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.
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."


From the Minister's Desk

Hope and Happenings - The rush is over, the gifts unwrapped, the excitement has settled. Have you found time to sit and reflect on the deepest meaning of this season?

Over the past few weeks, we have planned and shopped and baked and cooked, and eaten and celebrated. My prayer is that in the midst of all the hustle and bustle, you found time to give praise and thanks to God for the gift of Jesus into our lives, and the gift of his teachings on hope, peace, joy and love.

You crown the year with your goodness, and your paths drip with abundance.In just a couple of days, we'll open up to a brand new year, and a time when many of us make resolutions and commitments to change.

As you turn to that new calendar, why not make space in your weeks for reflection on those teachings of Jesus, and how you might follow in his way this year. How does your living reflect his teachings? What resolutions might you make in relation to your practise of faith?

Perhaps you might connect to a church in new ways, or find a way to be of service in the community. Maybe you could reach out to someone in need and offer them a compassionate, listening ear.

There are all kinds of opportunities in our region to be involved in making the world a better place.

May the Spirit guide us, as we enter 2015, to be faithful disciples of the way. New Year blessings of peace and joy!

Blessings, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)

Dear People of Olds United Church

  • Bookkeeper/Treasurer Needed - We are looking for someone interested in taking on the task of Bookkeeper/Treasurer. If anyone knows of someone who might be approached or asked to do this, please contact Joyce Quaife, 403-556-3802 or call the office at 403-556-3052.

  • 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

Church News & Events

Have a great 2015. Happy New Year! JANUARY 1
Happy New Year!
We wish everyone the very best of 2015.

Sparks and Brownies
We are very pleased to have the Olds Sparks and Brownies meeting at our church on Monday evenings.

Annual Meeting
Please join us for our Annual Meeting. Potluck of finger foods will be served following the meeting. Please try and attend to support your church. Everyone is welcome.


Daily Scripture Reading

Isa 53:5 - But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

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.

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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The Power of Not Knowing
Click here to see a message about the future of the United Church of Canada.Hazel Arbon of Saskatchewan delights in knowing that her donations to the Mission and Service Fund can be used in ways she could never imagine, like stopping a civil war. Learn more by watching the video below.

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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.
Ph: 403.556.3052

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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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