Youth Ministries

In Building Campus Activities are suspended until further notice

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:      Currently not Meeting

Contact:   Marlie Riojas or Gregory Works  
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:      Confirmation Class is closed until 2020-2021
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

Resumes Fall 2020

Contact: Youth 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.

Youth Choir

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

Summer Youth Group

Sunday Nights | 5:30PM-7:15PM | Coker Park

Upcoming 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:

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

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

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

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