The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

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.

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

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?

 Monthly Meetings and Events

Friendship Dinners Every Sunday  4:30 in the Parish Hall
The community is invited. Dinner is free.
No dress code. No reservations.
No Church Service.  Just fellowship.

Church Breakfasts
The Third Saturday of each month
Eggs, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, grits sausage, bacon .... Yumm!!
Dec 19, Jan 16

Wed. Night Covered Dish Dinner
The last Wed. of each month at 5:30
December's dinner will be on the 16th

TCW Meetings
That is our ECW!
2nd Tuesday of the month.
Bring a bag lunch at 12:30
Meeting at 1 in the Parish Hall
Special date for our Christmas Party Dec 15

Vestry Meetings
Second Wednesday of the month
12:30 in the Parish Hall
All are welcome
 Dec. 9

Bare Necessities Group
First Wednesday of the month
3:00 - 7:00 in the Parish Hall
All are welcome
Dec. 2




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Couldn't make it to Church on Sunday?  We miss you when you aren't in the pews, but you can still hear Fr. Wes's sermons by following this link below or by going to the Sermons page for past sermons.    


Check the Newsletter for information on upcoming events.

Lay Ministry Schedule for October - December

Mark Your Calendar!

Visit our Christmas Art and Bake Sale
December 5 from 9-3 in the Parish Hall

Seven Lake Lure Artists - all members of our congregation - will be displaying and selling their work.

Just in time for Christmas gift buying!
Pottery, lamps made from musical instruments, fine silver jewelry, gourds, paintings, and more. 
Enjoy delicious baked goods.

Christmas Covered Dish Dinner on Dec. 16
Come learn about the origin of Christmas.

TCW Christmas lunch
Bring a salad or dessert
Marta's house on Dec 16 from 12-2


2015 is flying by! See what's been going on at
The Church of the Transfiguration in Bat Cave!

Bare Necessities has been busy!  Four newborn baby kits have been given to families in the area.  Eight diaper kits have been delivered and sent home with Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach clients.   We sent about 100 flat diapers to Guatemala via the Diapers for Haiti organization.  We delivered 15 diaper kits and 15 feminine hygiene kits to the Sister of Mercy medical missionary team.  This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 3 -7.   Laura Shields along with her children Cody and Tucker make another Bare Necessities Delivery.

  The Fall colors surrounded the Church. Thanks Blaine for another great photograph!


The Spiritual Garden makes our walk from the Church to the Parish Hall such a treat.  Thanks to these hard working TCW ladies!

  Fr. Wes presents "What is a Priest" at the September Pot Luck Dinner 

Baptism on September 6  (more pictures in our  Photo Album)


The Bare Necessities Group meets on the First Wednesday of each month to sew and package supplies to send to those in need. 
Cloth diaper kits recently went to Nicaragua.  This groups also makes Feminine Hygiene kits and Newborn welcome kits.


Feminine Hygiene kits arrive in Uganda

Firewood Ministry at work with the new log splitter. 


The Transfiguration Church Women (ECW) made their annual trip to Strawberry Hill on May 12. 

On May 3, the congregation gathered at the beach at Lake Lure for a Baptism and Eucharist.


For more photos of the celebration, visit our photo album.


The Church Women are off and running on another great project to send feminine hygiene supplies to girls in Thailand.
Eighteen volunteers completed 45 kits that will be sent with Church members to Thailand.



The diapers arrived in Haiti !   To learn more visit haiti

Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2015
for more Easter Photos, check out our Photo Album


Bishop Porter Taylor celebrated with us on Palm Sunday.


 The children surprised Fr. Wes with a one year anniversary gift.   


The TCW and lots of helpers sewed and assembled 75 diaper kits to go to Haiti.


It was a beautiful spring day to work in the Spiritual Garden.  More photos in the photo album.


Tom  Phillips, Church member and director of Emmaus Bible School,  presented "How the Bible as we know it came to be."
This was the second program in our Lenten Series.  The food is amazing!  Hope you can join us for the rest of the series.

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

Thanks you to the members who put the playground together!

Join us for Children's Sunday School at 10.
 On Dec. 14, the children were surprised with Bibles of their own. 

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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