BC Briefs


The church office will be closed Thanksgiving Day & Friday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Project

As in years past, we will once again be collecting shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Please pick up a brochure and preprinted shoe box under the double bulletin board.  Be sure to include a $9.00 donation to cover shipping and other project costs.

Bring your shoebox to the church no later than Sunday morning, November 18th!!!





Parents & Youth

Parents and Youth - Information on the upcoming disaster relief trip to Wilmington is on the table across from the bulletin boards.  This is not just a youth trip, other adults are welcome to go as well.  Anyone interested in going must be in the 7th grade and above.  Group will leave on Thursday, November 22nd, 3:00pm and return on Sunday, November 25th.  Please have information filled out and return to Dale Buchanan by this Sunday, November 18th.  Any questions, contact Dale @ 467-9343. 



Card Groups

November 18        Card Group #3

November 25        All Card Groups






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.






Van Driver Needed

We need a van driver for Wednesday evenings.  If interested in volunteering, please contact the church office, Pastor Bruce or Jay Carver.







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.



Choir Practice - Note Time Change

Dates:  Sunday, November 18th, 5:00pm
            Sunday, December 2nd, 2:30pm
            Saturday, December 22nd, 10:00am


** Possible adjustments as needed


 We will present the Cantata on Sunday, December 23rd, during the Morning Worship, 10:45am.  Even if you don't sing, please be in prayer that this program will touch lives and bring souls to Christ.   



Date:  Sunday, November 18th
Time: 6:00pm













Date:  Tuesday, November 20th
Time:  7:00pm

A special Thanksgiving Service and Baptism will be held on Tuesday, November 20th, 7:00pm.  Come join us for a time of praise, thanksgiving and fellowship.  We will not have any services on Wednesday, November 21st.




Date:  Sunday, November 25th
Time:  6:00pm








Thanksgiving/Christmas Church Wide Meal

Date:  Sunday, December 2nd following the Morning Worship Service

Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish and join in this time of food and fellowship as we begin the Christmas Season.

**No Evening Services**



Lottie Moon Post Office will open for the season on Sunday morning, November 25th - Sunday morning, December 16th.  The post office will be located in the Secretary's office again this year.  Cost to mail a card is $.10.  All money collected goes toward our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  A list of names will be posted on the bulletin board Sunday.  If you know of anyone, inside the church, who needs to be added or taken off the list, please write their name on the sheet provided.



Parents, Are We Doing Our Part?

Children; how do we as parents teach them what is important and why?  I have written several times about this. I guess the fact that we have 5 children, 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, children are quite often on my mind.

Jesus spoke directly about the importance and special place of children in Matthew 10:14, "But Jesus said, suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for such is the kingdome of heaven."

We must be sure that we lead, guide and protect our children, teaching them to have a relationship with our Lord and Savior. Life is tough and they need all the support we can possibly give them.  Having faith will not keep our children from having challenges but it will provide them with guidance through the storms of life.  It is critical for parents, especially the fathers, to set the example for the children. God appointed them to be the spiritual leaders in the family.

A unified marriage with commitment from both parents to follow the teachings of our Lord and Savior and to lead the children by example is critical.  Be sure you are doing your part.

Written by Doug Harrell
(Used with permission with slight changes)



Baptist Men's Dental Bus

Spruce Pine First Baptist Church will host a dental bus clinic on Saturday, December 1st, 8 am - 3 pm.  Patients targeted through this ministry include people without insurance, financially challenged, homeless, ethnic groups, elderly and more.  Individuals will be treated on a first come, first served basis.  For more information, call 828-765-7755.




Adult Christmas Cantata

Date:  Sunday, December 23rd

Time:  Morning Worship Hour








New Sunday School Class for College Age

A new Sunday School Class for College Age 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.






See You At The Pole 2018 

Date:  September 26, 2018

Was a great success!  At flag poles all over our county there were children and adults gathered around the flag poles to pray for our nation, our county, our city, our schools, our family, etc. What a wonderful privilege to gather on our school campuses to pray together!











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.



Schedule For Awana, Wednesdays


6:00 - 7:20pm  Awana

Includes meal and classes!

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

 November 21st
Have a blessed Thanksgiving
No Awana






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.