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:

WOW (Worship On Wednesday)
1:30 PM-2:30 PM

We will meet on Wednesdays at 1:30 PM-2:30 PM. All are welcome. “We Are the People of God Praying for One Another.”

Baptist Training Union (BTU)

December is facilitated by Rev. Marsha Lee Watson- "Heroes of the Faith", All are welcome.


Adult Literacy 

Tuesday at 1 p.m. 


Canaan Senior Service Center current location: 160 West 116th Street Lower Level

Daily Hours: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. One on one consultation 10am- 3 pm Assistance with Medical, Housing Issues, Referrals and more.  Age: 60 and over. Daily Breakfast and lunch at nominal fee. 212-876-3628  




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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December 2017 

Church Wide Meeting Dec. 18, 2017 7 pm

Christmas Cantata Thursday Dec. 21, 2017 "No Vacancy" at 7 pm (Guest: Melba Moore)  

Watch Night Service- Sunday 12/31 Doors open at 7:30 pm Service-9 pm

2018 CELEBRATION January 1, 2018 12 am-3 am Founders Hall Food, DJ, & Fun For additional information please call the church. Tickets Available 

Baby Dedications are handled by Deacon Rhona Russell. Dedications are held every 5th Sunday of the month. 

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.




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"



Bible Colloquium Introduction to the Old Testament. Classes will resume on January. 2, 2018 7:30 pm led by Rev. Dr. Greg Jones  

BTU-Every Wednesday @ 6:15-7:15 pm-Sanctuary, Rev. Marsha Lee Watson facilitator. 



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