Ministerial message: Healing grounded in the Christian faith

In the fall of 2019 Westminster United Church in Humboldt hosted a Healing Pathway Training.

Since then, a group of Healing Pathway practitioners have been meeting to develop their skills and offer sessions to those who are interested in a healing ministry that is energy-based and grounded in the Christian faith.

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Healing has a long history in Christianity growing directly out of the ministry of Jesus and the apostles. In fact, for the first Christians, healing was part of what it meant to be a follower of Jesus and “the way”.

The Healing Pathway program is rooted in the ancient traditions of the early church. It offers spiritual support and encourages well being through disciplines of prayer, meditation and intention, and is firmly grounded in the belief that all healing comes from the Creator.

Rochelle Graham, one of the founding members of Healing Pathway and co-author of the book “Healing from the Heart” uses scripture to describe the ministry in this way; “I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. 18 I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3: 16-19)

The other day, as I was reading Richard Wagamese’s book “Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations”, I came across a dialogue between the author Wagamese (“me”) and “Old Woman”, a muse who appears throughout the book as his spiritual mentor and guide. It goes like this;

Me: What is the point of prayer and meditation?

Old Woman: To bring you closer to the Great Mystery.

Me: So I can understand it?

Old Woman: No. So you can participate in it...

I grew up spiritually after that

Healing Pathway is a ministry that not only enables, but empowers people to “participate in the Great Mystery” through energy work that is grounded in and focused on God’s unconditional love for each one of us. As an expression and extension of the faith community, the Healing Pathway practitioner serves as a vessel and conduit for God’s amazing grace so that all can be healed and made whole.

For more information on Healing Pathway Ministry please visit the national website at To book a session or for more information, contact Westminster United Church at or leave a message at office 1-306-682-2799.

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