Thinking about paying us a visit and wondering if you’ll feel at home? If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, we think you’ll do just fine here.
Are you either married or single?
Are you either straight or not?
Are you extremely wealthy, dirt poor or somewhere in between?
Did you vote this way or that way in the last election?
Are you a lifelong churchgoer or just thought the building looked cool and wandered in?
We are looking for people just like us unless you are different because we’re pretty interested in those folks too. We are also interested in people who know for certain what the “truth” is because we tend to spend an awful a lot of time questioning things and wondering about stuff.
To put it a little less ironically, all are welcome here! We welcome you just as you are because that is how God made you and why on earth would we have a problem with that?!
The Covenant family is a diverse group with the inked and the bow-tied, the old and young and somewhere in between, the pious and the irreverent. Some of us have always seen the church as home and some ran away from it as soon as they could. What we all have in common is a desire to be part of something larger than ourselves, a wish to understand and follow Jesus and the comfort of knowing that we are accepted in spite of, maybe because of, our imperfections. We also recognize that, while we may not have all the answers, we are more likely to find some of them together than on our own.
What to Expect During Your First Visit
ARRIVAL | When you first arrive in the sanctuary, our greeters will welcome you, give you a bulletin for the service, and answer any questions you may have. Fellowship is welcomed in the sanctuary before the Sunday worship service at Covenant begins.
TIME | Our Sunday morning worship service is at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. The hour-long service begins with the sounding of three chimes. The prelude music that follows the chimes is intended to help worshippers prayerfully prepare for worship.
BULLETIN | The bulletin you receive as you enter the sanctuary will provide you with important information about the service. Some parts of our worship are participatory, and worshippers stand at times. These times are indicated by an asterisk (*) in the bulletin.
WHAT TO WEAR | All are welcome to worship with the Covenant community. Come just as you are! You will find a wide range of attire in worship, from dresses, coats and ties to jeans and polo shirts, and everything in between!
How to Find Us
Covenant Presbyterian is located at 2461 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, just south of Lindbergh Drive next to the Peachtree-Battle Shopping Center.
Our church parking lot is located via the narrow alley off of Peachtree Rd just north of Terrace Drive and the Peachtree Battle shopping center. Additional parking for worship and church events is available in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center upper lot on Terrace Drive.
How Do I Get to the Sanctuary?
From Terrace Drive or Peachtree Battle parking deck |If you park on the street on Terrace Drive or in the Peachtree Battle parking deck, come in through the Terrace Drive entrance at the top of the hill, which is below the stairs that lead up to Peachtree Road. Take the stairs immediately to the right as you enter the building. Continue past the 1st floor with the Fellowship Hall up to the sanctuary, which is located on the 2nd floor.
From the Covenant Parking Lot | If you park in this lot, come in through the glass doors which lead into the Westminster Room. Go down the hallway and take the first left. Take the stairs on your left up to the 2nd floor. The sanctuary will be on your left at the top of the stairs. An elevator to the 2nd floor is available directly across from the stairwell.
From Peachtree Road | If you park on Peachtree Road in front of the church, you may enter the church through either of the large wooden doors. These lead directly into the sanctuary.
Handicapped Parking | Guests with physical disabilities are encouraged to enter through the Covenant Parking Lot and take the elevator to the sanctuary on the 2nd floor. Several handicapped parking spaces are available in the Covenant Parking Lot. Additional parking is available in the Peachtree Battle parking deck.
Frequently Asked Questions
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When is communion observed?
We serve Communion in two different ways at Covenant. The most common way is for the elements to be on trays passed among the congregation by the elders. The first tray that is passed contains bread; break off a piece and pass the tray along the pew. The second tray that is passed contains small glasses of both wine (in the outer ring) and unfermented grape juice (in all the interior rings of each tray); take a glass and pass the tray along the pew. Put the empty glass into the small wooden rack on the back of the pew in front of you.
The second way of serving Communion is by intinction. The ushers will guide the congregation up the aisles to the front of the church. (If you prefer not to participate in Communion, please remain seated.) One pastor holds a loaf of bread, and the other holds a cup of unfermented grape juice. Tear off a piece of bread, dip it into the cup, eat it, and then return to your seat.
If you are unable to move easily to the front of the church for intinction, please alert one of the ushers or elders. One of the pastors will come to you in your seat.