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.




First Presbyterian Church publishes a monthly newsletter. If you have an article or an idea about the monthly newsletter or would like to receive the newsletter through our monthly emailing, please contact our editor, Marty Boone, at the church office, 828-526-3175.

Wedding Policy

Guide to Memorials & Funerals

Facility Use Policy

Our vision is for a Faith and Fellowship Center that is an active and daily part of the lives of the congregation of First Presbyterian Church, Highlands, as well as the community which our church serves. The center should be a center of faith, love, and service to God. It should be our gift to Him in thanks for his wonderful gift to us.

Annual Report

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation takes place in January every year, immediately following the 11:00 service with a luncheon in Coleman Hall. At that time Annual Reports from each Ministry Team are presented to the congregation.

Click here for a copy of the most recent Annual Report

Vision 20/20

The process of creating the strategic plan for the First Presbyterian Church of Highlands began in June of 2011. The intent was to set goals for a three to five year time period that support the mission of the church and achieve a clear vision. An intensive process was pursued to thoroughly examine all aspects of the church. The Vision 20/20 Team led the effort, utilizing focus groups and surveys, to gather as much information from as many sources as possible. From the compiled information, a vision was cast, meant to be aspirational, and to pave the road for a strong future. Once achieved, the First Presbyterian Church of Highlands will be a stronger, more vibrant, and diverse entity with a bright and stable future.



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