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
December 4 WHITE GIFT SUNDAY White Gift Sunday celebrates the stewardship of God's love and giving at the time of year when we remember the coming of the King of Kings. Please bring your non-perishable food items or cash donations marked "White Gift" on this day. Worship time in Olds is 9:30 am. In Didsbury at Knox United, worship time is 11 am. Our minister, Kelly Grittner, RDLM will be leading the worship.
December 11 SPECIAL SERVICE We invite all to a special service of Carol Singing and Reading of Scripture. This service will center around the scriptures and carols that we often miss if we cannot attend a Christmas Eve service. Worship time in Olds is 9:30 am. In Didsbury at Knox United, worship time is 11 am.
December 18 BLESSING OF PRAYER SHAWLS Our churches have been gathering shawls and mittens during the weeks leading up to Christmas. During this services the shawls and mittens are blessed as prayer shawls and mittens along with the fellowship shared in the work of the hands and the talents that created these gifts. Worship time in Olds is 9:30 am. In Didsbury at Knox United, worship time is 11 am.
December 24 CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE This evening's service will be held at 5 pm at Knox United Church, 1406 - 19th Avenue in Didsbury. Everyone is welcome to attend.
October 30 MINISTRY PLAN APPROVED The Olds United Ministry Plan was approved at the Congregational Meeting of October 30, 2022. Olds United Ministry Plan
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.
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 Reverend Kelly, the minister of the Olds/Didsbury Pastoral Charge, please call the Olds office at 403-556-3052 and we can set up an appointment!
Daily Scripture Reading
Acts 18:10 - "For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city."
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!
CHURCH BULLETINS December 4 WHITE GIFT SUNDAY
9:30 am at Olds United
11 am at Knox United
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!
UCC Latest Video
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