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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, February 2017
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
I have written on this passage before, for this space in our community paper, yet in the past weeks, this passage keeps coming to mind, as we hear about increasing acts of violence toward those who some would name as "different than us".
Firstly, how do we define "us"? Are we not all children of our creator, God?
As Christian community, do we not believe that we are called by the gospel imperative to love our neighbours? And how do we define neighbour? I would think that encompasses anyone with whom we interact with, locally or globally. The reality of our modern day world is that we are not just citizens of Olds, or of Alberta, or of Canada. We are indeed, citizens of the world. So, as citizens of the world, our neighbour could be as close as next door, and as far away as the other side of the world.
We are called to love. Simply love. And so let us lift our hearts in prayer for our Muslim neighbours in Quebec who were victims of violence; let us lift our hearts in prayer for our neighbours in Syria, who seek refuge in other countries, let us lift our hearts in prayer for all people and places in our world that live in fear of persecution, violence and hatred.
And let us do what we can here in our part of the world to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.
Blessings and peace, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)
Dear People of Olds United Church
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Heb 4:16 - Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
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