Note: Thank you for continuing to walk in community with Coker as we navigate the uncertainties of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. We are aware of the Texas Governor’s decision to lift the mask and capacity mandates as of March 10, 2021. All Texas statewide orders that have been issued, exempt churches from participating and have allowed churches to decided for themselves what is best for their church. The health and safety policies (including masks, 6′ social distancing, and limiting indoor congregating) that Coker has in place are because we have believed it to be the right thing to do to protect our members and the larger community. With the new lifting of the statewide mandates, our Pastors and Church Council are prayerful, continue to follow our own metrics, and continue to follow public health guidance for guidance on our policies. Before the mandates lift, the Church Council will be meeting to discuss the implications this has for worship and in-person gatherings at Coker- and whether or not any current policies will change. It is our goal to create an atmosphere where all feel welcomed and can connect with God and in community with one another- and we will be talking through the best ways to do that as we continue to live in a world with an active pandemic. We will provide an update, by Mar 10th, on Coker’s on-campus rules.
Updates to this page were made: at 11 AM – mar 4, 2021
WORSHIP & SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Our online services are live-streamed at 9:30 & 11 AM (Coker En Español at 11 AM).
Our in-person services are at 8, 9:30 & 11 AM (Coker En Español at 11 AM).
Sunday School Classes are meeting via Zoom & in-person, please contact your Sunday School leader for details on accessing the Zoom log-in, room number, notes, or conversations online.
COKER FAMILY MINISTRIES
Coker Family Ministries for Youth and Children have varied ways of connecting (in person and online).
Coker Nursery will be open for in-person worship services.
Coker Kids has in-person “Discovery Kids” (which is Sunday School) on Sunday Mornings at 9:30 & 11 AM
Coker Kids has online “Discovery Kids” on Sunday Afternoons, once a month, at 2 PM
Coker Youth meet in-person on Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11 AM and on Sunday Evenings. Youth also have “Connect Wednesdays” for Middle-School, HS Boys, and HS Girls, which are small group meetings at Coker.
Your child or youth are welcome to join in at any time!
Contact Family Ministries for details. CLICK HERE to Contact Cheryl Kendall CLICK HERE To Follow Updates on NEISD
MISSION OUTREACH & COKER HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER Coker’s health and wellness center continues to offer food services on Thursdays. We have increased sanitation and cleaning. We have also increased sanitation procedures for clients and volunteers so that we can continue distributing these much needed items. Clients are still using a drive-thru system to receive their food. Donations are still being accepted and all of our clients are very thankful for being able to receive much needed items. We are accepting monetary donations for school supplies for our backpack give-away (you can visit Coker.org/donate to give online). Note: The Pastor’s Benevolence Fund Meetings continue as well. CLICK HERE TO Contact Pastor David Regarding Mission & Serving
PRAYER & PASTORAL CARE
Our Pastors are available to meet in-person with social distancing and masks in place. They are also available talk on the phone or Zoom. If you are in need of prayer or Pastoral Care, please contact Barbara Keeper. Specify if you need to be added to the prayer list or if you need to talk with a Pastor. These times are anxious and sensitive and while we put our full faith and trust in Jesus, we are happy to join you in prayer where needed. CLICK HERE to Contact Barbara Keeper
COVID-19 BEST PRACTICES
Our Top Three best practices are as follows:
1. Wear a Mask
2. Keep a social distance of 6′ or more from one another
3. Limit indoor congregating (this includes limiting time and/or capacity, booking in larger spaces, etc).
While things can feel uncertain, know that God is in control. Our goal around monitoring in-person gatherings is to keep everyone safe. Some additional best practices are:
-Follow Credible News Sources, a few are listed below. An individual’s opinions, bias research, and social media page may not be as credible as going to the sources directly (Like the NIH, World Health Organization, Etc.)
-Stay home if you or someone in your home is sick (until fever free for 24 hours).
-Wash your hands often, use hand sanitizer.
-Pray. Pray for each other, our city, health care professionals, and those who are sick or at risk.
-Praise. Thank God for the provisions He has already put in place.