Announcing the formation of a PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE for 2017. For more information click here.
Ray Of Hope Church supports and endorses Elmira's LGBTQIS2SS..... Social Group here at the church building. People of every sexual orientation and gender expression, every faith or no faith at all, and those who are certain as well as those who are questioning life’s questions, are invited and truly welcomed to get together for fun and joyful conversations in an uplifting and supportive atmosphere on Thursday nights. NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY JULY 20@ 6:30PM For more information click here. Also, on Facebook click here. SPECIAL DISCUSSION EVENT: One or more segments of the documentary "Miss Representation" a 2011 documentary that explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to e a powerful woman." (see www.imdb.com/title/tt1784538/ ) This documentary should start a lively discussion about how our society forms girls and women....... We will take it in segments. There is also one regarding men and boys for the follow-up to this one. Come and be part of the conversation!!!!
Friday night, June 27, 1969 The Spirit Of God caused a flashpoint, a dynamic boom, that has been heard around the world ever since. On Christopher Street (Christopher is Greek: the one who brings the Christ or the one who brings the light of Christ) at the Stonewall Inn (Christ is the Rock, the stone the builders rejected who has become the Cornerstone, the Foundation Stone, upon which the whole building stands, Psalm 118:22; Acts 4:11,12; Ephesians 2:20). The Holy Spirit gave power to God's people to stand up against tyranny, injustice, prejudice, hatred, and inequality. The Spirit of God MOVED us into action with an irreversible resolve to follow what has become God's Rainbow Parade in a world-wide movement toward "liberty and justice for all." It was divine designation that this happened on Christopher Street at the Stonewall Inn in the "village" of the most International city in the whole world. No one has been able to stop what God initiated that night. Sign: Rev. Br. Shawn Benedict, Pastor of Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ. 5-12-17 To be continued.