It is time for the men of Coker to become vital and active members of the body of Christ! And we at Coker are committed to doing all we can to provide opportunities for our men to do just that. For more information, please contact
Coker United Methodist Men (UMM) Ministry and Fellowship Opportunities
Men’s Ministry at Coker offers a variety of ways for men to grow spiritually as well as becoming involved in Christian service. Listed are some examples of how you can become involved. Additional information is provided in the Courier and the Coker connection. You may contact Tom Ellis, President of United Methodist Men, if you have questions.
UMM Monday Morning Breakfast
The men meet every Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. in room 703 of Wesley Hall for breakfast, fellowship, Bible study, and singing of favorite hymns. All men at Coker are invited to attend. The menu varies with everything from eggs and bacon to breakfast tacos. No one leaves hungry. The meeting ends at 7:30 to allow folks to get to work or to other activities for the day. Cost of the breakfast is $3.00 per person with no charge for first time guests.
United Methodist Men Golf Tournament
The 15th Annual Harvest Golf Classic was held on Thursday, October 20, at Silverhorn Golf Club and was a rousing success. The 2017 tournament will be on Friday, October 13. Start time will be 1:00. Registration will be available in the gazebo on Sundays starting on September 24. Contact Leslie Mallonee, 535-8301 or Tom Ellis, 508-0813, or any of the United Methodist Men if you have any questions. Over the life of the tournament almost $250,000 has been raised for charitable causes. Among the causes supported were: Habitat For Humanity, Methodist Children’s Home, Christian Assistance Ministry, KAIROS Prison Ministry, Coker Scholarships, San Antonio Rescue Mission, Haven for Hope, and Bethany Homeless Shelter.
Gathering of the Women
Each October the United Methodist Women (UMW) host the Gathering of the Women for all UMW members in the district. The UMM act as servers for this dinner to show their support for the women.
Each November the United Methodist Women conduct Cokerfest, a craft fair, as a way to raise funds for their mission projects. The UMM assist them in a number of ways such as setting up the booth areas, traffic directions, and take down and cleanup at the end. UMM also provide other assistance to the women as needed.
Cold Weather Shelter at Bethany United Methodist Church
The UMM partner with Bethany UMC by providing the food and the persons to prepare it for the Cold Weather Shelter. The shelter is open for homeless individuals on any evening during the winter when the forecast is for the temperature to drop below freezing. UMM has been supporting this ministry for the last 6 years with funds made available from the Harvest Classic Golf Tournament. UMM with a heart for service go to the shelter in the morning and prepare a hot breakfast for all the guests. We are always looking for individuals who are willing to cook and serve breakfast.
Grill Your Own
As an opportunity for fellowship for those who cannot attend the Monday breakfast, the UMM hold Grill Your Own Events from time to time at 6:30 on Thursday evening. The focus of this meeting is for men to gather for fellowship. Specific details are provided in the Courier and the Coker Connection.
Sacred Harp Dinner
The Sacred Harp singing convention convenes at Coker over a weekend each February. To support this activity the UMM prepare Sunday dinner for the attendees. This is an opportunity to fellowship with individuals from all over the country and even from foreign destinations.
Wounded Warrior Dinner
Each August the UMM partner with the UMW to provide dinner at Ft. Sam Houston for Wounded Warriors and their families.