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  • Are you in the area (Ottawa/Gatineau)? Have you come to realize that Jesus is your leader and have you had to make some changes in how
    you live out your social life?

  • Are you interested in meeting other Christians to enjoy the social, culinary, sewing, craft, etc.?

Christians have fun and enjoy their world and community just as much as anyone . We have spare time to be filled and we can’t spend it all
in bible study, prayer and small groups. We spend some of it enjoying life and the gifts God put in our environment, with joy.

If you would like to enjoy Ottawa with Christian friends, people whom you know will understand you at an elemental level right from the start,
then this group is for you! If you have the knowledge of Jesus was open to all no matter where you are on the journey, you are welcome.

Who are you?
Wikipedia quoting Christianity says there are “approximately 38,000″ Christian denominations. The World Christian Encyclopedia of 2001
counted 33,830.   It is estimated there will be 55,000 denominations by the year 2025.

What is a Christian?
A dictionary definition of a Christian would be something similar to “a person professing belief in Jesus as the Christ or in the religion based
on the teachings of Jesus. But what does it mean “to believe?” And who, really, is “Jesus Christ?” According to the Bible, Jesus is the  promised
Messiah foretold in the Hebrew Scriptures. For others He is the only begotten Son of God, God come in the flesh, who was conceived by the
Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, who suffered, and was crucified for the sins of the world. He died and was buried, and on the third day, He rose
again from the dead having the keys of hell and death. Soon afterward He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will soon return to judge both the living and the dead.

A wide range of beliefs and practices is found across the world among those who call themselves Christian. Denominations and sects disagree
on a common definition of "Christianity". For example, Timothy Beal notes the disparity of beliefs among those who identify as Christians in the
United States as follows: Although all of them have their historical roots in Christian theology and tradition, and although most would identify
themselves as Christian, many would not identify others within the larger category as Christian. Most Baptists and Fundamentalists, for example,
would not acknowledge Mormonism or Christian Science as Christian. In fact, the nearly 77 percent of Americans who self-identify as Christian
are a diverse pluribus of Christianities that are far from any collective unity. Linda Woodhead attempts to provide a common belief thread for
Christians by noting that "Whatever else they might disagree about, Christians are at least united in believing that Jesus has a unique significance."
Philosopher Michael Martin, in his book The Case Against Christianity, evaluated three historical Christian creeds (the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene
Creed and the Athanasian Creed) to establish a set of basic assumptions which include belief in theism, the historicity of Jesus, the Incarnation,
salvation through faith in Jesus, and Jesus as an ethical role model.

There are diverse interpretations of Christianity which sometimes conflict. However, "Whatever else they might disagree about, Christians are at least
united in believing that Jesus has a unique significance.” The term "Christian" is also used adjectivally to describe anything associated with
Christianity, or in a proverbial sense "all that is noble, and good, and Christ-like." It is also used as a label to identify people who associate with the
cultural aspects of Christianity, irrespective of personal religious beliefs or practices

We at Eric Michel Ministries International base our definition of a Christian to “a person professing belief in the religion based on the teachings of
Jesus. Our goal is to get back to the root of Christianity and asking questions using the Enlightenment of the 1600s and that continues today. The
Enlightenment heightened the emphasis on believing. Characterized by the birth of modern science and scientific ways of knowing, the
Enlightenment called into question many conventional Christian ideas: the earth as the center of the universe, creation as having happened in six
days and not all that long ago, a world-wide flood that killed every land creature even more recently, and more generally that miraculous
supernatural interventions sometimes occur.

Eric Michel Ministries International via his New Hope Ministry and Missions invite all women to the Meeting Group (Women Ministry). The founder,
the Rev. Marie Yvonne purpose for this group, is to open up a place for women to unwind,relax and even have a little fun. Hoping to have
something here that will meet the needs of all women,so come and join us and together we make new friends.

New Hope Ministry and Missions was created with the hope of being an outreach ministry where no one is turned away. The nature of New Hope
Ministry is love and compassion to all and where you will find a warm welcome.

Possible activities:
Movie and dinner night out, or Potlucks
Events
Festivals
Concerts
Museums
Karaoke
Holiday dinners

If you have ideas for what we could do – let us know and we will do our best to post them. If you can help host an activity like: do any preparation
call for reservations or be there to welcome people, that would be amazing and appreciated!

For more information contact Rev. Marie Yvonne or visit the website at
revmarie.org

We look forward to meeting you! God bless.