The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

Worship With Us

Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10
Adult Sunday School at 9
Children's Sunday School at 10:00

Holy Eucharist and Healing  at 10
Bible Study at 11


Post Office Box 130
Hwy 64/74
106 Saylor Lane
Bat Cave, N.C. 28710
Phone: 828-625-9244


Rev. J. Wesley Shields, Rector
The Right Rev. G. Porter Taylor,
Bishop Diocese of Western N.C.

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The Church of the Transfiguration serves a diverse congregation made up of year round residents, part-time residents, and visitors to the area.  In this Holy place, we come together to nurture and support each other on our spiritual journeys. Together we find empowerment for our ministries.  Won't you join us?

Rev. Wes Shields and his wife Laura.
Emma 6, Cody3, and Tucker 1.
T-Bone the dog.


Our mission as the Church of the Transfiguration is to acknowledge Jesus Christ as revealed to us in the Scriptures through worship, prayer, and study, and to proclaim the Good News joyfully in a ministry of servanthood.


Couldn't make it to Church on Sunday? 
Visit this link to hear Fr. Wes's Sermon

Feb 22 Sermon

Check out the links on the left to hear archived sermons.

Mark Your Calendar

Diapers for Haiti Cover your Tushy party March 7
Parish Hall.  Bring scissors, sewing machines, etc.

The TCW Diapers for Haiti project is going on now.  We are preparing Diaper Kits going with Sisters of Mercy missionaries.  They are leaving March 29 on a week long medical mission to Haiti and will transport and deliver diaper kits directly to those in need.  Each "kit" will contain two diaper covers, 8-10 wipes, 10-12 absorbers/flats, and 2-4 diaper pins.  These are ready-to-go kits that will serve babies birth-3yrs old.
There are many ways to participate.  You can purchase items, donate items, sew items, donate money, and assemble kits.  We will be collecting items and monetary donations now thru March 7.  There are examples, shopping lists for already made items, or sew-your-own items, a donation box, and more information in the parish hall.  Any soft/cotton material can be used for the wipes,  Examples are new or used sheets, blankets, t-shirts, etc.
We currently have two sewing machines available for the Cover Your Tushy Party.  We would like to have 2 more.  If you are willing to share your machine that day, please let us know.

Click the following link for a video for the pattern we will be using.  We have the patterns for all sizes, and we can get these to you on tracing paper if you want to sew at home.   Diapers for Haiti Video Link

For more information about the Diapers for Haiti Project, please check out the Facebook link below.


Check out the Diapers for Haiti Project at Haiti

Due to the icy weather, the Shrove Tuesday dinner was cancelled.
We will be having whatever anyone cooked at the Lenten dinner on the 25th.

No Saturday breakfast this week due to icy conditions!

Lenten Series
Wednesday nights in Lent at 5:30
Covered Dish Dinner and Program

Lenten Dinners will be potluck so bring your favorite dish. (Feb 25 the dinner will include the gumbos, etc.  we made for the cancelled Mardi Gras party)  Dinners will begin promptly at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6.

Message from Fr. Wes

I hope that you all will invite your friends and family to take part in these dinners. For those of you who are new to the church or to your faith, this will be great time to learn about the church and the Bible. A big thank you to Tom Phillips in advance for being willing to share his knowledge with us.  Our topics are as follows:


February 25th-  Biblical Cannon. If you don't know what that means, then definitely plan to come. I will be presenting a lecture on how the Bible as we know it came to be. Who wrote it  and when ? Who decided what got in and what was left out? Some of the students and faculty from the Emmaus Bible School plan to join us for this class as well.


March 4th- Tom Phillips will present the first half of an overview of the Old Testament. This will give you the big picture of the book as a whole. What are its major components how does it shape our overhaul understanding of the faith.

March 11th- Tom will do the second half of the Old Testament overview


March 18th- Tom will do the New Testament overview. Same idea just focused on the New Testament.

March 25th- Why do we do what we do on Sunday Morning. For those of you who are new to the church, this is definitely one you will want to attend. I will explain why we say what we say, what are some of the items in the sanctuary, and how does it all fit together as worship?


ECW Spring Extravaganza Fashion Show and High Tea
May 16 at the Lake Lure Inn    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
See Mary Ann to register or go to the ECW website


Visit the Photo Album to see our year 2014 in review. 
It's been an exciting year that brought us a new Rector
and a Sunday School filled with Children.  Take a little walk down memory lane.

Check the Newsletter for information on upcoming events.

Lay Ministry Schedules

Lay Ministry Schedule for March


 2015 is off to a great start.  Come and see what's going on.

                January Pot Luck and Forum.                                                   January Spiritual Gifts Class led by Laura Shields

Thanks you to the members who put the playground together!

Pumpkin Tossing at the Sunday School Party

Join us for Children's Sunday School at 10.
On Sunday Dec. 14, the children were surprised with Bibles of their own.  We are learning the 10 Commandments and about the Holy Eucharist.   
Hosting the Coffee Hour was fun!  

The TCW Annual Christmas Party included special guests! 
See the angels we made by clicking here for the Photo Album.

The First Annual Children's Christmas Party. The Children made ornaments and decorated the tree.  Everyone sang Christmas Carols to Mike Maziarka's beautiful auto harp and Julie read the Night Before Christmas with a little help from the kids!

Cleaning Day: Preparing for Advent!
Everyone stayed after the service to clean the church and parish hall from the floor up. 
Click here to see more pictures of the great cleaning day.

Weekly Bible Study
Wednesdays at 11 after the 10:00 Eucharist and Healing Service

    Friendship Dinners:  Every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. the church
celebrates a Friendship Dinner. The community is invited.
You do not have to attend the church to participate
in this community gathering.
 The dinner is free. No dress code. No reservations.
No church service.

Come to our church breakfasts..  Join us for fellowship and a hearty breakfast of grits, sausage, bacon, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy  . . .  YUM!  8:30 a.m..
 Check the newsletter for details.
The third Saturday of the month.
Feb.21 - (cancelled due to ice)  
March 21, April 18

TCW Meetings 
2nd Tuesday of the Month
Bring a lunch. 
12:30 for lunch
meeting begins at 1 p.m. 
Church Parish Hall. 
 March 10, April 14

Vestry Meetings

Second Wednesday of the Month
Church Parish Hall. 
All are welcome to attend.
 March 11, April 15


In September, we celebrated The Holy Eucharist at Lake Lure Beach.  For more photos of the picnic and service, click here.

Church Breakfasts.  We love to eat!





                  Transfiguration Church Women
                     It's our ECW out to Lunch!


Schedule of Services

Holy Eucharist 8:00 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
Children's Sunday School 10 a.m.
Holy Eucharist and Healing 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:00 a.m. following the Healing Service

For special service times, please see the church newsletter.

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