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LOVE GOD Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-16 NRSV

SERVE OTHERS

The Compassion Experience brings visitors on a journey into the lives of two Compassion-sponsored children living in Guatemala and Uganda. The event will be hosted by Coker UMCm A self-guided tour will immerse visitors in the lives of the children and what life can be like in developing countries. Event dates are Feb 16-19. The cost is free. For more information visit: https://cts.compassion.com/ events/1003

IF: Gathering, Ladies, Join us Feb. 9th10th at the IF: Gathering. God is using gifted speakers to restore faith, draw our sisters' in to His love & grace, and equip disciples. Speakers like Jennie Allen and many others will deliver biblically-based messages. Coker UMC is a simulcast (IF: Local) location and we invite you to join us. Invite friends & Register online at Coker.org (the fee is $15, and childcare is available but limited so register today).

CHANGE THE WORLD

Vox Luminis, Presenting THE BACH DYNASTY - 150 YEARS OF MOTETS. February 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Coker UMC Sanctuary. The cost is free, donations are welcome. Join us to see this award winning group as Vox is one of three finalists for the BBC Music Magazine's Choral Music CD of the Year Award!

Early Voting in Bexar County is Feb. 20-Mar. 2. Primary election day is March 6. You must be registered to vote by Feb.5 to vote in the election, (note: If you voted in the last election you are automatically registered). For more information go to www.bexar.org or call 210-335-vote.

Do you feel led to serve? Our 9:30 AM Service is in need of people to help set-up, greeters and ushers. Contact Gail at Gail.Hatcher@coker.org for details. The Coker Food Pantry is going to start an additional food distribution program on the first Wednesday of the month between 10 am and 2 pm. The food will be delivered to us and we will have a list of eligible people. We need a group of 6 to 10 people (men and women) to help sort and distribute food. If you or your group have wanted to serve, but Thursdays were not good, come be part of our new Wednesday program. For more information contact Sharon Ford at ssgford@earthlink.net or 210-416-0621. Warriors' Valentine's Day: Please bring your treats/items to church for our military men and women on Feb 4 and Feb 11! We will take your items to Fisher House, Wounded Warriors and Camp Bullis in time for Valentine’s Day. We collect magazines/books ( new or used), DVDs (used are fine), small games and mostly treats for Valentine’s Day in the form of snacks of any variety. There are over 1200 military at Camp Bullis and considerably less at the fisher houses and Wounded Warriors. We are collecting this Sunday and the next and will deliver before. Valentine’s Day. If questions please call Melissa Klaus or Gladys Watson (210-481-5411) Basura Bash: Volunteers are needed Feb. 17th 8 AM-12 PM to pick-up trash on the Salado Creek reach between West Ave and US 281. This is a great community event as lots of volunteers gather together. Coker brought in over 40 volunteers last year- let's rally again! Contact Ed von Dran at 210-326-6991 or evondran@atei97.com for details. Coker United Methodist Women invite you to our February General meeting, "Singing a New Song" led by Carolyn Smith. Soup and Sandwich luncheon to follow. February 13th 10 AM-12 PM in Wesley 703. Welcome to Coker United Methodist Church | Service Times Are: Saturday 5 PM In the Historic Chapel, Sunday 8 & 11AM Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary Sunday 9:30 AM Contemporary Worship in the Upper Room (2nd Floor of Gibbs Building) Domingo 11 AM Rios de Gracia Servicio en Español (Segundo Piso de Gibbs) | www.Coker.org


SUNDAY, February 4 7:15 am…………………..…………………………..Agape Choir Rehearsal………………….………..Choir Room 7:45 am…………………..…………………………..Praise Band Rehearsal…………………………..Upper Room 8:00 & 11:00 am .................................. SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE ..................SANCTUARY 9:30 am ............................................... CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SERVICE ...... UPPER RM 9:30 am..................................................Children, Youth & Adult Sunday School………....Various 11:00 am…………………………………………….11 o’clock Adult Sunday School…………….…..Wesley 806 11:00 am ............................................. RIOS de GRACIA WORSHIP SERVICE ........ .UPPER RM MONDAY, February 5 6:30 am……………………………………………….UMM Breakfast & Study…………………….Wesley 703/704 9:00 am……………………………………….……...Bible Study………………………………………………..Wesley 804 9:00 am ................................................. Co-ed Exercise Class……………………..…..………………...Gym 6:30 pm………………………………………………..Disciple Bible Study……………………………..…….Wesley 804 6:30 pm ................................................. ACA Program………………………..…………….........Wesley 802 7:00 pm ................................................. Al-Anon Women’s (nursery available).....H & W Center TUESDAY, February 6 10:00 am………………………………………………UMW Sharing & Caring Circle…………….Wesley 703/704 12:30 pm……………………………………………...UMW Executive Board…………………………….Wesley 802 3:30 pm………………………………………………..Bible Study—Across the Spectrum…………..Wesley 804 6:30 pm………………………………………………..Apprentice of Jesus Bible Study……………….Wesley 801 6:30 pm………………………………………………..Bible Study—Book of Revelation……………..Wesley 804 7:00 pm ................................................. AA-12 Step Program (nursery available)...H & W Center 7:30 pm………………………………………………..BEST Men’s Bible Study…………………………...Wesley 805 WEDNESDAY, February 7 9:00 am ................................................. Co-ed Exercise Class……………………..…..………………...Gym 9:00 am……………………………………………….CELC Board………………………………………………..Wesley 804 9:30 am……………………………………………….Ladies Bible Study………………….………………….Wesley 802 12:30 pm……………………………………………..Bible Study—The Quest…………………………….Rector 513 1:30 pm……………………………………………….Bible Study—The Gift of Years……………Wesley 703/704 4:00 pm……………………………………………….Youth Lounge—MS hangout……………………...Gibbs Bldg 5:00 pm………………………………………..……..Youth Choir (Grades 6-12)………………………..Choir Room 5:30 pm………………………………………..……..Children’s Choir (Grades K-5)..……..…………..Choir Room 5:30 pm……………………………………………….Midweek Manna………………………………………………….Gym 6:00 pm……………………………………………….Festival Bells Rehearsal………………………………...Sanctuary 6:30 pm……………………………………………….Children’s Wednesday Bible Adventure...upstairs Rector 6:30 pm……………………………………………….Youth—MS Connect Groups……………………….Gibbs Bldg 6:30 pm……………………………………………….Youth—HS Girls Bible Connect…….………...Julian’s Pizza 6:30 pm……………………………………………….Youth—HS Guys Bible Connect…………………..Brendan’s 6:30 pm……………………………………………….Bible Study—The Deeper Journey……………...Wesley 800 6:30 pm……………………………………………...Bible Study—Essentials of Meth. Doctrine…..Wesley 802 6:30 pm……………………………………………….Bible Study-Wesleyan Theology………………….Wesley 804 7:30 pm……………………………………………….Spanish Bible Study…………………………………….Wesley 800 7:00 pm……………………………………………….Chancel Choir Practice…………….…….…………..Choir Room THURSDAY, February 8 9:00 am……………………………………………….Moms in Prayer (Nursery available).…...…..Wesley 802 9:00 am……………………………………..…..……Hearts in Tune Sing Out.…..……………..……...Off Campus 12:00 pm ............................................... Coker Food Pantry .......................... ......H & W Center 12:00 pm ............................................... Lunchtime Bible Study ............................ ..Wesley 804 1:00 pm……………………………………………….Quilters…………………………………………………..Wesley 805 6:00 pm……………………………………………….Evangelism & Hospitality Committee……...Wesley 801 6:00 pm……………………………………………….Love Addicts Anonymous………………………...Gibbs 1107 6:15 pm……………………………………………….Leap of Faith Dance Rehearsal…………………..Rector 601 6:30 pm ................................................. S-Anon Program (nursery available) .... .....Wesley 804 7:00 pm ................................................. Al-Anon Program (nursery available)…...H & W Center 7:00 pm ................................................. Alateen Program (nursery available)..... .. .Wesley 805 FRIDAY, February 9 9:00 am ................................................. Coed Exercise Class.. .................................. ..........Gym 6:00 pm………………………………………………..IF Gathering…………………………………………...Upper Room SATURDAY, February 10 9:00 am………………………………………………..IF Gathering…………………………………………...Upper Room 2:00 pm………………………………………………..Boy Scouts Court of Honor………………….……..Sanctuary 5:00 pm ............................................... SATURDAY WORSHIP..........................COKER CHAPEL AA: Alcoholics Anonymous ACA: Adult Children of Alcoholics Al-Anon: Family & Friends of Alcoholics Alateen: Teen Family & Friends of Alcoholics S-Anon: Family/Friends of those with sexual addictions UMM: United Methodist Men UMW: United Methodist Women SAF: Senior Adult Fellowship CALLL: Coker Adult Life-Long Learning

Shrove Tuesday

ALL ARE INVITED TO JOIN US AND HELP THE 5th GRADERS RAISE FUNDS DURING THE Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper/Silent Auction is February 13, 2018, 6:00pm-7:30 PM. Cost is $3.00 (2 years and under free). Let our 5th graders serve you as a part of the Extreme Kids mission project. All proceeds will go to benefit Heifer International, Nothing but Nets, and Extreme Kids. Enjoy delicious pancakes and look through some great silent auction items! (Sea World tickets, Rodeo tickets, Spurs tickets, Kendra Scott items and more!) Contact Cheryl.Kendall@coker.org for details.

Coker Kids

Kid's Worship: Sign-in your K-5th grader at the back of the sanctuary. After Children’s Time, we will go to room 402 in the Gym to continue worship and a sermon specific for kids. You can pick-up your child from room 402 after worship. (Note: Younger children may go to the nursery, look for Michelle in the Narthex). Schlitterbahn Worship Day: Worship with us on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Schlitterbahn. Tickets will go on sale in February and we must have 60 people signed-up by March 20th (save your $$ now)!! For more information, contact Cheryl Kendall at cheryl.kendall@coker.org VBS news!!! Calling all of you wood workers! We are in need for someone to cut out 17 paddles to use as our "group travelers." If you can help us out please email, cheryl.kendall@ coker.org or call 49403455 x227.

Reach (Students 6th-12th)

For updates on Student classes and events, e-mail Amy.Booth@coker.org to be added to the mailing list. (Picture is a throw-back to the summer Youth Mission Trip! Talk with Brendan or Amy about how you can support Youth this upcoming summer!). )

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