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Lori Cotter


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Have you ever heard of or seen the outdoor Christmas markets in Europe? On Sunday, November 29th, from 6-8pm, RISING is hosting our very own version of an outdoor Christmas Marketplace. Our parking lot will be filled with lights, fire pits, and yummy treats as we welcome in the Christmas season together. Get an early start on your Christmas shopping while supporting our mission partners Ziyada and Young Life Haiti, who will both have amazing and unique merchandise for sale. We’ll have Christmas music playing and will join together to sing Christmas carols. This is an outdoor event for all. Join us and invite a friend!

  • Date: Sunday, November 29
  • Time: 6-8pm
  • Location: RISING Church, 710 Power Avenue, Buford
  • Contact: Pam Martin

Rock N Roll Christmas Party

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Christmas will be here before we know it and at RISING we are hosting a very special night planned for our entire church family to celebrate the start of Christmas week with some good old fashion fun! Save the night of Monday, December 21st, from 6 to 8pm as we take over Skate Country USA in Buford for our very own “Rock n Roll” Christmas Party! We have activities planned for all generations and a few surprises in store. There will be dessert and the concession stand will be open. Even if you are not planning to skate we want to encourage you to join us. We promise that the night will be filled with lots of laughter and fun. The cost is just $5 per person with a $20 family maximum. This is one night you won’t want to miss.

Date: Monday, December 21st
Time: 6 to 8pm
Location: Skate Country USA, 2700 Buford Highway, Buford
Cost: $5 per person with a family max. $20; not skating no cost (cash or check please)
Additional Costs: upgrade to in-line skates $2
Other: concession stand open for purchase and dessert provided
Contact: Lori Cotter


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The team at RISING Students is so excited to introduce a brand new opportunity for our middle and high school students to worship, build relationships, and diver deeper into God’s Word together! On November 15th, we’ll be launching RISE during our second service at RISING Church, from 10:30 – 12:00. During that time we’ll hang out and eat breakfast together before service begins, worship with the rest of RISING in the sanctuary, and then spend the last half of the service diving deeper into God’s Word with tailored bible teaching and discussion.
Because Wednesday and Thursday nights’ spiritual content is more topical in nature (to remain approachable and digestible for new-coming students), we want to purpose Sunday mornings at RISE for building deeper biblical literacy and creating an environment that allows our students to discover and grow in a robust and sound theological framework.In an ever-changing and ever-shifting world, we believe the firm foundation of biblical literacy and kingdom worldview is one of the biggest investments we can make in our students, and we’re so excited to see how God transforms and grows the lives of our middle and high school students on Sunday mornings at RISE!

Date: Every Sunday starting Nov. 15th
Location: RISING Church 710 Power Ave. Buford, GA
Time: 10:30am-12pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Blaine Tiller


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GROVES are launching the week of October 4th. If you would like to join a GROVE, switch GROVES or register for a Zoom GROVE please register below. If you are currently in a GROVE and it is a good fit for you, you do not need to register again. Your GROVE leader will be in touch with you.

DATES: October 4 – November 22
CONTACT: Aaron Young



RISING Kids Connect

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For our September RK Connect, we are hosting a worship night! We want to give all of our RK friends an opportunity to have some fun and fellowship while getting their worship on. Our worship night is not just for our RK friends, but the whole family is invited to join in on the fun! Let’s spread some joy inside our homes as we lift praises to our Savior and dance our hearts out.

In an effort to keep our friends safe online, Mrs. Kelly will email the Zoom link out the morning of September 27th. Please feel free to share the link and invite your friends to worship with us, too!

Date: September 27, 2020
Location: Zoom Meeting
Time: 6:30PM
Contact Person: Kelly Phillips


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Rising Students Winter Retreat is open for registration! We will be returning to Camp Vesper Point, one of our favorite places, the weekend of February 28th through March 1st. This will be an awesome weekend to get away with friends as the midway point of the semester approaches. Over the course of the weekend, we’ll have tons of fun playing games, eating together, playing field games, and having lots of free time to hang out and explore God’s creation. Saturday night we’ll be throwing a TV/Movie Character themed costume bash and will prepare and perform hilarious skits in our small groups, so get started on brainstorming your iconic costume! This will also be a powerful time to bond together through fellowship, worship, and hearing from a special guest speaker. This weekend is for all Middle and High School students, and we are so excited to get the whole Rising Students family together for what is going to be an unforgettable weekend!

When: February 28 – March 1
Who: 6th – 12th Grade Students
Cost: $150 per student; $50 deposit to hold your spot
Contact Person: Blaine Tiller


RISING Kids Pre-Check

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Speed through check-in at any RISING Kids event by filling out this medical and media release form ahead of time. You don’t even need to remove your shoes, laptops, liquids or jackets! It will give us all the information we need to ensure that your child is well cared for. We update our RK Pre-Check forms once a year with all of our families at RISING. This form is good for the 2020-2021 school year.

Register Here

Out of Darkness

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This mission encounter is designed to educate and inform participants on who, what, and the how of sex trafficking in Atlanta. Participants will learn how they can get involved with helping in the reach, rescue & restore process through the ministry of Out of Darkness. We will serve and eat meals with the ladies at the safe houses and plan and participate in an art therapy project with the ladies. We will serve in adopting a room at the new safe house to paint, decorate, and set up. We will be trained and go on a Princess Night outreach to an area of street prostitution in Atlanta.

  •  April 26-27, 2019
  • Applicants must be female, 18 years or older, and pass a background check.
  • Required 8 page Out of Darkness paperwork completed with copy of your driver’s license
  • Background check authorization Click here to access Registration Forms & background authorization. Volunteer Forms
  • All completed Forms with attached $20 check made out to Atlanta Dream Center. Also a $190 check/payment to Rising Church due to Melanie Peterson by Sunday, November 4th.
  • Required Reading Book: Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd
  • There are 2 required planning/training evening meetings – date TBD in January, 2019
  • Contact Melanie Peterson for registration and questions -or  770-241-4045.