The crest is designed in the form of a St. Andrew's Cross with an insignia in each of the four corners. The X at the centre, the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, is a traditional symbol for Christ. Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28-30. The oval shape of the United Church Crest is derived from the outline of a fish, a symbol of identity by early Christians. The initials of the words Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour spell the Greek word for fish.
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Welcome to Olds United Church
Located in the heart of Olds, Alberta, the United Church has witnessed the Christian faith through worship, service, and fellowship for 120 years (as of 2014). All are welcome to share in our ministry.

"I know there is nothing better for them,
than to be happy and enjoy themselves."

ECCLESIASTES 3:12

Hope and Happenings - Building Relationships

In just a few short days, our country will celebrate 150 years. Let us not forget, however, that long before these 150 years, people lived on these lands, cared for these lands, drew sustenance from these lands, we call our country.

National Aboriginal Day in Olds was a day of building relationships.Last week, here in Olds, a grand celebration was held to honour National Aboriginal Day. Hundreds of people - yes hundreds, of all ages - gathered in Centennial Park to experience aspects of the cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. The day began with ceremony and prayer, and ended with prayer.

The Spirit, the Creator, was indeed present among us as we listened to stories of the experiences of residential schools, and were encouraged to live in ways that will honour the Creator, ways that bring us to right relationship with not just the Creator, but with one another, and with all the earth. The Spirit was present among us as we experienced traditional dancers, and drummers, fiddling and guitar music, and learned about how the dances and music also teach us and tell us stories.

The Spirit was among us as the sun shone throughout most of the day, and even when the rain fell, and people gathered under shelters and made new friends. The Spirit was among us, as many, many people volunteered to help feed hundreds of children bison chili and bannock, and many people volunteered to be in the park in the early morning to "set the stage" for the day, and many people travelled from around southern Alberta to join us, and share their wisdom and their stories.

There are too many people to name in this space that contributed to a day that was about building relationships and learning about who were ALL are as Canadians.

Thanks be to Creator for the many gifts that were shared that day. Happy Canada Day!

Blessings and peace, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)
Olds-Sundre Pastoral Charge of the United Church

Church News & Events

Have a great summer! Enjoy life! July & August
JOINT WORSHIP SERVICES
Following is a list of our Joint Shared Services for the summer.

July 9 - 10 am: Please join us for a Shared Service in Olds (4810 50 Street)

July 23 - 10 am: Please join us for a Shared Service in Sundre (118 Centre St N)

August 13 - 10 am: Please join us for a Shared Service in Bowden (2036 18 Ave)

August 27 - 10 am: Please join us for a Shared Service in Didsbury (1406 - 19th Ave)

MORE EVENTS HERE

Dear People of Olds United Church

  • HELPING FORT McMURRAY - Thanks to your generosity, as of May 13, 2016, the United Church appeal for Fort McMurray has received over $50,000 for emergency relief, rebuilding, and rehabilitation. If you would like to contribute, please visit Emergency Response, Fort McMurray.

  • HELPING IN THE SUDAN - Alarmed at the growing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the United Church of Canada is issuing a church-wide appeal. Donations will aid displaced persons with food, water, shelter and medicine. Mission & Service partners are already on the ground in refugee camps serving those in need. Contributions are urgently needed to mitigate the severe human suffering that threatens to worsen as the time of seasonal rains draws closer. To see how you can help out, visit www.united-church.ca.

Joyfully His Preschool offers children a faith based environment for spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual and physical growth. Runs at the United Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here for details.

Daily Scripture Reading

Prov 3:6 - in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

The Olds United Church is a beautiful facility and was built during the ministry of Reverend Jack Towers and dedicated on September 11, 1960. It involved great congregational involvement in planning, construction, and financing.

The church looks wonderful throughout the year.Our church is always beautifully decorated. Visit our Photo Gallery to see our favourite pictures, including pictures from our 120th anniversary. Better yet, stop in for a personal visit!

United Church of Canada Videos
Moderator's Easter Message 2017: This is Resurrection
Click here to see a message about the future of the United Church of Canada.To be an Easter people is to be those who embody that fierce, unrelenting love that says to the forces of death and hate that continue to operate today: "God is a God of love and of life, and we will be a people of love and of life." May it be so for us this Easter. May we be a resurrection people.

Messages & Blogs from the Moderator

From our Conference President
Rev. Paul Walfall
Paul Walfall was elected President at the Spring 2015 meeting of Alberta and Northwest Conference and serves the Cold Lake Alberta pastoral charge.It is with joy that I invite each member and friend of the church in this Conference area to participate in a Season of Prayer during Lent (March 1 - April 15). During this time each person in our congregations is invited to join with the others to raise our concerns for the church before God in prayer ... This Season of Prayer is intended for us to change the focus of our discussions a little as we seek to discern the will of God and focus more on the Mission of the church.
READ MORE HERE

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How to get here
From Highway 27, go south on 48th Avenue, and turn right (west) onto 50th Street. The large parking lot is just west of the church. Olds United Church is located on the corner of 48th Avenue and 50th Street, just a couple of blocks west of Olds College. Click the map for an enlargement.
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The United Church is the largest Protestant denomination in Canada with a rich history closely entwined with the development of Canada itself. We believe a United Vision is serving, friendly, flexible, inclusive, welcoming, faithful, compassionate, justice-seeking, caring, peace-seeking, tolerant, and innovative. The vision of the United Church of Canada involves ministry in our own United Churches and in work with partners across the country and around the globe. In the four corners of the United Church crest are symbols, three of which are particularly associated with the three communions, Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian, that united to form The United Church of Canada in 1925.
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