Click here for a guide to the 2019-20 season.
There has always been one principle of water that is particularly mesmerizing—the ripple effect. The distance reached by the ripples of one single stone can be incredible. That is where my mind has been since we finished the last of our summer youth ministry trips.
The ripple effect of our summer experiences will continue to stretch both deep and wide into this coming school year. I know my bucket is overflowing with gratitude and joy from the sense of community that has been cultivated from sixth graders all the way to graduated seniors. This community of faith is poised to be the stone whose ripples reach far beyond the church campus.
It is our hope that we will enter this new program year with gratitude for our shared experiences and a nudge to extend the invitation to friends and neighbors. May we approach this next season knowing we are called to study the Gospel, cultivate community, serve and love our neighbors, and worship with open hearts.
Alyssa Pacheco is our interim middle school youth director
Alyssa graduated from Queens University after completing her studies a semester early. She has a strong interest in youth ministry, having served as a CROSS Guide at Myers Park Presbyterian Church and a youth volunteer at The Grove.
Alyssa interned in the Mayor's Office and served at Queens as a Civic Engagement Fellow, helping with voter registration and engagement.
Martin graduated from Presbyterian College in 2013 with majors in religion and Christian education and minors in youth work and leadership. He also has a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts and Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary.
Since 2013, Martin served as Director of Youth and Christian Education at Sharon Presbyterian, where he reinvigorated and increased participation in youth programs. Martin helped lead Bulldog Prayers – the multi-faith devotional group at A.G. Middle School. In his spare time, Martin enjoys playing rugby with the Charlotte Royals and doing home renovations with his wife, Anna.
An overview of youth ministry
Sunday School, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
6th and 7th graders, Ed Wing 318. 8th grade Quest, Ed Wing 312
High School, Ed Wing 307
Youth Singers rehearse from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. in EW 315.
Sundays - Youth Fellowship starts at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner in the Fellowship Hall is followed by activities.
Wednesdays – Open Table, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Middle School: Girls Group and Guys Group. We'll check in with one another, hear the message for the night and break into small groups. Most nights end with time in the Gym.
High School: Faith and Fellowship with Martin Pruitt. Learn to live with purpose, pay attention and slow down.
Save the dates for 2020 retreats:
- High School Ski Trip 1/24-1/26
- Middle School Youth Retreat 2/7-2/9
- Quest & High School Beach Retreat 3/27-3/29
An invitation to eighth graders for Quest Confirmation
Since the year builds from the very beginning to end, students benefit from connecting on Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and committing to the journey in full through Sunday, June 4.
Covenant Youth Newsletters
Click here for the Medical and Liability Release forms (Printable PDF).
Welcome to PEAK, Covenant's High School Youth Ministry for students in grades 9-12. PEAK = for Praying, Encouraging, Active, Koinonia