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

Minister's New Year's Message 2017

Happy New Year to all! And Happy 150th to Canada!

Have you listed your resolutions? Made plans to join the gym or hit the treadmill yet? Many of us make resolutions based on self-improvement, things like quitting bad habits, or improving certain behaviours. Those are all worthy endeavours. But, one wonders how often do we make resolutions that involve actions that might build a better world for others?

Happy New Year to all!Perhaps one might resolve to be more accepting of the diversity of our changing cultural milieu. There are so many ways to learn about the many cultural groups that have made Canada their home. Or how about resolving to get involved in a group or agency that works for the common good - a local food bank, a shelter for people at risk of family violence, a child development group, or even the local library - to name just a few ideas.

We have the privilege of living in a country that is celebrating a milestone year. What a better time to commit to making it an even better place to live. Our faith story tells us that it is God's will for us to love our neighbours as ourselves. As you look to setting personal goals and resolutions, why not resolve to reach beyond the personal and respond to the call to love.

May 2017 be filled with blessings for all.

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

Dear People of Olds United Church

  • HELPING FORT McMURRAY - Thanks to your generosity, as of May 13, 2016, the United Church appeal for Fort McMurray has received over $50,000 for emergency relief, rebuilding, and rehabilitation. If you would like to contribute, please visit Emergency Response, Fort McMurray.

  • 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 www.united-church.ca.

Church News & Events

Have a great 2017. Happy New Year! January 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Bring your friends and family to celebrate the new year at our Sunday worship, 10 am.

January 11
UNITED CHURCH WOMEN
Our UCW group gets together for muffins and coffee at 10 am. Please feel free to join us.

MORE EVENTS HERE

Daily Scripture Reading

Matt 11:29 - Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

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 at Christmastime. 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
Perfect Little Thing
Click here to see a message about the future of the United Church of Canada.When you gonna sing that love song, When you gonna let it out, When you gonna be that perfect little thing that you are, When you gonna say hallelujah, When you gonna shout it, When you gonna be that perfect little thing that you are.

Messages & Blogs from the Moderator

From our Conference President
Rev. Paul Walfall
Paul Walfall was elected President at the Spring 2015 meeting of Alberta and Northwest Conference and serves the Cold Lake Alberta pastoral charge.Hurricane Matthew continues to rage in the Caribbean.

Alberta and Northwest Conference President, Rev. Paul Walfall, encourages us to pray with our brothers and sisters affected by the hurricane's devastation.
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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.

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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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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