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, December 31st

Scripture: Luke 11: 1-13.

Baptist Training Union (BTU)

A blessed New Year to all. The Baptist Training Union will not begin its next quarter of study until Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 6:15 PM in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.


Bible Study

Will not meet on January 1, New Years Day.

Adult Literacy
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM


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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Leaders Council
Monday, December 29th

Meeting of Leaders Council on Monday, December 29th at 7:00 PM in EM Moore. All current and new presidents are urged to attend.

Watch Night Service
Wednesday December 31st

Be a part of the tradition, attend Watch Night Service at Canaan on Wednesday December 31st. Church doors open at 9:00 PM.

Saturday Church School

Attention Parents/Grandparents Saturday, December 20, 2014 was the last class for Saturday Church School in 2014. In 2015 Saturday church School will resume after the holidays on January 3, 2015.

Dance The Word Ministry

Dance The Word Ministry’s 15 Year Anniversary Concert Weekend TWO SET - DVD ON SALE. Final sale on Sunday, December 28th in Liberation Tower. Hurry while supplies last!

Canaan Voice Deadline
Sunday, December, 28

The Publications Ministry is soliciting articles for the next issue of the Canaan Voice. The theme is "The Season of Giving." The deadline for submissions is Sunday, December, 28, 2014.

2015 Tithing Envelopes

Envelopes are available for pick-up Sundays immediately following morning service. We are asking that you please ensure you have done so by the end of January due to space constraints.

SisterTalk New York
Enrollment Jan. 4, 2015

This is a 12 week spiritually based weight management pro-gram, developed by African American Christian women for African American Christian Women. Sisters of Canaan at least 18 years old are invited to participate. If you would like to receive information and to register please attend the SisterTalk New York Enrollment Meeting Jan. 4, 2014 immediately following the morning service. For more details contact Sisters Dawn M. Hill at and Babette Hudson at

Doo Wop Extravaganza
Friday, January 9th, 2015

Presented by Charmaine Patterson and the Women's Day Committee on Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Featuring Acapella Soul and Annette Bland McCoy.

Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Award Ceremonies
Monday, January 19, 2015

  • Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker will receive the New York State Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award on Monday, January 19, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM at the New York State King Memorial Observance to be held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY. Dr. Walker will deliver remarks via video and Wyatt Tee Walker, Jr. will accept the award. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook will be the guest speaker. The event is free and open to the pub-lic and will be broadcast live statewide on Time Warner Cable public access sta-tions. The organizers have offered reserved seating and parking passes for Ca-naanites wishing to attend. If interested please RSVP to or call 212-866-0301, ext. 127 by December 15, 2014.
  • The Progressive National Baptist Convention will honor Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker on Jan. 19, 2015 during its King Memorial Service, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Walker will accept the award in person. Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright will be the guest preacher. All are welcome to attend.

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.


8th Pastoral Anniversary and 40th Year in Ministry of Reverend Dr. Thomas D. Johnson, Sr .


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"


Prison Ministry Toy Drive
Nov. 30-Dec. 22, 2014
Christmas Cantata
Sunday, December 21st
Saturday Church School Pageant
Saturday, December 20th
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, December 11th
Leaders Council Meetng
Monday, November 28
Bullying Workshop
Saturday, November 22
Women's Ministry Anniversary
Friday, November 21
Parish Meeting
November 16
DTW 15th Anniversary
November 14-16, 2014
Raising Turkeys
November 9th and 16th
Pastor Johnson Birthday
November 9
Leaders Council Meetng
Monday, October 27
Fall Anniversary of Ministries and Revival
October 19 - 23
Making Strides Against Breast Cance
Sunday, October 19
Music Ministries Fellowship/Workshop
October 10-12th
Single Parent Ministry
September 26 at 6:30 PM
Weekend of Sept. 19-21
Young Adult Retreat
The 3rd Annual Men's Retreat
Weekend of Sept. 12-14
Saturday, September 13
Theater Trip: Moses


Vetern's Day Service
Veteran Charlie Rangel joined us for the ceremony honoring Canaan's veterans and dedication of new flag for the church on Sunday, November 9, 2014.Ordination service

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