Young Adults

Young Adults Learning Serving Fellowship

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!

With gratitude,

Ian Clark
Pastoral Resident, Education
Contact Ian here
 

New Years Young Adult Joining Day! Sunday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor

If you’re a young adult who is interested in joining Covenant, please join us for our next Joining Day. We make the process easy and fun: it’s a great way to start your journey as a Covenant member!

The whole process takes around ten minutes and there are no classes or tests (or any other barriers) in the process. All you need is a desire to be a part of a faithful and supportive community.

Learning

  • Pop Up Learning: Getting Started With Scripture: Jan. 26, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Welcome Center Conference Room
    We often hear from young adults who say that they want to engage with Scripture but they don’t know where to start. In this short “pop up” class we’ll share some tips for getting started with Scripture which will equip you to approach your Bible with confidence. As a result, you’ll be better prepared to engage with Scripture in either a person or group setting.

  • 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. Resumes in 2020.

  • First Sunday Talk: Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
    On the first Sunday of each month, Adult Sunday School classes pause for church-wide forums on issues affecting our culture and world.

    On Jan. 5, we will explore how stories can be told through different and creative mediums. Our panel will feature leading voices in the field. No RSVP needed. Learn more here.

  • 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.

      Men’s Group  
      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!

Serving

  • Ministry Mornings: We periodically engage in small-scale (but high impact!) service projects on Saturday mornings. Contact us to hear more about upcoming opportunities
  • January Service Opportunity: Crisis Assistance Ministry: Jan. 25, 9 to 11 a.m.
    We will help sort donations. These donations are filtered into the free store which helps families with financial difficulties make ends meet. This is an easy – yet high impact! – way to make a difference in our city.

Fellowship

  • First Sunday Brunch: Mac’s Speed Shop: Jan. 5 at 12:30 p.m.
    All young adults are welcome to join us for a time of unprogrammed fellowship as we share a meal and conversation at Mac’s Speed Shop. This is an especially good offering for those who are new to our community. Come and make new friends and enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon with us!

  • Coffeehouse: A new ministry community: Third Sunday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in FH105. Resumes Jan. 19.
    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.

  • College-Age Student Christmas Party: Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Bader house
    College-age young people are invited to a party at the Bader house (523 Manning Drive) at 6 p.m.

  • YA Christmas Party: Sunday, Dec. 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Goodson home
    We’ll celebrate the Christmas season as well as the many successes of our ministry in 2019. All are welcome for food and lots of joy. We encourage you to attend Lessons & Carols at Covenant beforehand. Learn more and RSVP here.

     

Need help?

  • 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.

 

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

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.