Youth Ministries

Our Mission

“ To create a safe and irresistible environment that loves youth in the name of Jesus and leads them to love others in the same way”


IGNITE SUNDAY Mornings (In-Person)
Age:          Grade 6-Grade 12
Meets:      Gym, 9:30 & 11 AM
Contact:   Marlie Riojas  
Our goal is to create a safe space to have fun, make and enjoy friendships, interact with loving adult mentors, create an environment that allows for worship, and dig into the Bible. We start off with fellowship, followed by a lesson and small group. Contact Marlie to find the exact meeting place (either in the Sanctuary or on the Gym, location varies

Sunday Night Youth Group (In-Person)
Age:          Grade 6-Grade 12
Meets:      Gym, 5:30-7:15 PM
Contact:   Marlie Riojas  
Note: Sunday Night Youth Group will end on Nov 22nd and resume in January


Connect Wednesday Nights (In-Person)
Age:           6th-12th Grade Students
Middle-School meets 5:45-6:45 PM at the Knight’s Home (E-mail Marlie for Address)
HS Girls meet 7:15-8:15 PM Coker Gym
HS Boys meet 7:15-8:15 PM Coker Gym
Contact for address & additional details.
Note: Youth Connect Wednesdays will end on Nov 18th and resume on January 13th.

New Youth are always welcome!! Reach out to Marlie at and she’ll be sure to share what you can expect from each Youth Gathering, where to meet, etc! You are welcome here!!

Youth Choir (Online via Zoom)
All youth, girls AND guys in grades 6-12, are welcome in the Youth Choir. We are a smaller ensemble, but we sing challenging music in 2 and 3 parts. The Youth Choir meets on Zoom weekly and records videos to play in worship once a month. For more information contact Director: Valerie Thompson,

Upcoming Events

Nov 29th, Youth Progressive Dinner (In-Person), 5-8 PM
We are mixing things up a bit this year for the best Progressive Dinner yet! Join us on Coker campus for appetizers, dinner and dessert where we will have different stations set up for each course. Also, please bring a gift valued at $5 for our White Elephant Gift

High School students can RSVP by clicking HERE
Middle School students can RSVP by clicking HERE

Email Marlie Riojas for details or any questions at

Dec 2nd, Youth Fun Night Ou (In-Person), Details TBD
Email Marlie for Details on an Evening out with the youth group!

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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 Mario Garcia at for more information to get trained.

Want More?

Follow us on Social Media:

Facebook @CokerYouth

Instagram @CokerYouth
Twitter  @Coker_Youth

Remind Text:

@cokeryouth to the number 81010

Sign-Up Links:
For more information, contact:

Cheryl Kendall / Director of Family Outreach / email / 210-494-3455 Ext. 1227

Marlie Riojas/ Youth Ministries Associate / email/ 210-494-3455; ext. 1232

Youth Release Form
Volunteer Release Form

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