Greetings to all of my Nashville Pros Friends!
I want to share the news about our foundation for children and youths in urban East Nashville and the surrounding areas:
The Music Ministry of the Ray of Hope Community Church, Nashville, TN
The Music Ministry of the Ray of Hope Community Church has created a stewardship fund raising program based on music products, music services, and music artist who are “Friends of the Ray”, Pastors Martin Espinosa and Dr. Renita Weems. Our goal is to plant something that we believe will impact our community. It is a partnership. It is to model our faith with stewardship actions that support the Pastoral vision and teachings of the Ray of Hope Leadership according to biblical principles. It is to use our time, gifts and talents to create a vision of hope for those who need access to the resources that will bring real change to the families and youths of this community.
The following are the areas of focus for our annual campaign beginning in 2009-2010:
“Friends of the Ray” CD and DVD 2010
The “Friends of the Ray” CD will be a compilation of Music from Recording Artists who are willing to partner with the Ray of Hope by creating a project that will benefit the vision and ministries to serve the community. An agreed upon percentage of all proceeds will be paid directly to the Ray of Hope from each CD. The CD will be sponsored and marketed by Sovereign Records via Ray of Hope’s website, web-distribution, such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Rhapsody, etcetera. The project will have its own website and link to attract other friends to the “Friends of the Ray” Campaign to give charitable donations. Our goal is to video the concert for purchasing and future promotional purposes. Pricing will be announced at a later posting date on our website.
“Friends of the Ray Concert”
On June 25, 2010, Ray of Hope Community Church will host its first annual “Friends of the Ray Concert”. The purpose of this celebration of gospel music is to raise funds that will help us develop “Friends of the Ray” Music Foundation. “As a community church, our vision is to empower the lives of individuals and families by developing holistic ministries which are grounded in the Word of God.” Developing the “Friends of the Ray Music Foundation” within our church facility will allow us to better serve the youth of our community through the ministry of music and realize our vision. Friends of the Ray of Music Foundation will include a School of the Arts with courses in dance, instrumental and vocal training. It will offer training in Studio Recording, Engineering, Music Production/ Programming, and Live Recording to the East Nashville Urban Community and beyond.
The Artist will consist of the contributors to the “Friends of the Ray” Volume I CD. One Major Act will be appearing in order to secure sponsorships from the Endowment Community, State and Local Government and the Music Industry of Nashville, (Leadership Music).
Ray of Hope Recording Studio 2011
The recording studio business will be owned and operated by Ray of Hope Community Church under the management of Producer/Writer Jesse Boyce and Producer/Engineer Joseph Mabalot. Our vision is to create a client based recording facility for major and independent Gospel and Christian Artist. We will create a client base for commercials for churches, and other reputable agencies and individuals who need a Christian approach to their advertisements. We will partner with local colleges to provide engineering internships that will work with our in-house staff to train our students to program and engineer.
Our Press Release will appear on our websites, on Facebook, Twitter, Black Gospel Promotions, Radio, Television interviews, and video promotions, cable promotions, web-flyers, posters, etc. beginning -June 1, 2010.
The Ray of Hope Sanctuary is the current venue for the “Friends of the Ray” concert. We are located at 901 Meridian Street, Nashville, TN 37207
Our pinnacle goal is to raise 500,000.00 to support the launching of these ministries and upgrade the facilities, such as:
The benefits to the East Nashville Community and to our Music and Arts Industry is long term human resources of local talent and life changing economic experiences for urban youths. East Nashville is now a culturally diverse community with new urban housing. The Nashville Metropolitan Government has created a safe environment for this growth. Our goal is to partner with our city leaders to establish a creative environment to develop the enormous amount of talented youths who live and worship in East Nashville. Our objectives will benefit our students as we commit to do the following:
To cultivate and nurture gifted youths through early detection,
To mentor gifted youths with professional teachers, musicians and technicians,
To prepare youths for college level courses in music and technology,
To develop communication and leadership skills for entrepreneurship in the music industry,
To establish field trips and internships that connects our students with Nashville Arts and Music Industry.
We need your help to realize our vision. Please partner with us and become a “Friend of the Ray” by making a monetary donation. Your gift will make a difference in the lives of our community’s families and youths.
NON PROFIT STATUS
“Friends of the Ray” Music Foundation (hereafter known as FORMF) is a part of and accountable to the Ray of Hope Community Church, Nashville, TN (hereafter known as ROH) and therefore shares in their non-profit 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) federal tax status. (Now we are able to accept tax deductible donations online!)
Please sign up today and send your contribution
Thank you for becoming a “Friend of the Ray” and your contribution of;
____$ 200.00 ____$ 250.00
____$ 500.00 ____$1,000.00
Please make your check payable to Ray of Hope Community Church and mail to;
Ray of Hope Community Church
901 Meridian Street
Nashville, TN 37207
Please note F.O.R.M.M. (Friends of The Ray Music Ministry) on the memo line of your check.
Online donations will be possible soon.
Thank you for your support
Rev. Jesse Boyce
Minister of Music & Founder
Ray of Hope Community Church
Leadership Music Alumnus 1993