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  • KIT

Beginnings: An Introduction to Christian Faith

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BEGINNINGS: An Introduction to Christian Faith (DVD)  – This Introduction to Christian Faith is a 9-12 week small-group study about basic Christian beliefs. It targets inquirers, explorers, seekers, and new church members and is designed to help you meet these adults wherever they might be on their spiritual journey. The kit includes a variety of guides, both for leaders and participants. There is a director’s manual, small-group leader’s guide, participant’s guide and Along the Way, a participant’s companion.

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Central Queens United 2007

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This DVD is of the Central Queens United Church of Canada, A Service of Celebration, Worship Service, Dedication Sunday, September 16, 2007. Filmed at Hunter River, Prince Edward Isalnd, the Rev. Barbara Wagner presides at this dedication service, with Austin Jagoe, Roland Easter, the Rev. Cliff Moase, Rev. Don MacQueen, and Eric Tusz King taking part. Special Music was provided by Brad Trivers, Susan Andrews, Melanie and Kriss Taylor, Rising Tide; and Sara Weeks along with members of the Choir. Organist was Christine Belanger.

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Places of Worship (DVD)

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This set of slides with guide first provides the viewer with an overview of the history of architecture of Christian places of worship from the earliest days of Christianity through to this century. It then describes what takes place during worship and how the design of a worship space can enable participation in those acts.

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – April/May 2006 Compilation (DVD)

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April 16, 2006-A Lighter Lens on the Church Throughout the church year, we observe both solemn and reflective times, but there is a lighter side to church. In this program we profile an upbeat speaker/cartoonist who combines faith and humour. We visit with a photographer who looks at the church through a camera lens. And Royal Orr talks with two United Church clergy who share some stories about the lighter side of ministry. April 23, 2006-A Place for AllWhen congregations change, the buildings they inhabit need to change too. In this program we look at how accessibility is not just about...

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TRANSFORMING WORSHIP: NEW WINDOWS TO GOD

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Worship, and the music that so enriches it, has never been a static thing. It has changed, been adapted, and rediscovered so that each generation might experience the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is not change for change’s sake, but rather an honest attempt to find God within the framework of our present culture speaking to the people of this generation in language, music, and image that honor their experience. Transforming Worship will guide your congregation’s worship committee as it begins this exciting, but often daunting task of looking anew at how we praise God.

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CHOICES

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This is an interactive video workshop, subtitled ‘New Concepts for Ministry in the 21st Century’. It examines some of the shifts and trends being modeled in a number of congregations who appear to be reinventing themselves for the future. The video is divided into 8 parts to correspond with the written workshop material. This resource has been assembled by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Education-Evangelism Team, with contribution by Tom Bandy of The United Church of Canada.

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FINDING YOUR WAY

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Subtitled ‘A Newcomer’s Look at The United Church of Canada’, this video features the voices of fifteen people who have come to the United Church at critical moments in their lives and why they have stayed.

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RE-EXAMINING BAPTISMAL FONTS

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This video provides a historical exploration of the use and design of the baptismal font and discusses how the use of water in the sacrament of baptism has become minimalized in contemporary times. The renewed theology of the sacrament of baptism calls us to re-examine the design and placement of the baptismal font. This video will be especially helpful to church development and property committees, but will also help people to understand how the use of fonts can enable the ministry of The Whole People of God through baptism.

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PLACES OF WORSHIP

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This set of slides with guide first provides the viewer with an overview of the history of architecture of Christian places of worship from the earliest days of Christianity through to this century. It then describes what takes place during worship and how the design of a worship space can enable participation in those acts.

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