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. Jos
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

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

TCW Meetings
That is our ECW!
2nd Tuesday of the month.
Meeting at 12:30
Bring a bag lunch
 Feb 13, Mar 13

Vestry Meetings
Second Wednesday of the month
12:30 in the Rectory
All are welcome
Feb 14, Mar 14

Bare Necessities Group
First Wednesday of the month
4:00 - 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall
All are welcome
Feb 7, March 7

Firewood Ministry
Every Monday
Cutting and delivering
firewood to those in need
Call Wes for more information.

M & M
Mature and Motivated
Join us for games, exercise, yoga, and a lot of laughter and fun.
Third Wednesday
1:00 - 3:00
January 17, Feb 21, Mar 21

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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 the link to the Sermons page.    


Check the NEWSLETTER  for information on upcoming events.

 Lay Ministry Schedule Jan/Feb

Hickory Nut Gorge Healthcare Resource Guide: 

A guide to available low cost services and healthcare options in our area.  View or download.



Mark Your Calendars

Back Yard Sports Resumes January 9

Church Annual Meeting
January 28 after the 10 o'clock service

Monthly Wednesday Night Covered Dish Dinner
January 31  at 5:30
Topic:  The Structure of the Episcopal Church


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There is always something going on at the Church.  Here are some photos in case you were not able to be with us.  But being there is much more fun!

Wednesday Snow in January


Children receive Children of God Storybook Bibles. 
This book written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu is the base for their Sunday school lessons.


Santa Visits Coffee Hour



TCW Christmas Luncheon


December 10 Service of Remembrance and Healing


Visit to Sole Hope in Salisbury to deliver first aid supplies.


Diocesan Convention

Beautiful Fall Day at Transfiguration


BackYard Sports met for the first time.  Beautiful day, beautiful place, and lots of fun!
BackYard Sports meets Mondays after school at Morse Park. For more information follow links on the left or contact Marily
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Halloween Covered Dish Dinner and Party


Diane​ ​Earnest demonstrated​ ​EASY​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​prepare​ the bounty of the fall harvest with M&M


The TCW met at Gardenwoods Cafe

The Blessing of the Animals
13 dogs and a kitten received blessings


Church Members Join Marshall and Susan in the Walk for Alzheimer's

Wednesday Night Potluck Dinner and History of Our Church


The September Beach Service and Pot Luck Lunch


Wednesday Night Covered Dish Dinners :  Program on the Creeds


Blessing of the Animals at Lake Lure

Bare Necessities continues to make feminine hygiene and diaper kits.
Join them in this important ministry on Sept 6 in the Parish Hall



Some of the regulars inviting you to join us on Wednesdays for Eucharist and Healing Service at 10 a.m. 
Bible Study at 11 in the Rectory

Another Great M&M (Mature and Motivated) Boat Tie - Up on Lake Lure.


Thanks to the volunteers who make our Spiritual Garden a beautiful place. 


A lake party kicked off summer for the kids and their parents


May Beach Service and Holy Baptism at Lake Lure Beach
Brother Joseph of Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY joined Fr. Wes to celebrate





Children's Christian Education Class painted clay pots for a Mother's Day surprise.

Master Garden Lynn Lang made Butterfly Gardens To Go with the M&M Club


M&M took a field trip to the Tryon International Equestrian Center


Easter Egg Hunt 2017
The Easter Parade

Let the hunt begin!




Members of several AD groups met to share how these groups have supported and encouraged their growth in Faith.
For more information about AD groups, talk to Wes or any member of a group.

Covered Dish Dinners and Programs during Lent
Great food and fellowship!


Lenten Covered Dish Dinners
Program on Politics and the Church

Transfiguration Church Women (TCW) lunch before the meeting.

Game Day at M  & M Club 
M & M Schedule


The TCW (Transfiguration Church Women) celebrated Valentine's Day with a Tea Party
Join us for our monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.


M & M (Mature and Motivated)  Glass Painting Day


2017 Brings Changes to the Parish Hall and Rectory


Bishop Jos McLoughlin's Visit
Confirmations and Conversations


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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