In the Spirit of God, and in the
footsteps of Christ Jesus,
we the faith Community at Ray Of Hope
Church Of Our Lord Jesus
+ Guide and welcome all people to the
Free Gift of Salvation in Christ
Jesus, with God-ordained
celebration of all sexual orientations, and
gender expressions, with
an open ministry to persons affected by or
infected with HIV/AIDS,
their families and friends.
+ Declare and openly assert the truth
that same-sex relationships
founded and fostered in God-centered love, are holy
and in fact originate by the work of
the Holy Spirit; and, that God
equally uses blessed same-sex and hetrosexual
Holy Unions and
Marriages to bring God's own love and
good news of "Salvation to all
who believe" into the world.
+ Uphold, proclaim and teach the
historic Biblical Christian Doctrine,
build community through worship and prayer,
break the bread, and
live the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
+ Change the world around us by living
Gospel principles of social
in everything we do, thereby exposing all forms of prejudice,
oppression, racism, homophobia, sexism, and
+ Proclaim the ray of hope, which is the
soon-coming return of Christ
and the fullness of His Eternal Community where the Will of
God will establish liberty, justice, equity,
and peace for all God's
People and the universe.
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,
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 with
A spiritual home for those
who are "spiritual but not religious."
WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO TELL Y
OU IS WE ARE
the Church by us, for us, 4 U!
The Church made by you
we ARE you!
Ray Of Hope Church was founded in 1983
and is serving Syracuse, Ithaca and Elmira New York.
We are in fact serving the world with live interactive worship
Bible enrichment sessions, and meetings
through SKYPE on the Internet.
WE ARE YOU!
We never held a vote to decide if we would be an INCLUSIVE church
We are not an OPEN AND AFFIRMING church
We are not a RECONCILING CHURCH or
RECONCILING CONGREGATION for
We are not an OPEN MINDED or ACCEPTING or WELCOMING
church where you can attend as long as
you blend in quietly and discretely.
THIS is the church where YOU belong.
Ray Of Hope Church is the church
by us, for us, and made by You.