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

Do not be afraid ...

"But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see - I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people ..."

For behold, I bring you good news of great tidings.Those are words from the Gospel of Luke - Chapter 2, Verse 10. Familiar to many of us. Words that hold deep meaning.

Did you know that wherever an angel appears in biblical story, the first words spoken are "Do not be afraid"? God's messengers always remind us not to fear - it's a reminder that we are held in the arms of a God of love.

Even in difficult times, that presence is with us. We celebrate that good news this week, at Christmas time. We reach out in love and joy, and share the gift of compassion so easily in this season.

My hope and prayer for the world - even our little corner of the world - is that we could hold on to that promise of God's never ending presence among us all year and live in the light of that promise. My prayer is that we might carry the peace and joy of this season into the long dreary months of winter, and through the spring, summer, and fall. My prayer is that our acts of Christmas kindness might kindle hope and love that flows into the whole year. My prayer is that we might be bearers of the good news those angels came to share not just for a week or so each year, but every day, of every year.

May this season inspire you to live in the light each and every day. Christmas blessings to you and yours.

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

Happy Valentine's Day! January 5
WORSHIP & COMMUNION
Come and join us as we worship together on Sunday morning.

February 17
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.

February 19
COFFEE & CONVERSATION
We invite our congregation members, their friends, and the entire community to celebrate the month of love! 10 - 11:30 am. By Donation.

March 13
STEW LUNCHEON
One of the most popular events in town is our annual Irish Stew Luncheon. "Friday the 13th" from 11:30 am - 1 pm. $15/person, $7/child (under 12 years). Presold tickets only are available from UCW members or church office 403-556-3052. Print our Poster and put it on your fridge or in your staffroom. A great idea for Staff Appreciation.

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.

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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

Heb 12:1 - Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

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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
Minutes for Mission - Touch the Earth
Click here to see a message from the United Church of Canada. We have learned that intergenerational trauma runs deep. The legacy of Indian Residential Schools continues to affect every generation as Indigenous parents struggle to educate their children in the ways of their people. In spring 2018, six youth travelled from Winnipeg to Sagkeeng First Nation in Fort Alexander, Manitoba, to attend a Zam-mi-nan aki ("Touch the Earth") cultural retreat at the world-renowned Turtle Lodge. At the three-day retreat, Elders taught the youth some of their traditional teachings to reconnect them with their culture. We are thankful that through our gifts we can offer opportunities for healing to young people experiencing intergenerational trauma.

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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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