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.
HOME | SERVICES | PROGRAMS | SPIRIT | EVENTS | PHOTO GALLERY | CONTACT US | RENTALS | LINKS
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

Tammy's Wanderings

In August, our Minister, Tammy Allan started 4 months' leave - a combination of a month of holiday and 3 months' sabbatical time. Sunday worship in both Olds and Sundre has carred on as usual. Emergent pastoral care coverage happens through colleagues, so should the need arise, just call the church, and Maureen (Olds) or Kathy (Sundre) will have the contact information you need. That will also be on the answering machines.

Maple Creek United Church. Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.Tammy's plan has been to spend much of her sabbatical time travelling the prairies and visiting rural congregations that are flourishing or thriving. Interspersed with the visiting, she'll be seeking ways that may be applied to our context in south-central Alberta. She has created a blog of my learnings, that we are able to share here.

We invite you to follow Tammy's blog, as she shares some of her reflections on this journey. Just go to tammyswanderings.blog.

Join Tammy on her journey!

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

Are you someone who has questions, who is seeking to explore your faith, and learn 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 Reverend Tammy, the minister of the Olds-Sundre Pastoral Charge, please call the Olds office and we can set up an appointment!

Phone: 403-556-3052

Church News & Events

Wishing you blessings during the Christmas season. December 1
WORSHIP & COMMUNION
We hope you will join us for worship at Olds United on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.

December 4
WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP
Visit with friends, make new friends, and create your own special Christmas decoration.

December 8
COMMUNITY CAROL FEST
Join the Olds and District Ministerial Association singing some of our Christmas favourites. Meet at the church at 7 pm.

December 11
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The little ones attending Joyfully His Preschool will be hosting their Christmas concert at 11 am.

December 16
CONNECTING NEEDLES
Connecting Needles is a group of quilting, sewing and knitting enthusiasts who gather the third Monday of each month in the Upper Hall of Olds United Church between 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Participants are invited to bring a current project to work on or start a new one. Connecting Needles is all about connecting with other crafters through crafts, participating in demonstrations, charity work and the occasional party! All are welcome - stay for a few minutes or a few hours. For more information please call Craig's at (403) 556-3717.

December 24
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Celebrate the birth of Christ at 7:30 pm at the Olds United Church.

Sundays
MORNING WORSHIP
We hope you will join us for worship at Olds United on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Ask us about our programs for young people, families, and seniors.

December 20 to January 2 - Church Office Closed

MORE EVENTS HERE

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

John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Chinook Winds Region News
November 26, 2019 | November 19, 2019
November 13, 2019 | November 5, 2019
October 25, 2019 | October 18, 2019
Sept 16, 2019 | August 22, 2019

Update from Kasota, Fall 2019

The Olds United Church is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019.

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
An Advent Message for 2020
Click here to see a Lent message from the United Church of Canada. This Advent, Moderator Richard Bott reflects on his baking skills and invites us to unwrap and celebrate what is most dear to our faith.

Messages & Blogs from the Moderator

Click here to read the latest newsletter from the Olds United Church.
SPRING 2019

FALL 2018 | WINTER 2017 | SPRING 2017
NOV/DEC/JAN 2015/2016 | SEPT 2015
APRIL 2015 | SEPT 2014 | JUNE 2014

Connect With the United Church of Canada on Social Media.
Connect With the United Church of Canada on Facebook. Connect With the United Church of Canada on twitter. Connect With the United Church of Canada on YouTube. Connect With the United Church of Canada on Google Plus.

BIRTHVERSE consists of 366 verses chosen from the 66 books of the Bible. Each verse correlates the chapter and verse with its month and day.

You are a child of God. He created you in His own image. He chose the day for you to be born. Look up your birth date and see what Bible verse corresponds to it. Click the image above to look up your verse now.

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.
office@oldsunited.ca
Ph: 403.556.3052

Bookmark our website
www.oldsunited.ca

If you questions about our ministry, services, or programs for families, send us an email.

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.
Website designed and maintained by Windsor Graphics