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Canaan Baptist Church of Christ
Serving from the Heart of Harlem since 1932
10:00AM - Sunday morning’s Worship Service can be found on YouTube: Canaan Baptist NYC and Facebook: Canaan of Harlem
REMINDER: All Canaan activities including ministry meetings, choir rehearsals, church services, etc., have been suspended until further notice. Please continue to check our website for updates.





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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BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY - Galatians 6:16-18

Romans 5:1-5


Midweek Service:

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

Wednesday’s Evening Service at 7:00pm

Baptist Training Union (BTU), Wednesday’s from 6:15pm to 7:15pm


Sr. Pastor’s Bible Study on Thursday’s from 6:30pm to 8pm


**Canaan Bible Colloquium with Pastor Greg B. Jones held on Mondays from 6:30-8:00 PM in Founders Hall. All new and former students are welcome to join.

Adult Literacy 

Tuesday at 1 p.m. 



New Home:1428 Fifth Ave. Entrance on 116th Street 

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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The Canaan Baptist Church of Christ Coronavirus Task Force recommends the practice of “social distancing” during the coronavirus threat. “Social Distancing,” means creating ways to increase distance between individuals in settings where people commonly come into close contact with one another.

Recommendations by the Center For Disease Control (CDC):

1.      Hand hygiene - wash your hands with soap and water frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Use hand rubs, gels, foams, or pre-moistened towelettes with 60%-95% alcohol. Also, use hand sanitizers when available.

2.      Cough-etiquette—cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you do not have a tissue, cough and/or sneeze into your upper sleeve, or the space in between your elbow – but not into your hands. Properly dispose of used tissues

3.      Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects

4.      If you have symptoms such as coughing, fever and/or sore throat, stay home and designate a care provider to assist and check on you. 

5. Keep up healthy habits that will boost your immune system
a. Keep immunizations current 
b. Eat healthy 
c. Exercise 
d. Rest 
e. Attempt to reduce stress

If you have pre-existing health conditions such as asthma, a weak immune system and/or high blood pressure, please take the necessary precautions to ensure your health by wearing latex gloves in public spaces and other preventative items mentioned in this awareness packet.

Follow the directives of your doctor, local public health department and advisors.

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"


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


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





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.”

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