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”

Sundays

IGNITE SUNDAY Mornings (In-Person)
Age:          Grade 6-Grade 12
Meets:      Gym, 9:30 & 11 AM
Contact:   Adrian Lucio or 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:      Gym, 5:30-7:15 PM
Contact: Adrian Lucio or Marlie Riojas

Summer Pop Up Events

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School Summer Pop-Up: Swim & Study | June 6th
4-7 PM | Relder’s Home (E-mail Adrian.Lucio@coker.org for address & details)

Throughout June and July, Coker Youth is hosting some fun and summer-worthy pop-up events for students! Join us for a swim in Pastor Damon and Susan Relder’s pool along with fellowship with friends and Bible Study. Youth must have a release form on file in order to attend so be sure to RSVP with Adrian Lucio at Adrian.Lucio@coker.org (and make sure you have all details and paperwork complete).

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Middle School Summer Pop-Up: Swim & Study | July 11th
4-7 PM | Rivera’s Home (E-mail Adrian.Lucio@coker.org for address & details)

Throughout June and July, Coker Youth is hosting some fun and summer-worthy pop-up events for students! Join us for a swim in the Rivera’s pool along with fellowship with friends and Bible Study. Youth must have a release form on file in order to attend so be sure to RSVP with Adrian Lucio at Adrian.Lucio@coker.org (and make sure you have all details and paperwork complete).

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Middle School & High School Pop-Up: Salado Creek Hike | July 5th
6-7:30 PM | Meet at the Gazebo (E-mail Adrian.Lucio@coker.org for location of the gazebo & details)

Please make sure your student is equipped in appropriate clothing for a late afternoon hike, bring sunscreen and water. Students can be picked up outside the Gazebo at 8 PM. Student must have a 2021 Annual Release Form on file to participate in any Coker Youth events.

HIGH SCHOOL

High School Summer Pop-Up: Swim & Study | June 13th
4-7 PM | Porter’s Home (E-mail Adrian.Lucio@coker.org for address & details)

Throughout June and July, Coker Youth is hosting some fun and summer-worthy pop-up events for students! Join us for a swim in the Porter’s pool along with fellowship with friends and Bible Study. Youth must have a release form on file in order to attend so be sure to RSVP with Adrian Lucio at Adrian.Lucio@coker.org (and make sure you have all details and paperwork complete).

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High School Summer Pop-Up: Swim & Study | July 18th
4-7 PM | Pool TBD (E-mail Adrian.Lucio@coker.org for address & details)

Throughout June and July, Coker Youth is hosting some fun and summer-worthy pop-up events for students! Join us for a swim along with fellowship with friends and Bible Study. Youth must have a release form on file in order to attend so be sure to RSVP with Adrian Lucio at Adrian.Lucio@coker.org (and make sure you have all details and paperwork complete).

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Middle School & High School Pop-Up: Salado Creek Hike | July 5th
6-7:30 PM | Meet at the Gazebo (E-mail Adrian.Lucio@coker.org for location of the gazebo & details)

Please make sure your student is equipped in appropriate clothing for a late afternoon hike, bring sunscreen and water. Students can be picked up outside the Gazebo at 8 PM. Student must have a 2021 Annual Release Form on file to participate in any Coker Youth events.

Wednesdays

Youth Night Live on Wednesdays in June (excluding June 9th)
6:30-8 PM | Upper Room of Gibbs Building
Coker UMC 231 E North Loop Rd San Antonio, TX 78216

(If you are new, e-mail Adrian.Lucio@coker.org and he 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 our Youth Director, Adrian Lucio: Adrian.Lucio@coker.org

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, vthompson_sing@satx.rr.com

Upcoming Events

SUMBERGE – Middle School Mission Trip | June 28th – July 2nd

If you have already registered for Submerge then this is your friendly reminder that Payment #2 is due by May 18th and you can make a payment or pay off your entire balance by clicking HERE.

If you HAVE NOT registered your 6th-8th Grade Coker Youth for this local summer mission trip, and still want to, it is NOT too late! You can still register your student, and pay your deposit + payment #1 of $125! Please click email our Family Ministries Coordinator, Heather Bryant, and she will send you the link right away to begin registering your student for Middle School Submerge.

If you would like a update on your students total Submerge balance, are wanting to begin the registration process for your child’s mission trip, would like to volunteer during this trip, or have an questions regarding registration or payment, then please reach out to our Family Ministries Coordinator, Heather Bryant: Heather.Bryant@coker.org

If you have questions over Submerge agenda, schedule or curriculum, please reach out to our Youth Director, Adrian Lucio: Adrian.Lucio@coker.org

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High School Mission Trip | July 10th – July 17th

High-schoolers, 9th-12th grades, SAVE THE DATES (and go ahead and register & pay your deposit). This year we are partnering with YouthWorks and we will be serving in St. Louis, MO from July 10 – 17th, 2021. Volunteers are needed as well.

Contact: Marlie.Riojas@coker.org
Register at: https://www.shelbygiving.com/App/Form/70014374-3048-471b-9e8b-e0b8c3b017a9

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Swim & Study | June 6th from 4-7PM (Middle School) | June 13th from 4-7PM (High School)

This summer, starting in June, we are planning the first-of-several “Swim & Study” pop-up events for our Coker Youth.

  • On June 6th from 4 – 7 PM, our Middle School students will be hosted by Pastor Damon Relder (please email Adrian for exact address).
  • On June 13th from 4 – 7 PM, our High School students will be hosted by the Porter family (please email Adrian for exact address)

Youth will enjoy a fun and Christ-led afternoon filled with swimming, summer snacks and cold beverages, and we will finish by gathering poolside as a group and engaging in a devotional towards the end of the afternoon. Please RSVP by June 4th for Middle School and June 12th for High School, or for more details on the event you can email our Youth Director, Adrian Lucio: Adrian.Lucio@coker.org.

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Volunteers

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 mario.garcia@coker.org 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

Adrian Lucio / Youth Director / email / 210-494-3455

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

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