Coker Kids 

Coker Kids

The vision of Coker Kids is to plant the seeds of Christian love, to offer ways of nurturing children to grow, not only physical but spiritually. We want children to know God loves them and that they can have fun as they discover His love. Watching the seeds grow in the children is an amazing journey!

Coker Kids: Join us Online

If you would like to be added to the seesaw classrooms please email Wendy Pearson.

Sundays

Discovery Kids (Coker Kids Sunday School) | Sundays
Weekly- In-Person at 9:30 AM & 11 AM
First Sunday of the Month- Online, Via Zoom, 2 PM

Coker Kids are invited to join us on campus at 9:30 AM & 11 AM on Sundays (Note: Nursery will be open for those under 5). Additionally a Zoom gathering is offered at 2 PM on the first Sunday of the month. For details on the schedule, curriculum, room numbers, and log-in information, contact Mrs. Wendy at:

New Kids are always welcome!! Reach out to Mrs. Wendy at Wendy.Pearson@coker.organd she’ll be sure to share what you can expect from each Coker Kids Gathering, where to meet (in person or online), etc! You are welcome here!!

Wednesdays

Children’s Choirs (online), kinder-5th grade, 5:30pm-6:00pm. Contact Mrs. Valerie for details at vthompson_sing@satx.rr.com

Missions

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party-In-A-Bucket
Donations and Pancake Party-in-a-bucket purchases can be made from January 4th – February 16th, 2021. All proceeds go to Heifer International and Compassion International.

Our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will look a little different this year, with a Pancake Party-In-A-Bucket to be purchased, so you may celebrate at home with your family! Buckets sell for $30 each or 2 for $50. You can donate an additional amount of your choice and all proceeds go to help the 5th grade Coker Kids class learn how to distribute charitable funds for Compassion International & Heifer International- a non-profit that helps lift families out of poverty. Register for your bucket by February 8th. Pancake buckets can be picked up from the office of our Family Ministries Coordinator, Heather Bryant in the Gibbs Building, Room #1105 from 8 am- 3 pm on February 10th-16th (with the exception of Saturday 1/13 as our office is closed).

For more information, contact Mrs. Carla: Carla.Waldschmidt@coker.org or Register HERE 

Family Mission Time: Families are invited to gather together in service to the community. Previous projects have included Lunch Bags for Needy Kids, Battered Women’s Shelter, Magdalene House and Valentines for Neighbors.

Events/Programs

Kids Club “Valentine’s Day Family Date Night at Home” | February 5th, 2021

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family, at home, by enjoying games, crafts and a movie in a take-home Valentine’s Day bag from Coker Kids! Sign up by February 4th to have a Family Valentine’s Day Bag delivered to your door! (Note: the movie is a suggestion and you can stream on your preferred platform). Post pictures of your Valentine’s Date Night using #RealLifeCoker!

Register HERE

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Coker Kids February Birthday Bingo | Feb 19th
5 – 6 PM | Via Zoom

Celebrate the February Birthdays of Coker Kids with a Zoom Bingo Party!
Parents, contact Mrs. Wendy at Wendy.Pearson@coker.org for Zoom log-in

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A Mom & Daughter Bible Study: God’s Brave Girl | Beginning March 18th (Ends April 29th)
Weekly, Thursdays 5:30-7 PM | Hybrid- In-Person & Via Zoom

Girls are being told to be brave—to live confidently and make choices that are brave for their world. Yet, young girls need to understand why they can live bravely in the context of who God is and who He created them to be. Living a brave life means living a life of faith and trust in God, boldly following where He leads. In this Mother & Daughter Bible Study, moms and daughters are invited to learn, together, what a life in faith and trust in God looks like. Moms can be equipped to continue to remind their daughters to be brave in Christ. This class is led by Brittney Knight and Emily Roberts (both will be joined by their daughters). March 18th will be a “Welcome” Tea Party for moms and daughters, followed by the class start date of March 25th. Each Thursday 5:30-6 PM will be for a light meal and fellowship and the class time will be 6-7 PM). The cost of the class is $12 and that is payable when you register. The Zoom link and/or in-person meeting location will be e-mailed to you.

Register online at: https://www.shelbygiving.com/App/Form/2345b7c2-267c-4f2e-92d0-bd72164a1f10
Contact Cheryl Kendall with questions at: Cheryl.Kendall@coker.org

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Save the Date: Easter egg Scramble | Apr 3rd
Time & Location: TBD

Continuing with a long standing Coker tradition, we will be holding our annual Egg Scramble on April 3rd – we are keeping it Covid friendly so stay tuned for some EGG-citing details coming soon!
To volunteer, contact Mrs. Carla: Carla.Waldschmidt@coker.org

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Nursery

The nursery ministry serves children 3 months-kindergarten during all Sunday church worship services. For special events, we serve children ages 3 months -5th grade. While children are in the nursery, they are led in Bible-centered and age-appropriate Bible lessons.

Our nursery staff is trained in First Aid and CPR, as well as the Child, Youth and Vulnerable Adult Safety Policy of Coker UMC.

Children’s Choir (Kindergarten – 5th grade)

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 5:30-6:00pm online via Zoom. Children’s Choir is an opportunity for children to sing joyous praises to God. We work hard learning music, but have great fun with our friends while doing so. Children’s Choir record videos to play in worship once a month. For more information contact Director: Valerie Thompson, vthompson_sing@satx.rr.com

Volunteers

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 Cheryl Kendall,cheryl.kendall@coker.org for more information to get trained.

Want More?

For more information, contact:

Cheryl Kendall, Director of Family Outreach
210-494-3455 x1227 | Cheryl.Kendall@coker.org

Wendy Pearson, Coker Kids Associate
210-494-3455 x1259 | Wendy.Pearson@coker.org

Carla Waldschmidt, Coker Kids Associate
210-494-3455 x 1231| carla.waldschmidt@coker.org

Michelle Doucette, Nursery Supervisor
Michelle.Doucette@coker.org

Forms

Nursery Release Form
Coker Kids Release Form
Volunteer Release Form

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