Youth Sunday School
Youth Sunday School occurs during the 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service.
Youth join their parents in the sanctuary for the beginning of the Service, when the pastor gives the Children's Message. After the Children's Message, youth are invited to join their Sunday School class.
Elementary and Middle School
At Hughes, we strive to provide youth of all ages a firm foundation for their Christian faith with an interactive and engaging cirriculum. This year we are using Live B.I.G. (Belief in God).
Live B.I.G., is being applauded for engaging children in Sunday school. Live B.I.G. is designed to help children ages 3-13 learn about the love of God through Jesus so they can live their “Belief in God.” Leaders are supplied with resources that go beyond the classroom and engage children with Christian role models and a deeper understanding of Jesus and the impact he can have on their lives.
Through these resources leaders and children will come to know and love God and Jesus so that they can answer the question, “How can I live B.I.G.?”
This year, our high school youth will view and discuss a variety of nooma videos presenting issues facing modern Christians.
We offer a staffed Nursery School for youth under the age of 2.
Adult Small Group Study
Advent Study: Pastor Ken will lead “Awaiting the Already,” by Magrey R. deVega on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the parlor. This is a 5-week Advent study which considers Jesus’ birth narrative from each of the Gospels and Paul’s Letter to Titus. Classes will be held, November 14 and 28, December 5, 12 and 19. If there is interest, the class can also be held on Monday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. Please contact Pastor Ken to express your interest in either session.
The Colesville Group: Eclipsing Empire: Paul, Rome, and the Kingdom of God. Join preeminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location in Turkey as they trace the Apostle Paul’s footsteps through the Roman Empire. This 12-session DVD and web-based study from Living the Questions explores fresh insights into Paul’s message of the Kingdom of God, its challenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostle’s radical relevance for today. The Colesville Group meets weekly, starting in February, on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the residence of George and Liz Kilpatrick. One is not required to reside in Colesville to meet with this group.
Thursday Night Group: Our winter-spring bible study begins February 1 and will meet for six Thursdays at the home of Marjorie Watt at 7 p.m. Each session will last for ninety minutes.
The program will use a DVD format with six lessons on the topics pertaining to the last days in the life of Jesus. The topics will include:
Peter being asked by Jesus "Who do you say I am"?
No meeting on March 8
Contact the church for more details regarding any of these groups.
Serving and Learning Together - SALT
SALT adult Bible study meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m at the church. This group completes several studies each year, which range from topical studies (the Holy Spirit, John Wesley, keeping a positive attitude) to specific books of the Bible. They also set aside time for prayer and sharing joys and concerns. Anyone who is interested in a prayer/study group is welcome to attend. SALT meets year-round, including the summer.
The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob by Beth Moore. This in-depth study of Genesis 12-50 explores such concepts as blessing, covenant, and promise and how they affect our lives as Christians. The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the church conference room. Anyone is welcome to join at any time. Contact Kathie Gartrell.