Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The LGBTQISA2ss+ Pride Activities, and Social Events Center of Elmira, NY.
The only Church in Central New York founded and fostered by the GLBTQSIA2ss+ community for 39 years. October 31, 2022 - 39th Anniversary now in our 40th year in Ministry.
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Worship was held on Sunday, March 5, 2023.  Download the Order of Worship with weekly announcements: RIGHT CLICK HERE. View the Facebook Live recording, RIGHT CLICK HERE.   We celebrated 1st Sunday of Women's History Month, the 2nd Sunday of Lent, and the 58th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

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There are three points to start with. 1) We come to worship to pray. Each person is an equal and active partner in every aspect of the worship event. This is not a spectator’s event to hear some good music and listen to a good message. The definition of the word liturgy is the prayer-work of the people. The people lead, serve, organize, and facilitate every aspect of our time together. 2) We are celebrating the first Sunday of Women’s History. We looked at the Government’s Women’s History website: (https://womenshistorymonth.gov/ ) 3) We are celebrating the 58th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday.  We looked at the Statement by President Biden on the Anniversary of Bloody Sunday   (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/03/06/statement-by-president-biden-on-the-anniversary-of-bloody-sunday/?fbclid=IwAR2kSp73-eyHnVfTePfas4w_C3ujw40Pq_YS7VylGVPadKKR2ap-4ip6yVU#:~:text=On%20Sunday%2C%20March%207%2C%201965,by%20batons%20and%20tear%20gas )
The Dispensation of Promise was the subject of this set of readings.  Salvation is always a free gift from God.  All one has to do is trust, which is the definition of faith, the promises.  It is the action of deciding to trust the love of God with one's eternal life that brings peace in the life of LGBTQSIA2ss+++ persons.  Churches that teach any kind of condemnation of persons based on sexual orientation or gender expression, including DRAG, are not teaching what the Bible actually says.  Salvation is freely given to all, all we have to do is trust it.