Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Support for President Obama's Health Care Initiative

Thomas D. Johnson, Sr., D.Min.
Senior Pastor

I do hope we all understand the need to support President Obama and his health care initiative. It has been very disappointing in recent week to listen to the partisan debate on this issue while so many Americans are living day-to-day without the benefit of a doctor's care, prescription medication and other forms of health services that lead to quality living. President Obama has been resilient throughout this campaign for national health care and I commend him for compassion and tenacity in trying to do the right thing for us all. Please join me in offering prayers daily for our President and his family.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Lydia Project

I am pleased to announce that we have begun the development of a new outreach ministry to be called, The Lydia Project. This ministry is named for Lydia who is mentioned in the New Testament whose heart was opened to the Lord and attended to the things spoken of by Paul. This ministry will serve the Canaan Family and the community-at-large by conducting clothing drives to benefit needy families and individuals. The first clothing drive will take place on Saturday, September 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Additional drives will follow in the near future.

Clothing collected will be delivered to homeless shelters, substance abuse shelters and other human service delivery agencies. We invite you to bring your clean gently used garments on Saturday, September 26 to Canaan between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Volunteers are needed to sort and to drive.

For additional information, please see Gladys Foster, Jocelyn Smith or Cheri Hunter. You may sign up to participate in the outer lobby following our 11:00 a.m. worship service.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Eight O'clock Service: An Exciting Worship Experience

There are many in our community who are still unaware of our Sunday Morning early worship service. This Service begins at eight o'clock a.m. and usually last about an hour and thirty minutes. Canaan has been offering this worship service for a little more than and year and our attendance continues to grow. The early service can be characterized as more intimate that our regular service while providing the same level of passion and excitement that Canaan worship services are known for. Our research suggests that there are many in our community who prefer an earlier worship service. We appeal to you to join us each Sunday morning at eight to share in a loving fellowship, rejoice with vibrant music and praise and receive the Word of God from our Senior Pastor. Feel free to bring friends and family along.