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Welcome

Welcome to Coker United Methodist Church! We hope that you will want to know more about Coker and consider joining in membership with us. Traditional services are on Saturday at 5:00 pm in the historic Coker Chapel. Beginning September 10, a bilingual worship will be offered on Saturdays at 5:00 pm in the Upper Room chapel in the Gibbs building. Sunday services are at 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00 am in the Sanctuary. For more information, go to coker.org, or call the Church office at 494-3455. All are welcome!  If there is any way we can serve you, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

 

Guest Information

  • We welcome you to Coker United Methodist Church.
  • Sunday School for all ages is available at 9:30 a.m. Lists of classes are available at the Welcome Booth, or click here.
  • Nursery Care is provided for all worship services and is located in Gym 701.
  • Children’s Corner in the Narthex - get your coloring pages, crayons, pipe cleaners and more for the kids.
  • Large Print Hymnals and hearing-assist stations are available from the ushers.
  • Upper Room devotional booklets are available in the entrance to all worship areas. 
  • On Sunday morning, visit our Welcome Booth in the Gazebo for more information about upcoming events and Coker UMC ministries.

 

Weekends at a glance...

SERVICES: 

Coker currently offers four worship services each week. Services usually last about an hour. Communion is offered every Sunday at the 8:15 AM service, and on the preceding Saturday Chapel service and first Sunday of each month in all other Sanctuary services. Beginning September 10, communion will be offered every Saturday in the Rios de Gracia bilingual worship service in the Upper Room.

 

SERVICE TIMES: 

Sunday mornings at 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00 am in the main Sanctuary.

Saturday evenings at 5:00 pm in the historic Coker Chapel. Beginning Saturday, September 10, a bilingual worship service will be at 5:00 pm Saturdays in the Upper Room Chapel in the Gibbs Building.

Traditional worship services are at 8:15 and 11:00 am in the main Sanctuary. These services feature traditional and special music with piano, organ and choir. The Opportunity Orchestra and the Jubilee handbell choir appear monthly in sanctuary services. A contemporary worship service is conducted at 9:30 am in the main Sanctuary. This service is an energetic combination of praise music, along with traditional worship elements. The Saturday evening Chapel service is a traditional worship service with conventional hymns on piano and organ. Bilingual worship on Saturday evenings is conducted in Spanish and English with a blend of traditional elements.

ARRIVING:  

Special-needs parking and visitor parking are available in the parking lot just outside the sanctuary and Upper Room. A shuttle is also available to transport guests from the lower parking lot to the sanctuary or Upper Room. The greeters at the Welcome Center can answer any questions you might have.

 

WELCOME CENTER: 

A staffed welcome center is located just outside the sanctuary.  Information on our church and many of its ministries is available here.

 

USHERS: 

As you enter any of our worship spaces, ushers are available to assist you with any questions or special needs regarding seating, hearing assist devices, or other requests.  Should you need help during a service, feel free to go to an usher to request assistance.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS: 

Large-print hymnals and hearing-assist stations are available in the chapel and sanctuary.

PASSING THE PEACE: 

At the beginning of each of our services, the congregation is given a time to greet one another.  We welcome you to use this time to introduce yourself to those around you.

COME AS YOU ARE: 

Dress however you see fit.  At Coker, you will see everything from blue jeans to three-piece suits.

SUNDAY SCHOOL:  

Sunday School for all ages is offered at 9:30. Click here to read more about our Sunday School classes.

 

BRING THE KIDS: 

Children’s activity booklets are available for all services. A quiet/cry room is available in the back of the sanctuary.  Child care is provided in the nursery for Saturday and Sunday worship services, Emmaus, Bible studies, adult choir, AA, Al-Anon, S-Anon, and a variety of other events.  If you need to make a reservation for another event, you can call the church office, fill out a nursery request form here, or stop by and meet our nursery staff.

YOUNG DISCIPLES' TIME: 

The 8:15 Sanctuary service and 11:00 Sanctuary services feature a special time for children just before the sermon.  No Young Disciples' Time on the first Sunday of each month.

STUDENT MINISTRY: 

In addition to Sunday School in the morning, youth (6th-12th grades) can participate in Student Ministry fellowship, with Bible studies, youth events and summer activities, as well as Sunday night when school is in session.