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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.
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The beginning of a new relationship!
February 2nd - two Annual meetings held, at Sundre and Olds, both of which included the decision to begin a period of "engagement" - a minimum of 10 months of working together more intentionally. This follows a period of discernment, the early seeds being planted in the Exploring Our Island group. Exploring Our Island (E.O.I) is a group representing several of the United Church congregations in the south end of Red Deer Presbytery, who came together a few years ago to discern ways to meet the needs of the changing church.
The E.O.I. process led Olds and Sundre United Churches into a more focused conversation about sharing resources, (the courtship, if you will) in order to better serve the good people of our two communities. After the Feb. 2 positive vote, we now will work to finalize a memorandum of agreement which is already in draft form. It will then go to Red Deer Presbytery for approval, and the trial period (the engagement) will begin on March 1st.
Olds will have ¾ time ministry and Sundre will have ¼ time ministry. I, Tammy Allan, will serve both churches. I will spend a half day a week in Sundre, as well as lead worship each week, on Sunday afternoons. For this 10 month period, each congregation will maintain their councils, and we will operate with 2 joint committees - Ministry & Personnel and Worship & Christian Life.
I am grateful to these two congregations who are taking proactive steps to sustain ministry in both communities! These are indeed exciting times! We trust that the Spirit is leading us along this path, as together we discern our call as communities joined by a highway, and a common bond of faith in a future filled with opportunities for mission. Join us as we enter into this new relationship.
Reverend Tammy Allan
Dear People of Olds United Church
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John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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