About EMMI


In 2017 we choose a new denomination that reflects our Canon Code of Law

We became an Independent UNITED METHODIST organization

Following our new affiliate church in Africa

Our Logos became  cropped-favicon.jpg   and   EricMichel_UM_shield

Les Ministères ERIC MICHEL Ministries International is a chapel of the Independent United Methodist denomination, based in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2012 in the Province of Quebec, it has a majority French English followers. (Moved in Gatineau Quebec in 2018)

The Incorporation was made and received on the 2014.07.12 to Industry Canada and received on the 2014.07.14 under the number 895170-5 as a Non-Profit Organisation.

Please note we do not have a church statue presently registered with the government but it is in the way to becoming one, we are a religious corporation not for profit called chaplaincy.

The purposes of Eric Michel Ministries International are to promote the United Methodist faith; to educate its members, congregants and the public about IUM values, history and religious tradition; to develop IUM educational, theological, spiritual and inspirational material for the benefit of its members, congregations and the general public; to promote charitable acts and causes; to foster fellowship and goodwill among its members, congregants and the public; to promote reason in religion, religious tolerance and freedom of conscience; to promote the moral, ethical and responsible exercise of free will; to promote a free society.

Religious Constitution of the EMMI Independent United Methodist

Apostolic Succession
The EMMI defines Apostolic Succession in a firm belief in the Apostolic Faith. You can have a broken line of Bishops and still be in Apostolic Succession. The line of Bishop is a moral and Metaphysical one. Holding Jesus of Nazareth, Mary of Magdala, James The Just, Simon-Peter as our Holy Fathers in our faith and belief.

This Constitution provides the framework within which  EMMI,  to governs itself with the help of The Board of Elders Advisers and Accountability. The Constitution sets forth the fundamental rights and corresponding responsibilities of members and the basic structure for decision-making and action within the EMMI. All laws, regulations and customs of EMMI shall be carried out within this Constitution’s framework and spirit.

Canadian, Provincial, Municipal Laws and By-Laws Civil Laws have precedence over all Canon Laws, and this is valid for all ministries.

The actual name Eric Michel Ministries International a religious corporation appeared in the middle of 2012 with the arriving in our congregation of the Rev Marie Yvonne on April 28th, which became our Co-Founder a few months after.

Both Founders are Ministers, Co-ordained by Open Door – Open Faith Church a Broken Arrow Indian Community Church, in Oklahoma, USA.

The EMMI use Archbishop who is the equivalent of Bishop President in some denominations of Christianity.

We are a Chaplaincy, a Seminary and a Fellowship

Governance Principles

1. All persons were created equal before God. The EMMI shall not discriminate against anyone except on the basis of character, qualifications or merit.

2. The EMMI believes that separation of church and state is an important principle. Thus the EMMI will not engage in political, policy or lobbying activity and make no political, policy or lobbying declarations except in narrow instances where a government is directly affecting religious practice.

3. We have the right to call or ordain any person choose to the ministry based on the Canon Law. The duties and responsibilities of the clergy shall be determined by each ministry. The EMMI shall maintain a list of all ordained clergy.

4. Ministers shall have the right to associate with African United Methodist by using the EMMI name as part of his or her title or otherwise once called or ordained unless that right is specifically revoked by the Board of the EMMI. The only grounds for revoking this right of association are actions or statements inconsistent with the statement of religious principles of the EMMI or actions or statements inconsistent with the EMMI governance principles.

We are Christian in the same way that Christians are ex-Jews; cherishing the tradition from which we emerged without being completely limited to it.

Our Believes are those of the Ecumenical Creed.

Our Governance are semi-episcopal and semi-congregational 

“I believe in God, the Father Almighty and Universal; and in Jesus Christ his Son, the true teacher, example, and Savior of the world. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the quickener and comforter of men. I believe in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as a revelation of righteousness, truth and love. I believe in the Holy Church Universal; in the
communion of saints; in the certainty of punishment for transgression; in the forgiveness of sins; in the life immortal; in the final triumph of goodness and mercy; and in the union and harmony, at last, of all souls with God.”

Eric Michel Ministries International has a teaching that can be argued even rejected.
Our faith has to be taught as a startup in reflection and reasoning to find the truth

Our Sacraments:

  1. Baptism,
  2. Holy Communion,
  3. Holy Matrimony,
  4. Unction and
  5. Holy Order.

Our Worship celebration Eucharist:
The Sunday worship is base on the Protestant celebration but the Eucharist itself is open to all (Open Communion). Worship is not limited to Sunday services, it can be pursued at any time and location, it is an experience continually living through the day by our actions

We use the Common Book of Prayers.

The corporation is authorized to establish Class A members and Class B members as follows:

The Class A members shall be entitled to receive notice of and to attend all meetings of the members of the Corporation and each Class A member shall have one (1) vote at each such meeting, except for meetings at which only members of another class are entitled to vote separately as a class.

The Class B members shall not be entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at meetings of the members of the Corporation.

The Symposium is our General Assembly

  1.  The annual symposium shall be held each year on third Monday in January or some other day appointed by the vote of the congregation, at such time and place as shall be fixed by the Synod. The purpose of the annual meeting shall be to elect officers and trustees, elect members of the nominating committee, adopt the budget for the following fiscal year and to hear officers’, ministers’ and committees’ reports.
  2.  Adoption of the last symposium agenda
  3.  The agenda for the Annual Symposium shall include the adoption of an annual budget
  4.  Special Symposium may be called by the Board or by the receipt of a written petition requesting such a meeting signed by at least fifteen percent (15%) of all voting members. The Secretary of the Board shall call such a meeting. A call for a
    Special Symposium, either by the Board or by petition, shall state the purpose of the meeting. No other business may be transacted at such a meeting.
  5.  Special Symposium of the corporation may be called by the Synod. If a written request to the Synod by any fifty percent (50%) Bishops of the Executive Board of Elders for a special Symposium, if denied by the Synod, said meeting may be called by those fifty percent (50%) Bishop members
  6.  Special Symposium may be called by the Archbishop and/or the Secretary Chief Executive FULL COUNCIL OF ELDERS REFERRING TO A SYNOD
    All of the ministers at EMMI comprise the Full Synod, which meets annually. The Full Council approves the slate of nominees for the Board of Advisors & Accountability and changes to the doctrinal statement. Ordinary or regular Synods are for Bishop. Any members qualified for a regular Synod Members can be part, even if they are not bishop themselves affiliated Organisations or groups
    Voluntary organizations of Association members, designed to further the interests of the fellowship, may be formed with the consent of the Executive Elders Board. Such groups shall be regarded as integral parts of the fellowship. The
    Executive Elders Board may appoint a liaison to the affiliated group (from Synod) for the purposes of information and communication and the religious aspect. The affiliated groups may use the facilities of the fellowship, under the supervision of the Synod. Each affiliated group shall submit a written annual report of its activities to the Executive Elders Board, and shall submit their records, books of account, and vouchers to the Synod upon request



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