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Join us for our Summer Send Off, August 26th after the 11 AM Service. We will be blessing backpacks in Coker Park. We will also have food trucks, games, fellowship, and more. Invite your friends and neighbors!!

Midweek Manna Meals resume again on September 5th. Please be sure to make reservations by Monday's at Noon by calling the church office at 210-494-3455

The sermon series "Isn't It Funny" begins on August 26th. If you join us each week, Save the Dates in the Sanctuary or on-line, you will recieve a Monopoly Card; Collect all 4 and get a T-Shirt! Imagine that, a church New Sermon Series: Isn’t It Funny | Beginning August 25th with a sense of humor! Aug 26th | Summer Send-Off (All Ages) Aug 26th | Coker Students Promotion Sunday Moms in Prayer will resume September Aug 29th | Coker Students Wednesday Nights resume 5th. Whether you have a little one Sept 5th | Moms in Prayer in pre-school or are experiencing an Sept 5th | Mid-week Manna Resumes, Wednesday Bible empty nest, we can always influence Studies, Children & Youth Choirs resume our children's lives through the power Sept 9th | Coker Kids’ Praise Resumes of prayer. At Moms in Prayer we pray scripture over our kids and their teachers Sept 9th | Brave Parenting by Kelly Newcom each week because we believe there is Sept 9th | Coker Students Worship Night more power in calling on His name than Sept 15th | Coker Students Confirmation Retreat Day in our own striving. The Lord is able. He Sept 16th | Women’s Mentoring Ministry Kick-Off is in control. Sept 16th | Coker Flu Clinic Sept 16th | Coker Kids’ Extreme Kids BRAVE PARENTING Presents the Sept 23rd | Symphony Sunday “Mozart 19” Real Dangers and Real Solutions Sept 23rd | 3rd Grade Bible Presentation for Smartphones and Social Media: Sept 28th | Coker Kids’ Bible Boot Camp SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th 1-3 PM, at Coker United Methodist Church. It is easy to be overtaken by the "normalcy" October Pumpkin Patch, Gathering of the Women, Men’s of smartphones and social media. Golf Tournament, Harvest Celebration and More... However, the dangers and side effects of excessive screen and social media use Visit Coker.org/Events frequently for even updates are real and applicable to people of all ages (from age 9 to senior citizens). This workshop will give biblical and practical knowledge, tips, and resources to take home and apply. It is possible to build character and competency through Visit the food truck near the technology we all love, we'll show the Gibbs building between you how. A sandwich lunch is available 8:45 and 11 AM to purchase for $5 from 11:30 AM-12:45 PM (by delicious tacos and drinks! reservation only). Register online at Coker.org/Events. 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


Weekly Calendar SUNDAY, August 12 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 4:30/6:00 pm……………………………………...Emmaus Gathering…………Wesley 703/704 & Upper Rm MONDAY, August 13 6:30 am……………………………………………….UMM Breakfast & Study…………………….Wesley 703/704 8:45 am……………………………………………….Children’s Choir Camp……Choir Room & upstairs Rector 9:00 am..................................................Co-ed Exercise Class……………………..…..………………...Gym 5:00 pm……………………………………………….Backpack sorting/packing…………………………………….Gym 6:30 pm .................................................ACA Program………………………..…………….........Wesley 802 7:00 pm .................................................Al-Anon Women’s (nursery available).....H & W Center TUESDAY, August 14 8:30 am……………………………………………….Backpack Distribution………………………………………...Gym 8:45 am……………………………………………….Children’s Choir Camp……Choir Room & upstairs Rector 6:00 pm……………………………………………...Communications Committee……………………….Wesley 802 7:00 pm .................................................AA-12 Step Program (nursery available)...H & W Center WEDNESDAY, August 15 8:45 am……………………………………………….Children’s Choir Camp……Choir Room & upstairs Rector 9:00 am..................................................Co-ed Exercise Class……………………..…..………………...Gym 6:00 pm……………………………………………….Chancel Choir Rehearsal…………………………..Choir Room THURSDAY, August 16 8:45 am……………………………………………….Children’s Choir Camp……Choir Room & upstairs Rector 11:30 am……………………………………………..UMW Reflections Circle…………………….lunch 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……………………………………………….Love Addicts Anonymous………………………...Gibbs 1106 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, August 17 8:45 am……………………………………………….Children’s Choir Camp……Choir Room & upstairs Rector 9:00 am……………………………………………….CALLL trip to St. Paul Museum 9:00 am..................................................Coed Exercise Class.. ................................. ..........Gym SATURDAY, August 18 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

IMPORTANT: 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 is 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 Laurie Sublett; laurie.sublett@coker. org for more information to get trained.

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Youth Volunteers Needed

Attention men of the church! The Student Ministry team is in need of a few men to help out in these areas: MS Sunday School, MS Bible Study and HS Bible Study. Please contact Colton Willis if you are interested at colton.willis@ coker.org or 210-494-3455 ext. 271. Additionally we are seeking volunteers (men and women) for Middle School Pick-Ups this school year. Contact Colton for more details.

Sanctuary Flowers In memory of Virginia Faye Lamprecht by Tamara Vasquez and Sondra Rangel In memory of Miles Malone by his parents Mary and Mike Malone

NOW HIRING

CELC is currently hiring assistant teachers for the 2018 -2019 school year. Please contact the CELC Director, Charla McCoy at 210-494-5061 or email her at cokerelc@coker.org.

A Message From Finance

While we are enjoying a ytd surplus, seasonally lower summer giving has resulted in a current month deficit. Please keep Coker UMC in your financial plans this summer. Jun YTD

Revenue 179,213 1,286,244 Expense & Loan Payment 242,457 1,236,549 Cash Surplus/(deficit) (63,244) 49,695

Coker Connection | August 12  
Coker Connection | August 12  
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