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

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.

We are needing workers for the 10:45 am service and the evening service starting in February.  Contact Melissa Dale 385-2703.

Beginning Sunday evening, February 7th, Bear Creek Baptist Church will begin an effort to engage many living around us in Bible Study and Discipleship.  The meeting time will remain the same, 6:00pm, but the format will be much different.  Instead of worship in the sanctuary, we will have small groups meeting all over the Church.

Elijah - A study in the life of Elijah for ladies.  Led by Jessica Williams.

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.

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

Youth Class - Led by Dale Buchanan and other youth leaders engaging the youth in life changing studies to ground them in the Word.

Children's Ministries - Investigating the truths of the Word o a level children can  understand and enjoy.

Marriage That Lasts - Having the marriage God wants us to have.  Led by Doug and Barbara Harrell.

BCBCU - Pure Bible Study as participants will share truths learned from the Scriptures through prayer and study during the week.

It is our hope and belief that we can grow Sunday nights both spiritually and numerically as we learn the tremendous truths of the Word together.

-Pastor Bruce

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.

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 January 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.

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: February 6, 2021
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

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.

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.

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.

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.

We Need Your Help!!

New or gently used coats for men and women, blankets and throws are needed at Western Carolina Rescue Mission in Asheville.  Please bring items to the church by Sunday, January 24th.
Date:  January 24, 2021

Men's choir, led by Danny Willis, will be singing for the Morning Service.  Deacon Ordination service will be held at 6:00pm.

Sunday, January 31st, 6:00pm.
We would like to hear the talent of our own Bear Creek folks.  If you would like to participate in this special night, please contact Pastor Bruce, Don Waldroup or the church office.

Items for the month of January are personal hygiene items (non liquid), toothbrushes, toothbrush caps, dental floss, hairbrushes, combs, wash cloths, bar soap, stick deodorant.

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.

Mitchell Baptist Association
Mid-Year Meeting
February 23, 7:00pm
Location:  First Baptist Church, Spruce Pine

Mark your calendar for the mid-year meeting.  Rev. Mike Brown, Interim Director of Missions will bring the message.  We will also have a business session.  There will be a roll call of churches.  We hope to have all churches represented there.  Feel free to wear a mask and practice social distancing as desired.

Women's Bible Study - "Elijah" by Priscilla Shirer

Bible Study begins on Sunday, February 7th, 5:30 - 7:00pm & Monday, February 8th, 10:00 - 11:30am.

This study is being taught by Jessica Williams and is a 7 week Bible study.  The same session will be taught at both times.  If interested in attending, please sign up on the sheet on the double bulletin board as soon as possible so books can be ordered.

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)

Message from the Worship Team

If you feel led and would be willing to lead worship or sing a special at the 8:30am 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

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!!

Food Drive School Donations Needed for Mitchell County Schools!!

Donations for food for Mitchell County Schools can be placed in the box under the double bulletin boards.  Foods needed include canned goods that children can easily open and prepare such as soups, spaghettios, etc.  Also, pop tarts, granola bars, crackers, etc.

Thank you all for your help!!

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
January 21 - Lonnie & Sheila Speight, Roger & Marie Willis, Kenny & Sharon Huskins
January 28 - Kyle & Rebecca Duncan, Norma Helms, Bert Hannel

** Please plan to serve around 25 people


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