BC Briefs

Relocation Necessary

Bear Creek Baptist church is expanding and we are having to relocate some graves within the Bear Creek Cemetery at no cost to the families. Due to this expansion and relocation, Bear Creek Cemetery is seeking the next of kin for the following individuals.

Claude Garland

Kathleen Garland

Charles Duncan

Everett Burleson

Eddie Burleson

Linda Burleson

Irvy Aston

Jacqueline English 

Bobby English Burbey

Robert E. Burbey

If you have any information concerning these individuals or their next of kin, please contact one of the following:

Danny Willis – 828-442-3049

Chris Pittman – 828-467-4609



Women's Bible Study On The Book Of Job

For those ladies who signed up - 

Sessions are held at:

10:00 - 11:30am at First Baptist, Spruce Pine, NC & 6:30 - 8:00pm at Bear Creek Baptist Church

Pick which time suits your schedule best.












To All Members of Bear Creek Baptist Church

We are asking for photos and information on our men and women who have served or are still serving in the armed forces.  This info will go in our Military Album in the Historical Room and will also be placed on video to be shown at a later date.  A copy will be made of your photo and the original will be returned to you.  We need information such as name, rank, branch of service, years served, and any other information you would like to share.  Please bring photos to Joyce and Addy Greene or Linda Duncan.



Zoe's Fund

For those interested in contributing to Zoe's Fund, it will be ongoing to help local children in need.  You may mail or take checks to Jamie M. Miller, CPA at 1136 Greenwood Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.  Please make checks out to Zoe's Fund.



Zoe Ashlyn Ellis Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship has been established at Mayland Community College in memory of Zoe Ellis.  Donations may be mailed to Mayland Community College Foundation, c/o Margaret Earley-Thiele, P.O. Box 547, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.  Please memo checks to Zoe Ashlyn Ellis Memorial College Fund.  Thank you for your contributions.



National Day of Prayer

Date:  Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Time:  12:00 noon and 6:30pm

Location:  Riverside Park, Spruce Pine
  Second Entrance - Amphitheater

"Pray for America - Love One Another"

Come to Riverside Park in Spruce Pine for the National Day of Prayer.  There will be two times to meet.  Choose the one best for you.  This will be a time of community prayer for our town, our county, our state, as well as our nation.

Also, several days will be set aside as "Days of Repentance."  The schedule is as follows - all at Riverside Park:

* Thursday, April 25, 12:00 noon
* Friday, April 26, 12:00 noon
* Saturday, April 27, 12:00 noon
* Monday, April 29, 12:00 noon
* Tuesday, April 30, 12:00 noon
* Wednesday, May 1, 12:00 noon

Each day we will pray for one of the areas of influence in our nation:  the media, the familu, the church, businesses, the government, the military, and education.

We also ask that on Sunday, April 28th, every church in our area have a special time of prayer.  As you know, God will not hear our prayers until we cleanse our hearts, "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10. We are at a critical time in our nation.  What we do now can make all the difference!

Monica Henley-Kritz, Local Coordinator



Connecting to the Internet

Want to connect to the Internet?  Connecting to the Internet is easy at Bear Creek.  Our password is
bcbc28705 under Bear Creek guest.










Please remember to call, visit & pray for our shut-ins & homebound.







Brotherhood Breakfast & Fellowship

Date:  Saturday, May 4th
Time:  8:00am
Location:  Fellowship Hall

All men and boys are invited to join us.





Card Groups

April 28

All Card Groups







Adult Choir Practice

Date:   To be announced

Time:  4:30pm







Community Women's Prayer Breakfast


Date:  Friday, May 10th

Time:  8:00am

Location:  DT's in downtown Spruce Pine. 

All ladies are invited!!





VBS Is Coming

VBS has been scheduled for July 21 - 26, 2019.  Kick-off and Parade will be held on Saturday, July 13th..  Co-Directors for VBS this year are Pastor Bruce and Chris & Christy Young.  There is a place for you at Vacation Bible School.  There are classes for all ages. Also, workers are needed for various jobs.




New Sunday School Class

There is a new Sunday School Class at 9:45am every Sunday morning in the sanctuary.  Teachers for this class are Wendy Cannon and Josh Wise. Come and be a part if you are not already a part of another class.







Date:  April 28, 2019

Time:  6:00pm












Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School has been scheduled for July 21 - 28, 2019.  Kick-off and Parade will be held on Saturday, July 13th.  Details to be announced as available.












Additions to our Library

"Biblica - The Bible Atlas, A Social & Historical Journey Through The Lands of The Bible" has been placed in our church library by Joyce Boone.















Several fiction books written by Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunsetter & others have also been placed in our church library.



Pop Tart/Breakfast Bars Food Drive for Mitchell County Schools

Food Pantry Items Needed:  There is an ongoing collection of non-perishable food items to be taken to the food pantries in Mitchell County schools.  The food box is located under the double bulletin board in the hallway outside the fellowship hall.  Items needed are pop tarts, breakfast bars, peanut butter, saltine crackers, graham crackers, pudding or jello cups, pop top meals such as spaghetti, ravioli, soups, etc.  Make sure they are pop top cans, a lot of the children do not have can openers.  If you would like to give a monetary donation, please contact Karen or Dean Duncan.







Time Change in Wednesday Night Prayer Service











Because Awana is starting 30 minutes early each Wednesday night, our Wednesday night Prayer Service will now be held from  6:30 - 7:20pm.



Sunday School Class for College Age

We have a Sunday School Class for College Age that meets each Sunday, 10:45 am in the Historical Room.  Teachers are Joey & Melissa Phillips.











Our Services Are Live On The Internet

Our services may be viewed live on Sunday and also older services may be viewed by going to 

www.youtube.com and searching for  

bear creek baptist 327 

If you are unable to join us in person please join us online as we worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.







Visitation Committee

If you are interested in being on the Visitation Committee, please contact Roger or Marie Willis.









Building Fund Offering-1st Sunday  

Our Building Fund Offering will be received the first Sunday of each month. Building Fund Envelopes are in the Sunday School Office and in the pews.

What a wonderful opportunity this is to be able to give back to the Lord in furthering His Kingdom!








Food Ministry

There is an ongoing collection of non-perishable food items to be taken to the food pantries in Mitchell County schools.  The food box is located under the double bulletin board in the hallway outside the fellowiship hall. (Please be sure canned food is pop top lids only as some do not have can openers).

If you would like to give a monetary donation, pleae contact Karen or Dean Duncan.




Schedule For Awana, Wednesdays


6:00 - 7:20pm  Awana

Includes meal and classes!

Bring your children to be a part of this wonderful program!       

April 24
Spring Break

No Awana





Celebrate Recovery

Every Thursday
Meal:  6:15pm
Worship: 7:00pm
Small Groups: 8:00pm

CR Seekers Sunday School
Sunday Morning: 9:45am in the Sanctuary

For more information contact Rev. Bruce Cannon, 828-467-5416, Josh Wise, 828-385-0061 or Jessica Williams, 828-467-7243.

Meal Schedule

April 25th - Kyle & Rebecca Duncan, Norma Helms, Bert Hannel