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The GOOD NEWS Of Canaan

A Monthly Publication of the Canaan Baptist Church

Committed to God, Church and Community

Resurrecting Your Life

"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were

dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never
die. Believest thou this? " - (John 11: 25-26)

APRIL 2015

race and peace unto you!

Inside this issue:

A Word From
The Pastor


Meet the

Order of

Word Search

Sick and Shut in


Plug In & Get


In this season of commemorating and celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Christ, as Christians, we must peer into the inner layers of our lives and resurrect
those areas that have caused a spiritual death to dwell in our faith. These areas
such as moral and family values, quality education, economic uplift, political
engagement, and cultural pride and history, once motivated our lives with a
sense of hope and joy. But as these areas continue to decline in the world, it
makes the weight of the cross we carry unbearable, and threatens the abundant
life God desires for us.
Saints, we must believe in life. Now is a good time to remember why God sent his
only Son, Jesus, to die for us. It's important to know that Jesus' death on the cross
was not in vain. He died for our sins. His burial and resurrection fulfilled the love
and eternity promised to us by God. Thankfully, once we are in alignment with
God's Word and live up to our responsibilities, there is the eternal reward of life
awaiting us as recipients of God's love.
Accordingly, it is wise to live in the power of Resurrection and be aware of God in
our life. As we pursue God passionately, we must allow the relationship with Him
to grow. The engaging connection with God will create a change in our lives that
showcase the power of God's strength in us. Our purpose in life will become
clearer as we realize our potential in making the most of our time on earth. We
are the fruit of the Resurrection!
Even though the tomb is empty, Jesus is alive. Are you alive? If so, resurrect your
life and claim your divine inheritance by conquering and restoring God's power
within you. Beloved, go within the depths of your soul and re-evaluate your goal
of eternal life. Rely on God to transform your life and trust Him to lead you
through all your trials and tribulations. Don't be shaken by changing
circumstances in your spirit, instead commit your spirit. Let God resurrect you!
-continued on page 3

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The GOOD NEWS of Canaan

Canaan Baptist Church
Dr. Christopher Alan Bullock
Newsletter Staff
Deirdre Crew
Alan Hicks
Alveretta Mobley
Pat Risher
Rutha Williams
Canaans Mission Statement
An urban Baptist Church which
serves as a vanguard of liberation,
faith and empowerment through
our Christian witness. Canaans
mission is to do ministry for the
Master through the five-fold
ministries of Discipleship,
Fellowship, Service, Worship,
and Evangelism.
Acts 2:42-47
Canaans Core Values
Congregational Intimacy
(1 Corinthians 13:13)
Salvation For The Lost
(St. John 3:16)
Applied Christianity
(James 2:14-20)
Impact the Human Condition
(St. Luke 4:18-19)
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Welcome and Greetings

Thank you for worshipping with us at Canaan Baptist Church. The
corporate life of this congregation is the true witness of the vitality of
our faith. While the high point of our Christian service is to be
found in the experience of Sunday worship, what we do from
Monday to Saturday, speaks volumes about Canaans commitment
and dedication to Christ and our community.
Canaan is a family where all of us are saved sinners hammering out
our salvation under the auspices of Gods amazing grace. We are
structured, but not so structured as to prevent the powerful work of
the Holy Spirit to impact the life of our in-reach and outreach
ministries. We are organized, but not so organized to prevent the
organism, which is the Church, from bearing full life.

We Welcome You!
Dr. Christopher Alan Bullock and First Lady Dr. Debbie Bullock

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Elder Dutch
Good News Of Canaan (GNOC): Tell us about your call to the ministry.
ED: My call was and is still a process. My first encounter with God was about the age of
12, while reading a Sunday school book. Shortly after that I began teaching Sunday
school. I realized I was being called one night at work. I heard a voice in my spirit
saying Im calling you to call things which are not as if they were, Ill speak through
you. I spoke with my Pastor and he advised me to continue in the word, keep up with
my studies and ask God to sensitize me to the leading of the holy spirit to live an anointed prayer life
and pray wisely the word of God. Im still trying to live that advice.
GNOC: Whats your passion for ministry?
ED: Im very passionate about my Prayer Life. There are times being in the presence of people I can
feel their pain, their hurts and confusion. Im compelled to intercede and pray on their behalf. Also,
always seeking wisdom for all things according to Proverbs 4:5. Im very passionate about the lost, the
unsaved, the sick and those with habits they cant seem to break. They need to know that Jesus is a
habit breaker.
GNOC: How is it serving with Pastor Bullock to help him carry out Gods vision for Canaan?
ED: Ive been with Pastor Bullock a short period of time. I feel as if his message is his life. He preaches
the voice of God which is the word of God. Pastor Bullock is a trailblazer and a visionary and as part of
the ministry at Canaan I am called to pray under the anointing of the holy spirit for my Pastor, his
family and my Canaan church family.

Your Life

(cont. from front page)

Despite Jesus' sacrificial death, He lives so we can face each new tomorrow. Jesus has won the victory and
is willing to share with everyone that is willing to accept Him. Truly, it would be beneficial to reintroduce
ourselves to God and allow the Holy Spirit to lead us into victory. Also, we should make it our priority to
help others see God's power and love. Death can be overcome. Jesus did it and we can, too. Arise in Jesus
In closing, Jesus' resurrection gives each one of us an opportunity to receive a new life in heaven. His
final sacrifice paid for all our sins and demonstrated the love He has for us. It is this lovely gift that gives
us hope and eternal life in heaven. Just as the crosses in our lives dampers the divine purpose in life, we
must focus on the power of resurrecting them. Let God breath new life into you!
Stay Strong!
Dr. Christopher Alan Bullock, Senior Pastor
Worship Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.

Wednesdays - (WOW) Worship On Wednesdays

Noon Prayer
Fellowship Hour Meal 5-6 p.m.
Bible Study - 6 p.m.
*Celebration of Holy Communion - Every 1st Sunday (Both Services)

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12 Year Anniversary Celebration

On 3/15/15, Canaan celebrated 12 years of doing ministry
for the Master as a Simple Church. A high time was had
by all with much praise, powerful preaching and
anointed sangin by the Unity Mass Choir. To God Be
The Glory for the things He has done!

Canaan Bereavement Ministry Policy

Procedures for reporting the death of a family member


During normal business hours, notify the Canaan

church office of the death of your loved one. The
office staff will then contact:
Pastor Bullock, Deacon and Bereavement
Ministry Leaders

2. A Bereavement Team will be notified and assigned

(by proximity)
3. Team leader will contact the family to make
arrangements for visitation
4. Team leader informs the family to contact the
church office for any funeral arrangements or
other assistance
5. Decisions concerning funerals or funeral
related matters are to be made exclusively by
the Pastor or the Chairman of the Deacon

Membership benefit privileges can be

made if the deceased was an active
(regularly in attendance and a financially
contributing) member of the church

Nights, Weekends, or Holiday Calls

When the Canaan church office is closed, call the
Chairman of the Deacon Board Deacon Earl
Green at: (302) 584-6936
Chairman of the Pastoral Care Bereavement
Ministry Rev. Paul Wilson at: (302) 325-0403

Canaan Baptist Church Office

(302) 654-8818
-For Future Reference; Bereavement Ministry Policy
information is permanently available on the church website under
the Five-Fold Ministries page. Our website address:

Hallelujah Sunday
Sunday May 17, 2015
3:30 p.m.

A Day to Honor & Celebrate every ministry in Canaan!

Save The Date

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Rev. Vickie Gaines

Good News Of Canaan (GNOC): Tell
us about your call to the ministry.
VG: For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord, plans to prosper,
plans not to harm, plans for a hope and a
future (Jeremiah 29:11) It wasnt until I
moved to Brooklyn New York to get help for my
personal battle with addiction, that I realized God took
me out of my Egypt, to do ministry for the Master. I
was surrounded by women who were hurting, dealing
unforgiveness, abuse of many kinds, those who carried
emotional baggage and many who did not know there
was a more excellent way to live life. The Holy Spirit
spoke to me and I knew I had to do something to help
others who suffer with those types of issues. Even
though I work and counsel with women who have lifecontrolling issues, I am still amazed that God placed
me as the leader of the Womens Ministry of Canaan
Baptist Church. But God knew the plan
GNOC: Whats your passion for ministry?
VG: My passion for ministry is to help God in His
Work with a lost and sometimes hopeless world. My
passion is to work with women who not only need help
for substance abuse and mental health, but those who
want to live life and get to know God in a better
way. My mission is to fulfill the plans God has for me
to minister to women who have been physically,
mentally, spiritually, sexually abused. When I see a life
changed, I am blessed and I know that even though
God used me, it was He Who did it!
GNOC: How is it serving with Pastor Bullock to help
him carry out Gods vision for Canaan?
VG: When I came back to Delaware from NY and
joined the ministerial staff at Canaan, one of my
leaders/mentors told me get to know your Pastor, his
likes, dislikes, his passion as well as his mission. I
silently studied Pastor Bullock, from the pulpit, as he
lead meetings, in his office, how he related to others
and how he counseled his flock from the pulpit. I have
grown to love my Pastor and the mission God has
given him. The adage you cant lead if you cant
follow is true. Pastor Bullock is a great leader as
evidenced by his many followers. Hes a great follower
as evidenced by those who are in authority in his life,
who lead him. It is good to serve with Pastor and help
him carry out Gods vision for Canaan, knowing he
follows the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Stay Connected
Back By Popular Demand

We Remember

Live Comedy Show - Here at Canaan Baptist Church

-An Evening with Eve-Lynn-

We Remember - a powerful play that pays tribute to

the trailblazers through song, dance and the spoken
word. The play is written and directed by our own
Rose Green and performed by our own talented church
Saturday April 11, 2014 at 7 pm
Here at Canaan

The Diva is Back!

(and she is bringing friends)
Friday May 15th 2015 - 7 p.m.
Women's Ministry Monthly Bible Study
Celebrating Women
Friday, April 10, 2015
Bible Study FacilitatorPastor C.A. Bullock
Lite Meal served @ 5:30 p.m.

4th Annual Robotics Day Event

April 11, 2015 from 9 am11 am at the Barclays Center
in Wilmington, DE. Come with your family and friends
to celebrate robotics in Delaware and inspire our next
generation of scientists and engineers.
Education not Incarceration
Keisha Michelle Michael Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Keisha Michelle Michael Memorial Scholarship Fund
administered by the Delaware Community Foundation, is
offering scholarships to deserving high school seniors who are
planning to attend a Historically Black College or University. A
completed application, official school transcript, two letters of
recommendation, and personal essay should be mailed to the
following address and postmarked by Wednesday, April 22,
P.O. Box 7593 Wilmington, DE 19803-7593

Summer Jobs Available for Youth

Summer Youth Employment Program Application Event
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9am - 3pm
67 Reads Way, Gilliam Building Multi-purpose room
New Castle, DE 19720
Call (302) 395-5600 for more information
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Canaan Business Network Featured Businesses

The following businesses are featured for this month.
Please support our businesses.
For more information about or to join the Canaan
Business Network, please contact: Rev. Norman Miller
(302)377-7004 or Sister Nikki Hurd (240)988-1526 or by
visiting our ONLINE DIRECTORY at
ministries/canaan-business-network/ and click on
the link: directory of businesses.