Youth Ministries

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”


IGNITE SUNDAY Mornings (In-Person)
Age:          Grade 6-Grade 12
Meets:      Sanctuary 9:30 & Gym 11 AM
Contact:   Sydney Twichell
Coker Youth are invited to sit with their family or sit with the youth group during 9:30 AM Worship in the Sanctuary. After 9:30 AM worship, head to the Gym at 11 AM for fellowship, a lesson and small group (light breakfast will be served as well). 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. If you are new to Coker, e-mail Syndey Twichell and let her know your youth will be there so she can greet them!

Sunday Night Youth Group (In-Person)
Currently Not Meeting. Details to come.
Contact: Sydney Twichell


Youth Choir | 5 PM
All youth, girls AND guys in grades 6-12, are welcome in the Youth Choir Wednesdays at 5 PM (Fall Youth Choir Begins Sept 1st). We are a smaller ensemble, but we sing challenging music in 2 and 3 parts. The Youth Choir meets in person in the Sanctuary every Wednesday and sings live in worship about once a month. For more information, contact Director: Valerie Thompson,

Dinner (Midweek Manna) | 5:30 PM
Students are invited to join at the Coker Youth table in the gym for Mid-Week Manna which will resume in the Fall of 2022

Youth Night Live on Wednesdays
6:30-8 PM | Gym
Coker UMC 231 E North Loop Rd San Antonio, TX 78216
(If you are new, e-mail and she will have someone meet you outside of the building to show you the way to the Upper Room).
All Youth! Middle School-High School, join us Wednesday evenings for worship and a program that allows youth to dig deeper into the word of God. Evenings will include live worship courtesy of the Jaron Touhey Band, new fresh youth sermon series’, small group discussions where Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers will separate and dig deeper into our lessons, special guest speakers, and various fun activities, prizes and giveaways. For more information on Youth Night Live, please reach out to Sydney Twitchell:

June 15th – July 20th – Coker Students (6th-12th) Summer Series: The Greatest Show Series

As Coker goes through their summer series based off of movies, the youth will also be doing a sermon series based off of film. However, we have decided to take a different angle. Instead of finding messages in the modern movies we watch, we are going to breakdown the process of making a movie, and how this process applies to our walk with Christ. Join us from 5:30-6:30 for $3 dinners, and 6:30-8 for our message as we talk about how the greatest show you will ever see is God’s everlasting love for you.

Upcoming Events

Grab your Calendar and Click Below for a Summer Calendar, Additionally check out the events listed below and visit

June 26th – Families – Afternoon at the Movies
Click Here to Purchase $5 Tickets
July 26th-30th – Youth Revive Summer Camp
Join us at REVIVE summer camp where youth will discover, deepen, and develop their relationship with Jesus Christ. This Spirit – filled, Jesus centered week long Christian summer camp is for both middle school and high school, July 26th – 30th at Camp Buckner near Burnet, Texas.
You can register your youth online HERE. Note: Between now and July, there will be opportunities for the youth to do various fundraisers to put funds toward their trip.
To attend, volunteer, or for more information contact Sydney at, or call/text 210-454-8000 for more details!
July 31st Schlitterbahn Family Worship Day
Click Here to Buy Tickets
Click Here for Churchwide Events


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 Mario Garcia at for more information to get trained.

Want More?

Follow us on Social Media:

Facebook @CokerYouth

Instagram @CokerYouth
Twitter  @Coker_Youth

Remind Text:

@cokeryouth to the number 81010

Sign-Up Links:
For more information, contact:

Cheryl Kendall / Director of Family Ministries / email / 210-494-3455 Ext. 1227

Sydney Twichell / Youth Ministries Associate / email/ 210-494-3455; ext. 1232

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