BC Briefs

Services Cancelled

Due to the extreme cold and the icy conditions of the parking lot and steps, both morning and evening services have been cancelled at Bear Creek.




Food Box Project was a Success!!!

  The Food Box Project was a great success!  So many families are being helped through the generosity of our Church Family. As families picked up their boxes we shared the Lord's love with them.  At times there were tears because of personal hardships; at all times they were very thankful for our help.

Many people donated, packed, delivered and prayed for these boxes. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a reality.  Photos to come!








Child to Participate in Christmas Play?

Anyone wanting their child to participate in the Christmas play please let Melissa Dale know. We are needing animals, Mary, Joseph, 3 Kings and Shepherds. No speaking parts.  Call Melissa Dale at 828-385-2703.








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!







Christmas Play Practice                                                                


Christmas Play Practice will be each Monday night at 7:00pm.

Several parts are still available. If interested in taking a part, please contact Vicki Greene at 828-385-0145.



The Lottie Moon Post Office & Christmas Season is upon us.  This year the post office will be set up in Linda's office.  This gives you the opportunity to send Christmas cards to our church family and "Mail" them for $.10 each.  All money collected goes toward our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Mission.  The post office will be open on Sunday morning, November 26th and will remain open until Sunday morning, December 17th.  


Help Feed Our Seniors 























Story Stones

Youth Bible Drill painted about 25 story stones with the Fruits of the Spirit on them and have placed them around the church.  If you find one, take it and share it with someone outside of church. You can even share Galatians 5:22-23.  Please take only one and use this as a witnessing tool.  If you have a neat story about your rock, please share with a Bible Driller, Sheila or Britney.








Singing Service Was Wonderful!

Our service Sunday night, November 12th, was great!  Bear Creek Baptist Church is blessed with talent and many shared their God given talent.  A wonderful Spirit was there as we worshipped the Lord together.

































































Operation Christmas Child  

This was a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel and the love of Christ with children around the world who would not be getting anything for Christmas.  Thank you to everyone who made this a success!  Together we collected 187 shoe boxes!







New Sunday School Class - Extreme Faith


A New Sunday School Class, Extreme Faith, is now meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:45am in the Historical Room. This class is for anyone of any age who does not have a Sunday School Class. 

Teachers are Chris & Pam Pitman, Joey & Melissa Phillips and Brian Shuford.




It's Time For Bible Drill Practice

As Parents, we have a very short time to instill the Word of God into the hearts of our children.  What better way to do that than through Bible Drill.  Bible Drill is for children, youth and high school students in grades 4-12. Bible Drill helps students increase in their knowledge, memorization and application of scripture. We encourage you to get your child involved in Bible Drill.

Wee Drillers (age 4 - 2nd grade) - 6:00pm with Martha Burleson
Children Drillers (grades 3 - 6) - 6:00pm with Sherri Buchanan
Youth Bible - 5:15pm in the church library with Sheila Speight


Spruce Pine Christmas Parade

The Bear Creek Float in the Spruce Pine Christmas Parade was great!  We appreciate everyone who worked on the float, those who rode on the float and those who "volleyed" the candy out to the crowd. Great Job Bear Creekers!



































































































































Adult Choir Practice


Dates:  No practice December 3rd
Time:  No practice December 3rd

Please come and be a part of this wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord in song!

Echoes of Praise will be singing for Worship Service on November 26th.



A Christmas To Remember 2017

Please visit the special page "A Christmas To Remember 2017" on the website for a listing of all of the special activities taking place at Bear Creek Baptist Church during the holiday season.



5th Sunday Night Singing

Date:  December 31st
Time:  6:00pm

"Bear Creek Night"



New Schedule For Awana, Wednesdays

6:00 - 6:45 pm Eat in Fellowship Hall
6:40pm             Teachers please be in classrooms
6:45pm             Awana begins - everyone goes to classes (except Sparks who will stay in fellowship hall for game time)
6:45 - 7:05pm   Sparks Games
7:10 - 7:30pm   Puggles & Cubbies Games
7:40 - 8:00pm   T&T Games





Celebrate Recovery

Every Thursday

Fellowship: 6:30pm

Worship: 7:00 - 8:00pm

Small Groups for men, women, and families; 8:00 - 9:00pm

For more information contact the church office, 828-688-4331, Rev. Bruce Cannon, 910-876-2109, or Josh Wise, 828-385-0061








Information Session on
Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Strengthen Opiod Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act

Date:  Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Time:  10:00am to 12:00noon

Location:  Bear Creek Baptist Church

Are you interested in learning more about Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) such as methadone and others?  Do you want to know about a new law signed by Gov. Roy Cooper aimed at curbing misuse and abuse of opiods?

This information can help you, your clients and community.  Please join us to learn more.


Blake Fagan, MD
Chief Education Officer

Dr. Fagan is a family medicine physician who has been caring for patients for 19 years.  He works in both inpatient and outpatient settings, sees pregnant women and delivers babies.

For the last three years, he has also been helping patients with opiod use disorders.

RSVP by Monday, November 27:

Lisa Pitman: lisa.pittman3@dhhs.nc

Wendy Ward: wendy.ward@dhhs.nc.gov

Idania Garcia: idania.garcia@mahec.net



Mayland Community College

Two New Specialized Programs

In 2016, the college launched an initiative to completely redesign academic services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This project has led to the launch of two new free programs geared to meet the needs of these students:

Life Skills - Focused on helping students improve academic, decision-making and independent living skills, including preparing for greater community involvement and further studies.

Work Skills Academy - Designed to support students in improving communication, employability, and workplace skills, including opprtunities for contact with local employers and training in specific job skills.

For more information contact Virginia Alvarado, 828-766-1329, or email valvarado@mayland.edu.



Care & Share Support Group

Care & Share is a support group for care givers of loved ones who have memory loss.  The will hold monthly meetings at the offices of Hospice & Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive in Spruce Pine.

High County Caregiver Foundations welcome and encourage all care givers to attend.

Families dealing with a loved one with memory loss can quickly become exhausted, traumatized, and isolated.  This group intends to provide support, friendship, education, information and referrals for care givers.

Monthly meetings are held on the first Friday of each month, 1:00 - 3:00pm, and will offer refreshments and fellowship.  There will be opportunities for care givers to tell their stories, learn useful tips, trade information, and give and gain support to others in the same situation.

For further information about the group and the meetings, please contact Suzanne Russell at 714-614-5867 or Janet Ouzts at jnutouzts@yahoo.com.