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

Honouring the Women in our Lives ...

Each May we celebrate Mother's Day - a day set aside to honour those women in our lives that have nurtured and cared for us, mentored us and helped us to become who we are. It has become quite a "hallmark" occasion, however historically, that's not what the day's original intent was.

Happy Mother's Day.Mother's Day was, originally, a day to promote global unity and peace. It arose following war time (specifically the American Civil War and Europe's Franco-Prussian War). The first Mothers' Peace Day was in 1872; Julia Ward Howe, who wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," is credited with its beginnings. During that same time period, also in the US, Ann Reeves Jarvis was working on creating a day to honour women's role in building peace among soldiers and their mothers on opposing sides of the Civil War.

Both Julia Ward Howard and Ann Reeves Jarvis endeavored to encourage women's groups across the United States to take time together learning about the pursuit of peace. It was in the early 1900s that Jarvis' daughter, Anna, succeeded in getting the 2nd Sunday in May declared to be Mother's Day. She did this to remember her own mother, and to encourage people to honour their mothers.

Of course, that movement spread and now many countries celebrate the day.

It is wonderful to celebrate those women who have given our lives meaning, however, imagine what kind of world we could share if we reclaimed some of the original intent of the day. If you consider God's intention that we love one another, it follows that striving for peace in our world is one way to practise that call to love. So, let us honour the women in our lives, and let us do so by striving to build a more peaceful world to share with them!

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 Springtime. Enjoy life! May 16
CÉSAR AGUILAR RECITAL
Free admission to one of the most special performances you will ever hear! Details here

May 25
SPRING CLEANING
It's always refreshing to bring our friends and neighbours together for a little Spring Cleaning. Everyone welcome!

May 26
WORSHIP IN SUNDRE
There is no worship service in Olds today. Please come to Sundre United for the annual 10 am worship service with the Christian Motorcycles group.

June 19
COFFEE CONNECTIONS
Everyone is invited for Coffee and Muffins from 10 - 11:30 am at the United Church (4810 - 50 Street, Olds). Admission by donation.

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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

John 10:10 - The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

The Olds United Church is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019.

Olds United Church is seeking a Musician starting as soon as possible.

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!

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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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