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

January 11, 2015  Sermon

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

Mark Your Calendar

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 January, February and 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.
 Jan. 17, Feb.21

TCW Meetings 
2nd Tuesday of the Month
Bring a lunch. 
12:30 for lunch
meeting begins at 1 p.m. 
Church Parish Hall. 
Jan 13, Feb. 10

Vestry Meetings

Second Wednesday of the Month
Church Parish Hall. 
All are welcome to attend.
 Jan 14, Feb. 11


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.

          Click here to Tour the Church