Night to Shine Prom

We were excited to serve as one of 200 churches chosen worldwide, that hosted the Night to Shine event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation on February 10, 2017. We have submitted the request to host this unique and inspiring event for 2018. In anticipation of this event, we need your help! If you are interested in helping with the 2018 Prom, we will need you to complete the volunteer process at First Methodist. For more information on the process, contact Amanda Ferguson or Katie Bonner with questions. Here are photos from the Night to Shine 2017.

 Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 16 and older. This worldwide movement is already set to take place next year in 48 states across the nation and 7 countries around the world…and the numbers continue to grow!

Every guest of Night to Shine will enter their prom on a red carpet complete with welcoming friendly paparazzi. Once inside guests will receive VIP treatment including hair and makeup stations, corsages and boutonnieres, a karaoke room and of course, dancing! The highlight of the night will come when every one of the Night to Shine guests is crowned as a king or queen of the prom.

“We are honored to be able to work with so many churches across the county and around the world to impact the lives of people with special needs,” said Erik Dellenback, executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “After such an amazing response to the inaugural event held in 44 locations earlier this year, our prayer is that this event will one day change the face of Valentine’s Day weekend from simply a celebration of love, to a celebration of God’s love for people with special needs.”

As the sponsor of Night to Shine, the Tim Tebow Foundation will provide each host church with a detailed instruction manual, a Prom Kit complete with decorations and gifts for the guests, financial support and individualized staff guidance.

During Night to Shine 2016, 44 hosts churches and 15,000 volunteers worked together to honor the more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom. This year, the host churches are expected to see more than 20,000 people with special needs at prom all at one time around the world.

For more information on this worldwide movement and to support the continued growth of Night to Shine with a donation, click here.

Night to Shine requires a large number of dedicated volunteers to be successful. In order to serve the amazing people with special needs in our community, it is essential to have volunteers to assist and interact with them. Groups are welcome, and 100 "Buddy" volunteers will be needed along with multiple areas to serve. There is something for everyone. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please come to a volunteer meeting January 23rd at 6PM in the Chapel. To register to be a Volunteer for this special night, click here.