Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The Church in Central New York founded and consistently fostered by the GLBTQIS community. October 31, 2017 - 34th Anniversary.  Our 35th Year in Ministry.
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Ray Of Hope

Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.

is the original Church in Central New York for

ALL People, including but not limited to

persons who are or might be:

Straight, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,

Transgender,

Questioning,

Intersex, Queer,

Asexual, Pansexual, Hetero-flexible. 

Anyone who is human!

Married, divorced, remarried, single,

and persons of all gender expressions.

Persons of any faith / religion or

no faith, no religion, or have no idea where to start.

WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO TELL Y OU IS WE ARE

the Church by us, for us, 4 U!

We  ARE  you!

Ray Of Hope Church was founded in 1983

and is serving Syracuse, Ithaca and Elmira New York.

We are serving the world with live interactive worship services,

Bible enrichment sessions, and meetings

through SKYPE on the Internet.

We never held a vote to decide if we would be an INCLUSIVE church for you.

We are not an OPEN AND AFFIRMING church for you.

We are not a RECONCILING CHURCH or

RECONCILING  CONGREGATION for you.

We are not an OPEN MINDED or ACCEPTING or WELCOMING

 church where you can attend as long as you blend in quietly and discretely.

WE  ARE  YOU!

THIS is the church where YOU belong.

Ray Of Hope Church is the church

by us, for us, and made by You.


Artist: Richard Hook
"Head Of Christ"
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"You are as welcome here as Christ Jesus himself." 




Fr. Bartholomew J. O'Brien [b. 5-30-1914 - d. 11-7-2003] always displayed this welcome above his doorbell on a hand typed piece of paper. see Romans 15:7. 
Site updated
12/05/17
R U gay, lesbian, bi, trans, and someone said you aren't saved?  GOD SAYS THIS  IS NOT TRUE!  OH YES YOU ARE SAVED! Click here for the proof you are safe and secure in God.
Announcing the formation of a PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE for 2017. For more information click here.
My House shall be a house of prayer for All People, says the Lord God. (Isaiah 56:7)
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
Bible Enrichment Session - Tuesday, December 5, 2017,
   CLICK HERE for more information.
The monthly minutes of the Church Council and the AGENDA for the November 24 meeting are posted here.  Visit our updated Council Information Poratal.   CLICK HERE for more information.
Visit our updated Religious Life pages.  There is interesting information on St. Clare and St. Francis, as well as St. Scholstica and St. Benedict.  Did you know you can become a Sister or a Brother at Ray Of Hope?  Yes, all people are welcome to be in Religious Life here.  Click Here for more information



Ray Of Hope Church supports and endorses Elmira's LGBTQIS2SS..... Social Group here at the church building.  Next meeting is Thursday January 4, 2018. More information - CLICK HERE