Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The LGBTQSIAN2ss+ 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, Sunday, July 9, 2023, @ 10:30 a.m. interactively here on the Internet using Skype or in person at our chapel. We were very NONCONVENTIONAL this morning.  In this recording I addressed these four comments people frequently told me at the three Pride events I attended in June, in Elmira, Corning, and New York City.  FOUR QUESTIONS 1) I don't do anything by faith.  I only do things I can prove scientifically.  I can't believe in God because I never go into anything in life without being sure of outcome.  2) I don't like organized religion.  I am not a religious person.   3) I am a pagan, agnostic, and spiritual and I do not need organized Christianity  4) The Bible is a mess.    Download today's program Right Click Here.  See the Facebook Live recording of the worship event and discussion Right Click Here.
Ray Of Hope remains committed to all of the Civil Rights afforded to all people in the United  States of America.  At Ray Of Hope Church, you are not required to believe any of what you are hearing.  Your faith and what you decide to believe is your responsibility.  Ray Of Hope Church will teach the Historic Christian Doctrine; that is what the Statement Of Purpose says. 
Ray Of Hope Church strongly supports Trans persons, Trans education, Trans medicine, and the professionals who assist Trans persons.  However, we are very critical of the attempts we see in the Church and the State that make things difficult for Trans people and any person of any sexual orientation or gender expression. 
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The Music in today's worship event included:

FIRST SONG: Christ Be Our Light.  Text and Music by Bernadette Farrell 1993, Bernadette Farrell. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.  Onelicense song #80229 Used with Print Permission and Streaming License A-741278.

***WOKE*** Conservatives have taken over the expression "woke" popularized by African-American young men.  African-Americans used the word to mean staying awake and alert, to have been "woke" up and paying attention to the cultural and religious movements of the past, present, and potential futures.  The Ray Of Hope Church Statement of Purpose calls us to stay "woke" at all times, paying attention to the world of religion, politics, and society.

We did not start a new kind of Christianity.  Ray Of Hope Church teaches the same Christian faith of ancient ecumenical consensus.  St. Vincent of Lerins, a fifth-century monk and theologian, described it as "what has been believed always, everywhere, and by all."
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