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Lori Cotter

UpRISING Game Night

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Attention 5th and 6th graders: we will be getting together for an UpRISING game night on Friday, October 2nd! 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! The registration link is below.

We would love to host our UpRISING friends at our new building, but that will be determined by our renovation status over the next couple of weeks. Mrs. Kelly will send out an update with the confirmed location as the date gets closer.


Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Location: TBD
Times: 6pm-9pm
Contact Person: Kelly Phillips


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Thursday, October 15th, Altaer will be holding a night of worship and testimonies to lean into and celebrate the things God is doing in and through the lives of our Altaer Students. If your student has a testimony, word, or story they would like to share with the rest of Altaer, please have them reach out to either ToniRobby, or Blaine.

Date: October 15th
Location: RISING Church, 710 Power Ave. Buford, GA
Time: 6-8 PM
Contact: ToniRobby, or Blaine.


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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.