During Advent we prepare our hearts for the coming of our King, Jesus Christ. We pray that we can all quiet our hurried hearts and tune in to the connections God wants us to make this season. Press into what matters most and ask Jesus, simply, what do you want for your birthday? Join us for our sermon series on weekends leading up to Christmas, or one of the other activities below to help connect and prepare our hearts. 

Nov 18th-Dec 6th | Christmas Gift Donations 
Coker will be accepting new donated gifts for qualifying food pantry families. Pick an angel from the tree on campus and purchase a gift appropriate for that child. Please return gifts by Dec 6th. If you would like to volunteer to hand the gifts out, contact Linda. The Gift Distribution will happen in the Coker Gym on Dec. 10th. Contact: Linda Nolder 

Nov 28th-Dec 19th| WEDS 7 PM | The Redemption of Scrooge 

Facebook & YouTube Live Bible Study
Based on Charles Dickens' book, A Christmas Carol, The Redemption of Scrooge study explores the world of Ebeneezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Cratchits, with an eye to the Christian faith. We invite you to join us on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, or on for this interactive study where you can ask Pastor Damon questions directly through comments and chat. If you are unable to attend the Live sessions, the recordings will be available on or the audio versions will be available on iTunes Podcast under CokerChurch. Books may be purchased online at For other details, contact: 

Dec 2nd | 12:30-2 PM | Family Advent…Making Memories Together

Families of all ages and stages, join together in the gym after the 11 AM worship service, as we begin our Advent journey.  We will have lunch, enjoy a cookie decorating center, and even have a hot chocolate bar!  Togethers families can make an Advent take away....what will it's a surprise!!  Please RSVP to Cheryl Kendall,

Dec 9th | 5 PM | Christmas at Coker

If you love sharing great music and great memories at Christmas, this night is for you! Join our choirs, orchestra, band, and Santa Claus for a holiday tradition unlike any other. If you would like your family photos to be included in the slideshow, please e-mail them to Mark. An offering will be taken up for the Organ if you feel led to give. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Humphrey,

Dec 16th | 4 PM | Students Progressive Dinner

Students grades 6th-12th are invited to join us for an evening of food, fellowship, and fun. The Progressive Dinners are a highlight of the year and the Advent Season. This is a great evening to invite and meet new friends, or catch up with old friends. We will meet at Coker UMC at 4 PM and then shuttle to different houses throughout the evening. Please bring a gift valued at $5 or under. For more information and to RSVP, contact Colton Willis, 

Dec 16th | 6 PM | Las Posadas

An Advent Service in the Hispanic tradition that recalls Mary’s and Joseph’s search for shelter in Bethlehem. Worshipers follow the Holy Family as they visit several innkeepers looking, unsuccessfully, for shelter. They finally find room and are welcomed into a manger. Our evening begins with a service in the Sanctuary and is followed by a fiesta with tamales, fun, music, door prizes, photo booth with Santa, and a piñata for the kids. For more information, contact Pastor David Blanco,

16 de Diciembre| 6PM | Las Posadas
Las Posadas es un servicio de Adviento en la tradición hispana que recuerda a María y José buscando posada en Belén. Los partícipes siguen a la Sagrada Familia en su búsqueda de posada, mas no logran encontrar posada. Finalmente, encuentran posada en un pesebre. Nuestra evento empieza con un servicio en el santuario, seguido por una fiesta con tamales, diversión, música, premios, foto con Santa Clos, y una piñata para los niños. Para más información, contacte al Pastor David Blanco,

Christmas Eve Service Times 

3 PM | Christmas Eve Family Service 
5 PM & 7 PM | Candlelight Service

11 PM | Candlelight Service

Segundo Piso, Gibbs
5 PM | Coker En Español 

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