December 9, 2016  You are the Saints of God, see John 5:24.  Easy instructions on how to use Skype to participate in our activities click here or, if you have Skype use the button below.  Come in person to our chapel at 380 W. 1st St. Elmira, NY 14901.  Current Schedule: Sunday worship @ 10:30 AM and Tuesday Bible Enrichment @ 6:30 PM.  Our chapel is open for prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament seven days a week from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM. UPDATES: the story of the "Miracle Painting" click here, and new PRAYERS page  click here. Special announcements appear on this Home Page. 
"You are as welcome here as Christ Jesus Himself" (Fr. Bartholomew J. O'Brien, see Romans 15:7).




Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The Church in Central New York founded and consistently fostered by the GLBTQIS community. Now in our 34th Year of 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.

ALL Marriages and ALL Families continue to be respected and welcomed

at Ray Of Hope Church.  We celebrated all marriages from

our first year, 1983.

We are celebrating MARRIAGE EQUALITY

in New York State in June of 2011 and

in the U.S.A. on June 26, 2015.

We would love to help you with your wedding plans.

We can provide:

  • Planning for the ceremony, including the use of our chapel in Elmira, New York.  Weddings may be performed at any location of your choosing.
  • A legally Licensed and Ordained Pastor to perform the wedding.
  • Wedding music, many options and styles, live performers or digital music
  • Catering for rehearsal dinner and/or reception
  • DJ options for your reception and/or rehearsal dinner party
  • Photography, video, and live stream your wedding to anywhere
  • Other needs you may have that are not in this list are welcome
  • Call 607-280-0374 or email: rayofhopechurch@aol.com  and put WEDDING in the subject box for more information.

Artist: Richard Hook
"Head Of Christ"
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Season Of Advent, 2016
Advent extends from Sunday,
November 27 through Saturday
afternoon before sundown
December 24.  To read
a summary of each of the four
Sundays of Advent Click Here.
Advent Week 3
PARTY TIME THIS WEEKEND
GAUDETE PARTY THIS SUNDAY December 11
   CLICK HERE for more information.
Pride Sunday in the Winter
Come party with us.