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  5:30 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.


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
TCW is taking a summer break- Join us again August 8

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

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

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

For 2017 Schedule, Click Here




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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 June, July, August

Mark Your Calendars

June 21 - Lake Lure Boat Outing
Sign up in the Parish Hall or email

Bare Necessities Workday
Wednesday June 7  4 p.m - 6 p.m

Baby Justus with fleece toy from the Bare Necessity Newborn Gift Kit.
Bare Necessities continues to serve women and children locally and around the world.
Join us on June 7 at 4 the Parish Hall.

Community Friendship Dinners Every Sunday
Dinners are at 5:30

 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.
To Volunteer to cook, contact Mary Ann
June Schedule for Cooking


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!
Visit our 2016 Year In Review Photos


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


Transfiguration Church Women (TCW)  enjoying lunch and our monthly meeting.

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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