Healing Oils Workshop Offered At St. Alban's Episcopal Church

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Rev. Mark Bigley, Rector of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Hixson is presenting a Lenten workshop on Healing Oils each Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at the church 7514 Hixson Pike.  

Soup and salad supper is served at 6 p.m.  All are invited.  

Rev. Bigley is a certified clinical aromatherapist having studied the use of naturally derived essential oils since 2005 and practiced as a clinical aromatherapist in two hospices since 2007, offering God’s natural touch of physical, emotional and spiritual well being.

Rev. Bigley said, “Lent is about repentance. Repentance isn’t about feeling guilty and bad about oneself. Repentance is about reconnecting to God, the Source of Love. Repentance involves the whole person: spirit, mind and body. Repentance involves healing. I want to share with you a part of our biblical heritage lost years ago and why and how I and a multitude of others have found the use of oils from God’s creation to be a way to repent, return to the Lord and be healed. Oils help to remove spiritual blocks that separate our awareness from the God’s love. I will do so this Lent on Wednesday evenings by beginning to talk about the Oils of the Bible. They have reoriented my life more deeply into God. You might say that God has given us a heavenly gift right under our noses. As a priest, this ministry is a natural part of my vocation and is congruent with anointing with holy oil for healing."


Steve Ellison: The Main Thing

We seem to have forgotten to keep the main thing in focus.  It seems to me that the most important command we have been given is found in Matthew 28:18-20 "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all ... (click for more)

Carman Comes To Calhoun May 13

The ministry of multi-award winning singer Carman will visit the Trinity Baptist Church with his S.A.V.E.D. 100 Percent Tour to 1170 Rome Road SW in Calhoun on Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $10-25 with VIP for $100. General admission is $10. Youth 18 and under are free in general admission seating with no ticket required. A love offering will be received. For ... (click for more)

Kevin Muhammad Says City Programs Failing; More Attention And Funding Needed For Impoverished Inner City Youths

Nation of Islam leader Kevin Muhammad told a packed house at City Council on Tuesday night that a large segment of Chattanooga is impoverished, while parts of the city are enjoying a Renaissance. Given 20 meetings for a "State of the People" address, he said many city programs are failing, including the Violence Reduction Initiative and a Youth and Family Services reading program. ... (click for more)

County Commission Told To Fully Fund County Schools Improvement Request Would Take 28 1/2-Cent Property Tax Increase; 78 School Personnel Would Be Added

County Mayor Jim Coppinger told members of the County Commission at a budget workshop on Tuesday that it would take a 28 1/2-cent property tax increase to fully fund the county school budget request. The county schools are asking for $24,218,919 in new money for a focus on workforce readiness, literacy and low-performing schools. County Mayor Coppinger did not say whether ... (click for more)

Marvelous News From Central High School

To Roy Exum:     With all the recent news of major dysfunctions within our educational system, I thought I might alert you to something better. About a year ago you ventured up Highway 58 to Central High School to represent your late grandfather, Roy McDonald, as he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus during the annual Senior Day festivities. I sort of expected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Yes, A Social Experiment

JoeySalads, his screen name, is widely known for his funny pranks except for the fact he calls them “social experiments.” So while we are still on the transgender-restroom issue, our boy JoeySalads got a transgender friend to approve his attire before he tried his luck at entering women’s restrooms. I don’t think you’ll be real surprised at what really happened in this video. Click ... (click for more)