Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Summer Events 2024

Some congregations slow down in the summer, but not ours! We continue learning and growing together as a community in Christ. Below is a list of opportunities for all ages. 

Adult Gatherings & Spiritual Growth

Sunday Mornings

9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Worship in the Sanctuary
9:30 a.m. 
Adult Summer Sunday School
This summer, Covenant will explore three distinct yet connected areas of Christian life: discernment, Sabbath, and equipping. We will welcome a variety of notable speakers to inspire our studies and inform our discussions to follow. See our speakers on this page.

Front Porch Book Chats

Our favorite book chats will be hosted once again by Covenant members throughout the summer.
These books complement our Summer Sunday School focus on discernment, sabbath, and equipping, and there’s ample opportunity to dive into these intriguing topics.
Sign up for Book Chats here.

Dinner Gatherings

These gatherings were so popular last summer, we're bringing them back this year! Enjoy dinner with Covenant folks at restaurants across Charlotte, featuring a variety of cuisines and price ranges. This is a great way to connect with old friends and make new ones. Especially recommended for new church members!
Sign up for dinner gatherings here.

Summer Bible Study

12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays
Welcome Center Room 204
Every Tuesday we dive into the upcoming Sunday’s scriptural text. Try this on for the summer to explore deeper understanding of scripture, and enjoy meeting new friends on the way. Come as you are and when you can.

Mahjong

Time and Locations TBD
Would you like to play mahjong, a tile-based game with four players? We'll host a training session and are organizing groups for all levels, including beginners. Join us for some indoor summer fun!
Sign up to come.

Chef Johnny’s Summer Cooking Classes

June 26, July 17, and August 14
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall Kitchen.
Cost $30 per person.
Join us as Chef Johnny walks us through meal preparation then helps us to cook and enjoy a delicious meal together! In June we'll be making Chicken Parmesan. Children are welcome. Every child under 10 must have one adult join them.  
Sign up here

Summer Solstice Hike

Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.
James Boyce Park
Join Outdoor Ministry as we celebrate the Summer Solstice, the day on which we enjoy the longest period of daylight. Beginning at the Pavilion at James Boyce Park, we will share a contemplative walk with periodic stops for reflection, prayer, giving thanks for God’s good gift of creation and the joy we find in it.
Sign up for hikes here.

Grief Support

July 17, August 21 (No meeting in June)
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall Rm. 201 (new location)

Join a group of compassionate hearts for a time of support and sharing for anyone grieving a loss.
Contact Katherine Kerr with questions. Contact Katherine Kerr with questions.

Third Quarter Pool Party

June 23 (rain date June 30)
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
at the home of Barbara and Hugh Lewis
Those in the "Third Quarter" (age 50-75) are invited to a classic summer pool party with toe-tapping tunes, corn hole board sets, billiards, and splashing around the pool. We'll have hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled chicken BBQ, and chips on site, so bring an appetite.
Sign up for pool party here.

Open Picnic Table

Sunday, June 23 & Wednesday, July 24
5:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall Patio
Join young families at Covenant and bring a picnic to have under the magnolia tree! Kids are invited to bring scooters and bikes to ride in the circle. Children’s Ministry will provide chalk, bubbles, games, and Popsicles. 

Singing Events for All Ages

June 2 until September 1
Are you a youth or adult interested in singing in worship but unable to commit to weekly rehearsals? Summer Choir is for you! From June 2 until September 1*, this group meets each Sunday at 10:15 a.m. to prepare service music for the 11:00 a.m. service. Come one Sunday or every week. No reservation required. There will be music, folders, and hymnals available and people on-hand to help you find a seat.  * July 7 is a combined service led by the Covenant Worship Team.

June 23 is Alumni Day!
If you’re a former/retired Covenant Choir member, this date is especially for you! Gather your singing buddies and return for a reunion morning.

Summer Sundays with Children’s Ministry

Starts June 2 at 9:30 a.m. Volunteer to help us!
Children (1st - 5th grade) will start in 9:30 a.m. worship in the sanctuary with their families. After the "time with young disciples," a shepherd and leader will bring the group to the Education wing for a bible retell, games, and activities.
 
Parents, we're excited for a fun summer Sunday school with your children! Sunday school is a ministry run by parents (grandparents and other Covenant adults), and your support is needed to make it successful. If your child attends Sunday school we invite you (or adult friend/family member) to help lead or shepherd one week. This is an engaging 35-40 minutes of fellowship, worship, and games! We provide the script and all the materials you'll need. No prior knowledge is required. The shepherd will help the leader share the lesson.
 
Childcare is still provided for children age five and younger on the first floor from 9:15 - 12:15 p.m. every Sunday. Sunday school classes for current ages Three & Four and Kindergarten & Five will meet from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. with parent support!
 
To volunteer with children this summer, click the button below to email Claire Brown