CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Pastors and members of 25 congregations throughout Cincinnati are teaming up with the Cincinnati Police Department for "prayer walks."
The groups involved are extending an invitation for all citizens to participate in the first of seven prayer walks to be held on Saturday afternoons over the next two months.
Groups will meet at participating houses of worship. As they walk together, participants will pray for peace against violence which has plagued Cincinnati.
On Saturday, participants will begin to gather at the various starting points at 3:30 p.m. Prayer walks will begin at 4:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour
Prayer walks will be held in 14 communities:
- Mt. Auburn - New Unity Baptist Church/ Pastor Toney, start at 2124 Burnet Avenue to Durocher to Helen to Highland to Earnshaw, back Burnet
- Evanston - Full Gospel Church/ Pastor Peter Mingo, start at Five Points, out Hewitt to Fairfield to Fairfax to Woodburn back to Five Points
- Walnut Hills - Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellow/ Minister Jerron Gray, Pastor Matt Cadora, start at 2400 May Steet out to McMillian to Gilbert to Kemper to Windsor to Gilbert to McMillian to May to Church
- Avondale - Church of Living God, Southern Baptist Church, Pastor Tait/ Pastor Baines start at Avondale Towne Center ( Reading Road. at Rockdale), out Rockdale to Washington to Forest to Maple to Prospect to Reading out to Burton Avenue back to Avondale Towne Center.
- Over the Rhine - Prince of Peace/ Pastor John start at Prince of Peace Church 1524 Race to Liberty to Walnut out McMicken to Elder to Race back to Church
- West End - Bright Star/ Pastor Strayhorn start at church (809 Charlotte Street) walk West End and come back to church
- Fairmount - President Drive Church of Christ/ Pastor Brewer, start at Church ( 3671 President Drive ) and walk Fay Apartments
- West Price Hill - Shiloh United Methodist Church/ Pastor Dorrian, start at Church (704 Elberon)
- Kennedy Heights - First Baptist of Kennedy Heights, Pastor Harper, Bread of Life/ Pastor E. White start at 6200 Kennedy ( Kennedy Park) out Kennedy to Montgomery Rd cross over Montgomery back down Kennedy end at Park
- Northside - North Presbyterian Church/ Pastor Erwin Goedicke start at 4230 Hamilton Avenue to Hobart Alley to Brookside to UDF at Chase to the park at Fergus to Apjones to Chambers to Chase back to start
- Mt. Airy - Truth and Destiny/ Pastor Leslie route not set
- Winton Terrace - Pastor Nick Barnet, start at Four Points (Winneste Avenue at Dutch Colony end at Church on Este Ave
- College Hill - College Hill Presbyterian Church/Pastor Drew Smith, House of Prayer/ Bishop Todd O'Neal start at Cedar walk to North Bend back to Cedar at Hamilton