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:

Mon. Oct. 19th to Thurs. Oct. 22nd
Leadership: Publications Ministry and Pulpit Aid
Scripture: Acts 11:1-18.

Baptist Training Union (BTU)

During October, the Baptist Training Union continues to study the theme; “21st Century Ministry in the Black Baptist Church.” Learning, developing, and applying leadership skills is an ongoing process (Ephesians 4:11-16). As per the Canaan Church Polity, all disciples are urged to attend this Bible-based leadership series facilitated by Pastor Greg Jones. All are welcome.

Bible Study

Bible Study on Thursday night, is cancelled due to the Revival this week. Bible Study will resume on November 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM. The focus will be the Book of Romans. All are welcome. The facilitator will be our Senior Pastor, Thomas D. Johnson, Sr., D. Min.

New Disciples Classes

Class on 10/18, Last Class 10/30 in Cooper Conf. Rm.

* Baptism: Sunday, October 25.


We offer many services to seniors


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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WOW (Worship On Wednesday)
October 28th at 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Afternoon Fellowship: Will start Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM. All are welcome. “We Are the People of God Praying for One Another.”

Baby Dedications
November 29, 2015

Anyone interested in Baby Dedications please see Deacon Rhona Russell. Dedications are held every 5th Sunday of the month. The next baby dedication will be November 29th.

Adult Literacy
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Classes meet every Tuesday at 1:00 PM in the Counseling Room.

Judith's Angel Place

Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering to work with children ages 6 months to 4 1/2 years during the morning worship service. Please see the following persons after the morning service in the Liberation Tower for an application: Mr. David Brown, Deacon Carol Viaer or Ms. Delores Moon Dixon.

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. Please contact Dr. david Hodges of Rev. Olevia Stewart-Smith after service.

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.


November 1st at 3:00 PM: Pastor Johnson will be the guest speaker at the 62nd Anniversary of Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church, where Dr. Frank Blackshear is Pastor. Our Choir will accompany Pastor Johnson. All are welcome.

November 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Noon: Lydia Project Ministry Clothes Drive: Please donate for the needy (men, women and children) only clean used clothes. warm, clean, gently worn clothing. We will be in Lobby on November 7, 2015, from 9:00AM to collect and distribution. We cannot accept donations after this time. For more information please see: Alvena Davis, Chairperson or Sarah King.

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00: Calling All Women: The Woman of the Year and Women’s Day Committee, presents Sister to Sister Praise and Worship Service, “The Spiritual Scripture Cake,” Saturday, December 12, 2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Founders Hall. For more information contact Sis. Barbara Vanterpool, Sis. Brenda Brown, Sis. Annie Nelson or Sis. Esther Goings. All Are Welcome.

Sept. - Oct. 2016: The Holy Land Experience: Follow the footsteps of Jesus, join us as we ex-perience the Holy Land Sept. - Oct. 2016. You may call Trustee Claiborne at 212-866-0301, 212-222-5445 or 917-273-8305 for further information.



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
"Holy" by Donnie McClurkin"

2015 Women's Day Choir gives high praise singing "I Will Bless the Lord."


Book Discussion & Signing
Sunday, September 20th
Prayer Breakfast
September 19, 2015
Men's Retreat to Eddy Farms
September 18 - 20, 2015
Back To School Supplies
August 29- 30
Community Outreach
August 22
PNBC Annual Session
August 2-7, 2015

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