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”


Youth Aftershock | November 13 | Northstar Mall Crawl

Coker Youth meet at Coker at 1 PM and we’ll head to Northstar Mall for a Mall Crawl! Youth and welcomed to bring their own spending money and be ready for an afternoon of fun!

To RSVP for any Aftershock dates, click HERE
For more information, please contact either or

Upcoming dates: December 11 & January 8


IGNITE SUNDAY Mornings (In-Person)
Age:          Grade 6-Grade 12
Meets:      Sanctuary 9:30 & Gym 11 AM
Contact:   Adrian Lucio or 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 and let him know your youth will be there so he can greet them!

Sunday Night Youth Group (In-Person)
Age:          Grade 6-Grade 12
Meets:      Gym, 5-7 PM
Contact: Adrian Lucio or 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 dinner at 5:30 PM on Wednesdays Sept 15th-Dec 15th (not on Nov 24th). After dinner all will head to Youth Night Live. Dinner is $5 for adults and $2 for kids 10 and under. RSVPS must be in by noon on the Monday before. Reservations can be made online HERE

Youth Night Live on Wednesdays 
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 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:

Upcoming Events

Youth Progressive Dinner | Dec 5th | 4:30 PM
Students grades 6th-12th are invited to join us for an evening of food, fellowship, and fun. The Progressive Dinners are a highlight of the year and of the Advent Season. We will meet at Coker UMC at 4:30 PM and then safely shuttle to different houses throughout the evening. Please bring a gift valued at $5 or under. Masks & social distancing are required. For more information and to RSVP, contact Adrian at
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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.

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Facebook @CokerYouth

Instagram @CokerYouth
Twitter  @Coker_Youth

Remind Text:

@cokeryouth to the number 81010

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For more information, contact:

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

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

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

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