August 16 Update

Y'all!!  Ohhhhh y'all.... our new space is absolutely beautiful. We just got our order of new chairs delivered and we will be putting those together soon. 

Also: We can announce that our Grand Opening of the new RISE space is going to be at Worship on Sunday September 10th!!! We can't wait!! It's going to be so exciting.

Thank you to everyone who has donated towards this effort. Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us, asked questions, provided input, and stayed patient throughout the process. It's been a long journey to get to this point but we truly think it will be worth it! 

June 28th Building Update

Renovation is coming along well! The new drywalls are up and paint is starting to go on the walls. The ceiling is painted black and new lighting fixtures are installed along with updated ventilation. There's still more to go but the space is really taking shape. We can't wait to unveil it for y'all!!

a vision for the new RISE space

We dream big y'all. For years RISE has dreamed of the possibilities that could come true if we had one, central location for all of the ministries of RISE and we think we have finally found that space at 60 West Market St. But it needs a little TLC (ok, so a lot of TLC...). So after acquiring much of the funding needed to begin renovations (shout out to the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church for believing in this project!!) and acquiring the blueprints and permits needed (another shoutout to the incredible Christopher Eeds of Blue Ridge Architects for his tireless effort above and beyond expectations as well as Rhodenizer CC for taking on the contracting) we can finally start the renovations! 

We have big dreams for what this new space can become not only for the RISE community but for the Harrisonburg community and college students in the area. This space will provide an integrated hub for worship, mission, hospitality, and growing strong community bonds. Current on-going ministries at RISE that many of our college students are heavily involved with such as Love Packs and Rise and Shine will have a space to experience significant growth and influence. We will be able to expand our programming and gathering times throughout the week, both for large group and small group gatherings, without the need for always finding a location to host us. We can continue to forge new and creative partnerships with local businesses and organizations. We also have many dreams for future ministries that could be incubated within this location that we believe will advance the mission of making disciples of Jesus in our town of Harrisonburg. These are exciting times for this scrappy, growing movement of Jesus followers. The best is yet to come, y'all. Stick around for updates as progress continues.

before we started tearin' stuff up

a couple pictures of the new RISE space before renovation began.