WELCOME TO SWEET CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH

You are Welcome Here!

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PRAYER CALL WARRIORS

Prayer Group

Every Morning @ 6:30 AM

Conference Call # 515-604-9094

The access code is (474215281#). Please announce yourself upon entering the call.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

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Sundays-Starting @ 9:00 am

This is your introduction to Christian Education and Kingdom Instruction. Come and join in on the discussions.


All worship services and other on-site church activities are postponed until further notice. We will be sending updates via email,  updates on the website, and on social media as needed. Be blessed and stay safe!

SUNDAY SERVICE

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Sundays-Starting @ 10:00 am

In the sanctuary is where we give praise, worship and embrace the word of God. 


All worship services and other on-site church activities are postponed until further notice. We will be sending updates via email,  updates on the website, and on social media as needed. Be blessed and stay safe!

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Pink Petals
Mother with Twins
Mother and Son
Mother and Daughter
Piano Practice
Happy Senior Couple
Hydrangeas
Mother and Daughter Love
Online Class
After Church
Woman Praying
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MOTHER'S DAY 2021

May 9. 2021

Mother’s Day is celebrated across the country every year on the second Sunday in May, but this holiday has special importance to the African American family.  It was declared a national holiday in 1914, and throughout its over 100-year history, families have created ways to honor the day and create lasting memories.

A lot of Mother’s Day traditions center around the church, with church services kicking off Mother’s Day morning with announcements acknowledging matriarchs in the congregation and special performances from the choir honoring mothers. Many of these special songs have been performed and passed down generation to generation to keep Mother’s Day traditions sacred, outside of the Hallmark card grab bag of commercialism. While physical churches are closed right now, congregations have shifted their services online to keep that sense of community and spirit alive.

Mother’s Day is special for not only mamas and future mamas, but also for families who use the holiday to honor the caregivers and nurturers of the Black community. While some of us literally grew up with our “surrogate” mothers, all of us had some level of big sisters, “play” aunties, God-mamas, and cousins to help with our rearing. It often takes more than a village and for our community, those connections tend to run long and deep. As we look back at the many who helped to raise us, and especially our own mothers who may have had to play multiple roles and work multiple jobs, to help keep us afloat, we take this day above all of the others, to celebrate those strong women!

Flowers are also an important gift around the day, and spring in general. Many mothers are gifted with roses or carnations to express gratitude for their sacrifices. Some moms decorate their homes in fresh flowers to bring that Spring energy indoors. The adventurous family will take the time to get their hands dirty and plant some lilies for their mom to blossom next year.

            It’s clear that the way Black folks come together for Mother’s Day resonates throughout our communities and impacts how the holiday is commemorated. We also know, holiday or not, our mothers will continue to be celebrated for generations to come. Whether it’s the thoughtful gifts or the community built around church, Black families carve out space to honor the mother figures in their lives in unique, and meaningful ways on Mother’s Day and every day.

Why Mother’s Day Celebrations Are So Revered In The Black Community - Essence

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OUR VISION, OUR MISSION

"We Exist to Create a Community of PEERS."

The Vision of Sweet Canaan Baptist Church is to develop a community of Christ-centered worshipers who, through their spiritual maturity, are able to experience Physical, Economic, Emotional, Religious and Spiritual (PEERS) freedom.

Our Mission at Sweet Canaan Baptist Church is to introduce the Word of God to all, and help them mature spiritually so all may experience the freedom that comes though a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

No matter who you are, there’s a special place for you at our church. Get in touch today or come and visit us in person.

 

“A church with an awareness of the past,

Meeting the needs of the present,

With an astute readiness to meet the

Challenges of the Future.”

Church Historian 

 

OUR HISTORY

"In the year of our Lord 1877, the founding fathers of this great church were the offspring of slaves whose religious services had been held under the brush arbor in the woods under the cover of darkness."

In the times of the Old Testament, Canaan was often referred to as the "Promised Land". And, in the Reconstruction period, when blacks acquired assets, particularly land, they referred to their new possessions as Canaan or the Promised Land. Based on this note, it is mere conjecture of the writer, that when the land was acquired, it was such an awesome, long awaited experience that the word sweet was used to describe joy and enthusiasm. This gave rise to the name Sweet Canaan.  

 

Upcoming Events

  • Bible Study _5/12/2021
    Wed, May 12
    SCBC Conference Call Line
    May 12, 6:30 PM – 8:10 PM
    SCBC Conference Call Line
    Let's study to know Jesus, to prepare ourselves for service, to transform ourselves and to understand God's character and attributes.
  • Sunday School_5/16/2021
    Sun, May 16
    SCBC Conference Call Line
    May 16, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    SCBC Conference Call Line
  • Sunday Service_5/16/2021
    Sun, May 16
    Facebook: @sweetcanaanbc
    May 16, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
    Facebook: @sweetcanaanbc
    All worship services and other on-site church activities are postponed until further notice. We will be sending updates via email, updates on the website, and on social media as needed. Be blessed and stay safe!
 
Praying Together

NEW TO SWEET CANAAN?

WE welcome association with our membership through any of the following methods: Christian Experience, Change of Membership, or Personal Experience or Commitment.

 

OUR LEADERSHIP AND STAFF

Meet Our Pastor

The leadership team at Sweet Canaan Baptist Church consists of ordained clergy and believers with the confidence to guide our community in faith, answer questions, conduct services and organize church events.

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REV. MANUS CALDWELL, JR.

Rev. Caldwell and his family has been inspiring our community since joining us in 2018. They bring a wealth of experience and energy to the church and all of our activities.

THE FIRST FAMILY

Our First Family consists of Rev. Caldwell, his wife Adrianne, and their sons Chancelor and Cortland (not pictured). They play a vital part of our church. They are especially attuned to connecting with youth and new members, helping them find their place in our congregation.

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BOARD OF DEACONS

Meet Our Spiritual Team

 
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DEA. DENNIS CHANCELLOR

Chairman; Ministry Director

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Meet Our Spiritual Team

 

TRUSTEE SANDRA FOWLER

Chairman; Sweet Canaan Cares Ministry

BOARD OF USHERS

Meet Our Spiritual Team

 
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SIS. HAZEL LOVELIST

Usher 

PHOTO GALLERY

An Inside Look to Sweet Canaan

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Praying

MINISTRIES

That's Who We Are

 
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SIS. JADINE HALL-SMITH

Administration

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SIS. RUBY NELL TALLEY

Clerk

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SIS. HAZEL LOVELIST

Women's Ministry

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DEA. WALTER BOLDEN

Christian Education 

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SIS. SACAJAWEA BLASSINGAME

Youth Ministry 

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SIS. SANDRA HALL DURHAM

Outreach Ministry

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DEA. LESHAWN BROWN

Media / Sound Ministry

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SIS. CRYSTAL SADLER

Food / Harvest Ministry

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TRUSTEE CLIFFORD RICE

Photography

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TRUSTEE JEREMIAH ARCHIE

Men's Ministry

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SIS. LOLELIA TODD

Music Ministry; Youth Ministry