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

Hope and Happenings, September

We find ourselves in these days of late summer, in a world of smoky haze. For some of us, it's caused us to confine ourselves indoors, and wonder when it will all end. Yet we are relatively far removed from the fires that are causing our discomfort.

We can only imagine the anguish of those whose homes and livelihoods have been lost, or are being threatened by the fires raging near them. We can only imagine the exhaustion of those charged with fighting the fires day in and day out. We can only imagine the confusion and fear of the wildlife whose habitat is being destroyed by fire.

It is in these hazy days that we must ask ourselves questions about climate change, and how our stewardship of the lands and waters entrusted to us by God has played a role in the changing climate conditions that have fed the fires.

And, in these hazy days, we must draw together in prayer for those places and people affected by the devastation that a forest fire leaves in its wake. As part of God's community of people called to love, our prayers are one way we can lend our support to those suffering from more than some annoying smoke in the air.

May our prayers be for safety, for hope, for strength and courage. May our actions reflect care for our world, and all that live in it. May it be so.

Blessings, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)

Dear People of Olds United Church

  • Help Wanted - We are looking for a treasurer to replace Peter Choropita. Position Description

  • Roatan Honduras Project - Our committee was approached by Shirley Challoner for GrammaLink. They have surplus fabric they wish to donate from their previous fund raiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. We would like to take this donation and sell it as a fundraiser for Roatan Honduras. We would do this Saturday, June 20th from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from the Upper Hall at Olds United Church. We plan to donate some of monies to GrammaLink and to our local church.

  • Survey Results - A congregational meeting was held in May to address the decision of moving forward to a formal, permanent relationship with Sundre as a two-point pastoral charge. SURVEY RESULTS HERE.

  • 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 safe Labour Day long weekend! SUMMER WEDDINGS
Love is in the Air
We wish the brides & grooms getting married this summer all the very best in your future lives together.

LABOUR DAY
Sept 5, 6, 7
Have a safe Labour Day long weekend!

JOIN US
Welcome Back Sept 13
Please stay after Worship Service for muffins and fellowship. Tell us what you did this summer!

UKRAINIAN SUPPER
Sept 25, 6 pm
Everyone is invited to our 7th Annual Ukrainian Supper on Friday, September 25th. Tickets are at the Church office. Adults $14, Children 6-11 yrs are just $7. Great evening out!

MORE EVENTS HERE

Daily Scripture Reading

Cor 5:21 - God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

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!

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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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