Upcoming events at Incarnation!
SEMINAR ON THE ENNEAGRAM
THURSDAY JUNE 30 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Who is the most fascinating person in the world?
You are, of course. The Enneagram is a spiritual tool that
allows you to understand yourself and others and, most
importantly, to grow in compassion.
Which type are you?
The essence of the Enneagram is that all human beings have three
centers of intelligence-our heads, our hearts, and our guts. For
each one of us one of these centers is primary, another
secondary, and a third barely comprehensible. This results in
nine different types. We know the pitfalls we are most prone to,
but it turns out that these liabilities are also the treasures
that lead us toward our most fulfilled life.
Who will lead the retreat?
Our instructor is The Rev. Margaret Waters who recently retired
as Rector of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas and
is now serving as a supply priest and co-chair of Stewardship at
Incarnation for the summer months.
How do I sign up?
JULY 9 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Incarnation will be opening the doors of the original Church and
offering tours of the revitalized garden on Saturday, July 9, 2016
from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in celebration of 120 years of
worship services. Join Isabel and Jeannie Chambers in the Sanctuary
as they relate the early history of Incarnation. Barbara Cusachs
will be on hand to talk about the needlepoint kneelers and their
historic significance. The Flower Guild will adorn the altar with
special flowers to the glory of God.
As most know, the Church
was built in 1896 from chestnut timbers, and a beautiful
walnut-paneled reredos surrounds the altar. The pews are hand
carved. The beautiful stained glass windows are dedicated to the
memory of Highlands citizens who were actively involved in the life
of the Church. These windows depict the stories from the Bible and
feature many native plants and animals of the Highlands area.
There will be docents in the newly revitalized garden to identify
plants and relate their significance to the Church. A musical
interlude in the garden will feature Brad Spaulding and friend on
guitar and mandolin. Lemonade and cookies will be served. We hope
you will join us in an expression of friendship to visitors and
members of the community. Please invite your friends, also. The
event is free of charge.
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
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
Regular Service Schedule
The Chapel is always open for prayer and meditation.
Eucharist Rite I in the chapel
Adult Christian Education
10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Nave (nursery
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view a copy of our 2011
Parish Profile, please
see our guidelines/application by