Coker Students

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)- Note No IGNITE SUNDAY on July 31st
Age:          Grade 6-Grade 12
Meets:      Sanctuary 9:30 & Gym 11 AM
Contact:   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 Syndey Twichell and let her know your youth will be there so she can greet them!

Wednesdays

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, vthompson_sing@satx.rr.com

Dinner (Midweek Manna) | 5:30 PM
Students are invited to join at the Coker Youth table in the gym for Mid-Week Manna which will resume in the Fall of 2022

Youth Night Live on Wednesdays- NOTE No Youth Night Live July 27th or August 3rd
6:30-8 PM | Gym
Coker UMC 231 E North Loop Rd San Antonio, TX 78216
(If you are new, e-mail sydney.twichell@coker.org and she 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 Sydney Twitchell: sydney.twichell@coker.org

Upcoming Events

Open to 8th Graders and High Schoolers who have not yet been confirmed
July 24th- 12:15-12:45 PM – Parent Meeting
Sept 11th-Jan 22nd

We’re excited to invite you and your student to participate in Confirmation at Coker United Methodist Church. Confirmation is open to 2022-2023 8th graders and any high school students who haven’t yet gone through Confirmation, as well as all of their parents. We recognize and value the importance of your role in your student’s faith development, so we expect parents to attend. Our first class will be Sunday morning Sept. 11, followed by the parents’ dinner Friday Sept. 16 and Confirmation Retreat Sept. 16-18. It culminates with Confirmation Sunday on Jan. 22nd.

Join us July 24 from 12:15-12:45pm for a parent information meeting to have your questions answered.

Students to Register (Note: $140 fee): CLICK HERE
Money is not a reason not to participate! Scholarships are available for all who ask. Email clay.smallwood@coker.org to inquire.
Adult Leaders to Register: CLICK HERE

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July 26th-30th – Youth Revive Summer Camp
Students who have registered for Revive Camp will discover, deepen, and develop their relationship with Jesus Christ. This Spirit – filled, Jesus centered week long Christian summer camp is for both middle school and high school, July 26th – 30th at Camp Buckner near Burnet, Texas.
Registration is now closed
Forms that *MUST* be completed:
Camp Buckner Consent Form
Click HERE To Access Camp Schedule Once Students Arrive to Camp Grounds
Students will depart from Coker 7/26 at 2 PM and return to Coker 7/30 at 2:30 PM
To attend, volunteer, or for more information contact Sydney at sydney.twichell@coker.org, or call/text 210-454-8000 for more details!
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July 31st Schlitterbahn Family Worship Day. Note: Tickets must have been purchased in advance! If you have Tickets we will see you there! On the Coker Campus, we will not have IGNITE Sunday on July 31st and will not have 9:30 AM Worship on July 31st (only 8 & 11). 
August 7th- Blessing of the Backpacks
Teachers, students, and anyone that carries a backpack…..bring your backpack to the 9:30 or 11:00 worship services on August 7.  Receive a blessing as you begin another school year.
August 7th, 6th Grade Extravaganza to welcome Incoming 6th Graders. $30 Deadline to register is August 3rd
All incoming 2022-2023 6th graders are invited to join us for the 6th Grade Extravaganza, an afternoon of fun and fellowship with Student Ministry Staff, adult leaders, and student leaders. We’ll eat, play, swim, and more all in just 6 hours on Sunday afternoon August 7.
Cost is $30 per student, registration deadline is August 3rd. Money is never a reason not to participate. Scholarships are available. Email clay.smallwood@coker.org to inquire.
Click Here To Register
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August 27th, 10 AM-12 PM, 7th-12th Grade Girls | Breakfast Club
7th-12th Grade Gals! Come join our all girl bible study. We are reading a book called Seamless and learning about the women, places, and promises of how women from the bible were used by God! We will meet 10 AM-12 PM at Robyn Myer’s home. Address  and other details will be e-mailed to you when you sign-up! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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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

Clay Smallwood / Pastor of Student Ministries / clay.smallwood@coker.org / 210-494-3455 ext. 1271

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

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