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Lori Cotter

RPL 2019

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Sunday nights in the summer is a special time for RISING Church. It means RPL, also known as RISING Premier League. It’s a chance for us as a family to come together around a global sport and compete while getting to know others around us. We want this summer to be a time to invite and involve our friends, family, neighbors and colleagues into something amazing. Soccer is an international language and we get to speak it right here in Gwinnett County.

Each player will be drafted on a team for the season and a jersey is included in the cost.

RPL a multi-generational, co-ed, fun and exciting time for those entering 9th grade and anyone older. Our goal is to create opportunities for people to come together around a sport they love and have fun doing it with those they go to church with. Registration is now open.

  • Date: Sunday Nights | Starting June 2
  • Who: 9th Grade and older
  • Location: Gary Pirkle Park, Sugar Hill, GA
  • Time: 7-9PM
  • Cost: $40 per adult $35 per student
  • Contact: Stuart Atkins 

Beach | Baptism | Brunch (BBB)

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On Sunday, June 23rd we will be meeting at Buford Dam Park for BBB (Beach, Baptism, Brunch)! This is always a very special morning as we celebrate the new life we have in Jesus through baptism, and then enjoy a time of fellowship together around brunch. This means we will not be meeting at North Gwinnett High School, but at Buford Dam Park at Lake Lanier. The address of the park is 1200 Buford Dam Road. Entrance to the park is $5 per vehicle and the park only accepts credit or debit cards (no cash). We’ll be meeting at the beach at 9am for our service, and then move up to the Pavilion area for brunch around 10:30am. We encourage everyone to bring beach chairs, blankets, sunscreen & water for the beach service. We’ll try to find a spot in the shade, but can’t make any guarantees. 

If you are interested in being baptized and making this profession of your faith public, please email our Senior Pastor, Aaron Young.

Date: Sunday, June 23rd
Location: Buford Dam Park, 1200 Buford Dam Road, Buford, GA
Time: 9:00am service
Cost: $5 per car to enter park and $5 per person for Brunch
Contact: Lori Cotter
Baptism: Aaron Young


Getting There: 1200 Buford Dam Road, Buford, GA | 770-945-9531

  • From Georgia Highway 400, take exit 14 to Highway 20 east, turn left onto Sanders Road, at first stop sign turn right on Buford Dam Road. After crossing the dam, turn left when you see Lanier Project Management Office sign and proceed to the pavilions parking lot on the right. .
  • From Interstate 85, take exit 111 and head north on Lawrencville-Suwanee Road. Continue approximately 10 miles to Buford Dam Road. Turn left on Buford Dam Road, turn right at the Lanier Project Management Office sign and proceed to the pavilions parking lot on the right.


eMerge

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Attention upcoming 6th graders! This years, Emerge will be held June 10 – 13 at the Yong Life Farm from 5-9pm. It will be a time to come together and have an incredible time of worship, outings, and hangs! This is a perfect chance for anyone from outside of or new to RISING Students to get involved and begin building friendships that will last a lifetime. There is always something special about meeting together consistently throughout the entire week as we are able to press into one another and challenge one another in our walk with God.

Emerge participants will be going out and having fun doing everything from lazer tag, glow in the dark putt-putt golf, and field games. After dinner we will head back to the YoungLife Farm for a service to cap off each night! This will be a week that your student will not want to miss out on. We will be diving into God’s word while spending time together as a group strengthening one another in constant community. The cost for Emerge is just $80. 

Date: June 10th -13th
Location: YoungLife Farm, 4764 W Price Rd, Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Times: 5-9PM
Cost: $80
Contact: Jalen Sowell

Splash into Summer

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Splash Into Summer is our annual RISING Kids event celebrating that school is out! This will be a swimming good time for us to spend time together as RK families. A pizza dinner will be provided so wear your swimsuit, grab your goggles and get ready to splash into a fun night together!

Date: May 31st
Location: 4133 Roberts Crest Rd Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Times: 5pm-8pm
Contact Person: Kelly Phillips

UpRISING Game Night

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Attention all of our 4th through 6th graders! Friday, April 26th 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: April 26th
Location: 4852 Gold Nugget Way Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Times: 6pm-9pm
Contact Person: Kelly Phillips

RISING Kids Camp: POWER UP!

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RISING Kids is pumped to announce RISING Kids Camp for all of our preschool through upcoming 5th grade students! During the week, we will power-up our relationship with God and learn how to level-up by reading His word. RK Camp will help kids raise their game for Jesus in a high-energy, fun environment!

Date: June 10th-13th, 2019
Location: North Gwinnett High School
Address: 20 Level Creek Suwanee, GA 30024
Times: 9am – 1pm
Cost: $25
Deadline: June 1st, 2019
Contact Person: Kelly Phillips

We are also looking for some volunteers to help make this week amazing. If your interested in partnering with us please sign up on the form below!

Student Life Beach Camp

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Our High School beach camp is officially ready for registration! We will be going to Orange Beach, AL for the Student Life Beach Camp, June 17-21. David Platt will be the speaker, Vertical Worship will lead us in music, and the week will also feature a performance from Christian Hip-Hop artist KB.

If you register by April 1st, and a $50 deposit is paid, and you can go to this year’s beach camp for a grand total of only $475. Anyone who registers after April 1st will have to pay a total of $525. All upcoming freshmen to graduated seniors are welcome to come. Spots are limited, so register today!

That price includes all food for the week, as well as transportation, access to all sessions, and 4 nights at a hotel on the beach. It’s consistently one of the best weeks of the year, so don’t miss it!

Date: June 17-21
Location: Orange Beach, AL
Cost: $425 by April 1 with a $50 deposit; $525 after April 1
Contact Person: Jalen Sowell

Preschool Playdate

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We invite all of our nursery and preschool families to join us on a tour of Fire Station 14. We’ll have the opportunity to learn all about fire safety, the tools firefighters use, see the trucks, the Swiftwater boat and other equipment. If you haven’t had the opportunity to do this with your children before, it’s well worth it! It will help your kids (and you!) be prepared rather than fearful when they experience a fire.


  • Date: April 20, 2019
  • Location: 1600 Highway 23, Buford, GA 30518
  • Time: 10:00 -11:00 AM
  • Deadline: April 19, 2019
  • Contact Person: Paige Atkins
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RK Easter Sunday

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On Easter Sunday RISING Kids will be hosting an Easter egg hunt during our Sunday morning service. We’ll do this by age group and be sure that everyone goes home with a fair amount. No need to send them with their Easter baskets. We will be decorating Easter bags to use and they’ll be hunting for eggs in the dark using flashlights! It will be a great morning to invite some new friends to join us for all the fun!

Date: Sunday April 21st
Location: NGHS
Times: 10:30am-12:00pm
Contact Person: Kelly Phillips

The Gathering: GOGA and Brunch

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WE NOW HAVE A WAITING LIST.

Up next for our RISING women, GOGA (GOAT YOGA) and Brunch! That’s right, you are reading that correctly! We are heading to Milton, GA to hang out on the Atlantis Dream Farm with a few BABY goats. We would love for you to join us for a GOGA session that will relax and renew your body and mind. Whether you are an experienced yogi or just starting out, the amazing instructors will take you through a zen-ful yoga experience so you go home refreshed and their baby goats will make sure you go home happy! We will meet at the Home Depot on Old Peachtree Road at 9:15am to carpool and hit a local eatery on the way home for brunch. Lyn-Nell Huffman will be our hostess for this event and we are limited to the first 17 who register. If you are not into yoga, why not join us anyway to hang out on the farm and relax. PS – No boys allowed!

WE NOW HAVE A WAITING LIST.

Up next for our RISING women, GOGA (GOAT YOGA) and Brunch! That’s right, you are reading that correctly! We are heading to Milton, GA to hang out on the Atlantis Dream Farm with a few BABY goats. We would love for you to join us for a GOGA session that will relax and renew your body and mind. Whether you are an experienced yogi or just starting out, the amazing instructors will take you through a zen-ful yoga experience so you go home refreshed and their baby goats will make sure you go home happy! We will meet at the Home Depot on Old Peachtree Road at 9:15am to carpool and hit a local eatery on the way home for brunch. Lyn-Nell Huffman will be our hostess for this event and we are limited to the first 17 who register. If you are not into yoga, why not join us anyway to hang out on the farm and relax. PS – No boys allowed!

Up next for our RISING women, GOGA (GOAT YOGA) and Brunch! That’s right, you are reading that correctly! We are heading to Milton, GA to hang out on the Atlantis Dream Farm with a few BABY goats. We would love for you to join us for a GOGA session that will relax and renew your body and mind. Whether you are an experienced yogi or just starting out, the amazing instructors will take you through a zen-ful yoga experience so you go home refreshed and their baby goats will make sure you go home happy! We will meet at the Home Depot on Old Peachtree Road at 9:15am to carpool and hit a local eatery on the way home for brunch. Lyn-Nell Huffman will be our hostess for this event and we are limited to the first 17 who register. If you are not into yoga, why not join us anyway to hang out on the farm and relax. PS – No boys allowed!

What: GOGA and Brunch
Location: 325 Five Acre Road, Milton, GA 3000
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 9:15am at Home Depot on Old Peachtree Road
Cost: $30.00 and brunch (limited to GOGA class of 17 participants)
Website: LOVE GOGA
Contact: Lyn-Nell Huffman