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Statement of Faith
Statement of Purpose

Locations And Times Of Ray Of Hope Church Meetings

Visit our new page dedicated to the Elmira EXTENSION and our new Parsonage/Rectory/Monastery.
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Meet the Pastor
The Worship Of Ray Of Hope Church
Sexuality: Homosexuality, Bisexuality, Transgender and Heterosexuality and the Bible
Sermons Of Ray Of Hope Church
Queer Youth Resources Page
Christian Resources For Your Edification
Study the government of Ray Of Hope Church. Read our by-laws by clicking here.

Policy Of Ethics including the Policy Concerning Minors At Events
Read some of the story of our Congregation (Short Version)

Our story (Long Version)
Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ offers a complete Vocational Ministry Training Program leading to full licensure and ordination of persons of all genders, and sexual orientations who are called by God! There are four pages of information. Click here to go to page one.
Click here to go directly to the Seminary book list.

Romans 10:13


Ray Of Hope
Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ
The Church in Central New York for
ALL People

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,

Founded in 1983
Serving Syracuse, Ithaca and Elmira New York
Serving the world with live interactive worship services,
Bible enrichment sessions, and meetings
through SKYPE on the Internet.

ALL Families, ALL Marriages continue to be respected and welcomed here.
We are celebrating MARRIAGE EQUALITY in New York State--June 2011 and in the U.S.A.-- June 26, 2015.
Please call or email us for help with your wedding plans.  We can provide:

(607) 280-0374--Rev. Brother Shawn Francis Benedict

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January 13, 2016.  We are finally able to edit our web site again.  The entire site is being reviewed and put into a more useable format.   Check back often to see the new information and format.
Worship with us by SKYPE on Sunday mornings.  Add rayofhope26 to your contact list.  Sign into Skype by 10:15.  Also, join our Bible Study by SKYPE on Tuesday nights.  Sign in by 6:15.  Come in person to our chapel at 380 W. 1st St. Elmira, NY 14901.  Sunday worship @ 10:30 AM and Tuesday Bible Enrichment @ 6:30 PM.  The chapel is open for prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament seven days a week from 7:00 AM to 2:00 AM.  Closed 2:00 AM to 6:59 AM.   Everyone is welcome.