Note: Thank you for supporting the health and safety of all who are in community on our Coker Campus. We are encouraged that more in-person gatherings are being planned and are happening! Our goal is to continue to honor and love one another and create a safe place for all to worship and be in community. Our Church Council will reconvened on May 23rd and determined the following:
Masks and social distancing are no longer required on campus, but are optional for each individual.
We ask that those who are not vaccinated or cannot be vaccinated continue to wear masks and remain 3′ apart in order to continue to protect themselves.
We ask that all of our Coker family remembers to treat each other with respect and Christian love as they discern what is best for them individually and for their families (please understand some may prefer to wear masks even if they have been vaccinated, because they may be immune compromised, a nursing mom, etc etc- there are many reasons to continue to wear a mask and we welcome all, masked or unmasked, onto our campus).
We are reminded of the scripture that we entered into this pandemic with, “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:1-4 NIV
Updates to this page were made: at 2 PM – May 24, 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 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. Some of the traditional programming may be paused over the summer to make way for fun sum programs!
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. 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 for those unable to get vaccinated:
Our Top Three best practices are as follows:
1. Wear a Mask
2. Keep a social distance of 3′ or more from one another
3. Limit indoor congregating (this includes limiting time and/or capacity, booking in larger spaces, etc).
When things feel uncertain, know that God is in control.
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.