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Contrast: A Photo Essay

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A Photo Essay exploring the experience of depression, shared by Rhonda Schofield.

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Mission and Service Stories 2012

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Mission and Service Stories 2012 This DVD offers 19 video clips of stories of how the United Church of Canada supports ministries and projects close to home and around the world through contributions to the Mission and Service Fund. The clips range in length from 1:10 to 5:15 minutes, and include  stories from  St. John’s, Cuba, and the Phillipines; stories about silent worship, HIV patients, and building schools; and stories that inspire and encourage our support of mission and service.

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After the Tsunami – November 18, 2007

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After the Tsunami – Spirit Connection Nov. 18, 2007 (DVD) 28 minsPeople around the world sent money and support to the people of southeast Asia and Africa after the tsunami in 2004, but was the flood of money really helpful? This documentary, produced by Development and Peace, looks at the lessons learned from that experience.

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B.C. Stories (Stories from B.C.) – Spirit Connection Dec. 9, 2007

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B.C. Stories (Stories from B.C.) – Spirit Connection Dec. 9, 2007 (DVD) 28 mins On this show, meet Alvin Dixon, who reflects on his life and work with residential school survivors as they move toward healing; travel up the coast to Bella Coola to meet a young teacher who is working to reintroduce the community’s tradition language to his students; meet Bob Burroughs, who has chronicled the history of United Church hospitals; and visit one of the remaining hospitals on the isolated shore.

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L’Arche: Caring, Educating, Inspiring

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What is L’Arche? This beautiful and inspiring short film introduces a new vision of care giving. With 190 homes and work settings in 26 communities across Canada, L’Arche is building a compassionate Canadian society through its programs.

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – October 2006 Compilation (DVD)

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October 15, 2006 – Changing Times (19th Season Premiere) Introducing David Giuliano, the new Moderator of the United Church of Canada, elected at the 39th General Council. The church’s newly appointed General Secretary of the general Council, Nora Sanders, talks with host Royal Orr about her expectations for the near future. This program will also include highlights from the proceedings of the 39th General Council, held in Thunder Bay, Ontario in August 2006. General Council is the church’s national gathering, held once every three years to discern, decide, and provide...

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Keeping the Vision Alive – Saving Healthcare in Canada

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Faith & the Common Good worked for several years – particularly during 2002 – to create an opportunity for inter-faith dialogue on the state of the health care system in Canada so that we could mobilize faith communities to participate in the public process created by the Romanow Commission, raise public awareness of the faith based values underpinning public policy decisions on the health care system, and influence the direction of the national health care system. To this end, we developed an educational video with accompanying workshop guidelines and carried out regional...

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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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MAKING EVERY MOMENT COUNT

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After  multiple, unsuccessful chemotherapies, Mikaela knows that she has a choice: she can let her brain tumor grow “and just go away, up to heaven,” or she can put up with “needles and pokes and all that stuff and make it go away, and even perhaps it might not come back.”  Sometimes she feels ready to stop her treatments, but then she thinks about how much her mother will miss her.

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Facing Death

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Facing Death Birth and death.  One we anticipate and celebrate.  The other we ignore as long as possible.  Some of the people you will meet in “Facing Death” have come face to face with the reality of death through cancer and old age.  Some have chosen to work in areas where dealing with death is part of the job.  Listening to the stories of those who have faced death will open the way for viewers to talk about this inevitable experience.  (24 mins; Adults)

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