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

Hope and Happenings - Cultivate Love

In a pastoral letter written this past March just before the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, the Moderator of The United Church of Canada, Rev. Jordan Cantwell wrote these words: "As Christians, we must root out fear, and commit to spiritual and social practices that help us to ground our actions and attitudes in love. If we give in to fears based on religious or racial grounds, we will be providing fertile ground for hate and extremism to flourish. Let us instead cultivate love, understanding, and acceptance of each other."

Cultivate LoveThe General Council office of the United Church re-issued the Moderator's words last week, in light of the violent attack in Edmonton on September 29th. And then we heard about the extreme act of violence in Las Vegas the next day.

We ask ourselves how these things can happen. We become afraid, especially as the violence begins to have effect so close to home.

There's another saying, accredited to several different individuals that says, "The opposite of love is not hate, it is fear." It stands to reason then, that in order for us to move beyond letting fear immobilize us, we must act in ways that are loving and compassionate.

We must seek to be people who stand against violent actions that incite fear, and give thanks for all those who risk their lives doing just that.

Let us also remember the many, many acts of courage and compassion that arose out of both of those tragic events, for they indeed are examples of love overcoming evil.

Blessings and peace, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)
Olds-Sundre Pastoral Charge of the United Church

Church News & Events

Wishing you blessings during the autumn season. Sundays in October
FOOD BANK COLLECTIONS
Every Sunday in October, Olds United Church is collectingfood for the food bank. Help fill the bin at Olds United Church and support the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

October 11
COFFEE & MUFFINS
Please join us from 10 - 11:30 am for visiting and friendship. By donation. Everyone welcome!

October 15
WORLD FOOD SUNDAY
World Food Day is October 16th. We acknowledge this day on the 15th to celebrate the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945, and to increase awareness of world hunger and food security. The harvest season also calls God's people to a time of thanksgiving.

October 21
MEN'S BREAKFAST
Join us at St John's Anglican Church to visit and share.

MORE EVENTS HERE

Dear People of Olds United Church

  • HELPING FORT McMURRAY - Thanks to your generosity, as of May 13, 2016, the United Church appeal for Fort McMurray has received over $50,000 for emergency relief, rebuilding, and rehabilitation. If you would like to contribute, please visit Emergency Response, Fort McMurray.

  • HELPING IN THE SUDAN - Alarmed at the growing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the United Church of Canada is issuing a church-wide appeal. Donations will aid displaced persons with food, water, shelter and medicine. Mission & Service partners are already on the ground in refugee camps serving those in need. Contributions are urgently needed to mitigate the severe human suffering that threatens to worsen as the time of seasonal rains draws closer. To see how you can help out, visit www.united-church.ca.

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.

Daily Scripture Reading

Rom 5:8 - But God demonstrates his own love for us in this; While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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!

United Church of Canada Videos
Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Click here to see a message about the future of the United Church of Canada.Honour and support the Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls and their families by attending a Sisters in Spirit Vigil near you on October 4th. The nearest to Olds is in Calgary - Details Here

Messages & Blogs from the Moderator

From our Conference President
Rev. Paul Walfall
Paul Walfall was elected President at the Spring 2015 meeting of Alberta and Northwest Conference and serves the Cold Lake Alberta pastoral charge.It is with joy that I invite each member and friend of the church in this Conference area to participate in a Season of Prayer during Lent (March 1 - April 15). During this time each person in our congregations is invited to join with the others to raise our concerns for the church before God in prayer ... This Season of Prayer is intended for us to change the focus of our discussions a little as we seek to discern the will of God and focus more on the Mission of the church.
READ MORE HERE

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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.

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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The United Church is the largest Protestant denomination in Canada with a rich history closely entwined with the development of Canada itself. We believe a United Vision is serving, friendly, flexible, inclusive, welcoming, faithful, compassionate, justice-seeking, caring, peace-seeking, tolerant, and innovative. The vision of the United Church of Canada involves ministry in our own United Churches and in work with partners across the country and around the globe. In the four corners of the United Church crest are symbols, three of which are particularly associated with the three communions, Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian, that united to form The United Church of Canada in 1925.
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