Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Young adults

learning, serving and fellowship

Whether you are new to Charlotte or have been here for your whole life, you’ll find a community built on faith, compassion, generosity and love.


We are grateful for your interest in Young Adults at Covenant!

Our goal is to continually build a community of friends who serve together, learn together, and share life’s ups and downs together. We would love for you to be a part of it.

Whether you are new to Charlotte or have been here for your whole life, you’ll find a community built on faith, compassion, generosity, and love here at Covenant. We strive to be a place where each and every person feels supported, while also being a ministry which serves the wider community and world.  We invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out more about what we have in store.

Join young adults for coffeehouse

Exploring the intersection of faith and current events
Coffeehouse is built on the idea that we can - and should - learn from each other. Unlike any Sunday School you've ever been a part of, Coffeehouse is an open discussion forum where people of all background and perspectives can share their thoughts on a given topic.

This spring, Coffeehouse is working on a series called "Faith In The Real World" which will allow us to discuss how we can think about - and live out - our faith in the contemporary world. Grab a cup of coffee and join us on the third Sunday of every month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

meet Molly Smerko

Pastoral Resident for Education and Young Adult Ministry

Molly was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, but calls Raleigh home. She graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina with a B.A. in Religious and Ethical Studies and Spanish. She earned her M.Div from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. She has served at several Presbyterian churches in North Carolina and Virginia and completed her clinical pastoral education (CPE) at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Molly is passionate about journeying with people of all ages and stages through the joys and complexities of life. When not at church, Molly can be found walking around her neighborhood with her sweet but rambunctious German Shepherd puppy, Ginny.

Community learning

At Covenant Young Adults, we believe that we are called to learn with and from each other. That’s why we have multiple opportunities for community learning throughout the year. We hope you’ll take advantage of these events: they are a wonderful way to grow in faith while getting to know some great people.

Young Adults Coffeehouse

Third Sunday of every month at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
We learn best when we learn from and with each other. This is a judgment-free zone and welcomes any young adult. So bring your thoughts, your questions, and your doubts. Coffeehouse isn’t a Sunday School class. Nor is it a small group. Instead, it’s a place for conversation. In an informal setting, we will explore our views on God. Click here for the Zoom link.

Young Adults Bible Study

Last Sunday Evening of the Month
Open to any young adult who wants to study Scripture, this group meets on the last Sunday evening of each month. Gatherings blend thoughtful-yet-accessible Bible study with opportunities to grow friendships.

Pop-Up Education

Occurring Periodically Throughout the Year
Throughout the year we offer special learning opportunities on the issues that interest and challenge you the most. These cover special topics and occasionally include uniquely qualified guest speakers. They’re a great way to learn without committing to a regular offering.

Annual Retreat

Held Each Year at Varying Locations
Each year we offer young adults an opportunity to step outside of their routine and encounter faith and community in a new way. Our annual retreat is a great way to cultivate faithful practices, nurture friendships, and have a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Small Group Options

Covenant is a large congregation, but we understand the importance of small, close-knit, communities. That’s why we encourage our members and participants to be involved in a small group. These groups are great places to build friendships, learn, and pray. Below are our group options

The Path: An Accessible Group For Women
Newly revamped for 2020, The Path is a group for any young adult woman – but with a special focus on those who are new to Covenant or to the Christian faith. The group encourages faith-centered learning and fun fellowship: it’s a great place to get to know new friends!

Young Adult Men’s Group
Open to all young adult men, this small group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:00-8:00pm. The group aims to foster faith-centered trusting friendships through conversation and prayer.

Faith & Fellowship
Offering a place for joyful friendships and meaningful conversation, Faith and Fellowship is supportive group for young adult women. They are a diverse community of people of all ages and stages.

Women’s Monday Evening Group
Targeting women in their early 30s, this group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. They aim to blend fellowship with creative approaches to Christian education and dialogue.


Second Saturday Service

On the second Saturday morning of each month, we offer young adults the opportunity to work side by side to serve their neighbors across Charlotte. Collaborating with ministry partners across Charlotte and the wider region, Covenant Young Adults offers you the opportunity to make a real impact. Contact us to learn more about upcoming opportunities.

Seasonal Service Projects

Throughout the year, we gather to support significant group projects such as Covenant Impacts Charlotte (our church-wide day of service), Habitat for Humanity builds, or environmental cleanups. We'd love to have you participate in our next one!

Global and Regional Mission Work

We encourage young adults to participate in Covenant-sponsored mission trips around the world. These offerings occur throughout the year and are a great way to serve, learn, and build connections across our church community.


At Covenant Young Adults we strive to cultivate meaningful, lasting, and faith-centered friendships. As such, we create regular opportunities for you to meet new people and strengthen existing relationships. We hope you will consider joining us! Our fellowship events are always open to all young adults and they are a great way to plug in if you are new to Charlotte or Covenant.

First Sunday Community Meal
On the first Sunday of each month we gather at a local restaurant at 12:30 to share a meal and conversation together. It is a great way to catch-up, meet new friends, and explore the city! Contact us to learn more about the next one!

Seasonal and Special Events
Throughout the year we host some great special and seasonal events, such as our Spring Social, Fall Kick Off, Friendsgiving, and Christmas Party. We'd love to welcome you to our next one!

Quarterly Happy Hours

Every three months we offer an informal happy hour at one of Charlotte's amazing breweries! These casual Sunday evening gatherings are a fun way to connect and get ready for the week ahead!

Interested in connecting with us?

People seek out a church for many different reasons. To learn more and get connected, drop Ian a line below and he will reach out.