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Children

Coker Kids... Planting the Seeds of Christian Love

The vision of Children’s Ministries 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 provides many opportunities for children, nursery – 5th grade, and their families to grow in their faith journey.

Summer Sunday Schedule

-Nursery is available for all worship services ages 3 months – 5 years
Summer Sunday School classes are combined ages 3 years – 5th grade, 9:30am-10:30am. Includes a Bible lesson, worship, music, activities, and more (Our regular grade level classes will resume August 26th, when kids start their newly promoted grade levels!). 
Kids’ Worship, 11:00am will resume September 2nd.

Wednesday Evenings (Resumes In September)
Children’s Choirs, kinder-5th grade, 5:30pm-6:00pm
Bible Adventure, ages 3 years-5years and kinder – 5th grade, 6:30pm-7:30pm

 

Missions

-"Extreme Kids... Missions from the Heart", 3rd – 5th grade. Our Extreme Kids gather monthly, after worship services, to work on various mission projects. Previous projects have included Sole Hope, the Coker UMC Food Pantry. Open to kids 3rd-5th grade.

-Acolytes serve their church community by carrying His light into our worship services. Open to kids 3rd-5th grade.

-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
-Vacation Bible School- June 25th-28th: Our theme this year, “Rolling River Rampage – Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God.”  Open to kids Entering Kinder – Finishing 5th grade. 8:45 AM-12:15 PM

-Real Dangers, Real Solutions, a special Smart Phones/Social Media presentation by Kelly Newcom, of Brave Parenting. September 9th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm (lunch available 12:00pm-12:45, by reservation only) Registration Available Soon.

-Kids Club: First Friday evening (every other month from October – June) 6:00pm – 9:00 pm. Event themes vary, but will include games, crafts, dinner and story or movie time.

-Family Advent…Making Memories Together: Families are invited to create a keepsake Advent treasure during a light lunch following worship services.  (Date: TBD)

-Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper/Silent Auction: Annual Mission Project hosted by the Fifth Grade class and the Extreme Kids that benefits Heifer International and Nothing But Nets.

-Easter Egg Scramble: Egg Hunt, hands-on activities and treats. Open to kids Infant – 5th grade.

-Harvest Celebration and Trunk ‘r Treat: A fun, family night of fellowship, games and treats and food. (Friendly costumes encouraged!) 

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.


As a courtesy, we furnish wipes and snacks, including goldfish crackers, animal crackers and water.  Any allergies or preferences are noted on our registration cards filled out by the parents or caregivers.  Our nursery staff is trained in First Aid and CPR, as well as the Child, Youth and Vulnerable Adult Safety Policy of Coker UMC.

Want More?

For more information, contact:
Cheryl Kendall, Director of Coker Kids
210-494-3455 x227 | Cheryl.Kendall@coker.org 

Wendy Pearson, Assistant Director of Coker Kids
210-494-3455 x259 | Wendy.Pearson@coker.org

Michelle Doucette, Nursery Supervisor
210-494-3455 x227 | Michelle.Doucette@coker.org

Forms

2018-Nursery Registration Form
coker-kids-permission-and-registration-form.pdf 
vacation-bible-school-registration--printable.pdf 

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