When visiting Highlands you can incorporate peaceful moments at local churches into your vacation plans. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, you'll find welcoming congregations and inspiring services. Whether you seek out a place for church on vacation or stumble upon it, enjoy uplifting music, friendly faces, and meaningful sermons.

Church in the WildwoodChurch in the Wildwood

Travel down the winding Horse Cove Road to a simpler time and visit The Church in the Wildwood. This tiny church, built in 1945 by the residents of Horse Cove, has a rich history. Before the church was constructed, residents gathered in each other's homes to sing hymns from the 1938 Cokesbury Worship Hymnal, a tradition that continues to this day. The church's sanctuary is primarily made of chestnut lumber salvaged from a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps camp. The church services began when Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Misener started serving on Sunday nights as master of ceremonies and organist. An old dinner bell announced weekend services, which typically opened with the hymn "The Church in the Wildwood" and closed with "How Great Thou Art" and "God Bless America."

The church which is run by dedicated volunteers, still welcomes those of all denominations for services and hymn singing every Sunday from 7-8pm beginning Memorial Day weekend and ending Labor Day Weekend.

More Places of Worship in Highlands


Community Bible Church

Sundays: Adult Sunday School at 9:30am
Morning Worship Service at 10:45am
Children's Program at 10:45am. Youth 12:15-2:30pm. Women's Bible Study on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. Men's Bible Study 7:30am-8:30am.

3645 Cashiers Road, Highlands, NC 28741


Episcopal Church of the Incarnation

Sunday Services beginning with Rite I at 8am in the Chapel. Rite II follows featuring full choir, at 10:30am in the sanctuary. Morning Prayer is Monday through Thursday at 8:30am in the Chapel., Healing Eucharist is held every Wednesday at noon in the Chapel.

520 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741


First Presbyterian Church

Sunday services each week at 10am starting with adult and children's classes followed by worship service at 11am.

471 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741


Highlands Assembly of God

Sunday Worship Services at 11am.

165 South Sixth Street, Highlands, NC 28741


Highlands Central Baptist

Worship at 9am and 6am on Sundays. Wednesday night prayer meeting at 6pm each week. Currently meeting in the Fellowship Hall of Shortoff Baptist Church.

11263 Buck Creek Road, Highlands, NC 28741


Highlands United Methodist Church

Sundays at 9am for Bluegrass worship or 11am for traditional worship service. Services are also streamed on the church Facebook page.

315 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741
828-526 -3376


Holy Family Lutheran Church

Sunday services each week at 10:30am with Holy Communion.

2152 Dillard Road, Highlands, NC 28741


Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church

Mass Times: Saturdays 4pm, Sundays 11am and Thursdays 9:30am May 25-October 26, 2024
Confession Times: Sundays, After Mass upon Request, Tuesday 9:10 - 9:25am, Thursday 9-9:15, Saturday 3:30-3:55pm (during season).

315 North 5th Street, Highlands, NC 28741