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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Sunday Bulletin



Midweek Service Wednesday, July 16.

Leadership: Audio & Media Ministry.
Scripture:1 Corinthians 10: 9-22.
Sermon: Rev. Rudy Gaithwright.

Baptist Training Union (BTU)

During July, the Baptist Training Union begins studying the Contemporary Training for the Church (C.T.C.) quarterly theme, 'Following the Example of Jesus,' on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 PM in the Sanctuary. Rev. Dr. Lillian Miles is the facilitator. All are welcome.

Bible Study

Thursday night Bible study classes are suspended for the summer.


We offer many services to seniors


    By Rev. Thomas D. Johnson

Grace be yours and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

I can think of no higher calling for one’s life than service to the Lord Jesus Christ. This service encompassed the whole of life. Our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual capacities are engaged as we join with others to build the Kingdom of God.

I am very grateful to have celebrated my fortieth year in ministry with my Canaan Family. This year has been a tremendous time of reflection on my life and what it has meant to serve the Body of Christ for all these years.
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Bible Study
Suspended For Summer

Thursday night Bible study classes are suspended for the summer. Please consult your Bulletin for date when it will reconvene.

Adult Literacy
Suspended For The Summer

Regulrly scheduled Tueday night clases are suspended for the summer.

CPR Class
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Canaan Baptist Church of Christ presents American Heart Association Heart Saver Course on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 9:00 AM -1:00 PM. Please contact Marjorie Mosley at 646-964-4121 and leave your name and contact phone number to register. Class has a limit of eight participants.

Annual Church Outing
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Come One, Come All!! The church outing will be held July 26, 2014 to FDR Park. Buses will depart 8:00am. Please join us as we extend our hospitality to our guests from New Hope Baptist Church, Niag-ara Falls, NY. Tickets can be purchased every Sunday after morning worship in the Liberation Tower until July 20, 2014. For further information please see Deacon Carol Viaer, Dean Paulette Carter or Asst. Dean Charles Thomas.

Global Mission Sunday:
Sunday, July 27th

The Missionary Ministry will host Global Mission Sunday, July 27th. The theme this year is “Labourers of Christ: Go Forth Into All The World.”

Evangelism Outreach BBQ
Saturday, August 16th

Our Annual Community Outreach will be held in the parking lot between the Church and The E.M. Moore House on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Health Screenings will be available. Volunteers are needed to set up at 9:00 AM and to clean up beginning 3:00 PM. Men are especially needed to move large items. There is much to do throughout the day. HELP MAKE THIS DAY A SUCCESS FOR OUR CHURCH as we serve our community.

Canaan Voice
Deadline August 24

We are inviting the congregation to submit articles for our summer issue of the Canaan Voice. There will be no theme, you may write on recent events in Canaan, what you enjoy about Canaan or something noteworthy about your Christian journey. The deadline for submissions is August 24, 2014.

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

Resources For Congregation

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

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.

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.


Friday, Sept. 5
Formal Dinner Dance

A Night of Elegance: Friday, Sept. 5 - The Fishermen Fellowship, Male Chorus and Trustee Ministry invite you to a Black and White Formal Dinner Dance at the Alhambra Ballroom, 7:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight. Proceeds to support Canaan Capital Improvement. Tickets Available in the Liberation Tower.

Weekend of Sept. 12-14
The 3rd Annual Men's Retreat

We are accepting down payments now. For more information, you can see Bro. Martin Harris or Bro. Norbert A. Charles after service.

Saturday, September 13
Theater Trip: Moses

Travel with the Scholarship Commission to the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA to see "Moses." For further information please see any member of the Scholarship Commission.

Weekend of Sept. 19-21
Young Adult Retreat

Young Adult Ministry: Weekend of Sept. 19-21 – The Young Adult Ministry's Fall Retreat will be at Camp Deer Park in Long Island, NY. This year's theme is: "To Everything, There Is A Season." We are calling all young adults ages 18-40 who are interested in a weekend of fellowship, fun, and worship. Please see Sister Catrina Barnes or Brother Charles Thomas for more information.



Holy Days Services/Events


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"


Parish Meeting
Sunday, June 29th
Women's Day Service
Sunday, June 22
3rd Chari-Tea Fundraiser
Saturday, June 21st at 1:00 PM
Men's Day Service
Sunday, June 15
Men's Day Luncheon
Saturday, June
Men's Day Concert
Friday, June 13
Youth Day
Sunday, June 8
Church School Closing
Saturday, June 7
Youth Day Concert
Friday, June 6
34th Youth Convocation
Friday, June 6 - Sunday, June 8
McDonald's Gospelfest
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Women In Jazz
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Single Parent Ministry kick-off
Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Pastor's Anniversary
April 25 - 27, 2014


Ordination Service 
Pastor Johnson congratulates and presents Canaan newest Reverends.

Ordination service

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