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

Sunday, June 21st, was National Aboriginal Day in Canada.

National Aboriginal Day (NAD) takes place on June 21. It is a special day to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples 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

  • Treasurer Wanted - We are looking for a treasurer to replace Peter Choropita. It will be a much easier job than before.

  • 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

Church News & Events

Have a great summer! Enjoy life! SUMMER WORSHIP
Joint Services
Joint Summer Services will be at 10:00 am. on the following Sundays: July 12 at Sundre United; July 26 at Didsbury United; August 9 at Bowden United; August 23 at Olds United.

Love is in the Air
We wish the brides & grooms getting married this summer all the very best in your future lives together.


Daily Scripture Reading

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.

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
Ring in the 90th on June 10
Click here to see a message about the future of the United Church of Canada.The Mobile Assistance Program from Bissell Centre, Edmonton diverts people in crisis and into services and programs that can support them to make long-term change. Bissell Centre is supported by through gifts to the Mission and Service Fund.

Messages & Blogs from the Moderator

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Chic Miller Gift Keeps on Giving
Thanks to the foresight of a rare gift from a prominent Olds businessman, deserving individuals or organizations in Olds will get a hand up again in 2011. Olds United Church will be accepting applications until March 04 for annual grants from the Chic and Billy Miller Endowment Fund, created by a legacy from businessman, community booster and philanthropist Chic Miller. The fund is designed to support projects that meet the needs of the community of Olds. Key considerations in awarding grants from the fund will be the overall need of an individual or organization and the number of individuals who will benefit.

Click here to read the latest newsletter from the Olds United Church.
APRIL 2015 | 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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