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 & Happenings

We're into a new year ... and a leap year at that. What new things are you hoping will unfold for you this year? Have you made a list of resolutions? How many of your resolutions involved personal goals and challenges, and how many involved engaging in building a better world, or sharing your gifts with others?

It's a new yearWe tend to, when we set goals or make resolutions, focus on ourselves. Yet what of the call to be faithful disciples of Christ, what does that mean to us?

My online dictionary defines a disciple as "somebody who believes in and follows the teachings of a leader, a philosophy, or a religion". Our Christian faith practise, our discipleship, is informed by the life and teachings of Jesus. He set examples of how to stand for justice - especially for those who are marginalized. His compassion and love for those whom the mainstream society looked down upon can be, for us, a model of how to live in relationship with our neighbours, no matter the age, gender, religious affiliation, race, or class.

With increased migration, our world is becoming more diverse, and often we don't really know our neighbours. As true disciples, we are called to live as Jesus lived in the midst of diversity. He lifted up those most needing his love and care, welcoming them into his midst.

As the diversity of our community grows, we can show our neighbours that kind of welcome. And all will be the richer for it.

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

College Sunday Service - January 31st

The Olds-Sundre Pastoral Charge of the United Church is hosting a "College Sunday" worship service in support of St. Andrew's Theological College in Saskatoon, on Sunday January 31st.

Lorne Calvert of SaskatoonLorne Calvert, Principal of St. Andrew's and former Premier of Saskatchewan, will be the guest speaker at Olds United (4810 - 50th Street, Olds) at 10:00 am. and at Sundre United (118 Centre Street North, Sundre) at 1:30 pm.

We are inviting everyone to share this news with your family and friends, and your congregations. All are welcome to attend either service. For those of you in worship leadership in the morning, why not take a drive out to Sundre and enjoy the afternoon there?

Blessings, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)

Dear People of Olds United Church

  • Fabric Sale Fundraiser - The Olds United Church Social Ministry and World Outreach committee will be holding a fabric sale in June. We will be supporting our community and outreach projects. We are looking for donations of all types of fabrics. We will have pickup available. Please contact Addy at 403-556-8512 for more information.

  • 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

Happy Valentine's Day! January 31
COLLEGE SUNDAY SERVICE
Lorne Calvert, Principal of St. Andrew's and former Premier of Saskatchewan, will be the guest speaker at Olds United (4810 - 50th Street, Olds) at 10:00 am. and at Sundre United (118 Centre Street North, Sundre) at 1:30 pm. In support of St. Andrew's Theological College in Saskatoon.

February 14
VALENTINE'S DAY
We wish you much love on this Valentine's Day. Sunday Worship begins at 10 am.

February 20
MEN'S BREAKFAST
A nice way to start your morning - a 9 am breakfast with your fellow man. At St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

March 18
IRISH STEW LUNCHEON
Mark your calendars for the 35th Annual Irish Stew Luncheon! An Olds Tradition - Faith and Begorrah! Details here

MORE EVENTS HERE

Daily Scripture Reading

John 10:10 - The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

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
Called to be the Church
Click here to see a message about the future of the United Church of Canada.A doctor is concerned about the high rates of cancer in his region and is pushing for environmental studies supported by the advocacy efforts of the United Church partner in Tamil Nadu.

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.Two things stood out for me at August's General Council meeting: the commitment of the commissioners for their church and their concern for the church. You felt their passion for the church's well being in the intense dialogues which occurred at tables and you saw it on many faces as issues were discussed and decided upon.
READ MORE HERE

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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.

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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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