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.  

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

To view us online go to:
www.youtube.com and search for
bear creek baptist 327 (lower case letters).
Services are also available on Facebook. Go to BCBC Soundroom and wait for the live service to come up. 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.

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Sunday Evening Services:

How To Study God's Word - Led by Holli Greiner.  Participants will learn how to study the Bible inductively, how to study book by book, recognize key words and concepts in the Bible, discover the main point of any passage of Scripture, and how to discover God's purpose and apply life-changing truths to everyday life. (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)

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Bible Drill Practice Sunday 6:00pm 


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

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Brian Center Ministry

Taking snacks for the month of April are Mike, Kathy & Amber Young.

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.

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Journey and Stand Firm Available

Please come by the church and pick up the April 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.

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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!

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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!

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Brotherhood Breakfast, Fellowship
This is a Family Breakfast-For Men, Wives & Children!


Date: May 1, 2021
Time: 8:00am
Location: Fellowship Hall

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


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Deacon's Meeting


Date:  Each Sunday
Time:  7:45 am

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Card Groups



Date:  To be announced
Time: 5:00pm


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Date: To be announced
Time: To be announced

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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.

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Echoes of Praise Choir Practice

Every Wednesday
Time: 5:30pm

Please be at practice if at all possible.

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Awana-Starting Back!!!!





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!

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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.

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Adult Choir Practice


Date: To be announced
Time: To be announced

Anyone interested in joining the choir is invited to attend.

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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.

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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.

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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)
DOOR PRIZES
Please send your trophy pictures to be put on the screen to jarrettphotography@gmail.com
Also, please bring any old football or cheerleading pictures to put on display.
Any questions, contact Lonnie Speight.

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Please remember to call, visit & pray for our shut-ins & homebound.
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As cars and trucks full of food pulled up to the Baptist Children's Homes last fall, children saw how they had not been forgotten - not by you and not by a Heavenly Father who loves them without condition.  Boys and girls come to BCH from situations of unimaginable neglect and abuse causing them to feel alone and forgotten.  Add a global pandemic on top of their already traumatic circumstances their feelings of hopelessness are amplified.

However, as they saw you - God's people faithfully providing food, gift cards and necessities in the midst of a tumultuous 2020 - they saw the light of Christ shinging through their darkness.  And as the Gospel of John states, the darkness has not overcome the light.

With the pandemic continuing, our participation in the food drive is vital!!! Why is the Food Roundup so vital?  Meals and snacks are provided for children who come to BCH, many children who have gone without eating regularly.  The Food Roundup helps keep shelves stocked and children's bellies - and hearts - full.

We at Bear Creek Baptist Church will be taking a special offering for the Food Roundup on Sunday, April 18th, during both Morning Services.  Please give!!

Financial gifts allow BCH to purchase items that they have not received or have not received enough of.  It also allows them to purchase needed items for children who are often placed with them bringing just "the shirt on their backs."

LOVE OFFERING FOR BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME FOOD ROUNDUP
DATE:  APRIL 18TH

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Never2Scarred Ministry
Mother/Daughter Luncheon

Date: May 1, 2021
Time:  11:00am until 2:00pm

Location:  Spruce Pine First Baptist Church
                   125 Tappan Street
                   Spruce Pine, NC  28777

Speaker/Christian Comedian:  Cherie Nettles

Ticket Price:  $25.00 or 5 for $100.00

This is a benefit to support Never2Scarred Ministry
This is a Non-Profit Ministry

What is Never2Scarred?
Never2Scarred is a residential Christian Restoration & Transformation program.  It is designed to be 3-month intensive healing and heart restoration, work therapy program for women.  The time line set forth for the program is only meant to be a guideline and the length of time a resident participates in the program depends on her progress.

For more information, contact Jessica Williams or email:  Never2Scarredministries@gmail.com

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Marriage Retreat at High Pastures
(For Doug & Barbara's Class)
Date:  April 16 - 17

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Bear Creek Church Family,
     I love all of you.  Thank you for all the prayers for my Mother and me during her sickness and passing.  Thank you for every card (she enjoyed them), offer of help, food and the beautiful flowers.  Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and kindness during this difficult time.  Thank you Preacher Bruce and Wendy for being there.  I feel the Love.

Linda Pitman&
Family of Dixie Hollifield

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A special "Thank You" to Kelly Duncan of Spruce Pine, NC for the love gift to Celebrate Recovery.

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Dear Friends,
     It has been some time since I have been with you, but friends are always close in hearts.
     Thank you for praying for me after my accident.  I am thankful to tell you, that prayers have been answered.  I am walking now!
     Thank you for the cards and letters also, they brought me joy and blessings.
     My love to each of you and may our Lord bless you.

Phyllis Sparks

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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.

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

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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.

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Items for the month of April are for younger kids - play dough, sticker books, balloons, Slinky, Yo-Yo, small instruments, play jewelry & Makeup, coloring books, activity books, hair clips, ribbons or bows.

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.

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Foster Families Needed

Mitchell County Department of Social Services is reaching out in an attempt to develop a partnership to assist with meeting the needs of children in Mitchell county.

Foster care is temporary care for a child or children, while their parents or other primary care givers work on resolving issues in their  home to make if safe for the child to return to the home.

Mitchell County Department of Social Services has an average of 50-55 children in custody at any given time.  We have 13 active foster families licensed through Social Services at this time and have partnered with another private agency to be able to access other foster homes within Michell County.  Sadly, less than 40% of the children in custody are placed within Mitchell County at this time.  Keeping connections with family, extended family, friends, churches and schools makes successful reunification with children and their family much more likely.

Mitchell County Department of Social Services diligently works within the court system to return children to their families as soon as safely possible.  There is a desperate need for additional foster homes in Mitchell County.

Foster home licensing classes, and one on one in home sessions for those who cannot attend classes due to their work schedules are available.  Foster homes are needed for children from birth to age 18.  We need homes to provide emergency care at any given time for children, until we can find a more secure placement.  We
need homes to provide a break or respite to the foster families trying to make a difference in the lives of children, to allow them to take care of their emerging situations and their own needs.  For more information, contact Donna Davis, Licensing & Adoption, MCDSS, 828-688-2175.

(Content taken from an article written by Donna Davis)

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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

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Sparks Awana Class

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

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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 wcannon75@gmail.com 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

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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 http://secure.subsplash.com/ui/.access/TF7T8B

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!

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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

April 15 - Diane Street, Barbara Duncan, Helen Dogariu, Sherry Bartlett
April 22 - Janet Miller, Beth Willis, Brody Miller, Jeff & Ella Edwards
April 29 - Susan Michael, Karla Buchanan, Stella Thomas, Amy Thomas

** Please plan to serve around 25 people

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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!!

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Community Women's Prayer Breakfast


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

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