Highlands, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 526-2968
Fax: (828) 526-9290
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520 Main Street (corner of 5th Street)
Post Office Box 729
Highlands, NC 28741


Priscilla Wodehouse, Deacon

The Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor
Bishop, Diocese of Western NC

The Most Reverend Michael Curry,

Presiding Bishop


Our Mission Statement:

The Church of the Incarnation exists to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through worship, love and service. As individuals and as a congregation, we dedicate ourselves to this purpose.

Vision Statement:

Over the next few years The Church of the Incarnation will focus on helping each other to experience the love of Jesus Christ by providing opportunities to deepen our spiritual journeys through:

Adult Christian Formation

Youth and Children



Stewardship Commission


  • Adult Christian Formation
  • Youth and Children
  • Music
  • Outreach
  • Stewardship Commission
  • Caring


Class of 2016 Al Brady, Lauch Magruder, Carol Hilley, Bill Temple

Class of 2017 Martha Wright, Carl Norman, Lana Jordan, Ruthie Oliver

Class of 2018 Linda Arnold, Tom Claiborne, Jeannie Chambers, David Moore



Upcoming events at Incarnation!

MAY 22 AT 5:00 pm

The Grammy Award Winning Atlanta Boy Choir, currently appearing in this season's blockbuster movie Captain America: Civil War, will present a concert at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation on Sunday afternoon, May 22nd at 5pm. This concert which is free and open to the public will precede the Choir's international tour of British Columbia the following week. The forty boys and forty men who comprise this choir are heard throughout the world in the great concert halls and with famous orchestras. It is now in its sixtieth season under the direction of the founder, Maestro Fletcher Wolfe.


The Choir, which visits Highlands each year, will be accompanied by an instrumental ensemble which includes Dr. Robert Henry, Organist and Music Director at Incarnation. Dr. Henry, longtime accompanist for the Choir, was brought to Highlands many years ago as artist-in-residence by Maestro Wolfe when he directed the music at Incarnation.

Since many of the boys in the Choir come from disadvantaged homes, those interested in supporting them can get a reserved seat for this concert by calling the choir at 404.378.0064 or by emailing info@atlantaboychoir.org.



JUNE 5 - JULY 10

Have you wanted to know more about the Episcopal Church, its traditions and doctrines?

Are you interested in being confirmed as a member of the Episcopal Church or in reaffirming your confirmation?

Have you wanted to be received by the Bishop during the confirmation and reception service?

Confirmation is an adult commitment to our baptismal vows, and that reception is the official acceptance into the Episcopal church from another Christian denomination.      

Then we invite you to attend our Adult Inquirers Classes that will be held each Sunday morning from 9AM until 10AM from June 5th through July 10th, or our Youth Inquirers Classes that will be held after the 10:30 AM service on those same Sundays (unless the Youth class determines a more convenient time.) Both these classes will be led by the Rev. Margaret Waters.

Bishop Porter Taylor will be coming to Incarnation on Sunday, July 17th to confirm those who have completed the classes and wish to be confirmed or to be received.              

Please sign up for these classes by contacting Kirsten Huscusson at 828-526-2968 or by email at incarnation@incarnationwnc.org. We will also have sign-up sheets in Jones Hall and at our reception desk. Please indicate if you wish to attend the adult or youth class.




Welcome to our mountain home!!

The Church of the Incarnation exists to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through worship, love and service. As individuals and as a congregation, we dedicate ourselves to this purpose.


In the Diocese of Western North Carolina, we are located in the unique township of Highlands, North Carolina high in the Blue Ridge Mountains at an altitude of 4118 feet. The parish serves a diverse congregation of year-round residents, summer residents, and short time visitors. Members from all these groups are active participants in the worship, programs, and life of the parish.  Our average Sunday attendance is approximately 350 in the summer and 150 in the winter.   Whether you plan to live in Highlands on either a full-time or part-time basis or are visiting Highlands for a day, week-end, week or month, all are welcome to worship with us and participate in the many activities of the parish.


Church now accepts donations via credit card!

We are pleased to announce that you can now make donations to the church via credit card.  Simply click the donate button below and you will be able to make a secure donation to the church.  If you have any questions about your donation transaction, please contact Teresa Hollingsworth in the church office at 828-526-2968 or via email at finance@incarnationwnc.org.

Regular Service Schedule

Worship and Education
The Chapel is always open for prayer and meditation.



8:00AM Holy Eucharist Rite I in the chapel

9:00am  Adult Christian Education

10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Nave (nursery provided)


Healing services will resume on Thursday, April 7, at 10:00am in the chapel.


How to Find or Contact Us

The Church is located at the corner of Main and Fifth Streets in Highlands
The street address is: 520 Main Street.
Telephone: (828) 526-2968 Fax: (828) 526-9290
Our mailing address: P. O. Box 729, Highlands, NC 28741-0729
Our E-mail address: incarnation@incarnationwnc.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChurchOfTheIncarnation

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