Night to Shine returns to Dunwoody UMC 2024

Guests and volunteers register in big numbers for Night to Shine Prom at Dunwoody UMC 

 More than 160 honored guests and close to 400 volunteers have registered for Night to Shine 2024, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, at Dunwoody United Methodist Church. This will be the second year in Dunwoody for this unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love and celebrating people with special needs. 

Held by host churches around the world simultaneously on Friday, February 9, 2024, Dunwoody UMC is excited to be a part of this worldwide movement that God is using as a catalyst to change how cultures embrace people with disabilities. Youth from six different community churches, schools and service/charity leagues in and around Dunwoody have registered as volunteers. In addition, 18 sponsors and community partners have stepped up to support this unifying event. 

“Compared to our first year last year, we already have about 40 more honored guests and 100 more volunteers registered for Night to Shine 2024,” said Dunwoody UMC Senior Pastor Dr. Phil Schroeder. “This is a community-wide event that’s gaining support and spreading love, understanding and acceptance.”

Donations are critical to the success of Night to Shine, which is hosted by churches all around the globe that desire to share the love of Christ with their community of people with special needs. To learn more about how to support the event, to explore different sponsorship levels. There is no cost for Night to Shine’s families or honored guests, who enjoy a red carpet entrance complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi, hair and makeup stations, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, dancing, karaoke, gifts, a Respite Room for parents and caregivers, a Sensory Room, and a crowning ceremony where every honored guest receives a crown or tiara! 

“We continue to be in awe of all God has done over the past nine years, but we believe He has even more in store,” said Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “Every town, every village, every nation needs Night to Shine because we want every person with special needs to know that they are one of one, created in love, by love and for love.” 

Over the years, Night to Shine, through hundreds of churches from 56 different countries, has provided over half a million guest experiences. The year 2024 marks the 10th anniversary of Night to Shine. Inspired by Dunwoody UMC’s inaugural Night to Shine last year, the church has developed a new ministry called Connected, which serves individuals with disabilities who are ages 14 and older. They’re invited to meet at the church on designated Wednesdays to share a meal, enjoy activities, and engage in fellowship. The ministry is open to all, and Dunwoody UMC has a goal of expanding it. 

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ABOUT DUNWOODY UMC To be a church that leads with the love of Christ and welcomes all to strengthen ourselves, neighbors and neighborhoods. 

ABOUT TIM TEBOW FOUNDATION The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. This mission is being fulfilled daily through ministry outreach in Orphan Care + Prevention, Special Needs, Profound Medical Needs, and Anti- Human Trafficking & Child Exploitation. To learn more about how the Tim Tebow Foundation is serving the world’s most vulnerable people, please visit