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  5:30 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!!
  Sept 19, Oct 17

Wed. Night Covered Dish Dinner
The last Wed. of each month at 5:30
 Sept 30

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
  Sept 8,  Oct 13

Vestry Meetings
Second Wednesday of the month
12:30 in the Parish Hall
All are welcome
  Sept 9,  Oct 14




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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.

Check the July/August Newsletter for Lay Ministry Schedule

Adult Sunday School is taking a break for the summer.  See you in September!

Mark your Calendar!
TCW is going to Burntshirt Vineyard for lunch on Sept 9
Meet at the Church at 11:30 to carpool.
Boxed lunch is available. Follow this link for options.

The ECW Diocese of Western North Carolina invites you to hear the Rev Lauren Winner,
author and Assistant Professor of Christina Spirituality at Duke Divinity
Thursday, September 24 from 9-2. at the Asheville Event Center on Sweeten Creek Road.
For Schedule in Information, click here.
For registration form, click here.

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


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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