It has been several months since TCC hosted the annual Night to Shine event. Night to Shine is a prom experience for individuals with special needs. Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, the mission is to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The TCC family has been amazing the past several years at Night to Shine to live out and fulfill that mission. Through a vast array of volunteer opportunities, our church family has shared Faith, Hope, and Love to many individuals with special needs along with their families.
Matthew 5:16 reminds us, “You are the light of the world. A city can’t be hidden. Also, people do not light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand. Then it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine in front of others. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will praise your Father who is in heaven.”
Family, we truly are the light of the world. We are urged not to hide our light or be ashamed of our light, but rather shine in front of others. In doing so, we provide light to those around us, which can result in them praising our heavenly Father!
Here at TCC, we do not interpret Matthew 5:16 as only shining your light one night a year. We truly believe that God desires for us to shine every day of the year, in all circumstances and in front of all people. We do not think that one night of shining our lights, loving, and serving those around us is enough. We strongly believe that God’s desire for us is to Shine On!
There is currently a fantastic opportunity for us to Shine On not only in our city but more specifically to our friends from Night to Shine. The 43rd annual Troy Strawberry Festival is June 1-2. The city provides four shuttle locations to accommodate the thousands of guests coming to Troy. One of those shuttle locations is solely handicap accessible at Hobart (ITW) offices. As a church family, we want to provide volunteers for that particular shuttle location. The task is simple, yet the impact is massive. The task is to simply greet, welcome, and assist the guests utilizing the Hobart Office shuttle. Our friends with Riverside and RT Industries are providing vehicles and transportation. We just need to provide the smiles and helping hands!
There are only 24 volunteer positions available. I desire to see every one of those positions filled by this Sunday- May 26. Can you help make that happen? Will you Shine On?
To sign up for a two-hour volunteer shift and find out more visit www.DeclareOnTheSquare.org