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Lori Cotter

SAVE THE DATE

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RISING Weekend is an all-church weekend camp to get away from the daily grind that “ain’t your Grandma’s summer camp!” Come energize your spiritual life while staying in deluxe accommodations and enjoy a fun weekend of delicious food, amazing programming and free-time activities, great teaching, and worship. RISING Weekend is for our entire church-family and is a great way to form new friendships and strengthen others. Carolina Point, Young Life’s newest camp near Brevard, North Carolina, is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with picturesque views and only a 2 hour drive from Gwinnett County.

Registration will officially open on Mother’s Day and more details are to come.

Date: August 14-16
Location and Directions: 4000 Glady Fork Road, Bevard, NC 28712-7730
Additional information: Young Life Carolina Point
Contact: Lori Cotter

Proactive Parenting

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Technology today can be overwhelming and our kids have nearly unlimited access. We invite all the parents of RISING Church to come learn how to navigate our digital world for the protection and education of our kids. “Proactive Parenting” will be a time for learning, communicating, and brainstorming. We want to offer tools and resources to help you navigate internet safety in your home. We’ll be discussing all things online safety, including pornography, security, smartphones, social media, and how we, as parents can be the advocates who feel empowered to have these conversations with our kids.

The technology challenge could undo everything we have worked so hard to build in our kids and it’s time to start the conversation. So if you have kids – this is something you won’t want to miss.

REGISTER HERE

What: Proactive Parenting: Helping Parents Navigate Technology Class
Date: Sunday, April 19th
Location: Virtual Call
Times: 8:30-9:30pm
Contact Person: Kelly Phillips

WINTER RETREAT

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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

REGISTER HERE

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.

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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.

RISING Church Volunteer Opportunities

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If you haven’t had a chance to turn in a volunteer commitment card for next school year (starting in August), this is the website post for you.

If RISING is going to be the church God has called us to be, we need everyone to play a part! Everyone needs to serve faithfully and sacrificially, whether that be as a greeter, a parking team member, part of the muscle team, volunteering in the kids or youth program, providing meals, helping plan community events, leading us in worship, being a prayer warrior, serving behind the scenes, or any of the other areas listed above. We can’t be a church without you playing a part! Volunteer cards will be available at the “Got Questions?” table in the lobby every Sunday, or you can fill out your information online by clicking the button below. Thanks for being a church with us! If you have any please contact our Associate Pastor, Lori Cotter.

RISING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

RISING Weekend

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RISING Weekend is an all-church weekend camp to get away from the daily grind that “ain’t your Grandma’s summer camp!” Come energize your spiritual life while staying in deluxe accommodations and enjoy a fun weekend of delicious food, amazing programming and free-time activities, great teaching, and worship. RISING Weekend is for our entire church-family and is a great way to form new friendships and strengthen others. Carolina Point, Young Life’s newest camp near Brevard, North Carolina, is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with picturesque views and only a 2-hour drive from Gwinnett County.

Registration will officially open on Mother’s Day. This year we have Chuck Scott, who just so happens to be the founder of Carolina Point, as our camp speaker! Start thinking now about who you can invite to join us for this amazing weekend. Registration is easy. Just click the registration button below.

PRICING:

  • Adults (12 years and up): $130
  • Children (3-11 years): $75
  • Children 0-2: Free

T-Shirt Pre-Sales will begin on Sunday, June 17 and orders will be taken through Sunday, August 5th. This year we will be offering several options for purchase in the lobby of the theater.

Deposit Requirement: $100 per family or $50 per person, non-refundable deposit is required to hold campers spot and room request. Early-bird pricing is good through Father’s Day (Sunday, June 17) and if deposits are paid in full. If deposits are not paid in full before June 17 early bird pricing will not be honored.

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

 

What do we need to know before we arrive at camp:

  1. RISING WEEKEND SCHEDULE
  2. Packing List
  3. Printable Directions
  4. Young Life Waiver

A Message from RISING Kids:

Below are some important highlights to help you get ready for the weekend. Please read through this carefully to be informed of a few important details about Kids Club.

WHAT I NEED FROM YOU:

  • Medical Release Form Go ahead and do this for all of your little people in RISING kids. It will be good until next August.
  • Young Life Waiver Lori sent out information about this previously so you might have already taken care of it. Every camper needs one.

Our Study
In Kids Club this year we will be learning about the Lord’s Prayer.  We will learn how Jesus teaches us to pray by breaking it down line by line over the weekend. We have some fun crafts, a worship song and other activities that will help them to learn the words to this prayer. It’s going to be so much fun!

Snack
We will be serving snack in some Kids Club sessions over the weekend, but not all. We do not want them to ruin any meals by filling up on snacks, but we also do not want any “hangry” campers!

Saturday Evening Club
Please send your child with their swimsuit under their clothes to the Saturday evening Kids Club session. Our evening activities (after club) will be by the pool and we would love to make it easier for you by having your children prepared before the session.

Drop-off & Pick Up
Preschool through elementary students will begin each club in the main Club room with adults and students. After an opening song and game, children will be released to Kids Club. An announcement will be made from stage when it is time for the children to leave. You are responsible for your children until this announcement is made, and we ask that you do not release your child early. After Club, you will pick up your children in the Leader Lounge on the second floor of the Main Street building. Enter the door on Main Street that has “Leader Lounge” over the door, go directly up the stairs, and Kids Club is the room on your left at the top of the stairs. (Just follow the posted signs.) On Saturday evening, we will bring the children to the evening activities and you can meet them there.

5th Graders
Our 5th graders have the opportunity to attend Club with students and adults or serve in Kids Club as student leaders. I will meet with them during Kids Club on Friday evening to talk about what being a student leader means and what their expectations are as student leaders. This is a great opportunity for 5th graders to begin developing their leadership skills, and it is a topic that we will discuss throughout the year as they serve on special Sunday mornings in RISING Kids. Please discuss these 2 options (attending Club or serving in Kids Club) with your 5th grader, talk with them about the responsibility of leading by example, and let me know what they would prefer. They can always change their mind, but our “training” will take place on Friday evening.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to Kelly Phillips. We are excited for a great weekend and can’t wait to see you at camp!

A Message from RISING Nursery:

Thank you to everyone who has already submitted both their med. forms and their individual schedules for RISING Weekend. If you have not yet, please fill out all the forms now!
Soon you’ll be receiving an email from Lori Cotter with much more detail about the weekend, but I wanted to touch base to make sure everyone is feeling comfortable and confident before you start packing. I’ll bullet-point these to hopefully make for easier reading:
  • Our nursery will be located up in Lookout Lodge. Find anyone on staff if you need help finding it.
  • Even though you turned in your schedules, I know things can change. Be sure to check in with our nursery crew before leaving each time so we can take the best of care of your little one.
  • We will be serving goldfish and Honey Nut Cheerios as snacks (with water). Please let me know if you do NOT want your child to have any.
  • You will get a schedule that will fit behind your name tag to keep you informed on when the nursery opens/closes.
  • If you plan to put your kids to bed on Friday instead of sending them to RW Kids Club, we will have the lesson plan printed for you to read through before bed. That way they can jump right in on Saturday morning! Let me know if you’re interested!
  • On Saturday we will take all of the nursery kids to the dining hall to meet you for lunch. We’ll save you a trip up the hill!
Below is a general packing list that will hopefully help you feel more prepared. We’d love for all the babes would come with a separate “Camp Bag” that can be left at the nursery all weekend (meaning we’ll have enough diapers for the whole weekend and they’ll have two different cups, one for the nursery, and one to use at meals or other times, etc.). If you have questions please contact Paige Atkins.

 

Change of Address

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We know life is always changing and sometimes that means finding a new home for the next chapter of life. We always want to make sure we do our part to stay in contact with the correct contact information. *Please be assured this is not shared with anyone.

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