BC Briefs


Disturb us, Lord, when

We are too pleased with ourselves,

When our dreams have come true

Because we dreamed too little,

When we arrived safely

Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when

With the abundance of things we possess

We have lost our thirst

For the waters of life;

Having fallen in love with life,

We have ceased to dream of eternity

And in our efforts to build a new earth,

We have allowed our vision

Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,

To venture on wilder seas

Where storms will show Your mastery;

Where losing sight of land,

We shall find the stars.

We ask you to push back

The horizons of our hopes;

And to push back the future

In strength, courage, hope, and love.

This we ask in the name of our Captain,

Who is Jesus Christ. 


Revival Services at Bear Creek Baptist Church

Bear Creek Baptist Church in conjunction with Celebrate Recovery has scheduled Revival Services

Date:  November 17 to November 21

The dates of the revival are November 17 to November 21, running from Sunday night to Thursday night.

The Scripture it will be based on is Isaiah 40:31 “  But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

The theme of the revival is “To Soar.”

Speakers will be:

Sunday Night – Rev. Chris Rathbone

Monday Night – Rev. Darren Waldroup

Tuesday Night – Rev. Mike Rathbone 

Wednesday Night – Rev. Steve Williams

Thursday Night – Rev. Merritt Taylor

Echoes of Praise Youth Choir, Bethel Choir, along with various others will provide the music.

"Mini monies" will be shared by Johnny Cook and Jonathan Pendley.




School Zone Challenge

Every time you see a school zone, use it as a prayer zone to pray for students, teachers, administrators and anyone else that impactsthe loves of STUDENTS!












New Beginnings Sunday School Class

Trip to Dollywood's Southern Gospel Jubilee, Pigeon Forge, TN.
Date:  Tuesday, October 8th
(Contact Jean Stamey for more information)



Senior Adult Outing

The Senior Adults will be going to the Myaflower Seafood in Elizabethton, Tn on Tuesday, October 8th.  We will leave the church at 1:30pm.

In addition to seafood, also on the menu - pork chops, chicken tenders, cheeseburgers, grilled/fried chicken sandwich, salads, desserts.  Sides include corn on the cob, broccoli, baked potato, sweet potato, french fries, green beans, etc. Beverages available are soft drinks, tea, lemonade, coffee and milk.

If you plan to go, please be at the church and ready to leave by 1:30pm.




State of the Child Conference

Date:  October 12, 2019
Location:  Bear Creek Baptist Church

Mitchell County State of the Child
Resiliency supports for children & families

Time:  9:00am to 3:00pm

9:00 - 9:45 Welcome & Opening
10:00 - 10:45 Break out Session
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:45 Break out Session
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch with Susan Walker Wilson
1:00 - 1:45 Break out Session
2:00 - 3:00 Panel Discussion, closing

For more information, contact Wendy Boone, at 828-766-3794, ext 236.  Visit our Mitchell County State of the Child Facebook page for registration information.

Brought to you by Mitchell County HOPE Resource Team

Everyone is encouraged to attend this event, ESPECIALLY if you work with children in any way!!!



College Students Addresses Needed

Please contact Rhonda Burleson or the church office with addresses for our college students.








Workers Needed!!!

We are in need of workers for our Children's Church that is held during our Morning Worship Service. If you are interested in teaching or helping out, please contact Jean Stamey or the church office. (This would only be once every two months depending on how msny workers we have.)




Our Building Fund Offering will be received on the first Sunday of the 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!



Bible Drill Practice Begins Sunday, September 8th, 6:00pm

Wee Drillers - Ages 4-7 (Martha Burleson & Wendy Cannon)
Children - Grades 3 - 6 (Sherri Buchanan, Heather Bonaminio, Pam Pitmin)
Youth & High School - Grades 7 - 12 (Sheila Speight & Britney Carver)





Drivers Needed

We need a drivers for our Church vans. If you would like to volunteer to drive a van on Wednesday evenings & on Sundays, please contact Jay Carver.  You MUST be added on to our insurance BEFORE you drive a van.  Please contact Linda with you date of birth and driver's license number so the insurance company can be contacted.



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.




Cooking List

If you are interested in being on the cooking list to prepare meals for those who are very sick, recently had surgery, chemo, radiation, etc., please contact Joyce Greene.












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 & Workday

Date:  Saturday, November 2nd
Time:  8:00am
Location:  Fellowship Hall

Cooks need to be at the church at 7:00am.

 All men and boys are invited to join us.




Adult Choir Practice

Date:   Sunday, October 13th

Time:  4:45 pm

All choir members are encouraged to be here if possible.







Deacon's Meeting

Date:  November 3rd

Time:  5:00pm







Card Groups

October 13 - Card Group #2






Community Women's Prayer Breakfast


Dates:  October 11th, November 8th

Time:  8:00am

Location:  DT's in downtown Spruce Pine. 

All ladies are invited!!




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:  October 20th

Time:  6:00pm













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 of the Awana schedule, 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.




Echoes of Praise Choir Practice

Every Wednesday

Time: 5:00pm






6:00 - 7:20pm  Awana

Includes meal and classes!

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

October 9th - Popcorn Night








Celebrate Recovery

Every Thursday
Meal:  6:15pm
Worship: 7:00pm
Celebration Place For Kids - 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

October 10 - Janet Miller, Beth Willis, Jeff & Ella Edwards

October 17 - Marcella Miller, Susan Michael & Karla Buchanan

October 24 - Berry Chapel Baptist Church

October 31 - Ken, Peggy & Craig Howell, &                                                                                                  Mamie Carpenter