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
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.
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!
Church News & Events
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.
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 ...
Prayerfully decide how much you want to give each month.
Fill out a PAR Authorization Form with a cheque marked "VOID".
Enclose both in an envelope and place on the offering plate, or leave at the church office.
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.
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How to get here
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.