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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."
Have a Blessed Advent ...
The seasons are changing - not just in the natural world, but in the church world. In fact, we have come to the end of the Christian Church Year. The old year ended with this past Sunday, Reign of Christ Sunday - as we celebrated and remembered the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.
We ended the year with words from John's gospel that remind us that Jesus came to reveal to us the truth. The essence of that truth? God's love - unconditional love, for all of creation, love that lifts up the poor, the marginalized, the lost and alone.
This week, we begin a new year in the life of the church, and a new season. We call it Advent. During Advent, the church world will prepare for the great birth, the coming of God incarnate, in a little babe named Jesus.
Now we know that the secular world started getting ready weeks ago, but it feels like there is something missing to that kind of getting ready. The season of Advent is about spiritually getting ready. It's about preparing for the coming of God into our lives in new and wonderful ways, ways that call us to seek hope, peace, joy and love in our world. And where those things are hard to find, we are called to engage in actions that build those qualities in our communities.
What will you do to find places of hope, of peace, of joy and of love in these days? Who might you invite to join you on the journey? May God's blessing be upon you this Advent.
Blessings and peace, Tammy (Reverend Tammy Allan)
Are you someone who someone who has questions, who is seeking to explore your faith, and learn more about the story of Easter, or any of the other stories of our faith? You're welcome to join us in worship on Sundays, in Olds at 10:00 am, and in Sundre at 1:30 pm. If you'd like to have a conversation with me, the minister of the Olds-Sundre Pastoral Charge, please call the Olds office - 403-556-3052 and we can set up an appointment!
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Dear People of Olds United Church
Daily Scripture Reading
Pet 1:4 - Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
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!
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.
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