Where We Pray: Church of the Advent in Walnut Hills offers one-stop spiritual, physical nourishment

CINCINNATI - The Tri-State is rich in the number and variety of houses of worship. In our weekly feature, WCPO shines the spotlight on where we pray.

Imagine a church that provides a place for prayer as well as services like a food pantry, advice on state benefits, even nursing care. You'll find it in Walnut Hills.

Love your church? Tell us about it! Email holly.edgell@wcpo.com

The Church of the Advent was organized on July 12, 1855 and consecrated as a parish by the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio in 1873. The emergence of the renewal movement in the 1960s had a profound effect upon the parish. During this time, the parish was active in the Episcopal charismatic movement.

Another notable development in the history of the Church of the Advent was the founding of the Open Door Ministry in 1973. This ministry was established to assist the mentally disabled in the community. It has grown to serve the wider community.

Become a WCPO Insider to hear why one couple has been with Advent since the 1950s, and learn more about the church's role in the community.


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