Christmas at Coker
“A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.” Fall on your knees for the newborn King and the hope that he brings this Christmas season.
Christmas Eve Service Times (In-Person & Online)
3 PM, 5 PM, 7 PM & 11 PM | Candlelight Service
7 PM | Drive In
3 PM, 5 PM & 7 PM | Coker.org/Livestream
Segundo Piso, Upper Room- 2nd floor of Gibbs Building
6 PM | Coker En Español
RSVP for Christmas Eve Services is now closed, please join us for Online Worship.
If gathering in your home and worshiping online, be sure to have the following on hand (and be sure to know thousands are gathering online with you):
-Communion elements: Bread & Juice
-Candles (a flashlight, a candle app, or the like) to light during the closing song
Livestream Links for 3, 5 & 7 PM
3 PM- ONLINE HERE
5 & 7 PM ONLINE HERE
In order to worship with us, in person, you must have RSVPed. RSVPs are now closed, and many of our services are at capacity. If you have additional people in your party, we ask that they stay home and worship with us online. If you will be in-person with us, be sure to note the following:
-Our parking lot will have a sectioned roped off for the 7 PM Drive-In Worshipers, others in worship may park anywhere outside of the roped off areas.
-Masks are required
-You will be checked in, outside (bring a jacket if you tend to be cold), and then allowed into the Sanctuary.
-Please sit with your family/group and remain at least 6’ from the family-unit beside you
-Please limit indoor congregating
-Please Bring Your Bible
-Offering plates will not be passed, donations will be accepted online at Coker.org/Donate or in boxes as you enter & exit.
-You are welcome to use the flashlight on your phone or a candle app during our closing song, “Silent Night.” Candles will be handed out along with a “snuffer” DO NOT BLOW OUT YOUR CANDLE, please use the snuffer to extinguish the flame and carry your candle (and snuffer) with you as you depart.
-If you are not feeling well or are demonstrating any of the COVID-19 symptoms, be sure to stay home and join us online via Livestream.
-You are welcome to bring less people than you RSVPed for (which will simply create more room) we ask that you please do not bring more people than you RSVPed as many services are at capacity (and bringing less will not open a spot for another person- it will simply create a little extra room for distancing).
Thank you for adhering to all rules so we can keep everyone safe in worship this Christmas Eve!
If you are joining our drive-in worship service at 7 PM, please note the following:
-Please park in the designated roped off areas.
-Tune your car radio to FM 90.3 to listen in to the service.
-Wifi is available and the password is coker1857 if you prefer to listen from a device (via online radio or via livestream at Youtube.com/c/CokerChurch)
-Leave your car running so that batteries do not die.
-You will be handed communion elements.
-An usher will walk by with an offering bucket, or you can make donations online at Coker.org/Donate.
-Please Bring Your Bible.
-Please bring a flashlight, download a candle app on your phone, or use the flashlight on your device to shine during the closing song, “Silent Night.”
Christmas Offering ONLINE HERE
Spiritual Gifts Test | Register online HERE and a Spiritual Gifts and a free personality assessment, along with further instructions, will be e-mailed to you. You can use the results to help discern where God is calling and leading you in 2021 and beyond.
Connecting at Coker |At Coker UMC we know that you want to be in community. In order to do that, you need a church that helps you feel connected. The problem is that churches are hard to navigate which makes you feel alone in the crowd or without clear next steps. We believe you deserve to be welcomed, seen, known, and walked with. We understand that making friends at church can be hard which is why, since 1883, we have been helping people connect into life-giving community. Here’s how we do it: For those new to Coker- we invite you to attend a Connecting at Coker Class and for all people- we invite you to join a group within Coker. Our next Connecting at Coker registration link AND a list of upcoming spring classes & groups are all listed below. Today, you can stop feeling lonely and isolated and instead be included in meaningful community at Coker.
Connecting at Coker *For Those New to Coker* | Jan 13th, 6:30 PM, Via Zoom Register HERE for the log-in information.
Online, On-Demand, and In-Person Groups *For All* | Visit Coker.org/Groups for details!
Thank you to all who have joined us for Advent Happenings including Family Advent, Youth Progressive Dinner, Christmas at the Drive-In, our toy drive, and Las Posadas! If you have not yet visited, be sure to check-out our Advent Art Gallery Online HERE, and tune in to our Advent Bible Study HERE. Blessings and Merry Christmas!