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

Offering Hospitality ...

Can you imagine going on a journey, yet taking with you only the clothes on your back and a walking stick and your sandals?

When preparing to go on a camping trip, not only do we pack food and clothing, but we bring along a small temporary home away from home structure - our trailer. Even in ministry, as we go from place to place serving God, in today's world, we have some mode of transportation, we pack a bag if we're overnighting, we have plans in place for accommodation, we bring tools for our work - electronic devices, flip charts, prayer shawls, etc.

Nurture a habit of hospitality.Yet when Jesus commissioned his disciples to go and serve the world as he did, he asked them to travel in pairs, but to take nothing more than their walking stick and their sandals. He even told them not to bring an extra tunic, so no protection from the elements. Jesus asked his disciples to accept the hospitality of those they met on their travels - the hospitality of total strangers!

What he was asking was for his friends to share the good news, and to trust those they met along the way. He was asking them to build community with those they met. Jesus did let his friends know that they need not linger where they did not feel welcome, that they should move on to places where people were open to hearing, and open to sharing hospitality with them.

What would our world look like if we were more open to offering hospitality, and to listening to one another respectfully and peacefully, honouring one another's culture and traditions? What would our world look like if we could be more trusting of the strangers that we meet on our journeys? Perhaps, if we try, strangers could become neighbours, could become friends.

May God bless your summer journeys, and your friendships, old and new.

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

Are you someone who someone who has questions, who is seeking to explore your faith, and learn more about the story of Easter, or any of the other stories of our faith? You're welcome to join us in worship on Sundays, in Olds at 10:00 am, and in Sundre at 1:30 pm. If you'd like to have a conversation with me, the minister of the Olds-Sundre Pastoral Charge, please call the Olds office - 403-556-3052 and we can set up an appointment!

Church News & Events

Have a great summer! Enjoy life! July & August
ENJOY YOUR SUMMER
Please join us for regular Sunday worship services over the summer. We invite our congregation to attend Sunday services in Sundre on July 8th, and in Bowden on July 22nd and August 12th. Have a great summer!

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Dear People of Olds United Church

  • PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) - Are you on PAR? If you already pay bills, taxes, or your mortgage with automatic withdrawals from your bank account, then you've got the PAR principle. Monthly PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) offerings are an exceptional expression of commitment and allows you to support Olds United Church through automatic monthly withdrawals from your bank account.

    Besides being convenient, using PAR for your offering ensures regular monthly givings to help our Church's ministry and increasing our overall financial stability, even while you are away. You can also include a regular Mission & Service gift at the same time. Why not participate in PAR? Here's how ...

    1. Prayerfully decide how much you want to give each month.
    2. Fill out a PAR Authorization Form with a cheque marked "VOID".
    3. Enclose both in an envelope and place on the offering plate, or leave at the church office.
    4. We send this information to the United Church's national office, who instructs your bank to automatically withdraw your gift around the 20th of each month.

    You can increase, decrease, or cancel your contribution at any time. To learn more, please call the church office at (403) 556-3052, The United Church of Canada at 1-800-268-3781, or visit www.united-church.ca. Thank you!

  • WELCOME TO THE OLDS COMMUNITY LENDING SHELF! - Effective October 20, 2017 the Olds Community Lending Shelf became an outreach partner of Olds United Church. This means that this very important community non-profit is now housed in the lower level of our building, and has more space to carry out its work. We're happy to be able to provide space for these great folks, and we are pretty sure their director, Lucinda Watkins, has a spouse who is very happy to have his garage back! So, again, welcome!

Daily Scripture Reading

Jer 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Olds United Church is seeking a Musician starting as soon as possible.

Olds United Church is accepting applications for janitorial services.

Olds United Church is accepting applications for janitorial services. We require a commitment of three hours per week, with additional time following special events (weddings and funerals). Please email bids ASAP to office@oldsunited.ca, or drop them off at 4810 - 50 Street, Olds AB between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. This position begins immediately.
Posted June 27, 2018

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!

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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.

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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