Healing room to open at Advent Church in Westlake
The West Shore Healing Room will open on July 9 at Advent Episcopal Church, 3760 Dover Center Road in Westlake. The healing room, which is certified by the International Association of Healing Rooms in Spokane, Wash., offers personal prayer for physical and emotional healing and addictions.
The room will be open on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge. Appointments for prayer at other times can be made by calling 216-407-3220 or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Association of Healing Rooms coordinates 2,946 healing rooms in 68 countries.
"We appreciate that the leadership of Church of the Advent has been very welcoming and encouraging for our ministry," said Rev. Bill Benedict, co-director of the West Shore Healing Room. Rev. Benedict has been involved in the healing ministry in Greater Cleveland for nearly 30 years in the Episcopal Church, with the International Order of St. Luke the Physician and with non-denominational churches.
"We are very excited to be bringing this ministry to the west side of Greater Cleveland," Rev. Benedict said. "A healing room has been quite successful in Lake County for several years and we believe it is important and the right time to bring this ministry to the West Side."