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.

"First Sunday" Sunday School: April 2 (Palm Sunday)

Sunday, April 2
Fellowship Hall or on Zoom
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Congregation member Lori Collins
sees “room for optimism on climate change” from her unique perspective as an energy and climate consultant over the past 14 years. Lori will share what led her to transition from a career in business and banking to one focused on this emerging humanitarian issue.

Lent 2023: "Did he really say that?"

This Lenten season we'll focus on challenging parables and
statements made by Jesus. Our Lenten Devotion Books are
available in the Sanctuary and Welcome Center.
These feature daily reflections by our congregation and staff. Sign up for daily reflections delivered by email.

Wednesdays, March 1 - April 6  at 6:30 p.m.
Join us in Fellowship Hall 207 or on Zoom
March 1: Love Your Enemies with Bob Henderson
March 8: Forgive as You Have Been Forgiven with Katherine Kerr
March 15: Do Not Worry with Serenitye Taylor
March 22: Judge Not with Mary Kate Sykes
March 29: Turn the Other Cheek with Nikki Zimmermann

Uptown Bible Study

Email Mary Kate Sykes for more information.

Reimagining Paul

This new year, commit to growing in your faith, deepening your understanding of scripture, and understanding some often-misunderstood parts of the Bible. The apostle Paul wrote prolifically to the early church. He shared the gospel with many communities and helped plant churches and later stayed in touch with them by writing letters. These letters make up some of the most often quoted scripture but also have some
often misunderstood passages in them. This coming year we will examine the context in which Paul wrote, the churches he wrote, and how his words still bring life to our faith 2,000 years later.  Enjoy the videos below from our 4 week study of Paul. 

Adult Groups Overview

We offer welcoming groups for all ages and life stages.  
If you would like to join a group, drop by the Fellowship Hall any Sunday at 9:30 or email Lora Borrelli to explore various groups before visiting.
Men's Bible Study
For men ages 30 to 60 interested in issues of faith and Scripture. Meets Sundays at 8:45 in WC 204. Discuss the sermon from previous week and how it has impacted or related to experiences of the week.

Tuesday Noon Uptown Bible Study 
Uptown Bible Study is always open to all. Every Tuesday at noon at the Foundation for the Carolinas.  No prior reading or attendance required, come as you are, enjoy conversation, fellowship, spiritual growth, and bring your own lunch.

Young Adults Groups
Join us for community and conversation.
Fellowship Class Sunday School
Meets Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in FH 203 or Zoom. This long held Covenant Sunday School class has recently made some enhancements and will be taught by various Covenant members as they study Psalms together.  

People Class Sunday School
Adults who enjoy vigorous dialogue on a variety of topics. Meets Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in FH 201. This class is discussion based; grab a cup of coffee and join the group for conversation around various topics and books.

Caregiver Support Group
Do you provide care for a spouse or loved one? Talk with peers about shared challenges in this supportive space.

Presbyterian Women
Find a circle(s) for fellowship, fun and faith.

Men's Fellowship Group

Intercessory Prayer Ministry 
Prayer for needs in our church and community.

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.

2022-2023 Presbyterian Women's Circles

  • Abigail Circle, Parlor, 2nd Mondays, 11:30 a.m., Pat Taft - Book Study
  • Anna Circle, Fellowship Hall 203, 3rd Tuesdays, 12 p.m., Nancy Sutton – Fear of other: No Fear in Love
  • Deborah Circle, 3rd Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m., Martha Stearns - The Sweetness of Water
  • Elizabeth Circle, 3rd Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Janet Delery – Dinner and Program with Dove's Nest
  • Hineni Circle, Fellowship Hall 204, 1st Thursdays, 6:30 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, Welcome Center 204, 1st Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Martha Isaacs – "On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old"
  • Miriam Circle, Welcome Center 204, 4th Thursdays, 6:00 p.m., Serenitye Taylor - The Work of the People: Films for Discovery and Transformation
  • Naomi Circle, Fellowship Hall 105, 1st Thursdays, 12 p.m., Martha Isaacs – "On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old"
  • Susanna Circle, 2nd Tuesdays, 2 p.m., Judy White – Horizons Bible Study: God's Promises...I am With You
  • PW Bible Study, 3rd Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., Katherine Kerr - 2022 Horizons Bible Study - Celebrating Sabbath
  • Ruth Circle, 3rd Tuesdays, 9:15 a.m., Serenitye Taylor – Everything Happens with Kate Bowler podcast

Looking to join a circle or small group? Join us on September 11 at Tables on the Green from 10:30-11:00 a.m. to meet circle leaders and hear more about their studies.

Groups by Day of the Week


Childcare is available from 8:30 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: 8:45 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 or Zoom
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: 5:30 p.m. (3rd Sunday of the month)
Focus: Support the Dove's Nest nonprofit
Location: FH 107A/B


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 - Abigail
Time: 11:30 a.m. (Second Tuesday of the month)
Location: Parlor

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

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 - PW Bible Study
Time: 11:30 a.m. (3rd Thursday)

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

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.

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Small groups help people grow in their faith and build community. We'd love to have you join us!