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Lori Cotter


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Any and ALL High School students are invited to FALLTÆR, the spookiest costume dance party happening in town this Halloween! We are spook-ifying the YoungLife Farm and transforming it into the ultimate dance floor and the theme for this Halloween rave is “Spooky Neon”, so come wearing your spookiest neon-ized costume and let’s party! We will have prizes for the best individual and group costumes, so go all out! $10 at the door will get you a night of fun, snacks and drinks, and exclusive first access to this Fall’s Altaer Shirt. Invite all your friends to this can’t-miss night of fright and fun!

When: Thursday, October 31st

Time: 6:30pm

Who: 9th-12th grade students

Location: Young Life Farm, 114 West Price Road, Suwanee

Contact Person: Blaine Tiller

Nicaragua Informational Meeting

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RISING Church will be serving with Amigos for Christ in Nicaragua again in 2020 from June 27th – July 4th. This is a great family or parent/child trip if you’re looking for a multi-generational experience. We will be holding an information session immediately after church in the theater on October 27th or you can reach out to Todd Wright for more information.

Date: Sunday, October 27th
Location: Theater at North Gwinnett High School
Time: Following service
Contact: Todd Wright


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SURGE Fall Weekend is open for registration! There’s no better place to be when the leaves turn and the crisp fall breeze blows than the mountains of North Georgia and we can’t think of a better time to take a weekend to hang out with one another, grow closer to God, and explore some of North Georgia’s most iconic adventures! Activities will include visiting the top of Brasstown Bald (Georgia’s highest point), a canopy zip line adventure in the mountains, and riding the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, an open-air train ride through some of North Georgia’s most scenic mountain landscapes. The cost of the weekend will be $100. This price includes all of our amazing activities, transportation, lodging, and meals (except Friday night on the way up and Sunday Lunch on the way home). Register by clicking on the link below!

Dates:November 1 – 3

Who:Current 6th – 8th grade students

Where:North Georgia


Contact:Blaine Tiller


RISING Kids Costume Bash

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Sunday, October 27th is our 2nd annual RISING Kids Costume Bash! This will be a fall-festival type morning during our regular service time. We are inviting all our RK friends and volunteers to come dressed in their costumes and ready to play games and have fun! At the end of our morning, we will have a candy parade for the kids to show off their costumes. We are asking for our “big church” families to bring some candy to hand out (enough for about 30 kids). It will be a great morning to invite some new friends to join us for all the fun!

Date: Sunday October 27th
Location: NGHS
Times: 10:30am-12:00pm
Contact PersonKelly Phillips

THE GATHERING: Princess Night Out

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Eating and serving together will be the next theme for our October women’s event. Our next GATHERING: Princess Night Out will be hosted by Melanie Peterson. We will be serving with our mission partner, Out of Darkness. The plan is to meet in the parking lot of Home Depot on Old Peachtree Rd at I85 & Satellite to carpool together to downtown Atlanta. From there we will eat dinner at a neighborhood restaurant, called Bantam at 737 Ralph McGill Blvd. Then we’ll head over to the Atlanta Dream Center at 635 Angie Ave. at 7:00 pm where we will be trained and head out in their 15 passenger van. We will get to hand out roses, pray over a well-known area of prostitution and some of the women that may be rescued and come to know our Lord Jesus Christ. You must be 16 years old or older and you must register to go. We are limited to 13 seats and we need everyone interested to please register by October 5th so we don’t lose our seats. If you have questions contact Melanie Peterson.

Date: Saturday, October 19th
Time: Meet at 4:30 pm at the parking lot of Home Depot on Old Peachtree Road
Cost: Money for dinner
Details: Must be 16 years old and up to participate
Contact: Melanie Peterson

Here are the steps for registration:

1. Go to our Eventbrite page and click “Tickets”

2. Above the quantity of tickets, click on “ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE”. Our code is“ROSE”. Enter this code and press “Apply”

3. Then click on “Register” and it will take you to the registration page where it will ask you for all your information. Please enter your information and then click “Complete Registration”.

4. 24-48 Hours before the outreach, you will receive an email via Eventbrite with details, location, and other important information. If you do not receive this information, please reach out and we will make sure it gets to you


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Registration for Fall Breakaway 2019 is officially OPEN! This year, RISING Students will be going to Pigeon Forge, TN over Fall Break, October 10-13th. This will be an awesome weekend to getaway with friends as Fall rolls into the beautiful Smoky Mountains. We’ll be staying in one giant log mansion that sleeps 52 people! Activities will include spending a full day at Dollywood, Tennessee’s premier theme park, and spending an afternoon at Ober Gatlinburg, a year-round Alpine resort with countless adventure/nature activities that include, but are not limited to Ice Bumper Cars, a Giant Maze, Scenic Chairlift, Alpine Slide, and tons more! This will also be a powerful time to bond together through fellowship, worship, and hearing from a special guest speaker.

  • Early Bird Pricing (Before Sept. 12th) = $285
  • Regular Pricing (After Sept. 12th) = $320

Dates:October 10-13
Who:Current 9th – 12th grade students
Where:Pigeon Forge, TN
Cost:$285 before 9/12; $320 after 9/12
Contact:Blaine Tiller


October Prayer Meeting

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Come join us on Tuesday, October 29th, for our monthly prayer gathering. Are you sick and tired of trying to carry your burdens on your own? Are you seeking breakthrough in an area of struggle in your life? Come have the elders and prayer team at RISING pray over you! Let’s seek the Lord together. Stop trying to carry our burdens on our own. Being church means carrying each other’s burdens and praying for one another! We’ll be meeting at Aaron & Kimberly’s at 7:30 pm (175 W Shadburn Ave in Buford). All are welcome to come!

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Location: Kimberly and Aaron Young’s, 175 W. Shadburn Avenue, Buford
Times: 7:30 pm
Contact: Pat Circe or Casey Lyon


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Senior Year of High School is such an important year in life because it marks the end of one chapter and the start of a new one. Living in the balance of entering and exiting two separate chapters of life simultaneously can be tricky and overwhelming. Without guidance and direction, it can be almost too much to handle. That’s why we will be providing a space this year for Seniors in High School to come together to share in each other’s’ common experience while being poured into in the matters of finishing High School strong, leaving a lasting legacy of discipleship and servant-leadership, foundational spiritual formation in preparation for college life, and general/practical guidance on entering college life. We hope you or your student will take this step of growth and preparation as our RISING Seniors this year “prepare to launch”! Registration is now open. Deadline to register is Thursday, September 5th @ 11:59PM.

Starting date: Monday, September 9
Location: Home of Blaine and Bailey
Times: TBA
Cost: $10-$15 cost for book
Contact: Blaine Tiller

PTL Registration

Schedule and Expectations:

PTL will take place in 2 six week sessions spread out over the course of the fall and spring semesters. Meeting dates are as follows:

Session 1 – Week 1: Monday, September 9th
S1- W2: Monday, September 23rd
S1- W3: Monday, October 7th
S1- W4: Monday, October 21st
S1- W5: Monday, November 4th
S1- W6: Monday, November 25th
Session 2 – Week 1: Monday, February 10th
S2 – W2: Monday, February 24th
S2 – W3: Monday, March 9th
S2 – W4: Monday, March 16th
S2 – W5: Monday, April 6th
S2 – W6: Monday, April 20th


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RISING Kids is inviting all of our 4th through 6th graders to attend SuperStart, the nation’s biggest Christian event for pre-teens! The goal is to encounter Christ through worship, interactive teaching and small groups – all of which are designed with their unique needs and maturity in mind. Preteens who attend SuperStart will leave the weekend with not only a great experience, but also the teachings and foundation to further amplify Christ’s call on their lives to become Kingdom workers.

SuperStart is a two-day conference held at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth which means that we will be able to sleep in our own beds. Be sure the sign up early to get a discount! The cost will cover registration to SuperStart, lunch on Saturday, a group outing (TBD), and a special treat at the end of the event. We hope you can invite some friends along because it’s going to be an awesome weekend!

Date: October 18-19, 2019
Address: 1800 Satellite Boulevard Duluth, GA 30097
Times: Friday 6pm-10pm / Saturday 8am-4pm
Cost: Early Bird $75 / After September 13th $85
Deadline: October 7th, 2019
Contact PersonKelly Phillips

Register Today

UpRISING Game Night

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Attention 4th through 6th graders! Friday, September 20th we’ll be getting together for an UpRISING Game Night! Bring a board game and invite a friend to join us for a night of fun and fellowship. We’ll provide dinner and dessert – you provide the games!


Date: September 20th
Location: 4852 Gold Nugget Way Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Times: 6pm-9pm
Contact Person: Kelly Phillips