Small Groups

Please email Sally Jacksonin the Ed Wing to get connected with a group.



Men's Bible Study
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: FH205
For: Men ages 30 to 60 interested in issues of faith and Scripture
Led by: Andy Ball

Open Door
A diverse gathering of adults of all ages and a great class for newcomers
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: FH201
Led by: Megan Leach McCann
Book study: Living Fully Expressed in Love from Work of the People

Fellowship Class
Largely adults (singles + couples) 60+ with weekly conversational presentations by Covenant members
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: FH203
Led by: Ed Jenkins
Book study: Reading John for Dear Life

People Class
Adults who enjoy vigorous dialogue on a variety of topics
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: FH Library
Led by: Kay Tawney
Book study: John: The Gospel of Light and Life

Foundations for Young Parents
Sunday morning small group for parents of young children
Time: 10:45 a.m.
Location: EW205
Led by: Stuart Pratt
Childcare Provided

First Sunday Congregation Wide Sunday School - Power of Storytelling
Time: 9:30 a.m. (First Sunday of Each Month)
Location: FH203
Childcare Provided

Coffeehouse - A Young Adults Discussion
Time: 9:30 a.m. (Third Sunday of Each Month)
Location: FH105
Childcare Provided
An ongoing conversation about how we experience and understand who God is.  Over 4 months, we will explore: Doubting God, Desiring God, Trusting God and Loving God

PW Circle - Elizabeth
Time: 5:30 p.m. (3rd Sunday of the month)
Location: The Hole
For: Women
Focus: Support the Dove's Nest nonprofit
Led by: Janet Delery

PW Circle - Mary
Time: 9:30 a.m. (Second Monday of the month)
Location: Parlor
For: Women
Led by: Jackie Pharr
Focus: Book Club
Childcare available by reservation

PW Circle - Abigail
Time: 11:30 a.m. (Third Monday of the month)
Location: Parlor
For: Women
Led by: Lisa Newth
Topic varies by month
Childcare available by reservation

Men's Bible Study
Time: 7 a.m. (Joins Men's Fellowship Breakfast on the 4th Tuesdays)
Location: FH 105
Book: Scripture

Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Time: 7 a.m. (4th Tuesdays)
Location: FH 107A/B
For: Men                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Click here to make reservations.

Tuesday Lunch Group
All-ages group with diverse opinions. 
Time: Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the FH Library
Led by: Henry Trexler and Kelly Zellars
Click here for details.

The Path, Young Adult Women's Bible study
New to Charlotte? New to Covenant? Join us to create new life patterns as young adults.
Join us for a 5-week study of Soul Crafting: 5 Spiritual Practices to Grow Your Life of Faith, with a tentative plan for an Acts study to follow beginning April 28.
Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Welcome Center Conference Room 203
Led by: Ashlee Anderson and Robin Goodson

Faith & Fellowship, Young Adult Women's Group
Women in our 30s navigating career and relationship changes
Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in off-campus locations
Led by: CK Rizzo

Uptown Bible Study 
Bring a lunch for lively conversations
Time: Noon
Location: Foundation for the Carolinas Conference Room
For: Anyone
Led by: Grace Lindvall
Click here for details.

PW Circle - Susanna
Time: 2 p.m. (Second Tuesday of the month)
Location: Sharon Towers
For: Women
Book: PW Study, Love Carved in Stone
Led by: Judy White

PW Circle - Lydia
Time: 10 a.m. (First Tuesday of the month)
Location: EW212
For: Women
Book: PW Study, Love Carved in Stone
Led by: Kathryn Phinney

PW Circle - Joanna
Time: 10:30 a.m. (Second Tuesday of the month)
Location: EW212
For: Women
Book: PW Study: Love Carved in Stone
Led by: Leigh Hutchinson

PW Circle - Anna
Time: 12 p.m. (Third Tuesday of the month)
Location: FH105
For: Women
Book: Faith stories
Led by: Nancy Sutton

PW Circle - Deborah
Time: 1:30 p.m. (Third Tuesday of the month)
Location: EW212
For: Women
Book: Book Club
Led by: De Aycock

YA Men's Group
Time: 7 p.m. (First and Third Tuesdays of the month)
Location: Off-campus spots
Focus: Join us for community and conversation.
Led by: John Lipsey, Austin Flynn, Ian Clark


Open Table Dinner
Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: FH107
For: All
Click here to make reservations

Open Table Programming
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13- Oct. 11
Location: FH207
For: All
Led by: Guest speakers


Women's Bible Study
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: Parlor
For: Women
Led by: Louise Ripple

South Park Workday Bible Study 
Open to all, this group will explore The Parables for Today
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. 
Location: Union Presbyterian Seminary, Room 201
For: All
Led by: Robin Goodson and Jerry Jernigan

Uptown Bible Study
Bring a lunch for lively conversations 
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Location: Foundation for the Carolinas
For: All
Led by: Ian Clark

PW Circle - Naomi
Time: 12 p.m. (1st Thursday)
Location: FH105
For: Women
Book: Grounded, Diana Butler Bass
Led by: Pat Viser and Liz Moore

PW Circle - Hineni
Time: 6:30 p.m. (1st Thursday)
Location: EW212
For: Women
Book: PW Study: Love Carved in Stone
Led by: Lisa Newth



Intercessory Prayer Ministry This group meets on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and/or Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. to pray for needs in our church and community. Contact Sally Jackson to learn more.

Small Group FAQs:

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 Jessica Patchett.

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 Jessica Patchett to begin your journey as a facilitator.