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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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From the Minister's Desk
Hope & Happenings, October 21, 2014 - My colleague last week reflected on Thanksgiving, and what it is to give thanks. I want to extend that reflection in a new, but related direction.
In this season of thanks, we in our North American world focus on the abundance that we live with, yet in parts of our world, even in parts of Canada, there are people who go into each day knowing they will not have enough to eat. October 16th each year, is World Food Day, a day set aside by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization since 1945. The purpose is to increase awareness of world hunger and poverty, with a vision to educate for change.
As we reflect on the abundance that God has given to us, may we each do our part to learn about and better understand the impact of poverty on the people of our world.
Did you know that about 805 million people - that's 1 in 9 of the world's people - live with food insecurity? Do you know that world wide, 40% of food is wasted? What does that say about how we steward the abundance that God gives to the world?
As we live in this season of thanks, let us remember, from Matthew 25, Jesus' words to his disciples, as he talked about meeting the needs of the hungry, the thirsty, and the stranger; "Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these, who are members of my family, you did it to me." (Matt. 25:40)
Blessings, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)
Dear People of Olds United Church
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Heb 11:1 - Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
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