May 27, 2016.  This is the new Home page as we rebuild our web site and add new information. Click on the Picture Gallery button below this paragraph for the latest sections of the update.  For easy instructions on how to use Skype to participate in our activities click here .  Come in person to our chapel at 380 W. 1st St. Elmira, NY 14901.  This is our current schedule:  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.  "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 33rd Year of Ministry.
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Ray Of Hope

Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Church in Central New York for

ALL People, including but not limited to:

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,




Intersex, Queer,

Asexual, Pansexual. 

Anyone who is human!

Divorced, remarried, single,

and all gender expressions.

In short:

The Church by us, for us, 4 U!

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.

We never held a vote to decide if we would be “inclusive” of you.

We are not “open and affirming” of you.

We are not a “reconciling congregation” for you.

We are not an “open minded” “accepting” “welcoming”

 church where you can attend.


THIS is the church where YOU belong.

The Church by us, for us, and made by You.

ALL Families, ALL Marriages continue to be respected and welcomed

at Ray Of Hope Church.  We celebrated all marriages from our first year.

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:

  • Planning for the ceremony, including the use of our chapel in Elmira, New York
  • A pastor licensed in New York State to officiate at your ceremony
  • Wedding music
  • Catering for rehearsal dinner and/or reception

Artist: Richard Hook
"Head Of Christ"
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