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!!

Special Advent Program

Wednesday, December 10th

Advent is about preparing ourselves to give attention to God’s great gift, Jesus Christ . It is our opportunity to come to God in gratitude for God coming to us. Yet occasionally we have difficulty believing we will see anything new in the story we have heard year after year. To expand and enhance our congregation’s experience of Advent, Fran McKendree will be joining us to present a special program. Through prayer, song, scripture reading and conversation, Fran will help us look at the important questions we should be asking during Advent. This is Fran’s 3rd visit to Incarnation so don’t miss his great gift of enabling us to feel the peace and hope that is the true meaning of the season. The program will be from 5:30-6:30 on Wednesday night, December 10th in Jones Hall. Dinner will follow.

Please sign up in Jones Hall or the Church office by Monday, December 8th.



Wednesday, December 10th

5:30pm Advent Program  Jones Hall Fran McKendree

Sunday, December 14 Advent 3

The Greening of the Church - after the 10:30 Service

Sunday, December 21 Advent 4

10:30am Lessons and Carols with Rite II in the Nave

Wednesday, December 24 Christmas Eve

5:30pm Family Liturgy  Nave

10:30pm Christmas music and carols

11:00pm Holy Eucharist  in Chapel

Thursday, December 25 Christmas Day

10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II  in the Chapel

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

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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