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

Community Dinners Every Sunday  4:30 in the Parish Hall
The community is invited.
Soup, Casseroles, Salad, Bread and Dessert
Dinner is free.
No dress code. No reservations.
No Church service.  Just fellowship.
See update to the right

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
Nov 14, Dec 12 Christmas Party

Vestry Meetings
Second Wednesday of the month
12:30 in the Rectory
All are welcome
 Nov 8, Dec13

Bare Necessities Group
First Wednesday of the month
4:00 - 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall
All are welcome
Nov 1, Dec 6

Firewood Ministry
Every Monday at  9 a.m.
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
Oct 17, Nov 15,  Dec 20

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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 September, October, November

Mark Your Calendars

M&M   ​ ​Wednesday,​ ​Oct.18,​ ​2017
​Diane​ ​Earnest,​ ​a​ ​gifted​ ​cooking​ ​enthusiast
(passionate​ ​about​ ​making​ ​nutrition​ ​taste​ ​GREAT)
Will​ ​demonstrate​ ​EASY​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​prepare​ ​some
of​ ​the​ ​fall​ ​harvest​ ​for​ ​you​ ​to​ ​enjoy.
​1 - 3 in the Parish Hall

Halloween Party and Potluck Dinner
Wednesday Oct 25 at 5:30 in the Parish Hall

Community Friendship Dinners Are Back
Sundays in October at 4:30 in the Parish Hall
Sign up for your Sunday to help.

Community Dinners times are changing
We will have dinners
once a month beginning in November.
Mark your Calendars:  November 5 and December 3
4:30 in the Parish Hall
Click here for Sign up sheet for cooking/set-up/clean-up

 Soups and Casseroles, Salads, Bread, Dessert
This is not just for Church members. Everyone is invited to share the fellowship.
It's free.  It's great food. Come share a meal. Bring a friend.
For more information, contact Mary Ann

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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!

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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