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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.
than to be happy and enjoy themselves."
Hope and Happenings - Building Relationships
In just a few short days, our country will celebrate 150 years. Let us not forget, however, that long before these 150 years, people lived on these lands, cared for these lands, drew sustenance from these lands, we call our country.
Last week, here in Olds, a grand celebration was held to honour National Aboriginal Day. Hundreds of people - yes hundreds, of all ages - gathered in Centennial Park to experience aspects of the cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. The day began with ceremony and prayer, and ended with prayer.
The Spirit, the Creator, was indeed present among us as we listened to stories of the experiences of residential schools, and were encouraged to live in ways that will honour the Creator, ways that bring us to right relationship with not just the Creator, but with one another, and with all the earth. The Spirit was present among us as we experienced traditional dancers, and drummers, fiddling and guitar music, and learned about how the dances and music also teach us and tell us stories.
The Spirit was among us as the sun shone throughout most of the day, and even when the rain fell, and people gathered under shelters and made new friends. The Spirit was among us, as many, many people volunteered to help feed hundreds of children bison chili and bannock, and many people volunteered to be in the park in the early morning to "set the stage" for the day, and many people travelled from around southern Alberta to join us, and share their wisdom and their stories.
There are too many people to name in this space that contributed to a day that was about building relationships and learning about who were ALL are as Canadians.
Thanks be to Creator for the many gifts that were shared that day. Happy Canada Day!
Blessings and peace, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)
Church News & Events
July & August July 9 - 10 am: Please join us for a Shared Service in Olds (4810 50 Street) July 23 - 10 am: Please join us for a Shared Service in Sundre (118 Centre St N) August 13 - 10 am: Please join us for a Shared Service in Bowden (2036 18 Ave) August 27 - 10 am: Please join us for a Shared Service in Didsbury (1406 - 19th Ave)
July 9 - 10 am: Please join us for a Shared Service in Olds (4810 50 Street)
July 23 - 10 am: Please join us for a Shared Service in Sundre (118 Centre St N)
August 13 - 10 am: Please join us for a Shared Service in Bowden (2036 18 Ave)
August 27 - 10 am: Please join us for a Shared Service in Didsbury (1406 - 19th Ave)
Dear People of Olds United Church
Daily Scripture Reading
Prov 3:6 - in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
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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From our Conference President
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.
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