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

Greetings visitors to our website!

So good to have you visiting our site. From time to time I write a reflective piece here, or give an update on news or upcoming events. As we enter into the season of Lent, I want to invite those of you who are seeking a faith community to consider visiting our church, and spending time in worship and community with us. In Olds, we worship at 10:00 am on Sundays, and in Sundre at 1:30 pm.

Imagine if every church simply wanted A Pastor Who Could Bring In Broken People. Now that's a church.I have just returned from a bit of holiday time - I escaped winter to find a little green on the west coast. Such a refreshing time, that gave me renewed energy for the rest of our Alberta winter.

As I was doing some online reading, I found an article that talks of that age old question of how we attract "younger" people to our faith communities. Its title makes it sound like it's all about finding a pastor or minister to do that work of bringing in young families, but really, it speaks to the truth that the work is really the work of the entire community, not just the dear pastor, and the key is to focus not on what those young people will bring to us, but how we can help nuture their spirits, and what we might offer to them.

It offers some fine nuggets of wisdom, so I share it with you. You'll find the link to it here.

For now, may God's blessing be upon you! Thanks again for visiting the site. Come back soon!

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

World Day of Prayer MARCH 6
World Day of Prayer
We invite everyone to join us Wat the Lutheran Church, 5022 - 52 Street.

Community Lenten Lunch
"The Well is Done". At St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 5038 49 St. Everyone welcome to drop in.

Stew Luncheon
Cost $12.50 per person. Only 200 tickets available. Get yours soon.

Mini Trade Fair
Hosted by Social Ministry & World Outreach. This will feature home-based businesses. Tables are $20 each. Contact Joyce Quaife, 403-556-3802 or Diane Waldie, 403-556-7741. If you know of anyone who would like to participate, call Joyce.


Daily Scripture Reading

Jas 5:16 - Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

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
Lenten - Longing for Home, Week 2
Click here to see a message about the future of the United Church of Canada.Moderator Gary Paterson invites you to take in the "Longing for Home" online Lenten group, featuring video reflections on the lectionary with the Moderator and hosted conversations with a variety of leaders from the United Church and beyond. Learn more by watching the Week 1 video, Mark 8:31-38, below.

Messages & Blogs from the Moderator

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Click here to read the latest newsletter from the Olds United Church.
SEPT 2014 | JUNE 2014

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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