Awana Registration Night & Pizza
Wednesday, August 29th
6:00pm - Sanctuary
6:30pm - Meal in Fellowship Hall
(All other services cancelled)
Awana Classes begin on
Wednesday, September 5th
6:00pm - 7:30pm (Please note new times)
All Awana Teachers and Van Drivers will meet with Dale Buchanan on Sunday, August 26th, 5:00pm.
Back to School - Pray For Our Children
Our children, youth & teachers will be starting a new school year on Monday, August 20th. We ask that you go by the double bulletin board in the hallway and pick a child's name and pray for that child each day. Please be sure to write your name beside the child's name on the sheet provided. A card with this information will be placed in the child's name you chose back to school packet. Also remember to pray for our youth and those who will be entering or returning to college.
"Rock the Smokies" Christian Concert in Dollywood
Saturday, August 25th
Youth and upcoming 7th graders will be going to Dollywood Saturday, August 25th, to hear Toby Mac, Crowder, Zach Williams, Hollyn, The Young Escape & Heath Arthur in the "Rock the Smokies" Christian Concert. If you signed up to go, please give money for tickets ($47) to Karla Buchanan. You will also need money for 3 meals (breakfast, lunch inside the park, and a late meal after the concert), plus any other spending money. For more information, contact Karla or Dale Buchanan. (We will be leaving the church at 6:30am.)
Adult Choir Practice
Date: August 26, 2018
International Drug Overdose Awareness Observances
Location: Bear Creek Baptist Church
Date: Friday, August 31st
Summer Children's Ministry
BEING A BEAR FOR CHRIST
Wednesday Evenings - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
6:45pm Refreshments in the Fellowship Hall
7:00pm Worship and Prayer
Kid's Praise Songs
Lessons - "The "I AM" Statements of Jesus"
Wrap-Up and Prayer
58th Annual Western Area Conference
Broyhill Children's Home in Clyde, NC
September 6th, 4:00pm
Cottage tours begin at 4:00pm. From 4:45 - 5:45pm there will be live gopel singing and a BBQ meal will be served at the gym and picnic area. At 5:45pm a special program featuring children's testimonies, special presentations and more. If you plan to attend, please sign up on the double bulletin boards.
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.
With a Grateful Heart
Dear Church Family,
I wanted to take the opportunity to share how truly amazing our God is. As I began last week, I will admit I was a little overwhelmed, and even questioned why I had committed to teach Bible School. But, I am always reminded that GOD has a plan and a purpose for everything we do. Last Monday, I was walking in the valley, I was troubled, hurt, and broken hearted. A close friend of mine shared some Scriptures with me, Psalms 34:17-19, "The righteous cry out, the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all." I began to meditate over the Scripture and pray that God would deliver me. He began to move. I felt as if the Lord was pouring Himself out. Each night at Bible School the children blessed me, filled my heart up. My load felt lighter each day. By Wednesday, I sat at my desk at work and began to cry (the presence of the Lord was so strong.) I began to pray, thanking God for what He was doing, what He was going to do, and asking for Him to do something big in Bible School this year. Wednesday night, Hunter met me after Bible School wanting to talk. He said, "Momma, I asked Jesus into my heart tonight, my heart feels bigger than it ever has!" Wow!! How great is our God!!! Chris and I have prayed for this moment since before our children were born. What more could we ever hope for? God is always faithful. The troubles of yesterday didn't seem so big now. My child is "A Child of the King". The troubles of this world seems to take control of our mind and body, we allow Satan to rob us of our joy. We serve a Savior that is so much bigger than obstacles that this world puts in our path. This week was a reminder that when you humble yourself and cry out to God, He is always faithful. As Christians, we have hope! I didn't want to miss an opportunity to thank God for His amazing, unchanging grace!!
With A Grateful Heart,
A Tribute to Alfred & Eula Woody
We gave a donation to the Building Fund in memory of Alfred & Eula Woody. As I thought of this precious couple, my mind went back to Eula's Grandad, Oscar Pitman. Eula came to church with Oscar as a little girl. He was the custodian at Bear Creek for many years. She would help him clean & keep God's house spotless. Many remember Oscar's strict housekeeping rules. You didn't run in church - or make noise or any kind of mess. He had a stick and didn't care to bop you on the head if he caught you misbehaving. Eula gained her love for making our church beautiful from him. She amazed me at the beautiful decorations she and her family made for every occasion.
Her family - Kathy, Mark & Matthew, always helped her carry our her ideas. They spent countless hours at the church. You could go by the church late at night and they would be there making God's House ready for Sunday or any special occasion. I often complimented her and she would say, "This is my way of praising and worshipping God by making His house a place of beauty.
I know this family will be sad this Decoration Day as they decorate both Alfred and Eula's graves - but the beauty they are experiencing in Heaven now will far surpass any decorating they did here on earth. I miss Eula's sweet smile and laugh - always happy.
This verse from 1 Corinthians 15:58 reminds me of Eula. "So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusuastucally for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless."
Nora Nell Jarrett
Mitchell Baptist Association 170th Annual Meeting
Monday, August 27, 2018
First Session 3:30 - 5:30 pm
(Break for evening meal)
Second Session 7:00pm
Grassy Creek Baptist Church
Spruce Pine, NC
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Ledger Baptist Church
Every church shall be entitled to 3 messengers, and one additional messenger for every 25 members beyond the first 100 members. Elect your messengers and join us for our 2018 Annual Meeting.
Our Annual Sermons will be brought by Rev. Bruce Cannon, pastor of Bear Creek Baptist Church, and Rev. Brandon Pitman, pastor of Beaver Creek Baptist Church. We will have a challenge speaker on Monday afternoon.
Everyone in invited to attend!
See You At The Pole 2018 is coming
Date: September 26, 2018
Time: Approximately 7:00am - Time varies at different schools.
SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 26, at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.
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!
There is an ongoing collection of non-perishable food items to be taken to the food pantries in Mitchell County schools. The food bos 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.
Check It Out
"The Best Is Yet To Come - Bible Prophecies Through The Ages" by Tony Evans has been placed in our church library by Joyce & Henry Boone.
Schedule For Awana, Wednesdays - Starting Up Again!!!
Awana Registration : Wednesday, August 22, Time: 6:00pm
Awana Begins: Wednesday, August 29, Time: 6:00pm
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
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 at 828-467-5416, or Josh Wise at 828-385-0061.