Sunday Mornings: 
8:30am - Early Worship Service - masks required
9:45am - Sunday School - masks optional
10:45am - Morning Worship Service - masks optional

Sunday Evening Classes - 6:00pm

Wednesday Midweek Service - 6:30pm in the Sanctuary
6:30pm - Youth meet

Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for your use.  

If you are unable to attend services, we will also have online services each Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening.

You may view us online at
You Tube
services are also available on Facebook.
The services are also archived and may be viewed at a later time.

If you do not have internet capabilities we can provide a copy of the Sunday morning services on DVD.  If you do not have a DVD player we can provide you one at no cost to you. Please call the church office to request a copy of services.

Sunday Evening Services:

Learn to Pray in 28 Days by Kay Arthur - Led by Holli Greiner.   (Janet's SS Classroom)

Biblical Manhood - Led by Lonnie Speight.  Participants will learn what the Bible teaches about true, biblical manhood. (Sanctuary)

Marriage That Lasts - Having the marriage God wants us to have.  Led by Doug and Barbara Harrell. (Jamie's SS Classroom)

BCBCU - Pure Bible Study as participants will share truths learned from the Scriptures through prayer and study during the week. If you are not a part of one of the other classes, please join this class. (Something Special SS Classroom)

**Some of the current classes are ending and new classes are being planned.  Sign up sheets with new classes will be placed on the double bulletin boards for you to choose which one to attend.

Our Children & Youth Classes are:

4 - 7 years old
Teachers -Martha Burleson & Wendy Cannon (Toddler Time Room)
Grades 3 & 4
Teachers - Sheila Speight & Sherry Bartlett (their Sunday School classroom)
Grades 5 & 6
Teachers - Veronica & Kenneth Pitman (their Sunday School classroom)
Youth Life
Teachers - Karla & Dale Buchanan (Youth Room)
Youth Apologetics
Teachers - Jeremy Carver & Caleb Miller, Blake Parker (Cornerstone Sunday School Classroom)

Bible Drill Practice Sunday 6:00pm 

Wee Drillers - Ages 4-7 (Martha Burleson & Wendy Cannon)

Brian Center Ministry

Individual wrapped snacks are needed for 60 residents and could be Gold Fish, Animal Crackers, peanut butter crackers, etc.  You would take the snacks the 3rd week of the month, contact Brian Center at 765-7312 and let them know you are coming.  Place the snacks outside the door, you do not have to go in the Brian Center.

A sign up sheet has been placed on the double bulletin board to sign up to provide these snacks the third week of each month.

Journey and Stand Firm Available

Please come by the church and pick up the May issues of Journey and Stand Firm.
They are on the table in the vestibule and on the table across from the double bulletin boards.  There are also Open Windows on the tables.

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 impacts the lives of STUDENTS!


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!

Brotherhood Breakfast, Fellowship

Date: June 5, 2021
Time: 8:00am
Location: Fellowship Hall

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

Deacon's Meeting

Date:  Each Sunday
Time:  7:45 am

Card Groups

Date:  To be announced
Time: 5:00pm


Date: To be announced
Time: To be announced

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 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.

Echoes of Praise Choir Practice

Every Wednesday
Time: 5:30pm

Please be at practice if at all possible.


ALL Awana Classes are held on Wednesday nights.
Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:30pm

All kids will go directly to classes.

We still need workers for Awana Classes on Wednesday nights.  If interested in volunteering, please contact Dale Buchanan.

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

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.

Adult Choir Practice

Date: To be announced
Time: To be announced

Anyone interested in joining the choir is invited to attend.

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.

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.

Community Women's Prayer Breakfast

Dates: To be announced
Time: 8:00am
Location: DT's in downtown Spruce Pine.
All ladies are invited!!

Date:  May 30, 2021

Rev. Mike Brown, Interim Director of Missions, will be guest speaker at the morning service.  There will only be one morning service on this day.

Date:  Saturday, June 26
Time:  8:00am
Cost:  $85.00 each (includes class, shooting at range & license)

This is an all day class.  The first part of the class will be held at the church fellowship hall, then shooting at range.  Class is open to men and women and limited to first 30.  Sign up sheet will be in vestibule of church on bulletin board.


Anyone interested in going on a mission trip to Puerto Rico this summer, please let Dale know soon so arrangements can be made.

Dates are July 31st - August 7th
Cost of the trip is $1,000.

You do not need a passport!!!

For more information, contact Dale Buchanan.

Listed below are several fund raiser events for the mission trip:
1.  Bear Creek Baptist Church t-shirt sale.  More information when available.
2.  5K Run & Walk
     Saturday, June 5, 9:30am
     Bear Creek Baptist Church
     Fee:  $22 per person (includes T-shirt) or $10 without T-shirt
     Pre-Registration Deadline is May 22
     Register by calling Bear Creek Baptist Church @ 688-4331 or Josh Wise @
3.  Photo shoots at the church Thursday, June 10 - Saturday, June 12
     More information when available
4.  Rhododendron Festival
     Friday, June 18 & Saturday, June 19
     (Baked goods needed)
5.  Spaghetti Fund Raiser Meal
     Saturday, June 6
     4:00pm until gone
     Menu - Spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert
     Donations accepted

To our Bear Creek Church Family,
     There is no way we could ever thank you enough for all you have done for us during Dad's illness and passing.  He loved his church and had many, many friends he loved dearly.  Dad will be greatly missed, but we are comforted knowing he is with his Lord and with his wife, Sena Mae.  Thank you again for all the food, visits, calls, texts, prayers, love and support you have shown us.  We love you all!!!
Rhonda Gouge and Holli Greiner

A donation has been given to Never2Scarred in loving memory of Henry Boone by Joyce Boone, Joey Peterson, RJ & Janie Thompson.

Bear Creek Church,
     Mom & Dad (Jo & Claude Sammons) was to thank each and every member of Bear Creek Church for keeping them in your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time for mom.  I wanted to thank you all and let you know that she is recovering well from her surgery to repair her broken arm/shoulder.  My sister Sharon and I grew up visiting Bear Creek Church each June.  Great Memories!!
Kimberly Thompson
(Jo Sammons is the sister of Reva Willis, Addy & Arthur Greene)

Budget Committee Meeting - Rescheduled
Date:  Tuesday, May25th
Time:  6:00pm

Members of the Budget Committee are:  Rev. Bruce Cannon, Jamie Miller, Tim Greene, Jerry Duncan, Chris Helms, Kenneth Pitman, & Rebecca Duncan

Everyone is invited to join us
Date:  Sunday, May 30th
Time:  6:00pm
for a special program of hymns.
Several people and groups will be singing along with congregational hymns.

     No one is born knowing how to be a great parent.  Every family needs information and support at some point.  While under stress, knowing where to turn is even more critical.
     Our county is fortunate to have many agencies that offer classes to support you in raising a happy, healthy child.  They use models that have proven time and time again to work.
     The North Carolina Cooperative Extension of Mitchell & Yancey County is committed to empowering the families in our community by providing resources and education that preserve, enhance and strengthen family relationships.
     You can learn more by going to Select the parent education tab in the left column.  Here you will find a very easy to use, interactive list of classes and resources about family education.  You can also call the Mitchell or Yancey County Cooperative Extension office if you need more information to help you decide.
     In Mitchell County talk to Jessica Zucchino at 828-688-4811 or email her at  In Yancey County call Niki Maness at 828-682-6186 or email her at This opportunity is made possible through a grant from the AMY Wellness Foundation and the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children.  All these programs are open to the public at little or no cost.  Form more information, contact Wendy Boone.

Vacation Bible School Kickoff & Parade will be
Saturday, July 17, 2021

Date:  Sunday, July 25
Time:  6:00 - 8:30pm

Info on Caswell - Youth & Parents - Our Caswell dates are July 19 - 24, 2021.  As of now there are still COVID restrictions in place for youth camps.  We have gone over these with our youth.   We are now collecting deposits, payments scheduled monthly or pay the total balance.  Any questions, please contact Dale Buchanan.

Help to give encouragement:
Send a card to:
Vicky Hoilman
Duke Hospital
2401 Erwin Road
Room 7810
Durham, NC  27710

Nursery workers are needed for the 10:45 am & 6:00 pm Worship Services.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Melissa Dale at  385-2703.

Items for the month of May are clothing items sizes 2-4T & 14-16 yr old, t-shirts, sundresses, flip flops, socks, underwear, sunglasses.

Any and all donations of supplies and money is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for being a part of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to children all over the world!  Money donations can be given to Karla Buchanan or Savannah Miller.

Sing Unto the Lord!!!

If you would like to sing for one of our Worship Services please contact --
...Wanda Duncan, 688-2422 or 385-3177, for the 8:30 am Sunday Morning Services
...Lorie Jarrett, 385-2420, for the 11:00am Sunday Morning Service
...Eddie Duncan, 467-0950, for the 6:30pm Wednesday Evening Service

Sparks Awana Class

The Sparks Awana class will have activities on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm.

Online Church Photo Directory

Did you know? We now have an online Church Photo Directory. It is found on this website. Simply click on the "About" tab which will open up a drop down menu. Click on "Directory". 

The online Directory is password protected as it does contain names and addresses of our members. When you click on "Directory" you will be asked for a password. This password may be obtained by contacting me (Wendy Cannon) in person or by text or phone at 828-467-5557 or by calling Linda Duncan in the church office.

Please check out this Directory. I have found photos for most of our members. Please check out your photo. If you are not happy with your photo, you can send me a new one. If you have a more current photo, you can send me the new one. Just email or text the new photo to or 828-467-5557.

Please let me know if I have accidentally omitted someone from the Directory and I will certainly add them. Thank you!

Wendy Cannon

Online Giving Now Available

Online giving to Bear Creek Baptist Church is now available on the Give page of this website or on the app version. We have completed testing and are now ready to use both of these program. Both of these options are secure.

To give through this we site simple go to the Give tab and follow the instructions on the bottom right portion of the page.

To access the app version simply go to

If you would like to mail your tithe to the church, the address is
Bear Creek Baptist Church
327 Bear Creek Church Road
Bakersville, NC 28705
and of course, your tithe may be given during our Sunday morning worship services.

Your Tithes and Offerings make the ministry of Bear Creek Baptist Church possible. Thank you!

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 *FELLOWSHIP HALL*  or Tune to Facebook - Bear Creek CR - or view on BCBC Soundroom  

For more information contact Rev. Bruce Cannon, 828-467-5416, Josh Wise, 828-385-0061 or Jessica Williams, 828-467-7243.

Meal Schedule

May 27 - Lonnie & Sheila Speight, Roger & Marie Willis, Kenny & Sharon Huskins
June 3 - Kyle & Rebecca Duncan, Norma Helms, Bert Hannel

** Please plan to serve around 25 people

Food Drive School Donations Needed for Mitchell County Schools!!

At this time, we do not need any food for our schools.  We have been blessed with enough food and monetary donations to supply our schools until the end of this school year.

Thank you all for your help!!


Please remember to call, visit & pray for our shut-ins & homebound.
Wild Game Dinner

When: Postponed until future date
Location: Bear Creek Church Fellowship Hall
Time: Games at 4:00pm
Meal at 5:00pm

Bring your favorite wild game dish or just your favorite dish and join us for some good food and lots of fun for kids and adults.
Guest Speaker: Kenny Adcock
Director of Truett Conference Center and Camp
Hayesville, NC
Games include archery, sling shots, BB guns, and rifle shootings (will be supervised)
Please send your trophy pictures to be put on the screen to
Also, please bring any old football or cheerleading pictures to put on display.
Any questions, contact Lonnie Speight.