers. Sixty years later they talk, many for the first time, about their experiences. A documentary by Vancouver filmmaker Alison MacLean. November 12, 2006: Affirming CongregationsCreating inclusive communities and embracing diversity, regardless of sexual orientation, is...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – December 2006 Compilation (DVD)

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December 3, 2006: Community ViolenceFrom paramilitary violence in Colombia to school shootings in Canada, the church finds itself on the front lines. This program provides an update on what churches locally and internationally are doing to respond and what is needed to help stop upheaval in communities. This program includes a story about how the church helped Montreal residents put the September 2006 Dawson College shootings into a faith context. Also included is a story from Latin America, in which a community comes to grips with the loss of their young people through paramilitary...

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Issues Before the General Council 39 (DVD)

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Spirit Connection June 11, 2006. Issues before the 39th General Council Host Royal Orr and Untied Church minister Laura Lockhart highlight a number of key issues to be examined by the 39th General Council in August in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Topics to be discussed with guests include investment in Palestine, living faithfully in empire, the Emerging Spirit campaign, and isolation in ministry.

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – February 2006 Compilation DVD

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February 5, 2006: A Decade of Caring and SharingA rare look at a little-known but enormously effective agency: Action by Churches Together (ACT). Based in Geneva and supported by the World Council of Churches, ACT responds immediately to crisis throughout the world, whether through the efforts to house and support refugees fleeing civil strife in Sudan, or by rebuilding villages after natural disasters in Nicaragua. The United Church of Canada is part of the ACT alliance. February 12, 2006: Day by Day, Step by SteipThis documentary examines some of the reconstruction efforts of local people...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – March 2006 Compilation DVD

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March 5, 2006 – Faith and Popular Culture 2What are movies saying to us about life, love, good, and evil? Host, Royal Orr, talks with United Church leaders and cinema fans Bonnie Greene and Rob Oliphant about how to turn movie viewing into a spiritual experience. And United Church minister Neil Young discusses the mysteries presented in the still controversial book “”The DaVincie Code””. March 12, 2006 – Outreach MinistriesAcross the country, United churches support outreach work. This program highlights three projects: The Adult Day Program supported...

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