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RK Volunteer Training

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We love our volunteers! As we kick off a new school year we will gather together to ensure that we are all on the same page about all-things RK safety policies and procedures. This is a mandatory training for all of our new and returning volunteers. We have two options for you to choose from: either July 21st OR July 28th. Each one will take place after service and lunch will be provided. Please register below and update your contact information for us as well. Thank you!

Date: July 21st & 28th, 2019
Location: North Gwinnett High School
Times: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Contact: Kelly Phillips

June Prayer Meeting

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With so much happening at RISING & the start of summer, would you consider joining us in prayer on Tuesday, June 25th at 7:30pm? Do you long to see God work in powerful ways both in us and through us at RISING? Do you really believe that God is able to do abundantly more than all we ask or imagine in our individual and church life? Then why don’t you join us at this church-wide prayer meeting as we Ask, Seek and Knock. Whether you are comfortable or not with group prayer, we want to invite everyone to join us for this special time lifting up RISING in prayer.

  • Date:  Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  • Location: Kimberly and Aaron Young’s, 175 W. Shadburn Avenue, Buford
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Contact: Pat Circe or Casey Lyon

July Prayer Meeting

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With so much happening at RISING this summer, would you consider joining us in prayer on Tuesday night, July 30th at 7:30pm? If we want God to guide us through our summer mission trips, upcoming baptism’s, and if we want God to provide for our needs, and see God-sized results, then we should start by asking Him to be at work in and through RISING Church. Then why don’t you join us at this church-wide prayer meeting as we Ask, Seek and Knock. Whether you are comfortable or not with group prayer, we want to invite everyone to join us for this special time lifting up RISING in prayer.

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

Summer Lunch Service Project

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RISING Kids is partnering with Sugar Hill UMC to prepare sack lunches for local children in need – who usually get their lunches at school. We only have 10 spots available for a one-hour shift. This event is for any current preschoolers through fifth graders. They can be dropped off at 5:00 pm and picked up at 6:00pm. Since there are limited spots, email Kelly directly to get signed up!


Date: July 21, 2019
Location: Sugar Hill UMC 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd, Buford, GA 30518
Times: 5:00-6:00pm
Contact Person: Kelly Phillips



RISING Weekend

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RISING Weekend is an all-church weekend retreat to get away from the craziness of our everyday lives and create some time and space for us to connect with God, our families, and one another. Our theme this year is “We are Family”, and the reality is unless we set aside time and space to connect with one another on a deeper level, we’ll never feel like a true family. So we want everyone who calls RISING Church home to carve this weekend out of their busy schedules so we can all get away together and have that necessary time and space to become a family. We want to go from friends and acquaintances to brothers and sisters. This won’t be hard to do as we laugh and play together enjoying everything that Young Life’s Carolina Point has to offer, from the delicious food, to the top-notch deluxe accommodations, to the amazing programming & free-time activities, to the times of worship and teaching. All of this in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains only a 2-hour drive from Gwinnett County. RISING Weekend is for all of us, age 0-100: kids, youth, college students, young adults, singles, married, empty nesters, and everything in-between. Let’s do what it takes to become a family, let’s all go together to RISING Weekend!

Registration is now officially open! Let’s encourage one another to make this weekend a priority, and do everything we can to fill up all of our spots. Registration is easy. Just click the registration button below.

2019 Pricing includes housing, 5 meals, RISING t-shirt, all camp activities and lots of fun extras:

  • Adults (12 years and up): $120
  • Children (3-11 years): $80
  • Children 0-2: Free

Deposit Requirement: $100 per family or $50 per person, non-refundable deposit is required to hold campers spot and room request. If deposits are not paid in full before June 16 housing requests may not be honored.

Date: August 16-18
Location and Directions:4000 Glady Fork Road, Bevard, NC 28712-7730
Cost: $120.00 12 & up; $80.00 11-3 years; 0-2 free
Additional information:Young Life Carolina Point
YL Consent Form: one per person; YL Consent Form
Contact:Lori Cotter


Women of RISING Bible Study

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We are all on our own personal journey with God, but there is something of real value when we have a chance to share in the study of His plan together. Let’s dive into a study to better understand His word and actively live as His disciples. Our study will incorporate devotional writings from some of our most respected Christian scholars throughout the ages like C.S. Lewis, Jonathan Edwards, John of the Cross & St. Augustine. Starting on June 11, we’ll meet Tuesday’s night at 7:00 PM for six sessions’. If you or any other women you know are interested, please register and obtain a copy of the book we will be using: Devotional Classics by Richard J. Foster & James Bryan Smith (an amazon link has been provided).

Facilitator: Kimberly Young
Date: Tuesday Nights starting on June 11th
Time: 7pm
Location: The Young’s, 175 W. Shadburn Avenue, Buford, GA
Cost: $12.00 (workbook)
Purchase workbook on-line: Amazon
Contact Person: Kimberly Young

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.

  • Date: June 2, 9, 16, 23 July 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Location: Gary Pirkle Park, Sugar Hill, GA
  • Time: 7-9PM
  • 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.


Student Life Beach Camp

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Our High School beach camp is officially ready for registration! We will be going to Myrtle Beach, NC 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: Myrtle Beach, NC 
Cost: $425 by April 1 with a $50 deposit; $525 after April 1
Contact Person: Jalen Sowell