United Methodist Women
The Hughes United Methodist Women are a community where the primary purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative and supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
The Friendship Circle meets at 11:30 a.m. the First Tuesday of each month in the Church Social Hall.
The Loyalty Circle meets the First Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., in homes of members or in the Church Parlor.
To find out the time and place of a Circle meeting, contact the church office.
Rummage Sales: Each October and March, the UMW holds rummage sales at the Church. Over the years, the Hughes UMW has contributed over $100,000 in rummage proceeds to our church, our community, and the world. We have storage space available for your contributions at any time of the year. Call the church for more information, and check the home page for specific dates.
UMW supports the following missions:
Montgomery County Women's Center in Rockville, a daytime shelter for homeless women
Susanna Wesley House in Baltimore, a home for battered women and children
Scott's Run Settlement House in Osage, West Virginia
The Board of Child Care in Baltimore, a home for children unable to live with their parents.
Camp Hope and our own Hughes Youth activities.
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33
First Place is a Christ-centered health program designed to help Christians develop discipline in the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical areas of life by putting Christ first. The focus of the program consists of daily prayer, scripture reading, Bible study, a food plan to aid in developing healthy eating habits, exercise, and mutual support. First Place meets at the church every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. for exercise, 7 to 7:30 p.m. for weigh-in, and 7:30 to 9 p.m. for Bible study.
United Methodist Men
The mission of our United Methodist Men is to (1) provide a forum for fellowship among the men of the church, and (2) respond to outreach projects. Call Bob Piersma at 301-649-1544 for more information.
UMM usually meets at the Church for dinner the third Wednesday of each month from September to May. After the meal the group conducts business and sometimes have a guest speaker. Special Bible studies and other topical studies are offered from time to time.
In order to respond to needs within the church and outside mission projects, we hold an annual auction in late winter/early spring. on the third All funds go directly into projects such as Camp Hope.
Hughes UMC Caring for our Community
Methodist Youth Fellowship
Our youth are a vital part of our church family. For over 34 years, Hughes has provided middle school and high school youth an opportunity to interact with their peers and grow in their faith. Our Mid-High and Senior High MYF groups meet regularly at Hughes with their MYF Counselors. Through our MYF, we strive to lead our youth through the most challenging part of their lives with a strong commitment to faith that we hope will serve as a foundation for their emergence as a mature Christian.
Each January, our MYF join other Baltimore-Washington Conference youth at ROCK, the annual Methodist youth revival/retreat in Ocean City, Maryland. Each summer, the MYF participate in Camp Hope, at which they help renovate home of needy families.
Our MYF meets the first Sunday of each month after the 10:30 a.m. worship service (around 12:30). Lunch is served.