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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.
than to be happy and enjoy themselves."
From the Minister's Desk
Sunday, June 21st, was National Aboriginal Day in Canada.
To quote the Government of Canada website's description, "It is a special day to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.
This year, it falls just three weeks after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission gave its final report, after a six year process of hearing the stories of residential school survivors. This is a painful part of our history - part that several of our country's Christian denominations played a role in.
As a minister of one of those denominations, I find myself reflecting on what reconciliation means as it refers to this aspect of our country's history. All the residential schools have long been closed, however racism still exists in our country. Poverty still exists on reserves. Funding for education is less on First Nations reserves that it is in non-reserve schools. The list could go on.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report issued 94 recommendations for our country as steps towards healing and reconciling with our First Nations, Inuit and Métis brothers and sisters.
As people of faith, we are called to be a part of the journey toward building and sustaining right relations with all people. After all, isn't that what Jesus would want for our world?
Blessings, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)
Dear People of Olds United Church
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Gal 2:20 - I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
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!
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