DON'T HESITATE TO WATCH THE SERVICE ONLINE IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS AND PLEASE REMAIN AT HOME IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED.  

Sunday Mornings: PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME!!
9:00am - Sunday School - masks optional
10:00am - 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 have online services each Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening.

You may view us online at
You Tube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClRAdPELE4CfQShCeG0B7PQ
or
services are also available on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/BCBC-Soundroom-392745771255161
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 Classes: Meet at 6:00pm

Lord, Heal My Hearts - Kay Arthur Study on God's Care and Deliverance led by Holli Greiner.   (Janet Miller's classroom) Meets at 6:00pm  

Women's Bible Study - This class will be held in the Growing in Christ Sunday School classroom (across from the Nursery). Teaching the class are Joyce Boone and Tammy Hedrick.  

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

Experiencing God -   Meets in the Fellowship Hall.  Led by Doug and Barbara Harrell.
 If you are interested in this Bible study, please sign up on the double bulletin boards so material can be ordered.  

"Don't Let The Enemy Have A Seat At Your Table" - Taught by Bruce and Wendy Cannon, meets in the Sanctuary

Children Classes - meet at 6:00pm
Youth Classes  - meet at 5:45pm
Wee Drillers Bible Drill (ages 3 - 1st grade) Meet at 6:00pm, taught by Martha Burleson & Diane Street.
Bible Drill Practice for grades 2 - 3 meet Sunday evenings, 5:00pm. (taught by Tina Hughes and others)
Bible Drill Practice for grades 4 - 6 meet on Sunday evenings, 5:00p.m. (taught by Sheila Speight, Sherry Bartlett, Susan Michael & Laura Buchanan).


Wednesday Evening Classes for Children & Youth
"Team Jesus" 
6:30 - 7:30pm
Teachers and workers are still needed for these classes.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Dale Buchanan or Christy Young.

Age 3 - Kindergarten - Wendy Boone & Nikki Webb
Grades 1 & 2 - Jean Stamey & Jay Carver
Grade 3 - Sherry Bartlett & Sheila Speight
Grades 4 & 5 - Susan Michael
Grade 6 - Caleb & Savannah Miller
Youth Class - Youth Leaders

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Brian Center (The Greens) Ministry   

Goodies are needed for the Brian Center.

We have been asked to provide goodies to the Brian Center once a month. You can contact the Brian Center at 765-7312, they will meet you at the main door to pick up these goodies.

Needed are individually wrapped snacks for 65 residents and could be Gold Fish, Animal Crackers, peanut butter crackers, low sugar granola bars, etc.  You would take the snacks the 3rd week of the month.

Pastor Bruce & Wendy Cannon will be providing snacks for the month of September.

If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please sign up on the double bulletin board and call the church office, 688-4331, for details.

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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.

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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


Date:  November 5, 2022
Ladies are invited to join us for this time of fellowship and a brief devotion. Men will be cooking.

Time: 8:00am
Location: Fellowship Hall
Cooks need to be at the church by 7:00am.



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Deacon's Meeting


Date:  Every Sunday Morning
Time:  8:15 am

Pray for our Deacons!

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Card Groups



Date:  To Be Announced
Time: 5:00pm

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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:  Every Sunday
           (Exception would be if there is no evening service)
Time:  4:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in joining the choir is invited to attend.

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Children's and Youth Choir Practice every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.  All ages are welcome!!!
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Please remember to call, visit & pray for our shut-ins & homebound.
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Online Giving Now Available

Online giving to Bear Creek Baptist Church is available on the Give page of this website or on the app version.  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: 8:45am 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 6 - Ken, Peggy, Craig & Kathryn Howell, Mamie Carpenter
October 13 - Richard, Nora Nell & Patsy Jarrett, Carolyn English, Jerry & Annette Duncan

** Please plan to serve around 50 people

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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 or Lorie Jarrett, 385-2420, for the 10:00am Sunday Morning Service
...Eddie Duncan, 467-0950, for the 6:30pm Wednesday Evening Service

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Mitchell County Schools Food Box
DONATIONS ARE NEEDED!!!

We are collecting food items to be distributed between all schools in Mitchell County.  Please male sure they are pop top cans. A lot of children do not have can openers.
Food items needed are:

pop tarts
granola bars
pop top cans of fruits, applesauce, vegetables, ravioli, spaghetti, soups, etc.
pudding cups
fruit cups
ritz crackers
graham crackers
mac & cheese boxes
peanut butter (plastic jar)
jelly (plastic jar)
individually wrapped packs of animal crackers or goldfish

Please bring items to church and place under double bulletin boards.
Monetary donations can be given to Susan Michael or Linda Duncan.
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Nursery workers are needed for service for Sunday nights, 6:00pm.

If you would like to volunteer to stay in the Nursery with our little folks, please contact Melissa Dale, Dale Buchanan or the church office.

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Online Church Photo Directory

Did you know? We 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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Join Our Class!!
We have a Sunday School class for our young adults.  Please contact Lauren Helms or Garrett Buchanan, for more information.  We would love to have you, so please come and check it out, Sunday mornings, 9:00am.
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Serving Outside the Walls of the Church
  There are many lonely people outside the walls of the church.  We need men and women who are willing to go teach a Sunday School lesson, stay with a homebound one so the care giver can attend church, and minister to widows or widowers who are lonely by having monthly meetings just to talk, go out to lunch, Bible Study, etc. If you are interested in this ministry or if you have any questions please contact the church office or Nora Nell Jarrett.

"We need to live with urgency today for what matters forever.  We do not have time to waste." (taken from the book, Something Needs to Change, by David Platt)
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Sunday, October 9th
10:00 am
Rev. Anthony Silvers
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Sunday, October 16th
10:00 am

Please contact the church office if you have any questions.
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Sunday, October 23rd
10:00 am
GUEST SPEAKER - ALAN SCHULYER, NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST FOUNDATION

      FOLLOWED BY:
PASTOR APPRECIATION/RETIREMENT LUNCH - FAMILY LIFE CENTER
CHURCH WILL PROVIDE BBQ, CHICKEN TENDERS, COLESLAW & BREAD.
PLEASE BRING COVERED DISHES AND DESSERTS.

NO ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE OR EVENING CLASSES.
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Kentucky flood relief

Items needed for Kentucky are canned foods, school supplies, cleaning supplies, brooms, mops, boxed fans, monetary donations, first aid kits, backpacks, plastic totes, drink mixes to flavor water, tents, 50 ft. exptension cords, flashlights, batteries, dehumidifiers.  A tote is under the bulletin boards for these items.  For monetary donations, make checks payable to Water Into Wine Food Pantry, Memo Line:  East Kentucky Flood Relief.
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It's school time again!!! The Card Group would love to send your college kids - those still living at home and those moving to campus - a note of encouragement.  Please give addresses to Rhonda Burleson, Peggy Howell or Linda Duncan and we will fill their mailbox!  Also, military addresses change often.  Help keep us up to date for our service men and women.
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Sewing Seeds of God's Love
Sewing Seeds is a grassroots, non-profit ministry connected to Samaritan's Purse's World Medical Missions Division.

We make simple dresses for girls and women, and shorts for boys which are being distributed by Samaritan's Purse during their medical mission trips around the world.

If you have the gift of sewing and/or a heart for this type of ministry, we invite you to join us.  We need volunteers to pray for the recipients, cut out patterns, donations of cottons or cotton-blend fabric, threads, extra wide double fold bias tapes, one inch elastic, all sizes colorful buttons.  We need volunteers to cut out patterns and to sew.

Volunteers sewing for the ministry will be given patterns as well as instructions when needed.  If you would like to sew but are unable to provide fabrics and bias tape, we will provide them for you as supplies are available.

We will have a time to get together, fellowship & sew on the third Monday of each month, 10 am - 12 noon or 6 - 8 pm in the church fellowship hall.  

Volunteers are needed to pray for the recipients, cut out the patterns, sew

Please sign up on the sheet on the double bulletin board.

For more information contact:
Sherry Bartlett
766-5916
sherrybartlett@icloud.com
or
Sheila Speight
385-0501
sheila.speight14@gmail.com

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PICTURES REQUESTED!!!

We would like a picture of your children who are going to school this year (preschool to college). Please scan a copy of a picture of your child for us to post on the church bulletin board.  Email to the Bear Creek Baptist Church: bcbc327@hotmail.com

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Lauren Helms is currently attending Western Carolina University. She has the opportunity to go on a mission trip this coming fall with her Nurses Christian Fellowship group.  They will be traveling to Jamaica and serving by holding health fairs in the community as well as going into the hospitals and schools. Bear Creek Church has helped her to fill a suitcase (overflowing) with supplies for the trip. The trip is scheduled for October.  Now, let us pray for Lauren and this group as they go to Jamaica to minister.

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Please go by the double bulletin boards and check out all the ministries we are involved in - Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes, Brian Center Snacks, Hope House, Lauren Helm's Mission Trip, used Sunday School materials, Bibles, Etc.
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Please remember our military and send them a note of encouragement as they serve our country and are away from family.  These are the military addresses we currently have.

Braeden Keller
4th RTBN PAPA CO PLT 40ZY
Box 16440
Parris Island, SC  29905-6440

Craig & Jessica Biddix
2532 Fairchild St.
JBSA Lackland, TX  78236

Jacob Yelton
VP47 Det 1 Unit 209124
Box 47
FPO AP  96601
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"Where Do We Go From Here" by Dr. David Jeremiah has been placed in our church library by Ken & Peggy Howell.
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"Pandemics, Plagues, and Natural Disasters, What is God Saying To Us?"
by Erwin W. Lutzer

Faced with mass suffering, we may wonder whether God actually cares about us or whether He just says that He does.  This book helps explain the role of God in suffering.  It examines how God uses tragedies throughout the Bible to speak directly to His people.

This book has been place in our library by Peggy & Ken Howell.
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"Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven" by David Jeremiah
Where do we go? Is there an afterlife? Does the Bible say anything specific about heaven? Are there really streets of gold there? Pearly gates?  Has anyone been to heaven and returned with insider information?  David Jeremiah's book will answer those questions.  God wants you to know all about your eternal home so you can anticipate the future.

This book was place in the library by Peggy & Ken Howell.
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A donation has been given to our Building Fund in memory of Scotty Sparks by Rosalie Gage of Sharpesburg, GA.

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Bear Creek Church Family,
     There are not enough words to express how much each one of you mean to me.  In October, thirty six years ago, the Lord placed me in the position of Administrative Assistant for our dear Bear Creek Baptist Church.  I have always felt this has been and continues to be my ministry - my mission field.  Over the years many of you, and many who have already passed, have greatly influenced my life.  As I do not have siblings living near, you have become "my family"!  You have been there during the birth of our children, grandchildren, marriages, the illnesses & deaths of my parents, one of my brothers and others.  You so graciously allowed me the time I needed to be there for them and with them.  That is family!!  Everyday my heart is so blessed because of you folks.
     I would like to thank everyone who has helped me along the way.  I am grateful every day for you.  I could not have done anything without God, my family and so many countless others.  Thank you for the cards, texts, phone calls, kind words and gifts.  Thank you for making my job such a joy.  God's blessings as we continue to serve Him.

Linda
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We welcome into the fellowship of Bear Creek Baptist Church the following new members:
James (Jim) & Jo Ellen Puckett
Jerry (Bubba) Webb
Ruth Ann McCoury
Susan Gail Resler
Dean Hicks
Alfred & June Cornett
Michael Miller
Danielle Breedin
Steral & Brenda Franklin
Tina Hughes
Kedren Hughes
Kylee Hughes
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Beaver Creek Baptist Church has begun a new ministry, "Never Alone." This ministry group is for widows and widowers.  Meetings will be the first Thursday of each month, 2:00pm in the Beaver Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.  Light refreshments will be served.  Contact info:  Stephanie Pitman at SPITMAN15@YAHOO.COM or 828-385-2122.
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Never2Scarred Hope House is now open and in need of additional volunteers.  You can go to www.never2scarred.com website and fill out an online application. Someone will contact you to discuss volunteer opportunities.

For more information, please contact Jessica Williams at 828-467-7243.

~ Never2Scarred Hope House Needs ~
The following is a list of items needed to have on hand when the Hope House is opened for housing.  If you can provide any of these items, please contat Jessica Williams, 828-467-7243, to arrange a time to meet you at the Hope House.  We alse have a tote under the double bulletin boards in the hallway for these items.

Items needed:  paper products, household products, shower caddies, laundry bags, Celebrate Recovery Bibles and Heart of Addiction Books.  Please place items in tote under bulletin boards.
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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Month-By-Month Collection:
The item being collected for the month of September is a $9.00 donation for the Shipping Fees for the shoeboxes.  Please give this donation to Karla Buchanan or Savannah Miller.
Please see list on double bulletin board to see the Month-By-Month listing.
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Date: To Be Announced
Time:  6:30pm
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