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

November 9, 2014 Sermon

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

Mark Your Calendar

TCW Christmas Party
on December 2 at Veryle Lynn's

Christmas Party after the 10:00 Service on December 14 .
Decorate the tree, sing carols, celebrate the season!

Check the Newsletter for information on upcoming events.

Lay Ministry Schedules

Lay Ministry Schedule for November
Lay Ministry Schedule for December

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.
We are learning stories about Jacob, Noah, and Moses, and singing some silly songs that make Sunday School fun.  We are learning the 10 Commandments and about the Holy Eucharist.   
Hosting the Coffee Hour was fun!  

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.
 Dec. 20, Jan. 17

TCW Meetings 
2nd Tuesday of the Month
Bring a lunch. 
12:30 for lunch
meeting begins at 1 p.m. 
Church Parish Hall. 
   Dec. 9 (Christmas Party Dec 2), Jan 13

Vestry Meetings

Second Wednesday of the Month
Church Parish Hall. 
All are welcome to attend.
 Dec. 10, Jan 14


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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