BC Briefs


Disturb us, Lord, when

We are too pleased with ourselves,

When our dreams have come true

Because we dreamed too little,

When we arrived safely

Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when

With the abundance of things we possess

We have lost our thirst

For the waters of life;

Having fallen in love with life,

We have ceased to dream of eternity

And in our efforts to build a new earth,

We have allowed our vision

Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,

To venture on wilder seas

Where storms will show Your mastery;

Where losing sight of land,

We shall find the stars.

We ask you to push back

The horizons of our hopes;

And to push back the future

In strength, courage, hope, and love.

This we ask in the name of our Captain,

Who is Jesus Christ. 


A Time of Prayer For Our Revival

Dates:  November 11 - November 16

Time:  10:00am

All are welcome to come to the church and join in as we pray for our upcoming revival.  Prayer times are Monday, November 11th - Saturday, November 16th, 10:00am.  "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin."  2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV






Challenge Verses For Adults:  Memorizing the Scriptures With Our Children

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 KJV

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105 KJV

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3: 5-6








Veterans Day, November 11, 2019

We will be honoring & Paying tribute to our Bear Creek veterans on Sunday morning, November 10th, 10:45am with a special program and a video that will be shown of all our living veterans. (Seats will be reserved for our veterans and spouses.) Below is a list of our veterans.  We would like all veterans to be here for this service if at all possible.

                                                         Living Veterans of Bear Creek Church:

Jerry Autry, Ashley Beam, Craig Biddix, Henry Boone, Barry Buchanan, Dale Buchanan, David Buchanan, Deward Buchanan, Everett Buchanan, Jr., Jerry Mike Buchanan, Mark Cagle, Lee Carter, Jay Lee Carver, Andy Catron, Matthew Edwards, Roger Ferguson, Jerry Ferrell, Harrison Fletcher, Jared Garland, Adam Gilpin, Dean Gouge, Everette Gouge, Ray Gouge, Paul Greene, Charles Gross, Frank Gurle, Charles (Bert) Hannel, Paul Gregory Harrell, Coy Hollifield, Johnny Hollifield, Misher Hollifield, Ken Howell, Mike Jarrett, Tyler Jones, Oscar McKinney, Ray McKinney, Steve McKinney, Larry Dean Michael, Guy Miller, James Miller, Steve Pierce, Bill Pittman, Kenny Silvers, Ben Smith, David Stamey, Shane Thomas, Wayne Thomas, Richard Ward, Billy Whisnant, Leonard Wiggins, Tommy Willis, Donald Wright, Johnny Wyatt


Sexual Abuse Training

Date:  November 13th

Time:  3:00pm

For those of you who do not want to go online and take this training, a class is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, November 13th, 3:00pm in the youth room.  We will be watching the video and taking the test.  This training is for everyone who works with our children in any way and includes Awana kitchen workers, ushers, church safety committee, van drivers, children's classes, etc.  Please make plans to attend this class.





Revival Services at Bear Creek Baptist Church

Bear Creek Baptist Church in conjunction with Celebrate Recovery has scheduled Revival Services

Date:  November 17 to November 21

The dates of the revival are November 17 to November 21, running from Sunday night to Thursday night.

The Scripture it will be based on is Isaiah 40:31 “  But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

The theme of the revival is “To Soar.”

Speakers will be:

Sunday Night – Rev. Chris Rathbone (Mine Creek Baptist), Echoes of Praise Choir will be singing

Monday Night – Rev. Darrin Waldroup (Bethel Missionary Baptist), Bethel Choir will be singing

Tuesday Night – Rev. Mike Rathbone (Big Crabtree Baptist), Bear Creek Adult Choir will be singing

Wednesday Night – Rev. Steve Williams (Berry Chapel Baptist), Echoes of Praise Choir will be singing

Thursday Night – Rev. Merritt Taylor (Shoal Creek Baptist), Special singing

Echoes of Praise Youth Choir, Bethel Choir, along with various others will provide the music.

"Mini monies" will be shared by Johnny Cook and Jonathan Pendley.

Nursery Provided


Everyone welcome!!




Good News Club

Good News Club began at Bowman Middle School on Tuesday, November 12th.  Please keep this program in your prayers.












Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

We are participating in collecting shoe boxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items, a Wow item, etc. to send to children in need around the world.  (Shoe boxes will be provided by the church and are under the double bulletin boards.)

How to Pack Your Shoebox
Pick up a shoebox under the double bulletin boards.  Also pick up a brochure on the table.

***WOW Item - Select a quality "wow" toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal.
**Other Gifts - Pack full with other fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies. (Do not include lotions, toothpaster or liquids.)
**Pray - Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift, including a personal note and photo makes a big impact.
**Include $9 donation - A donation of $9 is critical to cover shipping and other project costs.  You can also give online through Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox.
**Drop Off - Please bring shoeboxes to church and place under the bulletin boards by Sunday morning, November 17th.  Youth and leaders will be doing the shoe box project this year.  If you have any questions, please contact Dale or Karla Buchanan.

For gift suggestions and more, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Shoeboxes & pamphlets are at the double bulletin boards.   




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 impactsthe loves of STUDENTS!











College Students Addresses Needed

Please contact Rhonda Burleson or the church office with addresses for our college students.








Workers Needed!!!

We are in need of workers for our Children's Church that is held during our Morning Worship Service. If you are interested in teaching or helping out, please contact Jean Stamey or the church office. (This would only be once every two months depending on how msny workers we have.)




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!



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)





Drivers Needed

We need a drivers for our Church vans. If you would like to volunteer to drive a van on Wednesday evenings & on Sundays, please contact Jay Carver.  You MUST be added on to our insurance BEFORE you drive a van.  Please contact Linda with you date of birth and driver's license number so the insurance company can be contacted.



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.




Cooking List

If you are interested in being on the cooking list to prepare meals for those who are very sick, recently had surgery, chemo, radiation, etc., please contact Joyce Greene.












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.










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







Brotherhood Breakfast, Fellowship & Workday

Date:  Saturday, December 7th
Time:  8:00am
Location:  Fellowship Hall

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

 All men and boys are invited to join us.




Adult Choir Practice

Date:  Sunday, November 10th

Time:  4:45 pm

We are practicing for our Christmas Cantata, "The Light Of The World" on November 3rd. All ages are invited to join us as we prepare for the cantata to be held on Sunday, December 22nd, 10:45 am.

All choir members are encouraged to be here if possible.




Deacon's Meeting

Date:  December 1st

Time:  5:00pm







Card Groups

November 10th - Card Group #2






Community Women's Prayer Breakfast


Dates:  December 13th

Time:  8:00am

Location:  DT's in downtown Spruce Pine. 

All ladies are invited!!




New Sunday School Class

There is a new Sunday School Class at 9:45am every Sunday morning in the sanctuary.  Teachers for this class are Wendy Cannon and Josh Wise. Come and be a part if you are not already a part of another class.







Date:  To Be Announced

Time:  6:00pm













Church Wide Holiday Meal

Date:  November 24, 2019
Time:  After Morning Worship Service

No Evening Service.

More information to come.






5th & 6th Graders Go To Brian Center

Date:  November 27th

Time:  2:00pm - 5:00pm

Our 5th & 6th Graders will be going to the Brian Center on November 27th, 2019, 2:00pm - 5:00pm. More information to follow.



Thanksgiving Day

Date:  November 28th

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!















Christmas Cantata - "The Light of the World"

Date:  Sunday, December 22, 2019
Time:  10:45 am

Everyone is invited to attend.





Lottie Moon Post Office

The Lottie Moon Post Office will open November 24th.



Additions to our Library

"Biblica - The Bible Atlas, A Social & Historical Journey Through The Lands of The Bible" has been placed in our church library by Joyce Boone.















Several fiction books written by Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunsetter & others have also been placed in our church library.



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.







Time Change in Wednesday Night Prayer Service











Because of the Awana schedule, our Wednesday night Prayer Service will now be held from  6:30 - 7:20pm.



Sunday School Class for College Age

We have a Sunday School Class for College Age that meets each Sunday, 10:45 am in the Historical Room.  Teachers are Joey & Melissa Phillips.











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 

www.youtube.com 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.







Visitation Committee

If you are interested in being on the Visitation Committee, please contact Roger or Marie Willis.









Building Fund Offering-1st Sunday


Our Building Fund Offering will be received the first Sunday of each 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!








Food Ministry

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 fellowiship hall. (Please be sure canned food is pop top lids only as some do not have can openers).

If you would like to give a monetary donation, pleae contact Karen or Dean Duncan.




Echoes of Praise Choir Practice

Every Wednesday

Time: 5:00pm






6:00 - 7:20pm  Awana

Includes meal and classes!

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

November 13th - We Give Thanks Night - Write down what you are thankful for and share with class

November 27th - No Awana








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 Sanctuary

For more information contact Rev. Bruce Cannon, 828-467-5416, Josh Wise, 828-385-0061 or Jessica Williams, 828-467-7243.

Meal Schedule

November 14 - Lonnie & Shelia Speight, Roger & Marie Willis

November 21 - Revival Services - No Meal

November 28 - Thanksgiving - No Meal