Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Healing Oils of the Bible Workshop - new date, Aug. 25

Pastor Peg invites you to meet her friend, the Rev. Alison  Phillips Robuck*, and hear about the “Healing Oils of the Bible,” August 25 at 6:30 pm in Vaughn Fellowship Hall

Have you ever wondered about the gifts of the Wise Men?  Gold would be an appropriate gift for a king…but Myrrh and Frankincense?  Why those?  What value did they hold?  Why did David request that God purge him with Hyssop?  Why was he so specific?  Hyssop…the very same herb upon which Jesus would be offered vinegar to drink while upon the cross.  What is so special about Hyssop?  And didn’t Solomon deliberately build his palace of Cedarwood?  Would not a different wood have worked just as well?

There are more than 600 references to essential oils in the Bible.  Based on Dr. David Stewart’s book, Healing Oils of the Bible, we will discover the healing qualities and purposes of plants given to us…from the very beginning of Creation.  Come and experience the oils firsthand as we discover the biblical foundation for today’s current trend:  essential oils.

Rev. Alison Phillips Robuck will be coming from North Little Rock, AR, to present this workshop. After 19 years of serving in congregational ministry as an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), she has found a new calling.  Since her mother’s near-death experience last fall, she has discovered the health benefits received through essential oils and is called to share this new discovery with God’s people.  Alison now travels across the country to bring the message of hope as found in the very same Bible that has provided peace and comfort throughout our lives.  Please join us for an evening of education, laughter, hope, and healing.

“This presentation is for educational purposes only.  Products will not be available for purchase.  A question and answer period will follow the presentation for those who are interested in learning more about the current use of essential oils.”

*Rev. Alison Phillips Robuck is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  She was raised in Enid, Oklahoma and graduated with her B.A. in Humanities from Oklahoma City University in 1991.  After a few years of serving as a Youth Director, Alison answered the call to enter seminary.  Since earning her M.Div. from Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis) in 1996, Alison has served congregations in Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota and Iowa, and has also served as a Hospice Chaplain.  She has directed various youth camps and women's retreats and has a passion for teaching and preaching about being faithful stewards of this one precious life we are given.  Alison has recently moved to North Little Rock, Arkansas where she serves as a Regional Elder, pulpit supply preacher, and Young Living distributor which she began shortly after her mother's brush with death.  Alison invites you to follow her through her Facebook page,"A Fabulous Journey" and she looks forward to sharing her personal story with you on June 10th.

- submitted by Pr. Peg Williams