Canaan Baptist Church of Christ
Serving from the Heart of Harlem since 1932



7:15 am

Sunday Morning Prayer Service

8:30 am

Adult Church School

10:00 am

Worship Service
American Sign Language Interpreted

10:00 am

Holy Communion
(1st Sunday)

10:00 am

Service of Baptism
(4th Sunday)

Our morning worship service begins at
10:00 AM.

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Midweek Service Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Baptist Training Union (BTU)

Baptist Training Union: During April, the Baptist Training Union is studying the C.T.C. quarter theme, 'Spreading the Good News: Evangelizing in the Name of Jesus; on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm in the Sanctuary. Rev. David Francis is the facilitator. All are welcome.

Bible Study

Thursday night Bible Study has reconvened. Please join us on Thursdays at 7:00 PM for the new series. Dr. Thomas D. Johnson Sr., Senior Pastor will be the facilitator.


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Dr. Thomas D. Johnson, Sr.THE PEOPLE OF GOD: PRAYING FOR ONE ANOTHER - By Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Johnson, Sr.

Confess your trespasses to one another, and prayer for one another, that you may be healed. So reads James 5:16.

The People of God: Praying for one another is the theme adopted by our congregation during the mid-year church wide meeting. I was inspired to recommend this theme because I sincerely believe prayer to be the means by which so many of our problems will be resolved. This text in the Epistle of James is one of many admonitions found in scripture that call the people of God to prayer. I have no doubt this most congregations consider themselves to be praying churches. However, my observation has been that many of our prayers have become petitions for our own wants and needs with little concern the needs of others.
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9th Pastoral Anniversary
April 25 - April 26

Celebration: We will celebrate the 9th Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Johnson, Sr. and First Lady Donna B. Johnson on Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, April 26. Appreciation Luncheon will be held Saturday, April 25th. On Sunday, April 26th we will have Rev. Dr. David Bracken from Jerusalem Baptist Church of Spencer, NC as our guest celebrant. He will be accompanied by members of his church family. All ministry presentations are to be given at the Saturday event only. We encourage all to wear the designated colors of black and gold.

The Single Parents Ministry
Friday, April 24, 2015

The Single Parents Ministry will meet on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM in Cooper Conference. Come out and enjoy good conversation and gather information for the upcoming summer months on summer youth programs, summer job programs for youth, college info for high school students and a fun filled and spiritual fellowship with one another. Feel free to bring a friend! No babysitter, no problem - come out and be fed spiritually, mentally and physically.

Leaders Council
Monday, April 27th

Leaders Council will meet on Monday, April 27th at 7:00 PM in Founders Hall. Attendance of all Presidents/Chairs or a representative of the ministry is requested.

Sister Talk New York
Monday, April 27

Sister Talk New York: The next meeting of Sister Talk New York is Monday, April 27 at 6:00-8:00 PM. Location TBD.

Adult Literacy
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Baby Dedications
May 31st

Anyone interested in Baby Dedications please see Dcn. Rhona Russell. Dedications are held every 5th Sunday of the month. The next baby dedication will be May 31st.

Publications Ministry
Spring Issue of Canaan Voice

The Publications Ministry is soliciting articles for the spring issue of the Canaan Voice. The theme is "Springing Ahead: Nourishing Our Religious Walk." The deadline for submissions is Sunday, May 10, 2015.

Publications Ministry
Bulletin Submissions

Announcements and/or inserts for the Sunday bulletin will be accepted until 1:00 PM on Mondays. Please send bulletin announcements or inserts to with "Canaan Bulletin" in the subject field, or leave them in the Publications Ministry lobby mailbox.

Church Clerk

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 by noon on Saturday. All announcements received late will not be announced until the following Sunday.

Resources For Congregation

"The Unbroken Circle: A Resource Toolkit for Congregation Around Illness, End of Life and Grief" is available.

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.



The ministries of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ seek to use whatever gifts, talents, skills and abilities God has given us to serve Him and the needs of others.
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Dance The Word Ministry
"Alabaster Box"


Resurrection Sunday
April 5 at 10:00 AM
Youth Easter Celebration
April 4 at 1:00 PM
Seven Last Words Service
Good Friday, April 3
Easter Cantata
Thursday, April 2
Palm Sunday Service
Sunday, March 29 at 10:00 AM
Men's Fellowship Brunch
Saturday, March 21
Spring Revival and Anniversary of Clubs
March 15-19, 2015
Spring Anniversary of Ministries Program
Sunday, March 15
Prayer Vigil
Friday, March 13 at 6:00 PM
Café Canaan
Friday, February 27, 2015
Leaders Council
Monday, February 23rd
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Christian Education Retreat
Monday, February 16, 2015
National Red Day
February 15, 2015


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