BC Briefs

Summer Children's Ministry







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



Drop-In Baby Shower

Everyone is invited to a drop-in baby shower for Savannah & Caleb Miller on Sunday, June 24th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm in the church fellowship hall.  It's a girl!!!









Celebrate Recovery Youth Awareness Night

Date:  June 29, 2018
Time:  6:30pm
Location:  Bear Creek Baptist Church
Bakersville, NC

Speaker:  Joshua Scalf
Founder of Recovering Soldiers Ministries

Special Music:  The Odom Family

Recovering Soldiers Sharing Testimony and Song

For more information contact:

Josh Wise - 828-385-0061
Jessica Williams - 828-467-7243
Bear Creek Church - 828-688-4331








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.




Decoration Day at Bear Creek

Date:  Sunday, June 24, 2018
"Thru All The Years"

Sunday School - 9:45am
Morning Worship - 10:00 am

No Evening Services

The Historical Room will be open to visitors so that we may share part of the tradition and history of the Bear Creek Baptist Church.


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



Fort Caswell

Caswell dates are July 16th - 21st, 2018.






VBS 2018

"Game On" Gear Up For Life's Big Game
Dates: Sunday, June 17th - Thursday, June 21st
Time:  6:00 - 8:30pm
Adult Class:  7:00pm

Commencement & Family Night
Date: Friday, June 22nd at 6:00pm

Theme Verse: 2 Peter 1:3
Motto:  Gear Up! Get Ready! Game on!

Bible Stories
Missionary Stories
Fun, Fun, Fun!!!!

Game On! is so much more than a sports theme.  It's about meeting people where they are (whether they are fans, band members, athletes or anywhere in between) and equipping them for life - the big game.  There's an emphasis on discovering who we are in Jesus Christ, trusting Him as Savior and Lord, celebrating our salvation, and turning to the ultimate play book - God's Word - for every answer!!

**Help is needed to decorate the sanctuary for VBS.  If interested, please contact Anthea Biddix or you can call the church office at 688-4331.



The Ark Encounter

A trip is being planned to visit the Ark and The Creation Museum.  Two different weekends have been picked.  We will go the weekend the majority is available.  Please sign up on the bulletin board if interested.  Contact Joey Phillips for more information.








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 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.










Welcome New Members

We welcome into the fellowship of Bear Creek Baptist Church:

Donald Wright

Terry & Jeanie Eplee

Rebecca Duncan - Wife of Kyle Duncan, mother of Cora Duncan, and daughter-in-law of Tommy & Wanda Duncan.

Shane, Jennifer & Kendal Parker - The family enjoys camping and hiking.  Kendal, a third grader, enjoys tumbling and competitive dance.




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.









Schedule For Awana, Wednesdays - Cancelled for the Summer/ Will Resume When School Begins

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 at 828-467-5416, or Josh Wise at 828-385-0061.








Care & Share Support Group

Care & Share is a support group for care givers of loved ones who have memory loss.  They 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.