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:      Gym, 9:30 & 11 AM
Contact:   Marlie Riojas  
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, followed by a lesson and small group. Contact Marlie to find the exact meeting place (either in the Sanctuary or on the Gym, location varies

Sunday Night Youth Group (In-Person)
Age:          Grade 6-Grade 12
Meets:      Coker Park, 5:30-7:15 PM
Contact:   Marlie Riojas  


Connect Wednesday Nights (In-Person)
Age:           6th-12th Grade Students
Middle-School meets 5:45-6:45 PM at the Knight’s Home
HS Girls meet 7:15-8:15 PM at Cathie Buxie’s Home
HS Boys meet 7:15-8:15 PM at the Deaven’s Home
Contact for address & additional details.

New Youth are always welcome!! Reach out to Marlie at and she’ll be sure to share what you can expect from each Youth Gathering, where to meet, etc! You are welcome here!!

Youth Choir (Online via Zoom)
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 meets on Zoom weekly and records videos to play in worship once a month. For more information contact Director: Valerie Thompson,

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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 Outreach / email / 210-494-3455 Ext. 1227

Marlie Riojas/ Youth Ministries Associate / email/ 210-494-3455; ext. 1232

Youth Release Form
Volunteer Release Form

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