We are grateful for your interest in Young Adult Ministries at Covenant Presbyterian Church! 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 read our most recent newsletter or follow us on social media to find out more about what we have in store. And, as always, know that my door is open to you: feel free to contact me with any questions!
Pastoral Resident, Education
Contact Ian here
- Deep Dive Questions: a series led by rotating speakers explores questions submitted by people in our congregation. Discussions are the last Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall 205.
October 27: The Sacraments, Explained What do we believe about baptism and the Lord's Supper? Why do we baptize infants? Why are things like marriage, confirmation, or ordination not considered sacramental? Come and learn with us!
November 24: Is Violence Ever Justified? We know Christianity as a religion of peace. But is there ever any justification for violence or war? Would Jesus condone the use of violence to achieve some goals? How should we think about war? Join us as we consider these important questions.
- Small Groups
Faith and Fellowship
Led by CK Kemp and Liza Quinn, Faith and Fellowship is geared towards young adult women in their late 20s and 30s. This supportive community helps its members to build lasting friendships rooted in faith, while navigating important life questions together. The group meets off-campus on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 7-8 p.m.
John Lipsey leads this exciting group for young adult men. This group engages with important and often challenging faith-based questions, while simultaneously nurturing life-long relationships. The group meets twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7PM. Typically, the first meeting of the month is held at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille.
Sunday Evening Women's Group
A Sunday evening offering for women which aims to cultivate community, engage in thoughtful discussion, and build friendships. Contact us to find out more!
YA Couples Groups
We have multiple groups available for couples! Contact us if you are interested in getting involved
The Path, Young Adult Women's Small Group
The Path is designed for young adult women in their 20s in mind, as well as women who are new to Charlotte and/or Covenant. Led by Ashlee Anderson and Robin Goodson, this group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30PM in Covenant’s parlor. We would love to have you join!
Uptown Bible Study
Do you work in uptown? Join us on either Tuesday or Thursday from noon-1PM at The Foundation for the Carolinas (220 North Tryon St.). Bring your lunch and engage in a guided Bible study. Ben Mallicote leads on Tuesday, while Ian Clark and Nancy Sutton lead on Thursday. All are welcome!
Engaged and Newlyweds Group
Led by Ian and Kaitlin Clark, this group meets for lunch on the second Sunday of each month. The group aims to share in one another’s joy, while laying a great foundation for a successful and loving marriage. Contact Ian for more details!
- Ministry Mornings: We periodically engage in small-scale (but high impact!) service projects on Saturday mornings. Contact us to hear more about upcoming opportunities!
- Covenant Impacts Charlotte: Make plans for our annual church-wide day of service on Sunday, Nov. 10. Following unified worship at 11 a.m., we'll gather for lunch in the Fellowship Hall and then fan out across the city for service projects with our mission partners.
First Sunday Brunch
Mark your calendars for Oct. 6 for Noble Smoke, a new barbecue spot on Freedom Drive. Meet us at the restaurant at 12:30 p.m.
Coffeehouse: A new ministry community Third Sunday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in FH105
A hybrid small group/discussion forum explores a series called “Views of God” on the various ways in which we might encounter God: Doubting God (September), Desiring God (October), Trusting God (November), Loving God (December).
Coffee and pastries will be provided. Join us for conversation, fellowship and care.
November First Sunday Brunch: Panthers Watch PartyNovember 3 at 12:30 p.m.Dilworth Neighborhood GrilleJoin us for a special edition of First Sunday Brunch as we gather to watch the Panthers take on the Tennessee Titans! Open to everyone (even non Panthers fans!), this is a fun time to meet new people and have fun on a Sunday afternoon!
Friendsgiving Potluck!November 17 at 5 p.m.Catawba Brewing Company
The annual tradition continues! Mark your calendar for our Friendsgiving gathering at Catawba Brewing Company. We'll provide the space and the turkey, but we invite you to bring along your favorite side dish or dessert to share! Look for an invite in October, but mark your calendar today!
Intergenerational Christmas LuncheonSunday, December 8 at noonThe Christmas season is about sharing God's love with others. In that spirit, we will be hosting our first Intergenerational Christmas Luncheon. At this luncheon you will be able to meet, talk, and laugh with our older members. They are eager to hear about your experiences, and we have much to learn from theirs! Join us as we break down some of the barriers of age and enjoy the season together. Mark your calendar!
People seek out a church for many different reasons. If you would like to speak to a minister about any questions, concerns, or opportunities, please contact Ian and he will be glad to assist you.
Presbyterian Women is among the most active and longest standing organizations at Covenant. You can find a circle, or small group, most any weekday to enjoy Bible study, book discussions and fellowship. Covenant offers 10 Presbyterian Women circles to meet every need. To get connected, please contact Suzanne Harmon or click the contacts below.
Weekday Lunch (Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Most weeks, we offer a nutritious and delicious lunch in our Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend or work colleague to enjoy good food and fellowship – open to all.
Lunch includes soup, salad bar, entree, side, dessert and drink for $7.