Youth Ministries

During this time of campus closure:
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Sunday Mornings | Ignite Sunday | 9:15
Wednesday Nights  | Bible Studies:
5:30- MS Guys and Girls
7:00- HS Guys and Girls
Campus activities are suspended until further notice, please monitor the website, social media and other sources for more information.
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Our Mission

“ To create a safe and irresistible environment that loves youth in the name of Jesus and leads them to love others in the same way”

Sunday Mornings

Age:          Grade 6-Grade 12
Meets:      9:15-10:40 AM, Gym
Contact:   Colton Willis (
Our goal is to create a safe space to have fun, make and enjoy friendships, interact with loving adult mentors, create an environment that allows for worship, and dig into the Bible. We start off with fellowship, then move into a time of worship, followed by a lesson, small group discussions, and worship to close. After our large worship session, there will be three small groups 6th/ 7th, Confirmation, and High School small groups.

Age:          Grade 8 – Grade 12
Meets:      9:30-10:30 AM, Gym Classroom 401
Contact:   Colton Willis (
Confirmation celebrates our students when they are ready to formally make a commitment to the life of the church. This class is open to all interested students. Through teaching of Old and New Testament surveys, Church history, and worship we explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus as United Methodist Christians. We celebrate our students in May at a special Confirmation Reception, joined by their parents, mentors and members of the church. They are received publicly in worship on Confirmation Sunday in May.

Connect Wednesdays

Age: 6th-12th Grade Students
Our midweek Wednesday Connect is smaller and more intimate than Sunday School. It provides a unique atmosphere where students can relax, be themselves, play, study Scripture and talk about life.

Connect Wednesday Nights
Age:           6th-12th Grade Students
3:30-4:30- School Pick Ups
4:15- Service Projects in the Health and Wellness Center/ Homework time
5:00-5:30- Choir
5:30-6:00- Dinner
6:00-6:30- MS Hang Out, Homework and Games
6:30- MS Tear down gym
6:45-7:30- MS Bible Study
MS Girls in 402
MS Guys in 401
6:45- Student Lounge HS Hang Out
7:30-8:30- HS Bible Study

Contact: Student Ministries at

Our midweek Small Groups are smaller and more intimate than Sunday mornings. They provide a unique atmosphere where students can relax, be themselves, play, study Scripture and talk about life.

Student Choir

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 5:00-5:30pm in the Choir Room. All youth, girls AND guys in grades 6-12, are welcome in the Youth Choir. We are a smaller ensemble, but we sing challenging music in 2 and 3 parts. The Youth Choir sings in worship once a month. For more information contact Director: Valerie Thompson,

Upcoming Events

Night of Worship

Age: 6th-12th Grade Students
Meets: 6:00-7:00 PM, Chapel
Dates: September 15th, January 5th, February 16th & April 5th

Volunteer Training Day at Northern Hills

Age: Adult Volunteers
Dates: September 22nd

Late Night Coker

Age: 6th-12th Grade Students
Meets: 7:00-11:00 PM, Gibbs Building
Dates: September 28th, October 19th, February 7th, April 17th

Progressive Dinner

Age: 6th-12th Grade Students
Meets: 4:30-8:30 PM
Date: December 7th

Winter Retreat

Age: 6th-12th Grade Student’s
Dates: January 117th-20th
Join local and area UMC churches for a great weekend worshiping and fellowshipping with one another!Join local and area UMC churches for a great day of serving  and fellowshipping with one another!

Student Registration  Adult Registration 

Submerge 2020

Middle School Mission Trip

June 7th-12th

Drop off the morning of the 7th. Will be commissioned at the water park!

Pick Up 8:00 AM on the 12th

Cost is $150, $75 deposit required

For Current 6th-8thgraders, current 5thgraders will be invited for a couple of days for service and worship, to be announced.

HS Mission Trip

Age: Those who have completed 8th-12th Grade

Location: It is a Mystery, don’t ask


$215 will be raised as a group

$100 will be funded by the church

Up to $380 will be the student’s responsibility

$100 Deposit is required

Students can always request a scholarship form.

More information on prayer/donation letters will come out soon

Register For Mission Trips Here


On June 9, 2018, a new Child, Youth, and Vulnerable Adult safety policy and accompanying procedures went into effect for ALL Rio Texas Churches (including Coker UMC). Every adult who works with children, youth, and/or vulnerable adults (Staff, Volunteer, Clergy, or Lay) must be certified through the new TRUSTed con Confianza certification process. This includes but not limited to those who volunteer with the food pantry, Eagle Pass, ERT, mission trips etc.  If you fall into any of these categories please contact Cheryl Kendall, for more information to get trained.

Want More?

Follow us on Social Media:

Facebook @CokerUMCStudents

Instagram @CokerUMCStudents
Twitter  @CokerUMCStudent

Remind Text:

@cokerumcsm to the number 81010

Sign-Up Links:

Submerge 2020: Sign-Up Here

HS Mission Trip 2020: Sign-Up Here

Sunday Morning Scripture Readers / Sign-Up Here

Crucifer Sign-Up / Sign-Up Here

Late Night Coker Support / Sign-Up Here

Student Ministries Food / Sign-Up Here

Bus Pick-Ups / Sign-Up Here

For more information, contact:

Colton Willis / Director of Family Ministries / email / 210-494-3455 Ext. 1271

Cheryl Kendall / Director of Family Outreach / email / 210-494-3455 Ext. 12727

Marlie Riojas/ Youth Ministries Associate / email/ 210-494-3455; ext. 12732

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