Past Events

The 510 Foundation has been busy through their ministries, but we have also been active in other ways through the community. Browse through our past events, complete with pictures and other resources.

Partnering with Nashville First Church of the Nazarene, we have brought various events to the East Nashville community and beyond.

3rd Annual Rise & Shine Gala

October 19, 2023 | 6:00 PM

Our third annual Rise & Shine fundraiser moved off campus to the iconic Loveless Cafe Barn, where a record number of guests came to hear keynote speaker, Cal Turner Jr. – former CEO of Dollar General and early supporter of the 510 Foundation. We also raised a record high of $231,170 to sustain and expand our mission into new areas of East Nashville, Middle Tennessee, and around the globe.

Adonai Theatre’s Productions

Adonai Arts Academy started a theatre program in 2021, and it began putting on full student productions in 2022. Check out the three wonderful shows put on by students aged 7-17. πŸ‘‡

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 🎭

April 21-24, 2022 | Directed by Wendy Morrison

Sherlock Holmes & the Mystery of the Opera House Killer 🎭

November 17-19, 2022 | Directed by Poem Bokoles

Twelfth Night 🎭

March 30-April 2, 2023 | Directed by Rebeka Rosales | Pictures by Haydin Olivia Photography

Annie Jr. 🎭

November 9-12, 2023 | Directed by Charlotte Myhre Shealy | Pictures by Kenn Stilger Photography

East Nashville & NFCN Block Party

August 19, 2023 | 2:00 PM

NazRec and NFCN partnered to bring the East Nashville community together, celebrating the summer and our beautiful neighborhood!

Summer Camps @ Adonai Arts

June 2023

Adonai Arts Academy had its biggest year of summer camps ever! Art, music, theatre, and two separate dance intensives.

Tragedy Into Triumph

May 1-3, 2023 | 7:00 PM

International celebrities took the NFCN stage to talk about their personal stories and how they emerged from tragedy and into triumph through Christ our Savior.

On Monday, Jonathan Cain (keyboardist for Journey and cowriter of “Don’t Stop Believin'”) talked about loss. On Tuesday, Montell Jordan (internationally acclaimed hip-hop artist) and his wife talked about struggles in marriage and how they overcame hardship. On Wednesday, KORN’s Brian “Head” Welch spoke to the biggest crowd about overcoming addiction through Christ.

House2Home Comedy FUNdraiser

April 21, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Sarah Lakey and Sean T. Hughes produced House2Home’s 2023 Clean Comedy Fundraiser. Sean, AKA The Balloon Guy, delivered a hilarious set, as did four local comics: Paula Kosienski, Carollynn Xavier, Caleb McCraw, and headliner Moody Molavi. Moody has featured on Dry Bar Comedy and drove the giddy audience to belly laughs. We had a lot of fun, and it all went to a good cause – supporting House2Home Nashville’s God-inspired mission of furnishing the new houses and apartments of individuals transitioning out of homelessness.

Breaking Bread with Sheriff Hall

March 30, 2023 | 11:30 AM

Justice Circle Nashville put on their quarterly Breaking Bread luncheon event in March 2023, this time with special speaker Sheriff Daron Hall. Unforeseeable tragedies placed this particular Breaking Bread on a week where Nashville and Sheriff Hall were in the national news. Sheriff Hall delivered a passionate speech about everything he had achieved, as well as his shortcomings, and everything he intended to achieve in the future.

2022 Fall Fest

October 26, 2022 | 6:00 PM

Free hot dogs, elaborate costumes, and candy galore – 510 Foundation and Nashville First Church of the Nazarene’s annual Fall Fest was a success yet again, reaching many members of the local community who aren’t as involved with the ministries of the 510 Foundation.

2nd Annual Rise & Shine Breakfast Fundraiser

October 20, 2022 | 7:00 AM

510 Foundation’s second Rise & Shine breakfast fundraiser had even more people attend than the first! Delicious breakfast, silent auction, beautiful singing (Mitchell House Music), and great testimonies shared – the 100+ attendees raised a lot of money for missions in East Nashville and around the world (Kenya & Haiti).

NazRec Basketball Camp

July 11-15, 2022

NazRec held its annual Basketball Camp this summer! The students had fun, and the parents had a break. NazRec even partnered with the Metro Police Department to participate.

Adonai Arts Academy Summer Camps

May 23-July 1, 2022

The 4 arms of Adonai Arts Academy (Dance, Art, Theatre, Music) all held summer camps this summer. We had more people sign up for these summer camps than ever before!

Whole-Brained Child Parenting Series

June 1-22, 2022

Life Christian Counseling’s Rebecca Bailey led several parents from across the East Nashville community in a free educational series on parenting children with holistic, evidence-based methods.

Have a Heart for House2Home

April 8, 2022 | 6:30 PM

House2Home held its annual dinner fundraiser in April, where it threw a swanky dinner for its guests and raised money for House2Home’s beautiful ministry: delivering household goods and furniture to those transitioning out of homelessness.

Breaking Bread with Marcus Vasquez

January 20th, 2022 | 11:30 AM

We had an amazing Breaking Bread event at Justice Circle Nashville, where Marcus Vazquez spoke about his story was one of courage, willpower, and overcoming.

As his story moved us all, we spoke on what it truly means to have a purpose in the Lord. This purpose God gives us is the driving force for how we reach out to others.

We thank Marcus Vazquez for speaking and wish him many blessings in the years to come.

Fall Fest

October 27, 2021 | 6:00 PM

Fall Fest was a huge success – as it is every year we put it on! Not only were the kids excited to see what candy they could get their hands on, but the families were also happy.

We saw a large turnout. We were able to reach out to others in the community through telling them about the various ministries 510 Foundation has to offer, and through music, treats, and fun.

Annual Golf Fundraiser

October 16, 2021 | 8:00 AM

44 participants had a great time at the Golf Tournament fundraiser!

All in all, everyone had a great time at the tournament and made a lot of new friends while meeting old ones. This golf fundraiser was put on by 510 Foundation and their NazRec ministry.

Rise & Shine Breakfast Fundraiser

October 7, 2021 | 7:00 AM

Our inaugural Rise & Shine breakfast fundraiser was marvelous! This was a fun and yummy way of presenting awards to our ministry leaders and raising funds for our important ministries.

Even though many people still tuned in online, we had a great in-person turnout. Seeing others come out in support of our ministries was phenomenal and encouraging to all involved.

In the end, we raised over $2,000 in the silent auction, and had various awards given out to esteemed in our community, letting them know we appreciate the difference they make.

Breaking Bread Nashville

September 16, 2021 | 11:30 AM

Breaking Bread Nashville was put on through Justice Circle Nashville, a ministry of the 510 Foundation.

This periodic event promotes racial and cultural unity in our city. Breaking Bread encourages dialogue about topics that effect culture in our city today. There was a good turnout and great conversation.

We can’t wait to see what else God has in store for Justice Circle Nashville, and can’t wait for the next Breaking Bread event!

Act Now Listening Session

March 8 & 15, 2021 | 6:30 AM

Nashville Justice Circle is always looking for events to bring difficult discussions to the table.

This Listening Session was like none other! The event was comprised of grassroots community members who are interconnected by common humanity and shared interests. With the purpose of listening to the voices of the marginalized and often ignored corners of our community the hope was to address social challenges and opportunities related to community safety. 

We would love to see you as part of the ACT NOW national initiative, and hope to see you at the next meeting.