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

Have a Blessed Advent ...

The seasons are changing - not just in the natural world, but in the church world. In fact, we have come to the end of the Christian Church Year. The old year ended with this past Sunday, Reign of Christ Sunday - as we celebrated and remembered the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.

Have a Blessed Advent.We ended the year with words from John's gospel that remind us that Jesus came to reveal to us the truth. The essence of that truth? God's love - unconditional love, for all of creation, love that lifts up the poor, the marginalized, the lost and alone.

This week, we begin a new year in the life of the church, and a new season. We call it Advent. During Advent, the church world will prepare for the great birth, the coming of God incarnate, in a little babe named Jesus.

Now we know that the secular world started getting ready weeks ago, but it feels like there is something missing to that kind of getting ready. The season of Advent is about spiritually getting ready. It's about preparing for the coming of God into our lives in new and wonderful ways, ways that call us to seek hope, peace, joy and love in our world. And where those things are hard to find, we are called to engage in actions that build those qualities in our communities.

What will you do to find places of hope, of peace, of joy and of love in these days? Who might you invite to join you on the journey? May God's blessing be upon you this Advent.

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

Wishing you blessings during the Christmas season. December 19
COFFEE & CONVERSATION
Conversation, Coffee, and Muffins from 10 - 11:30 am. Everyone welcome to come and visit and chat with new and old friends. By donation.

December 20
BLUE CHRISTMAS
Blue? Yes, blue as in the blues. As in "I am feeling blue". Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. It is for this reason, that the Olds United Church joins with the Knox United Church in Didsbury and the Carstairs/Bancroft Church join forces to host a "Longest Night of the Year" gathering. The gathering takes place at Carstairs/Bancroft United Church at 1204 Hammond Street at 7 pm.

December 24
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Please join us at 7:30 pm as we will gather to delight in the wonder of the Christmas story. With carols, candles, and a joy-filled Christmas message, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus.

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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

Tim 1:7 - For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

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

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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Moderator Richard Bott's Advent message
Click here to see a message about the future of the United Church of Canada. This Advent, Moderator Richard Bott invites us to reflect and realign our lives with Christ's calling for us.

Messages & Blogs from the Moderator

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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.
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