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 was the 34th Anniversary in 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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Site updated
6/19/18
Announcing the formation of a PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE for 2018. For more information click here.





"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. 
My House shall be a house of prayer for All People, says the Lord God. (Isaiah 56:7)
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.
The Friends, Members, and Attendees of Ray Of Hope Church give our full support to the March For Our Lives movement and promise to do our  part for change.  This is consistent with our Statement Of Purpose.  Click here.
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)
Visit our chapel and take some time for prayer.  Here is a Facebook Live video showing you how to come in: CLICK HEREOr take a short tour of the chapel here:  CLICK HERE  Use your back arrow to return to our web site.  
See our new Facebook live videos taken during our worship events by going to our Worship page by clicking in the main navigation bar or click here.
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We are called to do the ridiculous while God provides the miraculous. Stop in for some "R & R" Revelation and Response and experience a real encounter with God.
Join us TONIGHT Tuesday, June 19, 2018 for our Bible Enrichment Session - Revelation: The Book!  You may start the study with us anytime, do come.  CLICK HERE for more information.
Ray Of Hope Church supports and endorses Elmira's LGBTQIS2SS..... Social Group here at the church building.   More information - CLICK HERE
Each Sunday we read from the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt official list of Names during our worship service.  To learn about this 49,000 (2016 ) paneled wonder and icon, click here.
For easy instructions on how to use Skype to participate in our activities click here.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
(Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Today, June 19 is Juneteenth. Two and one half years after the Emancipation Proclamation became law on January 1, 1863 there were still African - American slaves in the United States.  They were set free on June 19, 1865.  Read more about this here:  click here.
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Do you remember when in June, 2015 then President Obama signed a Proclamation LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2015?  The words he expressed in that document are timeless.  Be inspired and read them again: CLICK HERE.
June 1, 2018 BLESSED AND GLORIOUS PRIDE MONTH TO EVERYONE.  We are also celebrating the 15th Anniversary of opening our Religious Residence and Chapel at 380 W. 1st St. in Elmira NY on this day in 2003.