Come Visit Us

You will find many opportunities to experience faith, hope and love in this community of seekers.

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.

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.

Our Denomination

We are a part of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta and a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). To learn more about what Presbyterians believe, check out this crash course on Presbyterians 101.

Our Worship

Want to learn more about what a typical worship service looks like? Check out our What to Expect page for answers to commonly-asked questions about our service.

Our mission is...

to Equip the People of God to Serve Christ in the World

“Let all that you do be done in love.” The Apostle Paul

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a place for my children?
Yes, children are encouraged to attend worship with their families. Children in grade 2 and younger may go to childcare after a Word About Worship or return to their seats. Older children sometimes choose to sit together in the balcony for worship. During the Sunday School hour, we have 3 Children’s Sunday School classes. Children’s Choir rehearsal begins at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School for children runs from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Class I (grades K-3) meets on the first floor in a Spanish Academy classroom near the Westminster Room. Class 2 (grades 4-6) meets in the Youth Room on the second floor across from the Handbell Room. Class 3 (grades 7-8) meets in the parlor in the back of the sanctuary. This is our Confirmation Class. Nursery and childcare are available during Sunday School and worship. The nursery is located across from the Youth Room on the 2nd floor. Children ages 4 and above are invited to attend one of our Children’s Sunday School classes from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. For more information, see our Children’s Sunday School page.
What should I wear?
You are invited to worship with the Covenant community just as you are! There is no formal dress code. You will find our people wearing a wide range of attire in worship, from dresses, coats and ties to jeans and polo shirts, and everything in between!
Where should I park?

Our church parking lot is located right off of Peachtree Road next to the church. There is also street parking available on Terrace Drive. Additional parking for worship and church events is available in the Peachtree-Battle Shopping Center upper lot on Terrace Drive with a parking pass. You can print a parking pass from home or find one in the church office or in any of the hallway entrances to the sanctuary.

Where should I go when I arrive?
When you come inside the church, you will find the sanctuary on the 2nd floor. Our Adult Sunday Classes and Children’s Classes are also located on the 2nd floor.
When is communion observed?

Communion is celebrated at Covenant on the first Sunday of the month and at other worship services during the year. Anyone of any age who has been baptized into the Christian tradition is welcome to share in the bread and wine or grape juice.

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.

How do I join the church as a member?
If you are interested in joining our church as a member, please get in touch with one of our pastors. Our pastoral staff will be happy to talk with you about attending one of our Inquirer’s Classes which are specifically designed for people interested in joining Covenant.
Who can I talk to if I have faith-related questions?
If you have questions about faith, church, or anything else related to your walk with God, please get in touch with any of our pastors. Our pastoral staff would love to have a conversation with you to see how we at Covenant can walk with you on your faith journey. To contact one of our pastors, call the church office or send us an email.