471 Main Street, PO Box 548, Highlands, NC 28741 | 1 828 526 3175

Notice Regarding the COVID-19 Crisis:

Since we regrettably cannot meet as a congregation in our sanctuary, we have worked out a “next-best” plan for holding worship services. Please check your email every Saturday evening or Sunday morning for a link to the Youtube channel, which will air our Sunday service of that week. If you are not on our church email list, you may find the video by searching Youtube for “First Presbyterian Church of Highlands, NC,” and the services will appear according to date.

We encourage you to view the video at 11:00 am so that we may all virtually attend worship together. Until we may meet again in person, Christ’s peace be with you all.


Adult Education

Currently, an Adult Education Class meets from 9:30 to 10:30 every Sunday morning in the church Library.

Lenten Study

Through the month of March, 2020, the Sunday morning Adult Education class will host a Lenten Study, focusing on the topic “Jesus Sees Women.” The class meets at 9:30 am Sundays. March 1-29 in the church library. No prior study is necessary; all are welcome.

The 2020 Mullen Lecture—June 14-15

The Mullen Lecture committee is delighted to announce Prof. Maxwell Miller as our 2020 presenter at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 14, and Monday, June 15.

Prof. Miller is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He has conducted archaeological excavations and written books about ancient biblical sites and written three books on the biblical history of Israel.

Prof. Miller’s topic for the Mullen Lecture will address the “Israel-Palestinian Conflict,” although his presentation will not delve into the contemporary politics. His presentation will focus on his observations of the conflict from a historical perspective, as he has observed it for more than 25 years while conducting his archaeological work in the Middle East and written books on the history of ancient Israel.

The Men’s Prayer Group meets every Monday morning at the church in the Highlander Room on the lower level of the Faith and Fellowship building. Meetings begin at 8 am with a devotion and prayer. The meeting is followed by breakfast at a local restaurant. All men are invited to attend.

Two Women’s Studies groups meet monthly. The Wednesday Morning group meets at 10:30 am in the Library on the first Wednesday of each month. Women are encouraged to bring something to share for lunch following the program. The Thursday Evening group meets at 7:00 pm at the Fisher home on the first Thursday of each month. All women are encouraged to attend one or both groups.

We hold seasonal series (e.g. Advent and Lent) for deeper scriptural study.

The Mullen Lecture Series seeks to bring in acclaimed speakers from diverse theological backgrounds during the summer season.



Early June - Labor Day 8:30 a.m. Communion Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Adult Education

11:00 a.m.

First Sunday of each month

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Prayer Request Events