OCM Canaan Church of Princeton is a Chinese Christian Church serving greater Princeton area. We started as a local Bible study group many years ago, it then turned into a fellowship meeting which we met on the 2nd Saturday of each month (4pm-6pm with dinner afterwards). Children have their own program in small classes.
Depending on the occasion, we may also hold special events to celebrate important holidays. We have hosted a series of events since September 2003, including the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festivals, Kids Fun Day, Christmas Caroling, and Music Evangelistic program etc.
We currently have a program called the “Evergreen Club”. This program is designed for the retirees and seniors who live in the neighborhood. The Club meets regularly to have bible study, singing, games and physical exercises. They also enjoy dim sum and Chinese pastries together. The members enjoy tremendously at these gatherings. Besides that, we have also started a “Women Bible Study” group. They get together to study the Bible and serve as a support group for each other. Cantonese and Mandarin speaking women meet bi-weekly to share their family issues, child rearing methods and enjoy teas and biscuits.
By God's grace and blessing, together with the shared vision to spread the Gospel in this local community by the Fellowship Baptist Church in West Windsor, we started our first Chinese worship service in Mandarin/Cantonese on May 22nd, 2005 at 9AM.
|1.||We believe that the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, was inspired by God. The Bible is the only authority for Christian belief and conduct.|
|2.||We believe in one true and living God, eternally coexisting in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; equal in position, rank, authority and glory; the God of Creation, Redemption and Final Judgment.|
|3.||We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, true God and true Man, the incarnate Word, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was crucified to bear the sins of mankind and to become a sin offering to save all who believe in Him so that they can be made holy by His shed blood. He was raised on the third day, ascended into heaven, and is the Mediator between God and Man. He will come again to judge all mankind. His kingdom is everlasting.|
|4.||We believe that the Holy Spirit has descended to regenerate and indwell believers, and to work in the believer's heart and produce Christlikeness. The Holy Spirit also leads believers into the truth and gives them strength to live a holy life.|
|5.||We believe that man was created in God's image, but disobeyed God and fell. Sin and death then came to man. Man experienced not only physical death, but also spiritual death as his soul was separated from God. Only through substitutionary atonement by Jesus Christ can man be saved. Sinners are saved by God's grace through faith, not by their own good works.|
|6.||We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust. The just will be raised to eternal blessedness and the unjust will be raised to judgment and eternal punishment.|
|7.||We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ. There is only one Church, which includes all born-again Christians, past, present and future, in the all places. The Great Commission of the Church is to spread the gospel to the ends of the earth and build up believers in the truth.|