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I'm New to Coker

Welcome to Coker United Methodist Church! If you are new to Coker, we would like to extend a warm welcome and invite you to join us in worship or in any of our ministries. 

Traditional services are Saturday at 5:00 pm in the historic Coker Chapel. Spanish language worship is Saturday at 5:00 pm in the Upper Room chapel in the Gibbs building. Sunday traditional services are at 8:00 and 11:00 am in the Sanctuary, and contemporary services are at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary. For more information, 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 AM. Class list is 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.

 

Sundays at a glance...

SERVICES: 

Coker offers four worship services each week. Services usually last about an hour. Communion is offered every Sunday at the 8:00 am service, and on the first Sunday of each month in all other services. 

SERVICE TIMES: 

Sunday morning traditional worship at 8:00 and 11:00 am in the Sanctuary.

Sunday morning contemporary service at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary.

Saturday evening traditional service is at 5:00 pm in the historic Coker Chapel.  Spanish language worship service is Saturday evening at 5:00 pm in the Upper Room chapel, second floor in the John Gibbs building.

Traditional worship services are 8:00 and 11:00 am in the Sanctuary. These services feature traditional and special music with piano, organ and choir. A contemporary worship service is conducted at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary. This service is an energetic combination of contemporary music, along with traditional worship elements. The Saturday evening Chapel service is a traditional worship service with conventional hymns on piano and organ. 

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 AM.   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 11:00 am 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.