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

Maurice Goldsmith, Interim Rector

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!



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?
Registration: Call or email Linda Arnold at 526.5857 orarnold.linda23@gmail.com. Cost $40.00

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 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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