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." ECCLESIASTES 3:12
Church News & Events
July 3 IN-PERSON SERVICE! We will gather to worship this coming Sunday, July 3 at Knox United Church. Reverend Tammy Allan will be leading the worship at 9:30 am.
We hope you can join us, whether in person or from home. Please do what makes you most comfortable.
LIVE STREAMING ON YOUTUBE! We are also very happy to be offering LIVE STREAMING of our services! Designed for the comfort of our congregations, and for those joining us from the Knox United Church in Didsbury and beyond, people around the world are able to join our worship. The stream usually begins a few minutes before 9:30 a.m. Sundays.
If you are more comfortable worshipping from home, find a comfortable quiet space, use a candle, if you have one, or a battery candle, if that is what is best for your living space. Please join our Olds United services whichever way you are most comfortable.
In Person at Knox United Church, 1406 - 19 Ave. Didsbury
1st Wednesday of the Month COFFEE & MUFFINS! Pastoral Care and UCW are teaming up once again to host this time, the first Wednesday of the month, at 10 am. Come and enjoy visiting, and bring a friend or two. Knox and Sundre folk are welcome to join us! Silver collection to cover costs.
June 12 WORSHIP SERVICE Rev. Tammy will lead the service at Olds. This is Tammy's last Sunday leading worship.
June 19 WORSHIP SERVICE Today's worship leader will be at Knox United at 9:30 am, with Roxanne Williams guest leader; service livestreamed to Olds United and beyond.
June 26 WORSHIP SERVICE Today's worship leadership will be at Olds United at 9:30 am with Rev. Stephen Harper guest leader; livestreamed to Knox (Didsbury) and beyond.
Till June 26th SUNDAY SERVICES Olds and Knox (Didsbury) both host in-person worship each week, while the worship leadership alternates locations, and worship is live-streamed to the other church. You are welcome to attend either location at 9:30 am. Sundre continues to have in-person worship at 1:30 pm. All are welcome there, too!
Following the service in Olds there will be an update on building plans.
Beginning July 3rd SUNDAY SERVICES Worship times in Olds and Knox will be at 9:30 am, alternating locations throughout the summer. Watch the website and bulletin for details coming soon. Olds and Knox worship will be led by the new minister, Kelly Grittner. Sundre's worship leaders will vary. Sundre will shift to worship beginning at 10 am.
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, 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 at 403-556-3052 and we can set up an appointment!
Daily Scripture Reading
Rom 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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.
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 ...
Prayerfully decide how much you want to give each month.
Fill out a PAR Authorization Form with a cheque marked "VOID".
Enclose both in an envelope and place on the offering plate, or leave at the church office.
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 united-church.ca. Thank you!
This is a time where people need connection and interaction - a chance for folks to feel connected to God and community. Please join us for our Church At-Home Series by following any of our Most recent services here.
To view previous Streams of our Service, Click Here
To read sermons from the past month, please click here.
CHIC & BILLIE MILLER FUND 2022 The following organizations were presented with funds in June of 2022: The Community Lending Shelf, Mountainview Moccasin House, Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre, Olds & District Hospice Society.
It was the vision of Chic and Billie Miller to support outreach endeavours that help enhance the lives of the people of Olds.
Are you hosting an Anniversary or Birthday Party? Do you need meeting space? Olds United Church has room for you! Our Rental Brochure
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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