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.  

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
services are also available on Facebook.
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.

Sunday Evening Classes:

Lord, Teach Me to Pray by Kay Arthur - Led by Holli Greiner.   (Fellowship Hall)

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

Marriages in the Bible Class -   Meets in the Cornerstone Sunday School Classroom.  Led by Doug and Barbara Harrell.

"Bloodline" - This lineage of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation, taught by Pastor Bruce, meets in the Something Special Classroom (beside Secretary's Office.)

Women's Bible Study - "How Much More" by Lisa Harper, taught by Tammy Hedrick.  Class meets in Jamie's Sunday School Classroom across from the Nursery.

Bible Study on the book of Daniel - Taught by Jeannie Eplee will meet in Irene Sparks' Sunday School Classroom. (Across from the fellowship hall.)

Children & Youth Classes - meet at 6:00pm
Wee Drillers Bible Drill (ages 4 - 8) Meet at 6:00pm, taught by Martha Burleson & Wendy Cannon.
Bible Drill Practice for grades 4 - 6 meet on Sunday Evenings, 5:00pm, (taught by Sheila Speight & Sherry Bartlett).

Wednesday Evening Classes for Children & Youth
"Team Jesus" will begin on Wednesday, November 3rd
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

Bible Drill Practice Sunday 6:00pm 

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

Brian Center Ministry   

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.

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.

Journey and Stand Firm Available

Please come by the church and pick up the November 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.

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

Date: December 4, 2021
Time: 8:00am
Location: Fellowship Hall

Deacon's Meeting

Date:  Every Sunday Morning
Time:  8:15 am

Card Groups

Date:  To Be Announced
Time: 5:00pm

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.

Adult Choir Practice

Date:  November 27th
            December 4th
            December 11th
            December 18th
Time: 9:00am

Anyone interested in joining the choir is invited to attend.

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

** 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.

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.

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

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

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!

1st Night of Advent/Hanging of the Greens Service
Date:  Sunday, November 28th
Time:  6:00pm
The Lottie Moon Post Office will open on Sunday morning, November 28th, and will remain open until Sunday morning, December 19th.  Post office will be located in the fellowship hall.  Cost to "mail a card" will remain at $.10. All money collected will go toward our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions.
Christmas Drama, "It Happened One Night"

December 8th at 6:00pm
December 12th at 6:30pm

Everyone is invited to attend!
Play practice for "It Happened One Night" will be held
Sunday, November 28th
Sunday, December 5th
at 4:00pm.  All those who are involved are encouraged to attend.
We are excited to announce that The Primitive Quartet will be leading us in worship on

Date:  Sunday, December 5th
Time:  10:00am

Please come out and be a part of this wonderful worship service!
Everyone is invited!

Lottie Moon Giving Day is scheduled for Sunday, December 5th.  All monies received on this day will go to our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering unless otherwise designated.
Church wide Thanksgiving/Christmas meal is scheduled for Sunday, December 5th, immediately following our Morning Worship Service. Church will provide turkey/dressing/gravy, ham, mashed potatoes & rolls.  Please bring vegetables, casserold, salads & desserts.

Date:  December 5th
Let's Go Caroling!  Come and be a part of bringing joy to our shut-ins and Senior Adults this Christmas!

Date:  December 5
Time:  4:00pm
Date:  December 19
Time:  Morning Worship Service

Everyone is invited to attend!
Rhonda Gouge and Holli Greiner will be presenting a Christmas Concert
Date:  Sunday, December 19
Time:  6:00pm

Everyone is invited to attend!
Recovering Soldiers Ministry
Soldiers For Christ On The Battlefront Of Addiction.
Transforming Addicts Into Functioning Christians In Today’s Society

Recovering Soldiers will be leading us in worship on
Date:  December 26
Time:  10:00am Morning Worship Service

Please attend and be a part of this wonderful worship experience.
Everyone is invited!
NCBF Scholarships
Scholarships are offered through the NC Baptist Foundation for 2022 High School Seniors.  They range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.

Applications for the scholarships open online January 1, 2022 and close February 14, 2022.  Applications are to be completed on their website:

If you have any questions, please contact Alan Schuyler, Western Area Manager, North Carolina Baptist Financial Services at
Women's Bible Study
"How Much More" by Lisa Harper began Sunday, October 10th, 6:00pm. (Tammy & Jessica's class).
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)
Date: To Be Announced
Time:  6:30pm
Mitchell County Schools Food Box

We are collecting food items to be distributed between all schools in Mitchell County.  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.
Singing Camp at Bear Creek
Date:  Spring 2022
10:00am - ???

Singing Camp is being offered to Adult Choir Members or anyone who would like to sing with our Adult Choir.  Wanda Duncan & Rhonda Gouge will be teaching harmony, parts and working on choir songs.  Their goal is to help our choir to sing to the very best of their ability.

Lunch will be provided.
We welcome into the fellowship of Bear creek Baptist Church Gene & Kellie Dooley.

We welcome into the fellowship of Bear Creek Baptist Church Miss Holland Atkins, daughter of Deanna Atkins, granddaughter of Dean & Donna Gouge.
Congratulations to ...

...Shannon & Patrick Willis on the birth of their daughter, Abigail Rose, born Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  Abigail weighed 7lb. 1 oz. and was 18.5 inches long.  She has two older brothers, Benjamin & Joshua.  Proud grandparents are Nancy Willis, Wendy & Bruce Cannon.

...Keisha & Stephen Bohan on the birth of their daughter, Emery Rose, born Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  Emery weighed 7lb. 12 oz. and was 18.5 inches long.  Proud grandparents are Wanda & Tommy Duncan.

...Ashley Thomas & Ralph Molu on the birth of their daughter, Iyla Jade, born October 13, 2021.  Iyla weighed 7lb. 5 oz. & was 20 inches long.  Proud grandparents are Stacy & Amy Thomas.  Great grandparents are Wayne & Stella Thomas.
An offering has been given to Celebrate Recovery by Wanda Benfield of Newland, NC.   
Bear Creek Baptist Church,
     Thank you so much for the support and encouragement shown to our clients in recovery.
Peer Support RHA Health Services
 Bear Creek Baptist Church,
     "The only lasting cure for evil and injustice is Christian Action."
    Dr. Charles Stanley has shared the story of the time shortly after he became pastor of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta.  There were some very influential and powerful people int he church who became his enemies and attempted to get him fired.  During the time he was involved in battling these people, a retired librarian, a godly lady, asked him to visit her at home.  During his visit, she showed him a picture depicting Daniel looking to the sky while in the lion's den.  She asked Dr. Stanley several times what he saw in the picture.  Finally, unable to correctly guess what she wanted him to see, she said, "Son, notice that Daniel isn't paying any attention to the lions."  Today, Satan continues to walk about as a roaring lion stirring hearts to hate God, Christians, and all that is good.  Your contribution lets us know that you are not "looking at the lions" either, but are actively trusting in our mighty and ever present God for victory at every level of our culture.
    Thank you so very much for your recent contribution.  We truly appreciate your faithful support.
Beth, Administrative Assistant
Christian Action League of North Carolina
Bear Creek Baptist Church,
    I just wanted to thank all of you for making me feel welcome at Bear Creek Baptist Church.  It was an honor for me to speak there and I appreciate the Sunday School lesson and singing as well.  God bless!
-Matthew J. Hurd
Nursery workers are needed forour Wednesday evening service at 6:30pm and also for our Sunday evening classes, 6:00pm.

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