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.

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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?

Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10
Adult Sunday School at 9
Children's Sunday School during the 10:00 service


Holy Eucharist and Healing Service at 10
Bible Study at 11

Rev. Wes Shields and his wife Laura.
Emma 6, Cody 2 1/2, 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

September 14, 2014 Sermon

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

Mark Your Calendar

Church Pot Luck Picnic and Eucharist
Lake Lure Beach
September 21 at 10:00

Taco Bar
October 19 after the 10 o'clock service
Sponsored by The Transfiguration Church Women
Fund raiser for our companion diocese in Durgapur

Wednesday Night Covered Dish Supper

October 29
Bring a dish to share and enjoy hauntingly delicious food and some not so spooky Halloween Festivities!

Check the Newsletter for information on upcoming events.


Come see what we're learning in Sunday School.
 Emma models our Joseph's Coat. 
Join us Sundays at 10:00


Read the current Newsletter  about upcoming events and to see what has been going on. 

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.
   Sept. 20, Oct. 18

TCW Meetings 
2nd Tuesday of the Month
Bring a lunch. 
12:30 for lunch
meeting begins at 1 p.m. 
Church Parish Hall. 
 Sept 9, Oct. 14

Vestry Meetings
Second Wednesday of the Month
Church Parish Hall. 
All are welcome to attend.
Oct 8

TCW Out to Lunch!

If you are serving by hosting coffee hours, ushering, or part of the music ministry, the schedules are posted on the website.  Please click on the following link to see the 2014 schedule.  If you are not on the schedule and would like to be, please contact Harriet in the church office. If you need to make a change in the schedule, please find someone to make a swap and then let the office know so we can put the correct information in the bulletin.

Lay Ministry Schedule for July - Dec. 2014


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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