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, February 2017

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

I have written on this passage before, for this space in our community paper, yet in the past weeks, this passage keeps coming to mind, as we hear about increasing acts of violence toward those who some would name as "different than us".

Walk humbly with your God.Firstly, how do we define "us"? Are we not all children of our creator, God?

As Christian community, do we not believe that we are called by the gospel imperative to love our neighbours? And how do we define neighbour? I would think that encompasses anyone with whom we interact with, locally or globally. The reality of our modern day world is that we are not just citizens of Olds, or of Alberta, or of Canada. We are indeed, citizens of the world. So, as citizens of the world, our neighbour could be as close as next door, and as far away as the other side of the world.

We are called to love. Simply love. And so let us lift our hearts in prayer for our Muslim neighbours in Quebec who were victims of violence; let us lift our hearts in prayer for our neighbours in Syria, who seek refuge in other countries, let us lift our hearts in prayer for all people and places in our world that live in fear of persecution, violence and hatred.

And let us do what we can here in our part of the world to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.

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

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.

Church News & Events

Happy Valentine's Day! February 18
MEN'S BREAKFAST
This month, taking place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 5502 52 St, Olds. Please join us for visiting and fellowship.

February 22
STITCHERS GROUP
If you would like to stitch and meet new friends, join our group. We get together at 1:30 pm.

March 3
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Please join us for this year's World Day of Prayer at Olds United Church at 2 pm. The Philippines are being honoured this year. Everyone is welcome!

March 17
ANNUAL STEW LUNCHEON
We'll celebrate St. Patrick's Day together, over lunch. Tickets $13 ea and the fun runs from 11 am - 1 pm. Bring a friend!

MORE EVENTS HERE

Daily Scripture Reading

Heb 4:16 - Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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!

United Church of Canada Videos
Perfect Little Thing
Click here to see a message about the future of the United Church of Canada.The United Church of Canada's Moderator issues a radical call to embrace the most difficult tenet of the Gospel, to love those with whom we deeply disagree and resist the divisiveness that is rooted in anger and hate.

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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