AVEL is the United Church of Canada's video and DVD lending library. This website serves the members of AVEL Ontario and includes United Churches located in Bay of Quinte, Hamilton, London, Manitou and Toronto Conference and Chinook Presbytery in Saskatchewan Conference.
AVEL Ontario falls under the umbrella of Grand River Spiritual and Educational Resources and we are located at the Five Oaks Christian Workers Centre (www.fiveoaks.on.ca) We not only serve as the Ontario Outlet for AVEL (Audio Visual Loaning Library), but operate as a Presbytery Resource Centre, serving Erie and Oxford Presbytery of the United Church of Canada and a retail bookstore within and outside the Five Oaks environment (www.grandriverbooks.ca).
Our audio-visual library carries over 1,000 titles – DVDs to enhance your ministry and engage your constituents. We are passionate about United Church resources for the home or congregation. We know that acquiring resources immediately (and inexpensively) is often critical - especially from a distance. We know it's not always easy - even in a hyper-information era - to find the "right" title for your needs. And we know that no one source has all the answers.
It doesn't matter if you're in Swift Current, Saskatchewan or Toronto, Ontario. You don't have to be clergy, church council chair or UCW president. You don't even have to be a member of the United Church of Canada. We think there's something here for just about everybody. Are you planning a worship service, looking for a small group study or simply seeking personal inspiration? Staff at AVEL will help point you in the right direction.
Our members receive benefits you’ve come to expect: professional consultation, free one-way shipping, unlimited borrowing and access to our new online catalogue/ordering service.