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Joy Dawned Again
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UCC@50 Yesterday's Visionaries, Today's Voices
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Light of Change - Mix in '06 Concert
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Troubled Waters
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Connecting Threads: Around the World Through Global Ministries
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LPFM: The People's Voice
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Yesterday's Visionaries; Today's Voices
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E-Attitude TV
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In the Eyes of Strangers
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Sacred Covenants Faithful Conversations
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Sailing on Faith: Look Who God Sent
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This Holy Place, The Stones Cry Out
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God's Surprise: The New Faces of Mission
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Amistad Rising
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An American Christmas
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Bi-sex-u-al
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Get Connected
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Joy!
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OC Inc.: The Untold Story
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Zenith
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Celebration – Part One
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Celebration – Part Two
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Celebration – Part Three
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Strong Roots, Fragile Farms
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Joy Dawned Again
 
An Easter Celebration of Worship Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the United Church of Christ. Relive - or experience for the first time - the UCC's famed 2007 "Joy Dawned Again" Easter worship celebration. This moving production commemorates the UCC's 50th anniversary in a high-quality DVD format. .
 
UCC@50 Yesterday's Visionaries, Today's Voices
 
Celebrates the rich history of the UCC and looks with joy at the future of our beloved denomination.

Part I: yesterday's visionaries — Take a virutal tour and discover well-known and hidden stories of our past with "Hans, the Answer Guy."

Part II: today's voices — Listen as a diverse group of young adult UCC members share their dreams for the next 50 years.
 
Light of Change - Mix in '06 Concert
 
Light of Change A Concert with Carrie Newcomer, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Holly Near, including interviews with the artists; recorded during the UCC/Disciples "Mix in '06" women’s meeting, 2006.
 
Troubled Waters
 
More than 1 billion people world wide lack access to safe drinking water. Children die every day from water-related diseases. Sustaining life means ensuring that there is enough fresh water for all. Hosted by acclaimed actress Lynn Redgrave, and produced for the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission by the United Church of Christ, "Troubled Waters" explores the critical issues of water shortage through the lends of faith and from the perspective of people in Bolivia, Malawi, the Middle East, and the United States who struggle daily to find access to clean, safe water. From creation to cleansing, water is central to the story and mysteries of our faith traditions. In this gripping documentary, religious and community leaders, water experts and everyday people address the urgent need for action in the midst of a global crisis: the diminishing availability of fresh water due to war, corporate greed, pollution, overpopulation, and drought. Despite the shortages, some see water as a commodity to be bought and sold for profit. However, faith teaches us that water is a right given to all. The documentary made its debut on ABC TV stations in the fall of 2006.
 
Connecting Threads: Around the World Through Global Ministries
 
Catch a glimpse of our mission sites. See how threads of sharing and service connect. Sense deep needs wrapped in the fabric of critical presence. Choose to become a participant in the tapestry of partnership. Join us in discovering the gifts of connecting with new friends around the world. See how we are making a difference in people's lives. Their stories of faith will life your heart. The Connecting Threads DVD will take you to Africa, Southern Asia, The Middle East & Europe, East Asia & the Pacific and Latin America & the Caribbean. The DVD has two additional videos and a study guide about Global Ministries  rich tapestry of partnership..
 
LPFM: The People's Voice
 
There's a new sound on the air and it's emanating from a source deep in the hearts and minds of Americans across the country. "LPFM: The People's Voice" chronicles the extraordinary story of a low power, low cost radio service that withstood the rigors of Capital Hill and special interest attacks. Today LPFM is sending out a signal that is loud and clear. Freedom of speech has a new ally and it's LPFM. Documentary aired on NBC in 2004.
 
Yesterday's Visionaries; Today's Voices
 
"Yesterday's Visionaries; Today's Voices" has two parts to it. Part one takes you on a fun ride through a timeline, surfing back and forth in time watching historic moments of the United Church of Christ come to life. It's a video that invites you to witness first hand why we should feel proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UCC. Part two takes a look at the future of the church through the voices and visions of young people.
 
E-Attitude TV
 
The video, designed to look like an M-TV type music video TV show, takes a fun-filled and inspirational look at some of the special moments of the 2004 National Youth Event in Knoxville, Tennessee. An excellent video for Sunday school classes and youth.
 
In the Eyes of Strangers
 
This video is about the amazing transformation that takes place in the lives of refugees and church folk who welcome them through the ministry of refugee resettlement. Hear the voices of refugees and Christians who have responded to God's call to welcome the stranger and love the sojourner. This video is appropriate for use to promote the One Great Hour of Sharing offering.
 
Sacred Covenants Faithful Conversations
 
On July 4, 2005, the 25th General Synod of the United Church of Christ adopted a resolution, "In support of marriage equality for all/ This video resource is for individuals, congregations, and other groups wishing to study marriage equality as called for in the resolution. It is an excellent companion to the study resource, "God is Still Speaking about Marriage" recommended by General Synod 25. The study resource, discussion guide for this DVD and other resources can be downloaded from the UCC website at www.ucc.org/justice/marriage.htm.
 
Sailing on Faith: Look Who God Sent
 
"Sailing on Faith: Look Who God Sent" offers Search Committee members some delightful hindsight views from an actual search process that ended with surprise and joy! Search Committee members from Kenilworth United Church of Christ in Buffalo, NY.
 
This Holy Place, The Stones Cry Out
 
What does "the Holy Land" mean to you? The land of the Bible and sacred places? Or a land of tragic violence and enduring conflict? When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the Pharisees told him to quiet the crowd's Hosannas. Jesus responded "I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out!" In This Holy Place, "living stones - Palestinians, both Christian and Muslim - cry out with passion, fervor, and conviction. You will see and hear a perspective not generally presented, as Palestinians relate the challenges occupation poses to their life and faith. You will be challenged, both intellectually and spiritually. As Christians, you will be called to ask what is required to seek justice in this land we call "holy". Through this video and accompanying study guide, come explore issues of peace and justice in "This Holy Place."
 
God's Surprise: The New Faces of Mission
 
Interested in learning about mission? Discover a new and surprising way to understand Global Ministries' work. The inspiring stories of missionaries told here, portray the direction of our ministry with our global partners. A guide is included to assist adult classes and youth group leaders in facilitating a discussion about mission.
 
Amistad Rising
 
Beginning in 1839, a series of events propelled a group of West African captives onto center stage in the struggle for freedom and human dignity in the Americas. The Amistad incident, based on the name of the cargo ship that bore 53 captives who rebelled in pursuit of their freedom, prompted people of faith and ethics to join in a struggle for liberation that crossed lines of race, culture and economic status.
 
An American Christmas
 
A multicultural Christmas extravaganza! Set in the context of preparing for a children?s pageant, "An American Christmas" explores the many, diverse ways we celebrate the season. From an operatic aria to a gospel choir, the music of Christmas is woven throughout like an intricate tapestry. From an Indian legend to a Mexican parade, the traditions of Christmas are as varied as the cultures that make up this country. From the homeless to the traditional family, the sentiments of Christmas touch each person?s heart in a unique and meaningful way. The birth of Christ is celebrated with heart and soul, all across America.
 
Bi-sex-u-al
 
God and sex. Religion and freedom of choice. Three UCC members explain how they reconcile their bisexual lifestyle to their faith, and demonstrate how they are reaching out to others to encourage self-acceptance. Their courage is inspiring. Their openness is refreshing. Their stories will capture your heart. This video should be required viewing for all UCC clergy, lay leaders and congregants.
 
Get Connected
 
Twenty teenagers from around the country get connected to themselves, their faith and the realities of hunger and poverty around the world, as they experience firsthand what life is like in a Guatemalan, African or Brazilian barrio home. Filmed at the Global Village at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, "Get Connected" is the UCC?s "Real World."
 
Joy!–An Easter Celebration at Pilgrim Church
 
The bell choir chimes in crystal unison. The drums beat a syncopated African rhythm. People are joined in celebration during the holiest of Christian holidays – Easter. "Joy! – An Easter Celebration at Pilgrim Church" provides viewers with an hour of praise, prayer and peace, and tells the story of Easter through sermon and interpretive dance, music and dramatic play.
 
OC Inc.: The Untold Story
 
The story of OC,Inc. is one of courage, justice, and determination in a time of social turmoil and uncertainty. This video tells the little known story of how Dr. Everett Parker, Director of the UCC's Office of Communication, challenged the media to ensure that all sectors of society have a voice on the airwaves. The UCC's efforts in the broadcast industry literally changed the way we look at ourselves. This story is a powerful example of the important role of the church in issues of social justice.
 
Zenith
 
A film which elevates the plight of the American farmer to one of profound and universal themes, "Zenith" looks at the way one small Midwestern farm town copes in the face of its dying agricultural economy. Determined to hold fast to their faith, their community, and their sense of humor, the locals from Zenith, Kansas share how their involvement in The Great Plains Passion Play has kept the town united and inspired.
 
Celebration – Part One: Who Do We Say We Are?
 
The first in a series of proclamations about the nature of mission and ministry in the UCC, "Who Do We Say We Are?" profiles three members from around the country and illustrates how their faith journeys intersect with the historic work of the UCC. These inspiring, contemporary stories are supported by historical images that create a context that both informs and inspires the viewer. Recommended viewing for new members, as well as those who may need to be reminded of what it means to belong to the United Church of Christ, the Celebration video series is a must for every church video library.
 
Celebration – Part Two: Where All Are Welcome
 
The second in a continuing series on faithfulness in the United Church of Christ, "Where All Are Welcome" shows the varied ways in which UCC members reach out to others, and how our church lives into its commitment to be a multiracial, multicultural, open and affirming church, accessible to all. The featured stories share a common thread: Every person has worth. Every person has gifts to share. Every person has a place at Christ's banquet table. An important message that is central to the mission and ministry of the UCC.
 
Celebration – Part Three: Why We Teach and How We Learn
 
The series continues with the third of the Celebration videos, "Why We Teach and How We Learn," highlighting the integral role that education plays in the United Church of Christ. Whether guiding students through the Talladega College campus, teaching chemistry in the classroom of a local high school, hosting eye-opening trips to the Philippines, or ministering God?s word to a youth group in the basement of a church, UCC educators are preparing students (young and old) for the world. By sharing their personal faith stories, these wise women and men lay the foundation upon which countless others will build their own lives of faith.
 
Strong Roots, Fragile Farms
 
The documentary Strong Roots, Fragile Farms first aired on ABC-TV in October 2002. In this dramatic video, Narrator Willie Nelson leads viewers through various settings to show the effect of globilization on the family farm. Great for mission and justice committees, adult education or teen discussions.
 

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