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, August 26, 2015

Leadership: Youth Board/ Young Adult (YAM).

Scripture: Malachi 3:1-10

Baptist Training Union (BTU)

The Baptist Training Union does not meet during the month of August. B.T.U. will resume Wednesday,  September 9th, 2014 at 6:15 PM in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.

Bible Study

Bible Study on Thursday night, is cancelled.


We offer many services to seniors


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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Adult Literacy
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

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.

Back To School Supplies

The Single Parents Ministry CBC is collecting school supplies and backpacks to help the children who will soon be returning to school. The requested supplies are as follows: No. 2 pencils, Pens, Crayons, Pencil cases, Pencils, Sharpeners, Erasers, Highlighters, Composition notebooks, Rulers, Fiskar scissors, Glue sticks, Pocket folders, Binders, Scientific calculators and Loose leaf paper. Distribution dates Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Sunday, August 30, 2015 after the morning Worship Service. Please see any member of the Single Parents ministry for additional information.

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.

Baby Dedications
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.

Men's Retreat to Eddy Farms
September 18 - 20, 2015

The Men's Ministry would like to invite the men and young men of Canaan to come join them on a men's retreat and be spiritually uplifted as they fellowship one with another. For further information please contact Deacon Michael Russell, Deacon Leman Mc Ghee or Norbert Charles.

Prayer Breakfast
September 19, 2015

We are "People of God, Praying for One Another." The Women's Ministry will be hosting a Prayer Breakfast for all women on September 19, 2015 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM in Founders Hall. For more info please contact any member of the Women's Ministry Steering Committee.

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. >> read more

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.

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"

2015 Women's Day Choir gives high praise singing "I Will Bless the Lord."


Community Outreach
August 22
PNBC Annual Session
August 2-7, 2015
Vacation Bible School
July 13 - July 24, 2015
Vacation Bible School Closing
Friday, July 24
Church Wide Meeting
Thursday, July 23
Eric Garner Remembrance
Friday, July, 17 at 7:00 PM
Women's Day Service
Sunday, June 28 at 10:00 AM
Single Parents Meeting
Friday, June 26 at 6:00 PM
Leaders Council
Monday, June 22nd at 7:00 PM
Mens Day
Sunday, June 21
Mens Day Concert
Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 PM
Youth Prayer Service
Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 PM
Youth Convocation Worship Service/Graduate Recognition
Sunday, June 14 at 10:00 AM
Fellowship Southern Baptist Church
Sunday, June 14 at 3:30 PM
Church School Closing
Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 AM
Youth Concert.
Friday, June 12 at 7:00 PM

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