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. 

Observance of the Lord's Supper
Date:  Sunday, October 4th
Times:  8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 Morning Services

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 September by Chris and Christy Young
-- 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 September 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: October 3, 2020
Time: 8:00am
Location: Fellowship Hall

The main topic to be discussed during this meeting is Bear Creek's upcoming sports ministry.  The new building will provide a lot of opportunity through sports to reach people.  Men and women are needed to serve as coaches and assistants in this ministry.  Please come if you can.

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, September 20th
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.

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!!!!

Classes begin Sunday, September 20th, 6:00 - 7:00pm
For grades 3rd - 6th
Wednesday, September 23rd, 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!

Beginning this Wednesday, September 16th, 6:30pm, we will have ten days of prayer for our revival services and our country.  This is also leading up to The Return simulcast on September 26th.  Times for prayer are:

Wednesday, September 16th & 23rd - 6:30pm
Thursday, September 17th & 24th - 7:00pm
Friday, September 18th & 25th - 7:00pm
Saturday, September 19th - 7:00pm
Sunday, September 20th & 27th - 6:00pm
Monday, September 21st - 7:00pm
Tuesday, September 22nd - 7:00pm

If you are unable to join us for these short prayer services, please take a few minutes each day and pray for these special events.

"The Return" Simulcast
National and Global Day of Prayer

Location:  Bear Creek Baptist Church
Date:  Saturday, September 26th

The Return is not about any one organization, denomination, or person and has no agenda but revival alone.  Our prayer is for the Bride of Christ to lead in calling believers to a posture of repentance, prayer, and seeking God's will.  We believe God works through the Church to accomplish his plans and purposes.  To that end, The Return is being simulcast in churches across the globe.

The Return will be simulcast at Bear Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, September 26th.  The church will be open from 9:00am - 5:30pm for this simulcast.  You do not have to stay for the entire simulcast, you can drop in for an hour, part of the day or you are certainly welcome to stay for the entire simulcast.

Sandwiches, chips & cookies will be served at noon in the fellowship hall.

Revival Services

Dates:  Sunday, 9-27 to Wednesday, 9-30
Speaker:  Rev. Lewis Smith of Baptist Children's Homes
Special Singing Nightly

Sunday, September 27, 2020



All are welcome!!

Please pray that the Lord will revive us again!  More information regarding the services to come.


Celebrate Recovery invites you to:

Bobby & Nan McGee
Christ Song Ministry
"From Chained to Changed"

Location: Bear Creek Baptist Church
Date:  Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time:  7:00pm

Singer/songwriter Bobby McGee spent 21 years in prison.  He is now a minister and national evangelist.  Through his music, testimony and the Word, he is bringing the Gospel, Hope and Encouragement to others.  He is now living proof that the Lord can use all of his wrong choices. all that Satan meant for evil, all of those "wasted years" for good.  He has a story to tell! For more information, go to

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

Sunday School literature for the Fall Quarter (September - November) has been placed in the Sunday School office.  If you have not already picked up your literature, please go by and pick up what you need for your class.

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 this past Sunday evening 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!

To Our Wonderful Church Family,

We want to thank you all for the cards you send to us and for your prayers.  We love you all.

Bill and Marie Young

Sparks Awana Class

The Sparks Awana class will have summer 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 - Postponed until further notice

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

September :  Shipping Fee Donations - Each Shoebox costs $9.  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
September 17 - Danny & Lorie Jarrett, Joyce & Addy Greene, Claude & Carolyn McKinney
September 24 - Diane Street, Barbara Duncan, Helen Dogariu, Sherry Bartlett
October 1 - Janet Miller, Beth Willis, Jeff & Ella Edwards, Brody Miller & Karen Young
October 8 - Susan Michael, Karla Buchanan, Linda Duncan
October 15 - Berry Chapel Baptist Church

** Please plan to serve around 30 - 35 people