Coker Students

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IGNITE SUNDAY Mornings (In-Person)
Age:          Grade 6-Grade 12
Meets:      Sanctuary 9:30 & Chapel 11 AM
Contact:   Clay Smallwood
All students grades 6-12 are invited to join us for worship at 9:30am in the sanctuary and then Sunday school where we learn more about God’s Word in an engaging way to help students be disciples of Jesus

High School Group
Age:          Grade 9-Grade 12
Meets:      Gym 12:15-2 PM
Contact:   Clay Smallwood

Every Sunday afternoon from 12:15-2:00pm, our new high school group meets at Coker for a weekly Bible Study, check-in, and walking through life together as a community. On campus, we’ll meet in the gym (E-mail for details). Each meeting will include lunch. All current 9th-12th are invited to join us!


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: Mark Humphrey,

Youth Night Live on Wednesdays
5:30-8 PM | Gym
Coker UMC 231 E North Loop Rd San Antonio, TX 78216

All students grades 6-12 are invited to join us for food, friends, and Jesus each Wednesday from 5:30-8:00pm.
Click here for the spring 2023 guide for families to read scripture together.
For more information on Youth Night Live, please reach out to Clay Smallwood:

Upcoming Events

Mission Stock Fundraiser | March 26

 The Mission Stock fundraiser is a Coker tradition to help us fund our summer mission trips. It invites the whole congregation to get involved through gifts that fund our work. It is what allows us to give away scholarships to students who wouldn’t be able to go on the trip without them! On Sunday March 26 from 12:15-2pm in the gym we are going to prepare letters to go in the mail to our congregants to give them the opportunity to support these trips. Please make every effort for your son or daughter to attend to help us get these envelopes stuffed. Lunch will be provided! 


Senior Roast is a new opportunity in Coker Students to honor our graduating seniors and their families. This year’s roast will be on Sunday May 21 from 12-2pm in the gym on the Coker campus. Parents must register their seniors by May 3 by clicking here


July 16th-20th – Revive Summer Camp
Revive Summer Camp will be July 16-20, 2023 at Camp Buckner in Burnet, TX. It will be 5 days and 4 nights of outrageous fun, memories made, and times to be with the Lord through powerful worship, small groups, and more. Deadline to sign up is Sunday July 2nd. Cost $350. Some scholarship help is available, email to inquire.
You can register your youth online HERE.
Forms that *MUST* be completed:
Camp Buckner Consent Form
Middle School Mission Trip (For those who completed 6th-8th grades) | June 4-8

Save the date! Our Middle School Mission Trip will be from June 4-8 2023, so be sure to get that added to your calendar!

We will be partnering with First Methodist Temple to do a combined Middle School Mission Trip from June 4th through the 8th!  We will be heading to the DFW metroplex to serve in a variety of ways. Cost will be $200, be sure to sign-up as soon as possible and don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to put compassion into action!

Registration will end on May 24th! Registration link is as follows…Registration MS Mission Trip

High School Mission Trip (For those who completed 9th-12th grades) | June 17-24

Save the date! Our High School Mission Trip will be from June 17-24 2023, so be sure to get that added to your calendar! We will be serving with the Evangelical Methodist Church of Costa Rica, led by Ray and Lydia Zirkel.  We will be working on building church buildings and serving with children in a VBS-style environment. Cost: $1500.00. This includes flights, lodging and meals while in country, transportation while in country, materials for our work, and a fun day white water rafting or ziplining, and a trip T-shirt.  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. The deadline to pay the entire cost is May 1, 2023.


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 HR at for more information to get trained.

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Come and See Me!
As the new school year continues, more and more students are engaged in sports games and performances. We would love to come out and support our students and celebrate their accomplishments. If your student would like someone from the student ministry team to come see and support them, fill out THIS FORM, or fill out one of our cards next time you are on campus.

Follow us on Social Media:

Facebook @CokerStudents

Instagram @CokerStudents

Remind Text:

@cokerstu 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 / / 210-494-3455 ext. 1271

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