Sunday School

Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45, September through June.


We here at HUMC want our youth to grow in the understanding of the gospel and become better equipped for daily living as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. That is why we offer a Youth Sunday School program for those in Middle School and High School.


The Safe Sanctuary-trained volunteer teachers lead the youth through a variety of topics and curriculum such as Grapple where youth examine topics in meaningful ways so they understand and own their faith or Sticky Faith where youth connect with the Bible to discover their own faith convictions.


If you are visiting with us for the first time, please come to the sanctuary where our Sunday School music directors will greet you and check in your youth. They will then lead you and your youth to the appropriate classroom and introduce you to the teacher.  We look forward to meeting you and your middle or high schooler!



Youth Group

The Hollywood United Methodist Youth Fellowship meets on Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 for fun, games and devotions. We meet in the youth room which is located in the lower parking lot.  We allow time for fellowship and praise music for the combined group before breaking up into small groups for Middle and High School youth. 



Retreats and Mission Trips

Our youth participate in various conferences, retreats and mission trips throughout the year. We attend:

  • Annual Rock retreat in February in Ocean City for both Middle and High School youth (sponsored by the UMC Baltimore-Washington Conference.) Download the brochure here!
  • CAMP JOY mission trip: Each summer our youth, ages 12 through 18 travel to Hancock, MD to participate in the CAMP JOY mission project with the goal of reaching out to lower income, elderly or disabled individuals and families occupying a home in need of repair.

Upcoming Youth Events – Fall/Winter 2017

  • August 27 Back to School Swim Party @ Janet McGovern’s home. 5:00–8:00 PM. Chicken, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided. Middle school students: bring salads and/or fruit. High school students: bring chips and/or desserts. Friends are more than welcome! Dress code: girls must wear a 1-piece swimsuit or a t-shirt over a 2-piece; guys, don’t wear Speedos! For more info, call the church office!
  • September 1 Angel Watch (Women’s Shelter) Meal preparation. The youth will be preparing this meal beginning at 5:00 PM at HUMC. Dinner for the youth will be provided.
  • September 3 Labor Day Weekend—No evening youth group.
  • September 10 Youth Sunday School resumes at 9:45 AM. Youth Group Kick-Off! Beginning at 6:00 PM; dinner will be provided.
  • September 17 All Church Picnic! No evening youth group.
  • September 24 Regular Youth Group, 6:00–8:00 PM, featuring Parents’ Meeting (6:00–6:45 PMish) and election of new Youth Council.
  • October 1 Regular Youth Group, 6:00–8:00 PM
  • October 8 Columbus Day Holiday—No evening youth group.
  • October 15 Regular Youth Group, 6:00–8:00 PM
  • October 18 Registration deadline for Corn Maze. See below.
  • October 22 Youth Sunday! The youth will participate in both services. We will celebrate together with lunch at 12:15 in Galilee Hall. No evening youth group.
  • October 29 Regular Youth Group, 6:00–8:00 PM. Early registration/payment deadline for ROCK 2018 (January 26–28) with $50 fee. Clothing Drive Launch!
  • November ? On a date in November to be announced, we will be going to Spider Hill Farm in Calvert County on Route 231. The event will run 5:30–8:30 PM. The cost is $8 per student. Food will be provided. November 11 Clothing Drive Pick Up
  • November 5 Regular Youth Group, 6:00–8:00 PM
  • November 12 Regular Youth Group, 6:00–8:00 PM
  • November 19 Community Thanksgiving Service
  • November 26 Happy Thanksgiving—No evening youth group.
  • December 3 Advent Workshop, 3:00–5:00 PM. The youth will be participating. No evening youth group
  • December 10 Regular Youth Group, 6:00–8:00 PM (If the children’s Christmas Pageant is NOT on this date.)
  • December 17 Youth Christmas Party
  • December 24 Merry Christmas—No Youth Group,
  • December 31 New Year’s Eve—No Youth Group.

Contact the Youth Pastor, Sandy Bowen for more Youth Ministry information.