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?



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?  We miss you when you aren't in the pews, but you
can still hear Fr. Wes's sermons by following the link below or by going to the Sermons page.


Sermon April 19, 2015

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



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


            The Wednesday night dinners will continue on the last Wednesday of each month beginning in May  With the potato lunch and the beach picnic, we decided to skip April

                If you missed the Lenten Series and dinners, you can still see the programs by following the link on the left.


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

Monthly Wednesday Night Covered Dish Dinner

May 27

May 3 Service and Baptism at Lake Lure
Join us for our worship service at 10:00 a.m. at the Pavilion
No Sunday School that day.

Check the Newsletter for information on upcoming events.

Check out the Diapers for Haiti Project at Haiti

We completed 75 diaper kits and  sent to Haiti by Sisters of Mercy. 
Thanks to all who participated.  See the photos below!

Lay Ministry Schedules

Lay Ministry Schedule for April


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


The diapers arrived in Haiti ! 

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. 

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


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 5:30 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.
 April 18, May 16

Wednesday Night Covered Dish Dinners
The last Wednesday of each month.
Join us for food and fellowship at 5:30
April 29, May 27

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

Vestry Meetings

Second Wednesday of the Month
Church Parish Hall. 
All are welcome to attend.
April 15, May 13


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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