Canaan Baptist Church of Christ
Serving from the Heart of Harlem since 1932
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every Sunday morning at "Canaan of Harlem"





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

 All are welcome. “We Are the People of God Praying for One Another.”

Baptist Training Union (BTU)


Adult Literacy 

Tuesday at 1 p.m. 


Relocating by December  

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  


GIVELIFY is a secure and convenient way for Canaan members to pay tithes and offerings using your debit or credit card (except American Express), directly from your cellphone:
    1. Download the Givelify app from your phone’s App Store.
    2. Open the app and follow the instructions to create an account. Please be sure to confirm your email address after setting up your account.
    3. Search for Canaan Baptist Church and save it as a Favorite and/or Place of Worship.
    4. Tap “GIVE” and select amount and purpose (e.g. Tithes, Mission). You may also select the frequency of your contribution (Weekly, Monthly, etc.) if you choose. Be sure your correct card information is reflected. After confirming and tapping “GIVE NOW” a webpage will open asking you to confirm your donation.
    5. Once confirmed you will see a confirmation page in the app. Here, you will enter your envelope number.  Please note, Givelify does not keep records of your credit card information. The security of your information in the app is directly correlated to the security of your phone. Please contact the Trustees if you have any questions or need additional help.



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 14th, 2018 - Canaan's Church School presents "The Greatest Gift" at 7:00pm

December 20th, 2018 - Canaan's Music Ministry presents "Black Nativity: The Gospel Christmas Musical Experience" at 7:00pm

You're Invited to Canaan's 2nd Annual New Year's Celebration on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 (immediately following Watch Night Service)

July 9th-22nd  Vacation BIble School 8:30- 2 p.m. "Jesus the Kingdom Builder   Ages: 4.5 yrs thru 15 yrs old Please call church for any inquiries and leave message for Director Annette Davenport.  

July 9th,10th,12th-13th at 6 p.m., Music Workshop with Guest Facilitator: Dr. OLa Gathers of Israel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. 

If you are a Singer Please join us. Registration Required  

Workshop Music Concert on Saturday, July 14th at 1 p.m. in Sanctuary 

Annual Church Outing, Saturday July 28th, 2018    11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 115th Street bet Lenox-7th Avenue

August 10th-12th  6 p.m.  Saturday 11 a.m.        Young Adult Summit, Theme: "Fearless Faith" Voting age and up 


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"



New Disciple Classes:The schedule for December is as follows: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 and 12/30.  All classes are to be held in E.M. Moore at 8:30 AM sharp!


Baptism: December 23, 2018


Midweek Service:   BTU Ministry/WTW Choir

    Joshua 24:1-, 13-15, 21-24               

Baptist Training Union (BTU):  During December, the Baptist Training Union will study the C.T.C. Quarterly theme, ‘We Are Sustained, Guided, and Loved by Christ’ on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm in the Sanctuary.  Rev. M. Travis Boyd is the facilitator.  All are welcome.


The Canaan Bible Colloquium with Pastor Greg B. Jones has resumed study on a NEW DAY and NEW TIME: the 1st, 3rd and 4th Mondays from 6:30-8:30PM in Founders Hall. We will continue our study of the Pentateuch with the book of Leviticus. All new and former students are welcome to join.


PRISON MINISTRY will be collecting Christmas gifts for children ages 1-15 years for Project Green Hope and Angel Tree, from November 25 - December 23.  Boxes will be in Front Lobby of the church. Please label your gifts by age and gender. 


Rev. and Mrs Johnson’s Annual Tree Lighting will be held on December 13, 2018 at 8:00PM. All are welcome.


Bell Ringers:  Dr. B. Dexter Allgood will be teaching Bell Ringing as an extension of the Music Ministry. Youth at least 8 years old and older who are interested in learning to become a Bell Ringer should contact Dr. Allgood, Babette Hudson or Rebecca King for more information.



For Information or Inquiries, Contact:

Phone: 212 . 866.0301 ext. 127


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, on the 50th Anniversary of his Assassination. 


(Picture: Dr. King assists his friend the late Pastor of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ,
Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker at his Installation on March 24, 1968 at Canaan Baptist Church of Christ.)  


Watch Video Produced by Akilah-Hadiyah Thompson



“The passing of Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker marks the transition of one of one of the greatest social justice and theological minds of our time. Walker was the first Chairman of the National Action Network and a man that mentored me as a civil rights and social justice leader, and while I am saddened by his passing, I am committed to carrying on his legacy. It is both a personal and global loss to me. May he rest in peace.”