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
February 25 SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE We hope you will join us this Sunday for our morning worship at 9:30 am.
February 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20 LENTEN BIBLE STUDY Everyone is welcome to join us for our Lenten Bible Study beginning at 1 pm. This study pairs scripture with the poetry of Mary Oliver, and runs the six weeks of Lent.
February 14, 21, and 28 WEDNESDAY COFFEE Please join us every Wednesday at 2 pm for coffee, treats, and laughter with Rev. Lynn.
February 22, and 29 CHOIR PRACTICES Do you like to sing? Our Choir practices here in the Church sanctuary every Thursday at 1 pm. Everyone is welcome to join!
March 23 CRAFT DAY Please join us today at 1 pm when we will be making paper palms for Palm Sunday, as well as some other Easter themed projects. Come out for an afternoon of fun!
March 29 GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE Our Good Friday service will be held at 10 am at Olds United Church.
March 31 EASTER SUNDAY Our Easter Sunday service will be held at 10 am at Knox United Church in Didsbury.
Welcome! HOSPICE SOCIETY HERE 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 MINISTRY PLAN APPROVED The Olds United Ministry Plan was approved at the Congregational Meeting of October 30, 2022. Olds United Ministry Plan
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
Acts 17:11 - Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
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!
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.
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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Members of the non-Indigenous church respond to some of your questions about the remit to establish an Autonomous National Indigenous Organization within The United Church of Canada. Additional background information about the remit can be found online at www.gc44.ca.
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