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 We will be studying the Gospel of John using Adam Hamilton’s study guide and video series.  Books are available in the office for a suggested donation of $12.  We will be concentrating on John’s Gospel for worship from January through Easter, so here is an opportunity to go into more theological and spiritual depth!  Classes will be held on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. on January 24 and 31, February 14, 21 and 28, and March 7.

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"?
The Transfiguration
Palm Sunday
Holy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
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.


SALT will start a new study on Tuesday, October 24:  The Mission of Jesus, a DVD study by Biblical historian and teacher Ray Vander Laan.  The five lessons follow Jesus’ path through Israel --- while exploring the rule of ancient Rome --- and reveal how God brought triumph in a world of chaos. 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 at 301-942-5161.