Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28-30.
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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 over 125 years (since 1894). All are welcome to share in our ministry.

"I know there is nothing better for them,
than to be happy and enjoy themselves."


Church News & Events
Interested in expanding your creative side? Want to tap into your spirituality in an unique way? The Spring is going to be full of opportunities to explore faith in new ways. We are hoping to stir up some interest in a paint night, journal writing, book study, walking meditation - stay tuned for more details!

June 23
Today, we are hosting a Joint Service with Olds United and Knox United in Didsbury. Service begins at 10 am with Worship Leader, Roxanne Williams. Coffee time to follow. If we would come to worship, come, not because it is a duty, but because it is a delight. June 23rd Bulletin

Please note: Our minister is away from June 9 - 24, 2024.

June 5, 12, 19, 26
Please join us every Wednesday at 2 pm for coffee, treats, and laughter with Rev. Lynn.

There's also a great get-together at Knox United Church in Didsbury on Thursday mornings at 10 am for coffee - you are most welcome there!

June 6, 13, 20, 27
Do you like to sing? Our Choir practices here in the Church sanctuary every Thursday at 1 pm. Everyone is welcome to join!

July 14
We are looking forward to our Joint Service today with the kind folks from Knox United Church in Didsbury. Service begins at Olds United Church at 10 am. Hope to see you there!

We are very pleased to have the Olds & District Hospice Society office now located at our church. Olds Hospice is a group of community members that support Hospice Palliative Care services in Mountain View County area by providing hospice, bereavement and NavCARE support. You can contact them at 403-586-9992.

October 30, 2022
The Olds United Ministry Plan was approved at the Congregational Meeting of October 30, 2022. Olds United Ministry Plan

Meet Our Minister
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Rev. Lynn McKinnon is the new minister for Olds United and Knox United in Didsbury. She was born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and has served churches in Cape Breton, PEI, and Alberta. Lynn was also a teacher and involved in the music community in Cape Breton before pursuing her calling to ministry. Her Celtic roots are strong, and though she misses the ocean, she is embracing the beauty of the mountains and auroras of her new home.

Staying Connected
If you would like to talk to our Minister, please call the church. Let us all continue to keep doing our best to stay connected while caring for one another in whatever ways possible. May we be reminded that we are not alone in the days ahead.

Remember that the expenses of church operation continue. Please prayerfully consider maintaining your on-going support of the church in this time.

Have Questions? Want to Talk?
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 9:30 am.

If you'd like to have a conversation with Rev. Lynn McKinnon, the minister of the Olds/Didsbury Pastoral Charge, please drop her an e-mail or call the Olds office at 403-556-3052 and we can set up an appointment!

Daily Scripture Reading

Ps 37:4 - Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Financial Contributions
Dear People of Olds United Church - Are you on PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance)? 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.

Details on the Pre-Authorized Remittance to Olds United can be found on the UCC website.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 Thank you!

A Local Stewardship Message

Worship with Us on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

June 23, 2024 Bulletin
10 am at Knox United, 1406 - 19 Ave, Didsbury

Chic Miller Gift Keeps on Giving

Chic MillerThanks to the foresight of a rare gift from a prominent Olds businessman, deserving individuals or organizations in Olds will get a hand up again in 2024. Olds United Church will be accepting applications until Friday, June 7, 2024 for annual grants from the Chic and Billie Miller Endowment Fund, created by a legacy from businessman, community booster and philanthropist, Chic Miller. The fund is designed to support projects that meet the needs of the community of Olds. Key considerations in awarding grants from the fund will be the overall need of an individual or organization and the number of individuals who will benefit.


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