6:00 – Sponsor & Hope Partner Reception with Refuge Center Leadership and Jars of Clay
6:30 – Main Reception (Heavy Hors D’Oeuvres and Drinks), followed by program, music from Jars of Clay, and closing.
This event is our single most important fundraiser that provides us with the support needed to advance our mission of providing affordable, professional counseling services in order to empower, educate, and support individuals, couples and families in need. We also honor a member of the Middle Tennessee community who exemplifies our values with our annual Hope Award. We were honored to present our 2018 Hope Award to Taj and Eddie George.
There were over 300 people in attendance in 2018, and we raised a record-breaking $161,000. The event will take place on Tuesday October 22, 2019 at The Factory at Franklin in Jamison Hall. We are thrilled to welcome Grammy-award winning artists Jars of Clay as our musical guest. The Nashville-based Christian rock band achieved resounding success in the field of Christian alternative rock by infusing creativity with religion, music with scripture, and a distinctive musical style with traditional viewpoints. They broke into mainstream radio, video, and retail in 1996, and sold millions of records since their debut. The band’s name was inspired by the II Corinthians 4:7 verse in the Bible that reads, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” The verse, which refers to the frailty of humanity and our earthly bodies, is also the lyric of the song Four Seven” on the band’s debut release.