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.
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."


Minister's Message

As I sit in my office listening to the rain fall against the window, I give thanks to the God of creation for the gift of rain, and pray that it will soon fall in the north, in the Wood Buffalo region. We have all heard so much about the devastion of the fires, of the lives forever changed by the events of the past weeks.

Micah 6 Verse 8Many of us cannot imagine what people have been through, the fear, the loss, the anxiety, as they wait to see when they can go home ... or at least returning to the place they once lived. What will "home" look like, once they can go back? My prayers go out to those affected.

I also extend prayers of gratitude for the many people across our province, and beyond, who have reached out with support, in so many ways. It is that kind of gracious response that makes me grateful to be a Canadian.

I can't help but be drawn to one of my favourite passages of scripture ... Micah 6:8 "He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

We've seen that call of Micah's lived out in the events unfolding alongside the fires in the Fort McMurray region, and it is with gratitude that we know that those who have become refugees will find support and care from friends, family, and even complete strangers.

As we journey into the summer months, let us hope and pray that our weather patterns will help slow the chances of more fires, and that we will all practise safe living as we enjoy the great outdoors that we are called to care for.

I will be away from my office and ministry for most of the summer as I recover from knee surgery. My friend and colleague, Rev. Sue Hertell will be covering for me in my absence. I give thanks to her for her willingness to share her gifts. And I wish you all a blessed summer!

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

Dear People of Olds United Church

  • MINISTER ON LEAVE - If you need to talk to a minister while Tammy is away on medical leave, please contact Rev. Sue Hertell. Home Phone: 1-403-791-6265. Cell: 1-403-578-6027. E-mail:

  • 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

Church News & Events

Wednesdays & Fridays
We have changed our office hours. Now open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am - 4 pm (Closed from 12 - 1 pm).

Have a great summer! Enjoy life! August 7 & 21
As has been in the past, we will be sharing our Sunday Worship this summer with congregations from United Churches from Sundre, Didsbury, and Bowden. Next is August 21 in Bowden.

September 18
Everyone is invited to join us for Muffins & Coffee after today's service.


Daily Scripture Reading

Eph 2:8 - For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God

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.

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!

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Called to be the Church
Click here to see a message about the future of the United Church of Canada.Singing and playing music together builds community and strengthens communal bonds. Music United provides learning events for musicians across the country as a place for professional development and kinship.

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.Two things stood out for me at August's General Council meeting: the commitment of the commissioners for their church and their concern for the church. You felt their passion for the church's well being in the intense dialogues which occurred at tables and you saw it on many faces as issues were discussed and decided upon.

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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.
Ph: 403.556.3052

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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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