We believe in the one, true, living God
Sovereign over creation
Humanity is greatest creation, and he gave us the capacity to love and reason
Welcome to Our Chaplaincy Site
We are delighted to have this opportunity to introduce you to Eric Michel Ministries International an Unitarian Baptist
Chaplaincy. We would love for you to be a regular part of this Chaplaincy. To help you get to know us, this website
should serve as an orientation to our services with the desire that you became a member. You do not have to leave
your church to be a member of the Unitarian Baptist Chaplaincy.
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Eric Michel Ministries International
251 Laurier Ave. W. Unit # 900
Ottawa, Ontario. Canada. K1P 5J6
justice, and diversity.
We are a religious community that draws inspiration from its Judeo-Christian heritage as well as
our personal experiences, we pledge to support one another in our individual searches for truth
Eric Michel Ministries Int'l is a service for people of any Christians in the community. We
encourage individuals in their spiritual quests,we respect the diversity of religious beliefs, we
work cooperatively with people of all faiths.
We hope that you'll find your spiritual path in our worship and we look forward to extending our
hands of friendship to you.
Jesus said:"Come and see" to those people he called into discipleship. When they asked what he
was up to, Jesus didn't explain all the details of his mission and ministry; but rather invited them to
come and experience it for themselves.
That's what the members of Eric Michel Ministries Int'l invite you to do. We'd love to have you
come and see what life is like in our community. We are a fairly small Christian Community, a place
where we are very busy making things happen for you!
Rt. Rev. Marie and I are blessed to personally welcome you to our newly designed website.
Knowing that you depend on us as one of your spiritual resources. We remain committed to our
promise to provide you with the widest array of information and services. As always, we will include
topics that are most important to you such as encouragement in times of need, our ministry’s
outreach, current events, and more.
We invite you to explore our website network. Feel free to share any comments or questions that
might be on your mind through our online guest book. If you're not currently a member of our
church - we'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to become
one. And of course, feel free to reach out and call one of our Ministry Leaders.
We hope you and your family will have a warm experience with us as we worship and fellowship
together at our services, events, and ministries. We'd also like to invite you to make an online
prayer request. You're prayer request opens the door, and God is waiting patiently on the other
side of that door, at all times, in all situations, to join with you.
Many blessings to you, Enjoy this site!
Most Rev. Eric Michel ThD DDiv.D.Phil.
The Eric Michel Ministries International by it's constitution is an Unitarian Baptist, as we base
our theology on "Only One God ". From various doctrines, methods or styles where those parts are
considers the best to our knowledge that make sense by reason. God is a single power defined as
the One or All, which is composed of everything it has ever created. This supreme energy force
does not rule over the Universe, he is the Universe. We will greet all christian no mater in which
denomination as long that is in respect of each other.
Eric Michel Ministries International an Unitarian Baptist Chaplaincy
Eric Michel Ministries International Canon Laws are semi-episcopal and semi-
congregationalist. The EMMI is administrated by an Archbishop and The Board of Elders with Mr.
Lyle Arnold as President. Since 2010, the Archbishop is the Most Rev. Eric M. Gagnon and the
Co-Founder Bishop Marie Y. Arnold. We endorse and teach the Unitarian Catechism.
The Presbyterian Polity is a method of church governance typified by the rule of assemblies of
elders. Each local church is governed by a body of elected elders usually called the consistory or
church board. Groups of local churches are governed by a higher assembly of elders known
as a synod, along with synods nationwide often join together in a general assembly, the
Symposium. Responsibility for conduct of church services is reserved to an ordained minister or
pastor known as a teaching elder, or a minister of the word and sacrament.
The Synod authority politely flows both from the top down (as higher assemblies exercise limited
but important authority over individual congregations, e.g., only the synod can ordain ministers,
install pastors, and start up, close, and approve relocating a congregation) and from
the bottom up.
The Board of Elders politely (Congregation) polity rule over the non-religious part of EMMI.
We are progressive Christians
Progressive Christianity is a form of Christianity which is characterized by a willingness to question
tradition, acceptance of human diversity, a strong emphasis on social justice and care for the poor
and the oppressed, and environmental stewardship of the Earth.
Progressive Christians have a deep belief in the centrality of the instruction to "love one another"
(John 15:17) within the teaching of Jesus Christ. This leads to a focus on promoting values such
as compassion, justice, mercy, tolerance, often through political activism. Though prominent, the
movement is by no means the only significant movement of progressive thought among Christians.
Progressive Christianity draws on the insights of multiple theological streams including
evangelicalism, liberalism, neo-orthodoxy, and liberation theology. Though the terms Progressive
Christianity and Liberal Christianity are often used synonymously, the two movements are
distinct, despite sharing many similarities.
The characteristics of Progressive Christianity can be summarized as:
- A spiritual vitality and expressiveness, including participatory, arts-infused, and lively worship
as well as a variety of spiritual rituals and practices such as meditation Intellectual integrity
including a willingness to question
- An affirmation of human diversity
- An affirmation of the Christian faith with a simultaneous sincere respect for other faiths
- Strong ecological concerns and commitments
We are member of the Progressive Christian, Christian Universalist Association and the American
As a chaplaincy our goal is helping the community. Eric Michel Ministries International exists
to help accomplishing in the world the work of Christ. We are an independent and autonomous
organization. Liberal Christians belief. Our goal is to combine the protestant form of worship, the
majestic rituals with the widest measure of intellectual freedom and respect for individual
A chaplain is a priest, pastor, rabbi, imam, lay representative of a world view attached to a secular
institution such as a hospital, prison, military unit, police department, university, or private chapel.
Though originally the word "chaplain" referred to representatives of the Christian faith, it is now
applied to men and women of other religions or philosophical traditions–such as in the case of
the humanist Belgium. In recent years many lay individuals have received professional training in
chaplaincy and are now appointed as to work alongside or instead of official members of the
clergy. The concept of 'generic' and/or 'multifaith' chaplaincy is also gaining increasing support,
particularly within healthcare and educational settings.
- Hospital Chaplaincy
- Military Chaplaincy
- Correctional Chaplaincy
- Workplace Chaplaincy
- Hospice Chaplaincy
- Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy
- Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
- Fire Department Chaplaincy
- EMS Chaplaincy
- Pet Chaplaincy
- School Chaplaincy
- Non-Profits Groups Chaplaincy
- Interfaith Chaplaincy
- Motorcycle Club Chaplaincy
- Apostles' Creed
- Creed of Nicaea
- Nicene Creed
- Chalcedonian Creed
- Athanasian Creed
- The Didache
- The Creed of Aristides of Athens
- The Creed of Cyprian of Carthage
- The Der Balyzeh Papyrus
- The Creeds of Arius and Euzoius
- The Creed of Alexander of Alexandria
- The First Synod of Antioch
- The Second Dedication of Antioch
- The Baptismal Creed of Jerusalem
- The Apostolic Constitutions
- World Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith
- National Association of Evangelicals
- The Unaltered Augsburg Confession,
- The Doctrine of the African Orthodox Church
- Westminster Confession of Faith
- Common Declaration of Pope John Paul II
- A New Creed United Church of Canada
- The Statement of Faith of the American Baptist Association
- The Statement of Beliefs of the North American Baptist Conference
- The Orthodox Creed
- The Free-will Baptist Confession
- The Holy Spirit and the Catholicity of the Church
- The Church's Unity, World Council of Churches
- Unitarian Creed
Our Brief Statement of Faith (Wikipedia)
In life and in death we belong to God.
Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit,
we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel,
whom alone we worship and serve.
We trust in Jesus Christ,
Fully human, fully God.
Jesus proclaimed the reign of God:
preaching good news to the poor
and release to the captives,
teaching by word and deed
and blessing the children,
healing the sick
and binding up the brokenhearted,
eating with outcasts,
and calling all to repent and believe the gospel.
Unjustly condemned for blasphemy and sedition,
Jesus was crucified,
suffering the depths of human pain
and giving his life for the sins of the world.
God raised this Jesus from the dead,
vindicating his sinless life,
breaking the power of sin and evil,
delivering us from death to life eternal.
We trust in God,
whom Jesus called Abba, Father.
In sovereign love God created the world good
and makes everyone equally in God’s image
male and female, of every race and people,
to live as one community.
But we rebel against God; we hide from our Creator.
Ignoring God’s commandments,
we violate the image of God in others and ourselves,
accept lies as truth,
exploit neighbor and nature, and threaten death to the planet entrusted to our care.
We deserve God’s condemnation.
Yet God acts with justice and mercy to redeem creation.
In everlasting love,
the God of Abraham and Sarah chose a covenant people
to bless all families of the earth.
Hearing their cry,
God delivered the children of Israel
from the house of bondage.
Loving us still,
God makes us heirs with Christ of the covenant.
Like a mother who will not forsake her nursing child,
like a father who runs to welcome the prodigal home,
God is faithful still.
We trust in God the Holy Spirit,
everywhere the giver and renewer of life.
The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith,
sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God and neighbor,
and binds us together with all believers
in the one body of Christ, the Church.
The same Spirit who inspired the prophets and apostles
rules our faith and life in Christ through Scripture,
engages us through the Word proclaimed,
claims us in the waters of baptism,
feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of salvation,
and calls women and men to all ministries of the church.
In a broken and fearful world
the Spirit gives us courage
to pray without ceasing,
to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior,
to unmask idolatries in Church and culture,
to hear the voices of peoples long silenced,
and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.
In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit,
we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks
and to live holy and joyful lives,
even as we watch for God's new heaven and new earth,
praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!”
With believers in every time and place,
we rejoice that nothing in life or in death
can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Our Sacraments or Spiritual Services
1. Baptism or Baby naming/welcoming
3. Matrimony or Commitment ceremony
5. Ordination of new member of the clergy
The Spiritual Services Ministry Non-sacramental
6. The affirmation of love ceremony
10. Consecration of the water ceremony
11. Candlelight Tribute ceremony
12. Prayers reciting on demand
13. Solstice and Equinox ceremonies
14. Special Celebrations
EMMI Is an Alternative Worship
Alternative worship can seem like a radical break with conventional church practices. We take our
content from the Baptist Faith in general. We have a flexible approach to theology whereby
individual differences in belief and morality are accepted within reason. We define ourselves by
religious freedom and a certain ethical approach that is politically liberal. This view informs our
common understanding of what strives us on Sunday morning, the meanings of finding worth,
binding together, and work of the people; are the substance of our Sunday services. The preacher
strives to bring an intellectual, personal and spiritual voice to our community’s Sunday service and
needs to be understood within the context of our living community. It is done with care and respect
to find worth and what connects us..
Our Worship Sunday
All Sundays of the month we celebrate as a Baptist Church but on the last Sunday of the month we
celebrate as a Metropolitan Community Church. We have an Open Communion celebration at all
We have rituals ceremonies and Celebrations for Weddings, Funerals & Memorials, Baby
Naming's & Welcoming also Graces & Invocations. In our worship services we use many gospel
We are Unitarian by reason and Baptist by conviction, our line can be
traced back to the Reformation of the sixteenth century. We believe in the
full inspiration of Scripture and salvation by grace alone, the baptism of
believers. We are catholic with a small "c" meaning the hole, the complete
body of Christ among nations.
We are grateful for God's work among us as we integrate His Word into
every aspect of life and learning. Eric Michel Ministries International is a
Not-for-profit Christian Organisation specialize in a Chaplaincy and a
Seminary. We have an open mind philosophy and we welcome all
Christians from the fundamentalist to the ultra liberal member.
Is this the kind of Christian of which you want to be a part? Please pray
about this being your home.
The Board Of Elders
Everything revolves around Christ. The Cosmic Christ is recognized as Lord here. He is the Alpha and Omega of
our lives. We are a group of people who follow Christ and serve Christ. As a Christian family, we hold in
common our love for each other. The love who knits our hearts together, despite our many differences of family
background, education, business, and social standing, we are one in Christ.
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