"Where Love Makes the Difference"


Canaan Community Church- 20th Church Anniversary

On Sunday February 9, 2020 Canaan will celebrate our 20th church anniversary.  This year our theme is "Celebrating Twenty Years of Love Making the Difference."  

We are celebrating with "20 for 20": 20 events for twenty years beginning Saturday January 4th with our Nehemiah Scholars Fundraising Brunch.

Below is a tentative list of all of the events planned for 2020!

Nehemiah Scholars Fundraising Brunch: 

Saturday January 4, 2020


20th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Mayfair Performing Company


Sunday, February 9, 2020

Pastor Person and Ebenezer M.B. Church

3:30 pm

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Chicago Children's Choir


Sunday, February 23, 2020

King College Prep Band


Vigil for deceased members of Canaan and Community

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Easter Egg Hunt Celebration

Saturday April 11, 2020 from 11am -2pm

Bowling Outing and Fundraiser

To be held early June date (TBA)

Real Men Cook Contest

Saturday June 20, 2020 (Father’s Day Weekend)

Participant $15... Taster $10

20th Anniversary Banquet and souvenir book

Friday, July 10, 2020.

Burbank Manor 6345 W. 79th Street, Burbank, IL

Donation $50 for adults $30 (13&under)

Fellowship with Spring Branch Baptist Church of N.C. & Pastor Simpson

July 10-12, 2020

Music Concert and Live Recording

July 12th, 2020

Reunion choir: VOF, Youth Movement, COL, IGNITE, Warriors of Faith.

Celebration of the Arts (Dance, Visual, Drama, Music)

Sunday, July 19, 2016

Youth Sports Fair and Clinic

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Baptism/ Fellowship and cookout

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Canaan Community Church Outdoor Service

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Canaan Youth Sports Initiative Golf Outing 

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Pastah J 20 Years in Ministry/14th Pastoral Anniversary

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Guests: Mt. Pisgah MB Church and Pastor Ernest Ledbetter III 3pm

Taste of Canaan/Back to School Event

August 29, 2020

Canaan Ordination Sunday 

Sunday September 20, 2020

Breast cancer Awareness Event: Honoring Tanniel Azike

Week of October 18, 2020

Thanksgiving Community Dinner and Discount Store

Tuesday, November 23, 2020

End of the Year Scholarship Banquet

December 2020

Nehemiah Scholars Fundraising Brunch

Join us for our Annual Scholarship Fundraiser and the kickoff of Canaan's 20th Church Anniversary, "20 for 20" events. All proceeds will go directly towards college scholarships for young people in our church and community who attend a four year college or university.

Saturday January 4, 2020 at 11am
Canaan Community Church
1701 W. Garfield Blvd. Chicago, IL 60636
Tickets are no longer on sale but you can always donate by clicking on the button below. 


Beginning January 5, 2020, Canaan will begin a 7 week sermon series and small group bible study based on Pastah J's book, Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods. It is extremely important that everyone has a copy of the book which will be made available at a special price for anyone who does not have one. Also, there is FREE online curriculum that will be used weekly for small group bible study that can be downloaded at

It is the expectation as we enter 2020 that EVERY member of Canaan would be a part of a small group bible study, elevate bible study or Sunday Morning Study. It is extremely important that we focus on our (w)holisitic discipleship and grow in every area of our faith as we move into the next decade of Canaan's ministry. Small groups will meet weekly in home of Canaan members if you need more information on where groups are meeting please contact us.

The series will end on February 23, 2020 with a one week break on February 9th for our 20th anniversary Sunday. Where we will focus on our theme "Celebrating 20 years of Love Making the Difference.'