At least two congregations in the Charis Fellowship played host to the special needs community over the weekend as they were the site of Night to Shine events.
Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio (Nick Cleveland, senior pastor), was the site of Friday night’s Night to Shine in Wayne County. Click here to see coverage from the Wooster, Ohio, Daily Record. A portion of the story appears below.
In Pickerington, Ohio, Grace Fellowship Church (Keith Minier, senior pastor), was the site for their region. A story in Pickerington This Week previewed the event. A portion of that story also appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Wooster, Ohio, Daily Record
A time to really shine
All the honored guests, volunteers and their families and caregivers gather in the gym at Grace Church in Wooster at the end of Friday’s third annual Wayne County Night to Shine to listen to Tim Tebow on the large screen and for the attendees to receive their crowns at the end of the night. The Tebow Foundation, which started Night to Shine five years ago and provided seed money for events on the local level, saw more than 500 similar events occur simultaneously across the globe Friday night. Locally, Grace Church and Sycamore Community Church, with support from many local businesses and individuals, gave 262 teens and adult members of the special needs community a prom-like experience, centered on God’s love, at no charge to attend.
Click here to see complete coverage from the Wooster, Ohio, Daily Record.
Pickerington, Ohio, This Week
Ready for the spotlight: Prom night set for special-needs teens, adults
For the second year in a row, a Pickerington church will play host to a prom night for teens and adults with special needs.
Grace Fellowship Church Pickerington campus, 1449 Refugee Road, will host a prom for people with special needs ages 14 and older from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.
The event is free for attendees and will include a red carpet walk as guests enter the church, limousine rides, a full meal and photographs.
Dubbed the Night to Shine, the evening is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, and is being held in connection with roughly 655 similar events to take place Feb. 8 worldwide.
Grace Fellowship member Brittney Seymour said the event will be the only Night to Shine held in Pickerington.
“Our church just has a place in our heart for people with special needs,” Seymour said. “We think it’s important to show love to people with special needs.”
Click here to read the complete article from This Week.