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.?”


High School


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

Coffee Klatch Pastor Ken will be leading a new study, Wonder, Love and Praise: Sharing a New Vision of the Church, which has been created by the Faith and Order Committee of The United Methodist Church.  Feedback from our group will be shared with the committee to help them prepare the final document for distribution to the denomination.  This 4-session study on the nature of what it means to be the church, specifically, The United Methodist Church, includes videos, a study guide and group discussion.  Coffee Klatch will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 10, May 24, June 7 and June 14.  The study may be offered again in the fall, either by Pastor Ken, or made available to other study groups in the church.

The Colesville Group: “First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom of God.”  This is a 12-week, DVD based study of the historical Jesus and the Kingdom of God filmed and photographed on location throughout the Galilee and Jerusalem.  This offering from Living the Questions features Professors John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg, both prominent historical Jesus scholars.


The group meets on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., with some variation to Monday evenings when necessary.  Classes began January 10.  One need not reside in the Colesville community to participate.  All are welcome.  Meetings are at the residence of George and Liz Kilpatrick.  Please arrange to join us by contacting Ken Whitney.


Thursday Night Group:  We will begin our six-week session at the home of Marjorie Watt on February 9.  There will be six sessions for study and a dinner meeting to evaluate and celebrate at the conclusion of the course.  The topic will be "THE FEASTS OF THE BIBLE".  It is a DVD supported course.  The teacher on the DVD is Dr. Sam Nader who was brought up in a traditional Jewish home who came to believe in Jesus.

This course will take us through the major Jewish Feasts and reveal to us how God's redemptive plan is woven throughout history with the redemptive thread of the Messiah's sacrifice for us.  The feasts that we will learn about are The Sabbath Rest, Passover, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement and The feast of Tabernacles.  We will see how so many of the celebrations in the Christian Faith have their origins in the Feasts of the Bible.  To sign up for the course, contact Marjorie Watt.  A participant Book can be purchased for $10 if desired, but the book is not required for participation in the class.


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.


This winter, SALT is continues to study Adult Crossings: God's Journey with Us.  This 11-part series focuses on nine core stories in the Bible.  The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the church conference room.