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Providence Hmong Church/Advent Christian Church

  • 46 Dexter Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
Overview

This sweet English Gothic church, designed by German immigrant Anthony F. Trice was completed in 1910 for the Advent Christian Church. The Adventist sect arose from the millenarian preachings of William Miller in upstate New York. After Miller’s predicted Second Coming did not occur in 1844, the sect splintered. Today the Providence Hmong Evangelical Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance makes its home here, an evangelical church of the ethnic community from the mountains of northern Laos. During the conflicts across Southeast Asia in the 1970s and 80s, many Hmong sought refuge in the United States — and some of them found a home in Providence.