Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Adult Groups and Programs

Share, Learn, support, grow

Whether on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings or other times during the week,
adults of all ages and stages gather to live into faith together.

Watch Recordings of Classes and Speakers

We have many of our speakers and classes on our  Covenant YouTube Channel where you can watch and share them with friends.  Click here to watch.  

Noon Bible Study

Tuesday Noon Uptown Bible Study
Uptown Bible Study is always open to all. During the summer, Noon Bible Study meets at Covenant in the Welcome Center.
No prior reading or attendance required, come as you are, enjoy conversation, fellowship, spiritual growth, and bring your own lunch.  For more information, email Grace Lindvall.

Third Quarter Goes to the Ballgame!

Sunday, May 19, 1:05 p.m.
Members of our Third Quarter group (folks ages 50 to 75) are invited to cheer for the Charlotte Knights when they take on the Durham Bulls. We have a block of seats reserved in section 105. Tickets are $23 (per person) and include a $2 stadium concession credit. Tickets are in short supply. Email Michelle Williamson if you'd like to attend.

Groups by Day of the Week


Childcare is available from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the first floor of the Education Wing.
WC = Welcome Center, EW = Education Wing, FH = Fellowship Hall
Men's Bible Study
Men ages 30 to 60 interested in issues of faith and Scripture
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: WC 204

Fellowship Class
Largely adults (singles + couples) 60+ with weekly conversational presentations by Covenant members.
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: FH203
First Sunday Congregation Wide Sunday School
Time: 9:30 a.m. (First Sunday of Each Month)
Location:  Fellowship Hall  Room 207

People Class
Adults who enjoy vigorous dialogue on a variety of topics
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: FH 201

Presbyterian Women's Circle – Elizabeth
Time: 5:20 p.m. (2nd Sunday of the month)
Focus: Dinner and Crafts with Center for Women of CCT


Tuesday Uptown Bible Study
Enjoy lunch hour with lively conversations
Time: Noon
Location: Foundation for the Carolinas

Presbyterian Women's Circle – Susanna
Time: 2 p.m. (Second Tuesday of the month)
Location: Sharon Towers

Presbyterian Women's Circle - Ruth
Time: 9:15 a.m. (3rd Tuesday of the month)
Location: To Be Determined
Presbyterian Women's Circle – Anna
Time: 12 p.m. (Third Tuesday of the month)
Location: FH105

Presbyterian Women's Circle – Deborah
Time: 1:30 p.m. (Third Tuesday of the month)
Location: EW212

Presbyterian Women's Circle – Lydia
Time: 10:30 a.m. (First Tuesday of the month)
Location: EW212


Open Table Programs
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Location: Fellowship Hall
For: All


Women's Bible Study
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: FH 201

Prayer in Scripture Bible Study

Beginning September 14, there will be a new bible study focusing on prayer in scripture. No prior reading or attendance required, come as you are, enjoy conversation, fellowship, spiritual growth, and bring your own lunch.
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Location: WC203

Caregiver Support Group
Meets second Thursdays every month at 11 a.m. in the Parlor
Do you provide care for a spouse or loved one? Talk with peers about shared challenges in this supportive space. Contact Katherine Kerr.
Presbyterian Women's Circle - Miriam
Time: 6:00 p.m. (4th Thursday)
Location: WC 204

Presbyterian Women's Circle - Naomi
Time: 12 p.m. (1st Thursday)
Location: FH 105

Presbyterian Women's  Circle - Hineni
Time: 6:30 p.m. (1st Thursday)
Location: WC 204

Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women (PW) is among the most active and longest standing organizations at Covenant

You can find a circle, or small group, most any weekday to enjoy Bible study, book discussions and fellowship. Covenant offers 11 Presbyterian Women circles to meet every need. To get connected, please contact Serenitye Taylor or click the Circle contacts below.

Online Pledge Payments
We are excited to offer the option of making your PW pledges online.  Online payments should only be used for pledges, not for books or retreat payments. Your contributions will be accounted for in the same manner they are via the manual process. This will free up administrative duties for the PW Circle Treasurer and Covenant Accounting Department.

2023-2024 Presbyterian Women's Circles

  • Abigail Circle, Parlor, 2nd Mondays, Noon, Pat Taft - Book Study - The Brushstrokes of Life by Anne Neilson
  • Anna Circle, Welcome Center 204, 3rd Tuesdays, 12 p.m., Nancy Sutton – The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams
  • Deborah Circle, 3rd Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m., Martha Stearns - Book Study
  • Elizabeth Circle, 2nd Sundays, 5:20 p.m. Janet Delery – Dinner and Crafts with Center for Women of CCT
  • Hineni Circle, Welcome Center 204, 1st Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., Amy Capitano and Sarah Wilson, “Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor"
  • Lydia Circle, Fellowship Hall 205, 1st Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Katherine Lawson --  PW Study- Sacred Encounters: The Power and Presence of Jesus Christ in Luke-Acts
  • Naomi Circle, Fellowship Hall 105, 1st Thursdays, 12 p.m., Martha Isaacs – Falling Upward by Richard Rohr
  • Susanna Circle, 2nd Tuesdays, 2 p.m., Judy White – PW Study- Sacred Encounters: The Power and Presence of Jesus Christ in Luke-Acts
  • Esther Circle, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 5:45 social 6 p.m. start time, Cara Mitchell

Small group Frequently asked questions

How many people are in a Small Group?
Generally 6-10. Groups may begin small and invite new members. After a group grows beyond 10 members, it may divide into two groups!

How often do Small Groups meet?
Either once a week or once every other week, with regular breaks to rest and start fresh. We suggest that your group meet in three seasonal sessions, Fall: September – November; Spring: Advent, January, Lent; and Summer. We also suggest that your group meet weekly for at least three months before considering whether to meet weekly or every other week.

What happens in a Small Group meeting?
 Small Group meetings include time for checking-in about life, discussion or activity relating to the group’s chosen material for faith formation (scripture, books, art, video, etc), discipleship questions and commitments, and prayer.

How long are Small Group meetings?
 Generally, small groups meet for an hour and a half. This allows groups to dig deep both into the lives of one another and the content they are studying. Groups may add a meal and informal time together, as well.
Who leads Small Group meetings?
Small Groups begin with a facilitator, perhaps one who has been trained in the Refresh Retreat and who attends monthly Refresh gatherings for leaders. If groups continue to meet for more than six months, group members are trained to facilitate, so that no one gets tired and everyone learns to lead. All small group facilitators, members, and those interested in small groups are invited to attend Refresh offerings.

What kinds of Small Groups are there?
 Small Groups may be organized around common interests, neighborhoods, ages and stages, or any number of other reasons why people tend to connect with one another. If you are interested in being part of a group for a particular purpose that isn’t represented, please contact Grace Lindvall.

How long do Small Groups stay together?
As long as they are healthy and continue to have a common purpose. Small Groups are asked to complete a Group Health Evaluation near the end of each seasonal session to determine whether or not the group will continue into another season.

What if I don’t want to continue with my Small Group?
Be honest! Express your feelings and concerns to your group and let them know when you plan to leave the group. How do I become a Small Group facilitator for a new group or a group that splits from a larger group? Contact Grace Lindvall to begin your journey as a facilitator.