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

Temporary Suspension of Public Services ...

Dear friends in faith, It is with mixed emotions that I announce that we will be suspending public worship in both Olds and Sundre until further notice.

With the COVID-19 virus in our midst, it behooves us to be as cautious as we possibly can, to protect our membership.

I will be available to receive and make pastoral telephone calls, throughout the duration of this situation. Also, in the event that anyone in our community of faith finds themselves in quarantine or self isolation, and in need of delivery of groceries or other necessities, I and a few others in our congregations are able to that. Just call the church, as myself and Maureen will be monitoring messages in Olds, and the phone in Sundre will be regularly monitored as well.

As we move through these days, I will be communicating by email, and via the website, as often as I can.

Each week I will endeavour to put spiritual reflections and things on the website that you may wish to use for an "at home" worship experience. I will also be doing some reflecting on my blog, which can be found here.

Live Streaming Opportunities belowFor those who are able to access internet and live-streaming on Sunday morning, here are some worship services at other United Churches that can be accessed:

As we journey through these days, please remember that our mission and ministry continues, on your behalf, and for those of you that give to the church with PAR (Pre-Authorized Giving) things will carry on as usual. For those that give through cheque or cash when you come to church on Sundays, please consider how you might continue to support your community of faith. You may mail your offering in, or bring it to the office, however please call first to confirm someone is there, as in these days our staff must be cautious as well.

In times such as this, there is a tendency to move to a place of fear. My hope and prayer is that you will trust in the presence of God, and join me in praying for the safety of front line medical workers, staff who must work in grocery stores, pharmacies, etc., emergency services, all those who are at high risk because of health issues or age.

I leave you today with my heartfelt prayers that you remain well and safe, and I share these words of our United Church of Canada Moderator, Rev. Richard Bott - which can be found here.

When we return from this time to normal worship, we will gather and celebrate! Oh what an Easter it will be - even if it's later than April 12th.

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

Are you someone who has questions, who is seeking to explore your faith, and learn stories of our faith?

You're welcome to join us in worship on Sundays, in Olds at 10:00 am, and in Sundre at 1:30 pm.

If you'd like to have a conversation with Reverend Tammy, the minister of the Olds-Sundre Pastoral Charge, please call the Olds office and we can set up an appointment!

Phone: 403-556-3052

Church News & Events
PLEASE NOTE: SOME OF OUR REGULAR EVENTS WILL BE POSTPONED OR CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Easter is a wonderful time of year. April 12
WORSHIP & COMMUNION
Come and join us as we worship together on Sunday morning.

Next date TBA
CONNECTING NEEDLES
Connecting Needles is a group of quilting, sewing and knitting enthusiasts who gather the third Monday of each month in the Upper Hall of Olds United Church between 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Participants are invited to bring a current project to work on or start a new one. Connecting Needles is all about connecting with other crafters through crafts, participating in demonstrations, charity work and the occasional party! All are welcome - stay for a few minutes or a few hours. For more information please call Craig's at (403) 556-3717.

Sundays
MORNING WORSHIP
We hope you will join us for worship at Olds United on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Ask us about our programs for young people, families, and seniors.

MORE EVENTS HERE

Dear People of Olds United Church

  • PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) - Are you on PAR? If you already pay bills, taxes, or your mortgage with automatic withdrawals from your bank account, then you've got the PAR principle. Monthly PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) offerings are an exceptional expression of commitment and allows you to support Olds United Church through automatic monthly withdrawals from your bank account.

    Besides being convenient, using PAR for your offering ensures regular monthly givings to help our Church's ministry and increasing our overall financial stability, even while you are away. You can also include a regular Mission & Service gift at the same time. Why not participate in PAR? Here's how ...

    1. Prayerfully decide how much you want to give each month.
    2. Fill out a PAR Authorization Form with a cheque marked "VOID".
    3. Enclose both in an envelope and place on the offering plate, or leave at the church office.
    4. We send this information to the United Church's national office, who instructs your bank to automatically withdraw your gift around the 20th of each month.

    You can increase, decrease, or cancel your contribution at any time. To learn more, please call the church office at (403) 556-3052, The United Church of Canada at 1-800-268-3781, or visit www.united-church.ca. Thank you!

  • WELCOME TO THE OLDS COMMUNITY LENDING SHELF! - Effective October 20, 2017 the Olds Community Lending Shelf became an outreach partner of Olds United Church. This means that this very important community non-profit is now housed in the lower level of our building, and has more space to carry out its work. We're happy to be able to provide space for these great folks, and we are pretty sure their director, Lucinda Watkins, has a spouse who is very happy to have his garage back! So, again, welcome!

Daily Scripture Reading

Rom 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Olds United At Home Worship
Chinook Winds Region

March 29, 2020 - Lent 5

This is a time where people need connection and interaction - a chance for folks to feel connected to God and community. Please join us for our "At Home Worship" each week during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Click Here to join Reverend Tammy Allan of the Olds and Sundre United Churches.

Archived Services
March 22, 2020 - Lent 4

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Update from Kasota, Fall 2019

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
Online Worship, March 29 2020
Click here to see a message from the United Church of Canada. Moderator Richard Bott offers an online worship for Sunday, March 29, 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Moderator is offering online worship for churches to share and use on Sunday mornings. We invite you join in and share this service with your communities of faith. May you be blessed by the gathering of God's people during this challenging time.

Messages & Blogs from the Moderator

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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.

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.

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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