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.

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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 Instagram to find out more about what we have in store.

Announcements and Updates

Young Adults Upcoming Events

Young Adults Bible Study:  YA Bible Study is well underway and enjoying their study of the Gospel of John. This group meets every other Wednesday night at 7pm in the Welcome Center. If you’ve missed the first few gatherings and would still like to attend,  email Mary Kate Sykes. 
Parent and Families Lunch:  Young Adult parents and their children are invited to join together for lunch on Sunday, March 26th at Dilworth Bar and Grill. We’ll meet there following 11am worship to enjoy time together and an opportunity to see and meet new and old friends! Contact Frances Yarbrough with questions.
First Sunday Lunch -  Mark your calendar for our next First Sunday Lunch: Sunday, April 2nd at Velvet Taco in Park Road Shopping Center. Meet us there at 12:30pm following 11am worship!
YA Saturday Serve: On Saturday, April 8th, from 10am-noon, Covenant YA will continue working with the garden at McCreesh Place. As we anticipate a joyful Easter Sunday, we hope you’ll join us in prepping and planting for new growth this summer and spring.   Sign up here. 
YA Quarterly Happy Hour: Thursday, April 20th at Heist Brewery (Camp North End Location).  Celebrate the "almost" end of the week when we meet at 6pm for Happy Hour!

Join Young Adults Small Group(s)

Joining a small group is a great way to build new friendships and dive deeper into your faith. 
  • YA Couple's Group:  Couples can enjoy time to build relationships with each other during this small group.  Whether your dating, engaged or married all are welcome!  The groups meets every other Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.  Contact Thomas Lineberger for more information.  
  • The PATH! 
    PATH will meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 7:00-8:00 pm on Zoom. Questions? Contact Grace Williams.
  • Young Adult Mothers Group
    Come enjoy fellowship with young adult mothers, expectant mothers, and those who pray to be mothers soon! Contact Christie Collins for more information.
  • Young Adult Bible Study                                                                                                                                                 Wednesdays at 7:00   For more information, email Steven Howell or Shannon Brennan                                                                                                                                                 

Service Opportunities

  • A/V Team Volunteers
    Are you looking for a way to serve the church? The Audio/Video team needs your help! This is a great way to get connected to the church, give of your time, and meet new people. No experience necessary! Contact Jason Graffis for more information.
  • Volunteer as a Math Tutor to Benefit Highland Renaissance Academy! 
    Want to support a child at Highland Renaissance Academy with only 1 hour per week? Heart Math Tutoring recruits and supports volunteers as tutors to ensure all elementary students develop the strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics needed for long-term success. You can sign-up to volunteer as a tutor and select your day and time for Highland Renaissance (8:45-9:45 am or 1:00-2:00 pm). Please email Kelsey Ripley with questions.

For more information about our Young Adult Program
Email Mary Kate Sykes, Pastoral Resident- Education

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. in the Welcome Center
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.

Young Adults Bible Study

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Welcome Center
Open to any young adult who wants to study Scripture, this group meets on Wedenesday nights at 7:00 p.m. Gatherings blend thoughtful-yet-accessible Bible study with opportunities to grow friendships. 

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
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! The Path will meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 7:00-8:00pm on Zoom. Questions? Contact Grace Williams.

Young Adult Men’s Group
Join fellow young adult men for a chance to foster faith-centered friendships through conversation and prayer. Contact Steven Howell for more details.

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.

Young Adult Mothers Group
Come enjoy fellowship with young adult mothers, expectant mothers, and those who pray to be mothers soon! Contact Christie Collins for more information.


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 Thursday 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 Mary Kate a line below and she will reach out.