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, April 9

Leadership: Prison Ministry/Bethesda Wellness.
Scripture:Jeremiah 23:5-6/Zechariah 6:9-14/John 19:1-5.
Sermon: Rev. Roger Harris.

Baptist Training Union (BTU)

During April, the Baptist Training Union will complete the Contemporary Training for the Church (C.T.C.) quarterly theme, 'Understanding Your Faith,' on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 PM in the Sanctuary. Minister Robert Thompson is the facilitator. All are welcome.

Bible Study

Thursday night Bible Study is at 6:30 PM. This unit of study, "The Lovely Letter," is a six-week series from The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians. All are urged to attend during this season of Lent. Our Senior Pastor is the instructor.


We offer many services to seniors


    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.
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Holy Days Services/Events
April 2014

Join us in worship and praise as we celebrate the risen Lord.

Pastor's Anniversary
April 25 - 27, 2014

Canaan members, family and friends join us as we celebrate the 8th Pastoral Anniversary of our Senior Pastor The Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Johnson, Sr.

Scholarship & Career Development Spring Flower Sales 2014

The Scholarship & Career Commission would like to encourage you to purchase Easter Lilies, Daffodils or Tulips for your home this Easter holiday season.

Easter Cantata
Maundy Thursday, April 17

The annual Easter Cantata will be held Maundy Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary. Featuring Canaan Music and Arts Ministry.

Women In Jazz
Saturday, May 3, 2014

The 2014 Woman of the Year and the Womens Day Committee present Women In Jazz in Founders Hall at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 3.

Canaan Voice New Issue
Deadline Sunday, May 4

The Publications Ministry is soliciting articles to include in the Canaan Voice. The theme will be “Fired Up and Ready to Serve." The deadline for submitting articles is Sunday, May 4. Please submit your articles to or place in the Canaan Voice mailbox.

McDonald’s Gospelfest
Saturday, May 10, 2014

An exciting time is to be had at the McDonald’s Gospelfest, our very own Dance The Word Ministry are finalists and First Lady Donna Johnson is an honoree.

2014 Envelopes

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 Sunday.

Adult Literacy
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Classes meet every Tuesday at 6:00 PM in the Counseling Room.

Robert Francis Learning Center

Tutoring available at Robert Francis Learning Center at Canaan Baptist Church of Christ on Saturdays 12:30-2:00 pm. Individual and small group tutoring. For further information, contact Ms. Sandra Francis.
Statewide Examinations:
- April 30-May 2, 2014 - NYS Math.
- June 17-25, 2014 - HS Regents.

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.

Memorial Plaques

Attention Canaan ministries, family and friends who are interested in memorializing their loved ones. Please see Deacon Lorraine Smalls or Trustee Rachel Brown following service to place your order.

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, May 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Single Parent Ministry kick-off. Come join us for a "Meet and Greet." We invite you to join us to be part of a ministry tailored just for you as you grow in your relationship with God. We invite "all" single parents, male and female, to come out and be a part of a new experience.

Saturday, June 21st at 1:00 PM

First Lady Donna B. Johnson & The First Lady's Ministry presents The 3rd Chari-Tea Fundraiser For Cancer Education and Awareness. Theme: "A New Beginning-Empowered for a Purpose." See a member of the First Lady's Ministry for details.

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

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.



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"


Diaconate Visitation Training
April 1st and April 3rd
Broadway Outing
March 30th
Sister To Sister Luncheon
Saturday, March 29th
Spring Revival and Anniversary of Clubs
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Fellowship With Bright Light Baptist
Sunday, February 23, 2014
PNBC Retreat
Monday, February 17, 2014
Parish Meeting
February 16th
Women's Ministry Cancelled
Friday, February, 14


Ordination Service 
Pastor Johnson congratulates and presents Canaan newest Reverends.

Ordination service

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