The Baptist Training Union does not meet during the month of August. B.T.U. will resume Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 6:15 PM in the Sanctuary. Rev. Dr. Regenia Whaley will facilitate. All are welcome.
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. read entire message >>
Classes meet every Tuesday at 1:00 PM in the Counseling Room.
Church Closures for Summer
Church will be closed Saturdays in July and August.
PNBC Annual Session
August 2-7, 2015
The 54TH Annual Session of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. will convene in Dallas, Texas, August 2-7, 2015.
Dancing Preachers International Worship
Friday, July 31 at 7:00 PM
Dancing Preachers International is one of the largest liturgical dance conferences in the world, bringing together the nations through worship. Dance The Word Ministry will be one of the featured dance ministries at Dancing Preachers International Worship Service on Friday, July 31 at 7:00 PM at the Radisson Hotel at JFK Airport. Director Yvonne Coston and Wardrobe Consult-ant, Cathy White will also facilitate a segment on Garments and Musicology. See anyone from DTW for more information.
Annual Community Outreach
August 22, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Canaan's community outreach will be held in the E. M. Moore parking lot on Saturday, August 22, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Volunteers are needed to set up at 9:00 AM and to clean up beginning at 3:00 PM. Men are especially needed to move large items such as tables. Only you can make this day a success for our church and our community which we love!
Canaan Voice Submssion
Deadline August 23, 2015
We are inviting the congregation to submit articles for our summer issue of the Canaan Voice. 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 23, 2015.
August 30, 2015
Anyone interested in Baby Dedications please see Deacon Rhona Russell. Dedications are held every 5th Sunday of the month. The next baby dedication will be August 30th.
Book Discussion & Signing
Sunday, September 20th
Sunday, September 20th, 1:30-3:30 PM in Founders Hall, the Social Action Commission will host a book discussion with Arthur Browne, author of One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line. Samuel J. Battle was the first African American NYPD officer joining the police department in 1911. Browne will discuss Battle's courageous journey to integrate the NYPD and the role of his faith. There will be a brief Q & A, andbook signing following the program. All are welcome to attend.
Judith's Angel Place
Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering to work with children ages 6 months to 4 1/2 years during the morning worship service. Please see the following persons after the morning service in the Liberation Tower for an application: Mr. David Brown, Deacon Carol Viaer or Ms. Delores Moon Dixon.
Announcements and/or inserts for the Sunday bulletin will be accepted until 1:00 PM on Mondays. Please send bulletin announcements or inserts to firstname.lastname@example.org with"Canaan Bulletin" in the subject field, or leave them in the Publications Ministry lobby mailbox.
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 CanaanClk@aol.com 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.