STRIVING FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH By Rev. Thomas D. Johnson
Upon the profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we begin to grow in our commitment to faith, and deepen our understanding of what it means to embrace Christianity as a way of life. As the Church of Christ lives, there remains a passionate appeal to God for fellowship with God’s creation. Draw near to God and God will draw near to you (James 4:8). Growing spiritually should be the goal of every Christian. That growth can begin today. Many of you are choosing the advent of the new year to begin a more disciplined life. It really doesn’t matter when you begin as long as you understand that it is God who nurtures and nourishes Christians so that they might grow spiritually. read entire message >>
Our church-wide meeting which was to be held on TONIGHT, Thursday,
February 13th at 7:00 PM. has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Women's Ministry Cancelled
Friday, February, 14
Due to inclement weather the Canaan Women's Ministry has cancelled
the monthly meeting .Please stay inside and be safe .
Monday, February 17, 2014
PNBC One Day Retreat is February 17, 2014. This year’s theme is "Honesty:
the Christian Code of Ethics" - 1 Timothy 2:1-3. Our Rev. Thomas D.
Johnson is the preacher. The morning session will be held 8:30-10:00
AM. at the host church, St. Marks Baptist Church, 213 Main Street, Highland
Falls, NY 10928. The Class Session will start at 10:00 AM and will be
held at O'Neill High School, 21 Morgan Rd., Highland Falls, NY 10922.
We will be departing from Canaan at 6:30 AM. For further information
please contact Deacon Carol Viaer.
Fellowship With Bright Light Baptist
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Pastor Johnson will be at Bright Light Baptist Church, 1676 Park Ave.
Brooklyn NY on Sunday. February 23, 2014 @ 4:00 PM for their Auxiliary
Day. The Mass Choir will accompany the Pastor. Buses will leave at 1:00
2013 Contribution Statements
The Business Office is in the process of preparing your 2013 Contribution
Statements. We are asking that you please fill out the change of Parish
information form in your bulletin, if there has been a change in your
name, or address which we have not been made aware of, and give it to
the secretary in the front office. Please include your zip code and
apartment number. We would like to ensure prompt delivery of the statement
for filing of your 2013 taxes.
Please call your Discipleship Secretary, Cathy Alston and leave a
message @ (212) 866-0301 X135 with your name, contact and envelope number
and it will be available for pick-up in the Front Office the following
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Classes meet every Tuesday at 6:00 PM in the Counseling Room.
Youth Board Coin Drive
The Youth of Canaan are sponsoring a coin drive to assist in raising
funds for their trip to Washington, DC. Please help support our youth
by emptying your pockets, pocketbooks and purses.
Lydia Project Recruiting
The Lydia Project Community Outreach Clothing Drive Ministry is recruiting new members. Helping the needy is a good way to give back to the community! If
interested send an email to email@example.com.
Resources For Congregation
"The Unbroken Circle: A Resource Toolkit for Congregation Around Illness, End of Life and Grief” is available.
Announcements and/or inserts for the Sunday bulletin will be accepted until 1:00 PM on Mondays. Please send bulletin announcements or inserts to firstname.lastname@example.org with"Canaan Bulletin" in the subject field, or leave them in the Publications Ministry lobby mailbox.
All announcements for Church Clerk, Kyla Williams must be submitted by placing your announcement(s) in the Church Clerk's mailbox by Friday evening or by sending an email to CanaanClk@aol.com by noon on Saturday. All announcements received late will not be announced until the following Sunday.
Bethesda Counseling and Wellness Services
Any member who does not have medical coverage and is interested in receiving a flu shot, please see Delores Moon Dixon or Laura Brown Sands.
Save The Date
May 10th, 2014
Trustee ministry will join the Male Chorus and Fisherman Fellowship
in celebrating their 10th anniversary of Kings Cooking In The Spirit
with a Mothers Day Dinner Dance at the Alhambra Ballroom, May 10th,
2014, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM. More information to follow.