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

Notice Regarding the COVID-19 Crisis:

As the virus continues to spread, we continue to seek the wisdom of health care professionals and government leaders regarding the best options for reopening. The church remains closed for the foreseeable future. We don't have a set date for reopening at this time, but our Session meets monthly to discuss our options. The safety of our congregation and community remains our top priority.

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. If you would like to be added to our email list, please contact us at fpch@frontier.com.

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.


Community Outreach

Beyond the Walls

During 2020, the “Beyond the Walls” Book Club is meeting every Tuesday at 4 PM until further notice via the Zoom app. You are welcome to join in at any time. Books are available to borrow at the church office or e-books are available at Amazon.com. Come be a part of this energetic group as we move our Christian faith Beyond the Walls!!

If interested in joining, please contact Darlene Scott for the Zoom link and password, at 828- 787-2219 or nwpilot@hcgexpress.net.

Sonshine School

The Sonshine School Afterschool Program assists parents by providing a safe, Christian, caring environment for children after school. We strive to create a clean, nurturing atmosphere where a child can grow spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. As a Christian center with affiliation to the First Presbyterian Church, we will provide a moral and spiritual environment where each child is treated with respect.

Children in grades K-4th grade are eligible to attend our program. We are open daily, Monday thru Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We help parents by assisting students with completing homework, providing daily literacy activities, and engaging students in enrichment activities to balance learning. For more information or to enroll your child please contact the church office.


AA meets Monday and Tuesday at 5:30 and Wednesday & Friday at 12:00 noon every week in the lower level of the Faith and Fellowship Center.



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