On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Fair Haven
in Birmingham held a naming and re-dedication service of its renovated Chapel. The entire Fair Haven campus recently underwent redevelopment, but the Chapel remains the focal point of life and faith at the Birmingham retirement community.
The Good Shepherd Chapel at Fair Haven was named by Saundra Welch Wright of Birmingham in thanksgiving for the Welch and Wright families. In addition to regular worship services, The Good Shepherd Chapel hosts choir concerts and other activities for resident enjoyment, and can also be used to host community club meetings, training sessions and more. It is a valuable, flexible venue where people clearly experience the story of Jesus Christ in the new stained glass windows, no matter what brings them there.
A total of just over $66,700 has been raised so far in support of the Chapel renovation. Christopher Tomlin, President & CEO of Methodist Homes, introduced Sandy Wright during the re-dedication service and thanked her, “for the seed gift that you planted, which was watered by the gifts of others to produce the fruit that we see and celebrate here today.”
North Alabama Conference Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett participated in the ceremony, as well as retired minister and Fair Haven resident Rev. Wayne Vickery, retired Fair Haven Chaplain Rev. Jordan Gervin, and current Fair Haven Chaplain Rev. David Commer.
, a Methodist Homes of Alabama & Northwest Florida retirement community, is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and offers seniors a full spectrum of housing and care options including independent living, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, and long-term nursing care. Several partnerships with UAB provide for a medical director, an onsite medical clinic, and an onsite dental clinic at Fair Haven.