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 lead a study using several sessions of Living the Questions. This study “is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers. Living the Questions creates an environment where participants interact with one another in exploring the best of today’s theological thought.” Video segments with 30 of today’s leading scholars and a discussion guide form the core of the lessons. Classes begin Wednesday, October 11.

The Colesville Group: “In God’s Time” is a ten-session, DVD-based offering from the Wesley Ministry Network. It features Dr. Craig Hill, professor of New Testament at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.  The course offers a faithful and credible Christian alternative to sensationalist perspectives about the Bible and the End Times. The Colesville Group meets weekly, starting October 10, 2017, 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. If you would like to join us, contact Ken Whitney at 301-384-4521 or at


Thursday Night Group:  This fall, the group will study six chapters from “Twelve Women of the Bible".  The group will be studying some of the women figures depicted in the old and new testament: Eve, Hannah and, Gomer from the Old Testament; and Martha, the Woman at the well and the Syrophoenician Woman from the New Testament. These New Testament women all had interesting encounters with Jesus and can help us to look at and examine our own relationships with Jesus.

Classes will begin on Thursday, September 28th and will be completed on November 16th. Classes begin at 7:00 and end by 8:30 p.m. on each of the evenings. We end our Bible Study program each semester with a dinner to celebrate the time that we have spent together.
For more information or to join the group, please contact Marj Watt at 301-942-5752 or Alice Metrick at 240-281-1446.


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.