Get Ready to SHINE!
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Jesus tells us in Matthew 5: 16, “…let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
The LCMS Northern Illinois District is coordinating a district-wide servant event that will provide our members opportunities to give witness to the love of Jesus through acts of service to their neighbors. Mark your calendars for a day of service between April 14-23, 2023.
This is a free event. To participate, pick your own project in an area close to you, and SHINE! God’s light.
How is God calling you to serve your neighbors and SHINE His light?
Frequently Asked Questions
When is SHINE! taking place?
SHINE! takes place April 14-23, 2023. Decide how much time your project will take and pick a day to serve.
Who can participate in SHINE!?
There is no age requirement. Everyone from toddlers to seniors is welcome to participate.
How many people need to be in a group to participate?
A group can be as small as two people and as large as the group wants to be.
What kinds of servant projects are allowed?
There are so many ways that your group can serve right in your own community! Possible projects include: cleaning, carpentry, quilting, cooking, packing, weeding, collecting donations, yardwork, writing cards. Think of unique opportunities to serve in a way that’s tailored to your gifts, your community, and your congregational needs.
How do I register my group?
Registration coming soon. Register your group by Wednesday, March 1, 2023 to receive a free SHINE! t-shirt.
This initiative supports our pillar on WITNESS: Encouraging personal witnessing, congregational engagement with their community, support of our NID partnerships and missions and sharing in a world mission field together. The LCMS Northern Illinois District encourages you to partner with us in Advancing His Kingdom, faithfully serving the Gospel of Jesus Christ and sharing it in our community and the world. You make a difference!
WITNESS: Encouraging personal witnessing, congregational engagement with their community, support of our NID partnerships and missions and sharing in a world mission field together.