RISE is a community rooted in God's risk-taking love, life-changing grace, passionate outreach and open-armed acceptance.We welcome people from all walks of life and all walks of faith to join us on our journey. And we mean it. Everyone is welcome at RISE. Everyone. We seek to be a place free of judgment and full of love.


Special Note From RISE Leadership Regarding the UMC General Conference 2019


Like many of you, we are trying to process the events of General Conference 2019. As a community, we are heartbroken and we want to be perfectly clear that the decisions of 864 people do not speak for us, or for the entire United Methodist Church. Countless persons are hurting because of these recent decisions.

These are uncertain times. We have many more questions than answers, and we will strive to communicate well with you as the way forward becomes clearer and decisions are made regarding the future of RISE.

One thing is certain: the core of RISE will not change. We will continue to joyfully seek to mend God’s creation with all of God’s beloved children, we will celebrate and honor God’s gift of love in all of its sacred forms, and we will work for justice, peace, and healing for all who suffer hurt and harm. These are painful times, but we are certain that God’s love wins.

If you have questions or need support, please reach out. Text or call 540-324-3241 or email


What we believe

RISE has eight core values that sum up what we believe and what we are committed to doing as a movement and as followers of Jesus.

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Worship is how we connect with God and with each other as a community. It helps us realize God's dream for God's creation and invites us to live into it throughout the week. 

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