Daylight Savings Time ends on November 1st. Be sure to set your clocks "back" one hour on Saturday, October 31st before going to bed.

Sunday Mornings: (See different schedule for Revival Services)
8:30am - Early Worship Service - masks required
9:45am - 2nd Worship Service - masks required
9:45am - Sunday School - masks optional
11:00am - Worship Service II - masks optional

Sunday Evening Service - 6:00pm

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

All services will be based on social distancing.  Alternate rows of pews will be left vacant.  Ushers will be at the doors to open them for you.  Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for your use.  Only the Ushers will touch the offering plates.

We will NOT have Nursery, Children's Church or Toddler Time. 

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: 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.

CR Services are on Tuesday evening at 7:00pm and may be viewed on Facebook. "Broken Chains" is also on Bear Creek CR every Tuesday evening. Just look for Bear Creek CR.

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.

Brian Center Ministry

We are asking for volunteers to put together a box of snacks and just drop them off at the front door of the Brian Center. If you wish, you may include devotionals, word puzzle books, etc. There are an estimated 100 residents in the Brian Center.

Acceptable snacks include: Gold Fish, Animal Crackers, peanut butter crackers. The snacks need to be individually wrapped. (You can do 100 of one snack or do a mixture for 100 total individual snacks.)

The Married #1 Class (Janet Miller, Teacher) takes snacks the first week of each month. It is suggested that those who sign up take them on the third week of each month.

Snacks will be provided:

-- for the month of October by Charlene Farrell and Carey Riddle

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.

Joint Prayer Time

We will have prayer at 8:00am in the Sanctuary every Sunday.

Journey and Stand Firm Available

Please come by the church and pick up the October 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.

The Landing Class-On Hold Until Further Notice

The Landing Class began Sunday, March 1st, 6:00pm.
Ages 12 - 17
This class meets each Sunday night, 6:00pm. We will also be having our Youth Class with LUG leaders.

Easter Drama - "It's All About The Lamb"

Postponed until future notice

Easter Drama Meeting/Practice

Date: To Be Announced
Time: 4:30pm

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 - Women Invited, Too!

Date: November 7, 2020
Time: 8:00am
Location: Fellowship Hall

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

Deacon's Meeting

Date: To be announced
Time: 4:30pm

Card Groups

Card Group #3 (Rhonda Burleson & Brenda Ward)
Date: Sunday, October 18th
Time: 5:00pm

Date: October 18, 2020
Time: 6:00pm

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.

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.


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

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.

Echoes of Praise Choir Practice

Every Wednesday
Time: 5:30pm

Please be at practice if at all possible.

Awana-Starting Back!!!!

Sunday,  6:00 - 7:00pm
For grades 3rd - 6th
Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:30pm
For ages 3 - 2nd grades and youth

All kids will meet in the sanctuary at the beginning of program for about 15 minutes and then go to class.  After kids go to classes from sanctuary on Sunday and Wednesday night, adults will then have regular worship services.

Vans will be running
(Temperature will be take before entering the van and masks are required to ride the van.  Social distancing and limited number on vans.)

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

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

October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Refreshments will be served in the church fellowship hall
Sunday, November 1st  (Please note new date)
following our Evening Worship Service in honor and appreciation of
Pastor Bruce & Wendy Cannon
Rev. Dale & Karla Buchanan

Church will provide all goodies.

Congratulations to Mindy & Dustin Boyd on the birth of their daughter, Percie Ava Boyd, born September 14, 2020.  Percie weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. Proud grandmother is Debbie Mathis, great grandparents are Bill & Betty Johnson.

Congratulations to Anna & Matt Sutton on the birth of their daughter, Abigail Joy Sutton.  Abigail was born September 23, 2020 and weighed 7 lbs 10 oz. Proud grandparents are Danny & Lorie Jarrett, great grandparents are Phillip & Patsy Jarrett.

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)

Louisiana Mission Trip
If you are interested in going to Louisiana to help with damage from hurricane Laura, please contact Dale Buchanan.

Message from the Worship Team

If you feel led and would be willing to lead worship or sing a special at the 8:30am or 9:45am masked service, please contact Wanda Duncan, 385-3177.  If you want to do a special for the 11:00am service, please contact Lorie Jarrett at 385-2420.  God has richly blessed our church with incredible talent and we need to use it for HIS glory.  Please pray and respond as the Spirit leads you.  May God bless you! - Wanda

The Card Group Ministry would like to have names and addresses of our college kids.  Even if they are home and online, we want to show our support.  Please contact Rhonda Burleson or the church office with this information.


For those who were not able to watch the video at church or if you have friends or family that you want to see the video, we have five copies that can be checked out through Linda at the church office.

Please make sure to return the copy you borrow as soon as possible so that it can be shared with others.  Thank you!

Bear Creek Baptist Church,

Thanks to our church family for the visits, food and especially the prayers in Daddy's passing.  We are fortunate to be part of such a loving and caring church.  Please continue to remember us in your prayers.

Junior Blackburn Family
Jill, Stacey & Tinky

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!

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.

Bible Drill Practice Sunday 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)

Adult Choir Practice

Date: To be announced
Time: 4:30 pm
All choir members are encouraged to be here if possible.
Anyone interested in joining the choir is invited to attend.

Community Women's Prayer Breakfast

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

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Month-By-Month Collection

October:  Water Filter Straws Donation ($8 - $10 per filter)
Please give donation to Karla Buchanan or Savannah Miller)

We have been given another great option to share God's love through shoebox ministry.  It's a convenient and personal way to give shoebox gifts directly from home.  You can make it your own by choosing from a list of gifts, then adding a letter and a photo.  It will be packed for you and sent off!

To build a shoebox online, go to /operation-christmas-child/buildonline/. If you have additional questions, please email

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.

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

October 15 - Berry Chapel Baptist Church
October 22 - Ken, Peggy & Craig Howell, Mamie Carpenter
October 29 - Richard & Nora Nell Jarrett, Phillip & Patsy Jarrett, Jerry & Annette Duncan, Ruth Grindstaff

** Please plan to serve around 30 - 35 people