Night to Shine

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

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*Thanks to an amazing outpouring of generosity, 350 volunteers are ready for Night to Shine and our volunteer signup is now closed for 2018.  We would love to keep you on a list for 2019 volunteers.  Sign up here  Please consider supporting Night to Shine by making a monetary donation of any amount here.

Guest spots are still available!  Please pass this invitation along to any families who might have an honored guest in their midst!

We are still in need of three specialized positions - please email Rebecca Fisher directly if you are able to help with these:

  1. experienced videographer (we have the equipment), 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  2. law enforcement to be present in uniform (4-9)
  3. professional or skilled photographer (4-6 for posed portraits)

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On one night, February 9, 2018, more than 500 churches from around the world will come together to host Night to Shine for approximately 90,000 honored guests through the support of 175,000 volunteers!

Here at Christ Lutheran, we are delighted to have been chosen as one of those churches. We will be hosting 125 honored guests from the Lincoln community for a magical afternoon/evening! What will the event look like? It will be very similar to the proms that you have experienced.

Two to Three Weeks before Night to Shine: Honored guests will have the opportunity to select a suit, a tuxedo and/or a new prom dress. Gentlemen will be able to be fitted at Lincoln’s Men’s Warehouse with a greatly reduced rental cost if they wish to dress up, and women can come to the Night to Shine Boutique here at Christ on Saturday, January 20 from 10 - 1, where we will have over 150 complimentary prom dresses ready to be fitted and altered!

Pre-prom at Christ Lutheran Church: Honored guests will arrive on Friday, February 9 between 3:30 and 5 pm to meet their pre-prom volunteer buddy at registration. Together they will have their hair, make-up and nails done by volunteers. Men get their shoes shined and receive their boutonniere and royal accessories. They will enjoy light snacks, karaoke in Room211, photography opportunities and meeting characters like the Disney Princesses, Li’l Red and others.

Dinner and Dance at Sesostris Shrine Center: Honored guests will meet their prom buddy and be whisked away via limousine bus to the lovely Sesostris Shrine Center. There they will enter via red carpet complete with cheering volunteer paparazzi. A sit-down dinner will be followed by an amazing dance. Tim Tebow will share how God sees every single one of the participants as Kings and Queens, and the prom buddy will give each participant a tiara or a crown. Dessert follows the crowning.

Post-prom back at Christ Lutheran Church: Honored guests will return to Christ to meet up with their caregivers by 9 pm. They will each receive a framed photo and a bag of swag as they return home, knowing that they are true royalty in Jesus.

How can you help?

We have over 250 volunteer opportunities for ages 10 and up with everything from being a waiter to paparazzi, prom buddy to decoration setup. Each opportunity is unique and VERY important. Please click here to see the various roles. Minimum ages are in place for each role, and those 19 and over will be required to complete a background check. As each role fills, it will be noted on Volunteer Role Description and on the signup. You’ll receive training as it gets closer to the event.  
How can I share this with someone who might come as an honored guest?
Send them to this website, where guests can sign up. We will stay in close communication with them as the day approaches.