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

- Rev. Dr. S. Bruce Walker, Rector

- Rev. Howard L'Enfant, Priest Associate

- Priscilla Wodehouse, Deacon

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


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
  • Music
  • Outreach
  • Stewardship Commission
  • Caring


Class of 2013 Ginger Slaughter, Sam Edgens, Kirk Domingos (Senior Warden), Michael Murphy

Class of 2014 Harriet Hamilton, Bobby O’Dell, Tommy Chambers, Tom Tracy

Class of 2015 Selwyn Chalker (Junior Warden), Jim Rothermel, Susie Kaiser, Barbara Roberts



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.

Elisabeth Von Trapp, granddaughter of Maria and Baron Von Trapp will be performing at Incarnation on Sunday, March 29 at 4:00 pm. Admission is free, Love Offering is Accepted.

Holy Week Schedule

Monday, March 30 - 5:30pm in the Chapel

Tuesday, March 31 - 5:30pm in the Chapel

Wednesday, April 1 - 5:30pm in the Chapel

Thursday, April 2 - 7:00pm Maundy Thursday in the Chapel

Good Friday, April 3

12:00 noon Community Stations of the Cross (starting at Catholic Church)

1:30pm Good Friday Liturgy in the Chapel

Easter Sunday, April 5*

7:00am Ecumenical Sunrise Service at the Highlands Biological Center

9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Nave

11:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Nave

*No Sunday School

The Reverend Dr. Sam Portaro will be preaching and teaching at the Church of the Incarnation during Holy Week. Sam Portaro is a priest of the Episcopal Church. A graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, he served two years as Corporate General Manager of a retail firm in North Carolina. Ordained in 1975, he served as Vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Newton, North Carolina.

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

8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast in Jones Hall

9:00am Children and Adult Christian Education
10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Sanctuary (nursery provided)

10:00am Holy Eucharist and Healing Service 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

To view a copy of our 2011 Parish Profile, please click here.

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