Middle & High School Youth Ministry
Covenant creates a safe and welcoming space for youth from 6th to 12th grade to come together for fellowship, fun, and service.
CYG meets from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays following worship.
Join us in the Fellowship Hall on the first floor directly below the Sanctuary.
What to Bring
The only thing you need to bring is yourself! Lunch is provided free of charge for CYG every Sunday.
Covenant Youth Group
Our youth group for middle and high school gathers from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Sundays following worship.
Covenant Youth Group (CYG) is a welcoming place for middle and high school youth to come together on Sundays following worship from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. for fellowship, fun, and service. All ages from 6th to 12th grade are welcome.
CYG youth are dedicated to exploring both social and spiritual issues facing their world today. Some service projects in which CYG takes part throughout the year include working with the Central Night Shelter, Covenant Alternative Gifts Market, and AIDS Walk Atlanta.
Yet while being socially minded, the youth at Covenant also love to have fun together. During the year, the youth group takes part in several activities – from attending a Braves baseball game to having a lock-in, to playing mini-golf and even catching a movie together. Our summer programs include a trip to the Montreat Youth Conference in Montreat, North Carolina, or a weeklong mission trip. The friendships that our youth form at Covenant Youth Group extend long after graduation!
We hope you will join us on Sunday for youth group. For more information, please contact our Director of Youth Ministry.
A Typical Day at CYG
Every Sunday our youth start by sharing a meal together. Then we will usually play a few games. On days that we are not traveling to play mini golf, make pottery, or share meals with people experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, we will have a Bible study that draws connections to what’s going on in the world today.
We close our time together with a group prayer where youth can volunteer to pray for one another as well as the concerns of the community and the world.
A Closer Look: CYG Progressive Dinner
“Every December our youth group puts on a very special event called the Progressive Dinner. We travel to the houses of different youth group members to have appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Then we have a wacky White Elephant gift exchange that always ends with tons of laughter. It seems like each year the youth get better and better at picking gifts that are sure to create memories for years to come!”Dana Waters
White elephant gift: 12 Ponies
A unicorn horn for your cat
The infamous “tiny hands”
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to sign up to attend CYG?
No, all you need to do is arrive at 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall following worship. We encourage our youth to bring a friend to CYG. If this is your first time visiting with us, you can get in touch with our Director of Youth Ministry who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Where is the Fellowship Hall located?
The Fellowship Hall is located on the first floor directly below the Sanctuary. If you need directions when you arrive, any of our members will be happy to point you in the right direction.
What time should I pick up my child after CYG?
We do our best to honor both our youth’s and parents’ time. That means that we will wrap up promptly at 2:00 p.m. If you would like to come inside, you can pick up your child in the Westminster Room next to the church parking lot.
Why is youth group at 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.?
Like many churches, our youth group used to meet on Sunday evenings. In 2014, we moved our CYG to follow worship on Sunday mornings. Our youth love the earlier time since it allows them to use the rest of the afternoon to rest, catch up on homework and prepare for the week ahead. It saves parents an extra driving trip, too! We have also found that the youth have more energy during this time. Our youth group can also take part in more activities around Atlanta since many businesses and organizations close early on Sunday evenings – a problem that is avoided by meeting in the afternoon!
What if my child has food allergies?
Please let us know ahead of time if your child has any allergies, especially ones that are food-related. We do our best to accommodate everyone who participates in CYG. Parents typically report any and all allergies on the youth group medical release form at the start of each year. Please contact our Director of Youth Ministry if you have any additional questions or concerns.