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:      Sanctuary 9:30 & Gym 11 AM
Contact:   Sydney Twichell
Coker Youth are invited to sit with their family or sit with the youth group during 9:30 AM Worship in the Sanctuary. After 9:30 AM worship, head to the Gym at 11 AM for fellowship, a lesson and small group (light breakfast will be served as well). 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. If you are new to Coker, e-mail Syndey Twichell and let her know your youth will be there so she can greet them!

Sunday Night Youth Group (In-Person)
Currently Not Meeting. Details to come.
Contact: Sydney Twichell


Youth Choir | 5 PM
All youth, girls AND guys in grades 6-12, are welcome in the Youth Choir Wednesdays at 5 PM (Fall Youth Choir Begins Sept 1st). We are a smaller ensemble, but we sing challenging music in 2 and 3 parts. The Youth Choir meets in person in the Sanctuary every Wednesday and sings live in worship about once a month. For more information, contact Director: Valerie Thompson,

Dinner (Midweek Manna) | 5:30 PM
Students are invited to join at the Coker Youth table in the gym for Mid-Week Manna dinner at 5:30 PM on Wednesdays (note: last midweek manna dinner for Spring 2022 will be April 13). After dinner all will head to Youth Night Live. Dinner is $5 for adults and $2 for kids 10 and under. RSVPS must be in by noon on the Monday before. Reservations can be made online HERE

Youth Night Live on Wednesdays 
6:30-8 PM | Upper Room of Gibbs Building
Coker UMC 231 E North Loop Rd San Antonio, TX 78216
(If you are new, e-mail and she will have someone meet you outside of the building to show you the way to the Upper Room).
All Youth! Middle School-High School, join us Wednesday evenings for worship and a program that allows youth to dig deeper into the word of God. Evenings will include live worship courtesy of the Jaron Touhey Band, new fresh youth sermon series’, small group discussions where Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers will separate and dig deeper into our lessons, special guest speakers, and various fun activities, prizes and giveaways. For more information on Youth Night Live, please reach out to Sydney Twitchell:

Coker Youth Night Live Sermon Series: ‘Identity Theft’ Series.
May 11th, and 18th | 6:30 PM

We will be starting our new series titled ‘Identity Theft’ where we explore the complexities of identity and how we can figure out who we are to Christ, and in this world. For details, contact

Youth Wednesday Night Live Sermon Series: ‘The Devil is a Liar’ Series
May 25th & June 1st | 6:30 PM

On May 25th, our Wednesday night youth group will be starting our new series titled, ‘The Devil is Liar’ where we address the many lies of the enemy, and learn how the Bible instructs us to handle these lies and deception. For more information contact

Upcoming Events

May 1st- Sunday Movie Night- 6 PM
At 6pm we will be having a movie night in the gym for the youth. Concessions will be provided. The film we will be viewing is Free Guy.
Contact Sydney at, or call/text 210-454-8000 for more details!
May 4th- Star Wars Family Night- 5:30 PM
On May the 4th we will be gathering together in the gym for a Star Wars family day starting at 5:30pm. There will be dinner, music, and a costume contest followed by a message titled: Join the Rebellion – Rebelling against Modern Culture. Families are welcome to stay for the message.
Contact Sydney at, or call/text 210-454-8000 for more details!

Youth Girl’s Breakfast Club | May 7th
10:30 AM | Barnes & Noble La Cantera

Youth girls, 7th-12th grade are invited to join a breakfast club meet-up! Bring money to purchase breakfast and be prepared to dive into The Word of God and conversations. Contact to let her know you will be there!

May 15th- The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hit- 3 PM
Starring our own children’s and youth choirs.
Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 in the sanctuary.
Come enjoy this musical adaptation of a beloved story, David and Goliath.
Afterwards enjoy a delicious ice cream social in the gym
July 26th-30th – Youth Revive Summer Camp
Join us at REVIVE summer camp where youth will discover, deepen, and develop their relationship with Jesus Christ. This Spirit – filled, Jesus centered week long Christian summer camp is for both middle school and high school, July 26th – 30th at Camp Buckner near Burnet, Texas.
You can register your youth online HERE. Note: Between now and July, there will be opportunities for the youth to do various fundraisers to put funds toward their trip.
To attend, volunteer, or for more information contact Sydney at, or call/text 210-454-8000 for more details!
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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 Ministries / email / 210-494-3455 Ext. 1227

Sydney Twichell / Youth Ministries Associate / email/ 210-494-3455; ext. 1232

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