Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The LGBTQIS Pride Activities, and Social Events Center of Elmira NY
The only Church in Central New York founded and fostered by the GLBTQIS community for 38 years. October 31, 2021 - 38th Anniversary now in our 39th year in Ministry.

Updated 4-8-20.  Participate in Ray Of Hope Church activities from the privacy of your home, or anywhere in the world using your smart phone, or any computer device when connected to the Internet.


This is ideal for those who are practicing social distancing during this COVID-19 prevention plan, those who are shut in, ill, anywhere in the world outside Elmira, NY, or unable to come to the worship location for fear of others seeing them attending. 


The worship services, Bible studies, and meetings are webcast via Skype.


CURRENT BROADCAST SCHEDULE as of March 2020.  All times below are in Eastern Standard Time (EST) (East Coast USA and Canada)


Sunday Morning Worship:  sign on by 10:15 AM.  Worship begins at 10:30 AM


Bible Enrichment Session: Tuesday: sign in by 6:15 PM.  Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM


There are two options for participating through Skype. 


1) Simply press the Skype button on the left side of this scroll box, in the sub navigation bar.  It will take you directly to your Skype sign in screen.  Add rayofhope26 in your Skype contact list.


2) If you have never downloaded Skype to your computer or smart phone follow these simple instructions to join us live on Skype.


Download Skype here http://www.skype.com/en/. Use your back arrow to return to this page after you have downloaded the latest version of Skype.


Add rayofhope26 in your Skype contact list.




1) Sign in to your account on Skype.


2) When we see your name appear on our contact list we will send an invite by "calling" your computer in Skype.


3) When you receive the "video call" to join the conference, press the accept button.


If you have a microphone you will be able to speak back to us during the event.  If your web camera is turned on we will be able to see you.  You do not have to have your camera on to participate.  You are welcome to listen to the service and even participate by speaking with us with your microphone without using your camera.  Participants on Skype often do readings in worship, lead prayers, sing, and take leadership parts in the worship.


During the broadcast if there is a technical problem wait in the conference for instructions on how to restore your ability to hear and/or see. We will contact you as soon as we realize something has gone wrong.  If we are not contacting you, instant message us in a new window.  Call 607-280-0374 if you are not getting through to us otherwise.  It is our goal to keep each person connected through the entire event.


It is a good idea to send us your telephone number so we can call you during the conference to give you instructions on how to reconnect.


Unfortunately the music quality is very poor on some devices.  We are working on the technology needed to be more successful with the quality of the music during web casts.  Sound engineers are welcome to offer us expert advice on how to solve this problem.


We have had about a 95% success rate using this free service. Sometimes Skype sends a message saying they are having trouble "connecting with the voice server." When this happens we will try to wait a minute or two. If we cannot reconnect, we will reset the conference. This involves closing all the windows of Skype and waiting for a new invitation "video call" to a new conference.


If you still have questions please call the Parsonage/worship center phone: 607-280-0374 outside web cast events.



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Participate interactively with us using Skype. You do not need a Skype account to join; enter as "guest" when prompted.  Here is is the Skype Link: https://join.skype.com/qt6Y1PQvj04l.   In addition, you can watch a live Facebook webcast, and you do not need a Facebook account.  Here is our Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/lgbtqsia2ssByYou/.