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Believe it or not, From Hunger to Hope is just a few weeks away. We will be at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds March 14-17 packing over 1 Million Meals for children around the world. RISING will be packing together on Sunday, March 17th from 9-11am. We have plenty of space, so please feel free to invite friends and neighbors. Immediately after our packing session we will have a special worship celebration at the Fairgrounds. We will not be at North Gwinnett High School that Sunday!

Throughout From Hunger to Hope, we will have over 6,000 volunteers from area churches, businesses, sports teams, schools, civic organizations and scouting groups participating over the 4 days. We would like to ask your help in making sure everyone that walks through the doors is made to feel welcome and appreciated. In order to do this we will need event hosts to greet and work behind the scenes during all packing sessions. We will also need to stock the hospitality room for the Feed My Starving Children staff and FH2H team and volunteers who will be at the fairgrounds for several hours each day. More details will follow and sign-ups will begin February 24th. Thank you in advance for all you do to support the From Hunger to Hope MobilePack!

· Date: Sunday, March 17

· Time: 9-11am Location: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville

· Childcare for birth – 4 years old: Register Here

· Contact: Kiersten Greeff

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UpRISING Treetop Kidventure

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 On March 23 our 5th and 6th grade students are heading out for a day of fun and fellowship. We will start our time together with lunch at Burger 21 by the Mall of Georgia. Then we will head over to Treetop Quest for an afternoon of ropes courses and zip lines! The cost is $35 which includes both lunch and the quest. It’s a great a great opportunity to invite a new friend to come along! 

  • Date: March 23rd, 2019
  • Location: Gwinnett County Heritage Center
  • Address: 2020 Clean Water Dr. Buford, GA 30519
  • Times: 11:30am – 4pm
  • Cost: $35
  • Deadline: March 20th, 2019
  • Contact Person: Kelly Phillips
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Girls Night Out

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The Gathering is a uniquely designed ministry for the women of RISING and their friends. At the end of 2018 Sarah DeLotelle, RISING Women’s Community Director, and her family moved to Tennessee after serving at our church faithfully for 6 years. We are so thankful for Sarah’s leadership, and the creative & advisory teams who passionately led the past Gatherings! This year will be a year of transition for women’s ministry at RISING. We are regrouping, rebranding, rethinking and reenergizing The Gathering because Girls just want to have fun! We have 4 to 5 events planned for this year, each planned by one of the women at RISING who is sharing her passions, gifts and talents with all of us. Each event will be designed to bring our fellow sisters together, to encourage and support each other, to spend time and get to know each other better, to enjoy each other and to have fun!!!

Our first, Gathering: Girls Night Out will be led by Shari Wright! Shari has planned an evening of painting at MasterPiece Mixers on Tuesday, March 5 from 6 to 8:30pm. It is our hope that our Dad’s and husbands will rise up and give our Mom’s and wives a night off to create a “masterpiece” of their own! A master consultant will be leading and teaching our group of up to 35 to create the canvas below. Cost for this evening is just $25 and includes all supplies and our private room! Register early as spots are limited and make plans to invite a friend, carpool, and grab a bite to eat. Let’s be intentional about investing in each other!

  • What: Girls Night Out at MasterPiece Mixers
  • Location: 3886 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Building 2 Suite 100, Suwanee
  • Date: Tuesday, March 5
  • Time: 6:00pm Drop-in; class 6:30-8:30pm
  • Cost: $25.00 (limited to first 35 ladies)
  • Contact: Shari Wright
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Man Event | Atlanta United Game

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Atlanta United promises to be the hot ticket in Atlanta again this year after winning the MLS Cup last season. This spring we are heading to Mercedes Benz for a fun afternoon to see the Boys in action against FC Dallas. We’ll plan to meet at Walmart off Satellite and Lawrenceville/Suwanee Rd at 2PM and be there in time for the 4PM kickoff. Please be sure to plan to help out with parking and gas money as we carpool all the way downtown.
This promises to be a fun time for all the men of RISING and I hope you take the chance to join us. We do have a limited amount of tickets for this event, so please be sure to register as soon as you know you can make it.

Date: April 20, 2019
Location: Mercedes Benz Stadium | Atlanta, GA
Times: 4PM Kickoff
Cost: $46 per ticket
Deadlines: Limited tickets available (30)
Contact Person: Stuart Atkins

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RISING Student Mission Training

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Our next missions training meetings for levels 2-4 will be happening on March 3rd. These meeting are opportunities for our teams to get together and prepare for how God is going to use them on our summer mission trips. These meeting are vital to every teams’ preparation for the trips, so be sure to be there if you are signed up to go.

The level 2 meeting will be happening at Aaron Young’s house. The meeting for levels 3 and 4 will be at Jalen Sowell’s house.

  • When: March 3rd, 1:30-3:00
  • Who: Levels 2-4 mission teams.
  • Level 2 Location: 175 W Shadburn Avenue, Buford, GA
  • Level 3-4 Location: 3895 Crescent Walk Lane, Suwanee, GA
  • Contact Person: Jalen Sowell


FH2H Student Pack

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From Hunger to Hope is dedicated to ending childhood hunger around the world, and every year, they host a student-only pack that empowers students to get to work and pack meals that are then sent around the world.

This student-only pack is a great opportunity to serve children around the world alongside your friends from SURGE and ALTAER, as well as, friends from your school, clubs, sports teams and other activities. Reach out to the people around you and ask them to partner with us and students from all over Gwinnett County to make a difference!

  • When: March 8th
  • Time: 6:00-8:00p.m.
  • Who: 6th-12th grade students
  • Where: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 405 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA30045
  • Contact Person: Jalen Sowell

Spring Staycation

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Spring Staycation will be for both ALTAER and SURGE, and will be taking place in Gwinnett County, with 3 sessions all at a local community center. The last one will be attending our worship service at RISING on Sunday, March 24th. We will be staying in host homes on both Friday and Saturday nights. The host homes will be through parents and leaders in the church who’ve been approved to host, and students will be grouped together in separate homes by gender and age.

After sessions on Friday and Saturday, we will be going out and playing paintball OR going to Main Event, playing dodgeball, and just hanging out. It’s guaranteed to be a weekend of non-stop fun that no one will ever forget.

The first session starts at 6pm on Friday night, and the last one will conclude around lunch on Sunday! If you have any questions, please email Jalen Sowell, RISING Student Director.

Pricing includes: 4 meals (3 meals on Saturday, 1 on Sunday morning), T-Shirt, Paintball OR Main Event, Entry to all sessions, Transportation via adult leaders, and all activities and games.

If you are interested in being a host home, please contact Jalen Sowell below.

  • Dates: March 22-24
  • Times: Check-in, Friday, 5pm – Sunday, 12:30pm
  • Location: Sugar Hill Community Center, 1166 Church St, Sugar Hill, GA 30518; Final session will be at RISING Church on Sunday morning, at the North Gwinnett High School Theater
  • Who: Students 6-12 grades
  • Cost: $75 per student. For every person that a student invites to come with them, they get $10 off their final price; $30 deposit will be due on March 1st; remaining balance due by the 22nd
  • Contact Person: Jalen Sowell 

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February Prayer Meeting

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With so much happening at RISING the next 2 months, would you consider joining us in prayer on Tuesday night, February 26th at 7:30pm? If we want God to guide us through From Hunger To Hope, 3rd and 4th Grade Bible Blitz making an eternal impact, if we want God to provide for our needs, if we want him to work through our students at their upcoming retreat, if we want to see God-sized results, then we should start by asking him to be at work in and through RISING Church. 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, February 26, 2019
  • Location: Kimberly and Aaron Young’s, 175 W. Shadburn Avenue, Buford
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Contact: Pat Circe or Casey Lyon

RK PJ Party

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Our RISING Kids PJ Party will take place during regular service on Sunday, Feb 24th. We’re hoping all of our friends simply roll out of bed and roll in for a fun and comfy morning at RISING Kids! They may also bring in their favorite blanket, pillow, or stuffed animal. We have lots of games and activities planned so forget those fancy church clothes!


  • Date: Sunday February 24th
  • Location: NGHS Chorus Room
  • Times: 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Contact: Kelly Phillips


RISING Basketball

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Over the past few years we’ve seen what can come from mutual experiences and shared memories. Basketball is an opportunity to have fun, deepen relationships and bring about friendship like no other activity. Are you interested in playing basketball with your friends at RISING?

RISING Basketball will be kicking off our season Saturdays from 10am-12pm (one Sunday afternoon game – March 24) through March and April. This league is for friends and family of those at RISING in 9th grade or older. The cost is $40 per adult player and $35 RISING Student which includes at least 7 games and a team shirt.

      • When: March 2, 9, 16, 24, April 13, 20, 27
      • Where: George Pierce Park Gymnasium
      • Contact: Stuart Atkins