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United Church of Canada  

First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council

With joy in our hearts and a song on our lips we,

the Newfoundland and Labrador conference of The United Church of Canada,

believe that we are called by God to love and serve others. 

Through our various shared ministries in the name of Jesus Christ,

we are called to uphold the gifts and skills in each other;

to honour differences;

to be accepting of change while honouring heritage and traditions;

to seek justice

and through all of this to know that we are not alone. 

Thanks be to God


 On Wednesday, March 4, the ceremonial ribbon was officially cut, celebrating the completion of the Fairhaven Unit renovation.

The ribbon cutting was followed by a celebration in the Gathering Square.  Paula Shortall, Foundation Chair and Annette Morgan, Administrator welcomed residents, families, volunteers, staff and other guests.  Remarks were delivered by Lynn Burry, Honorary Campaign Chairperson, Rev. Heather Sandford, Representative of the United Church of Canada NL Conference, Tom Hann, Councilor, City of St. John’s, Judy Shea, family member and Shawna Delaney-Martin, Resident Care Manager. 


On March 5 and 6, the Foundation hosted coffee parties in appreciation to staff for their dedication to maintaining the highest quality of care for the residents of Fairhaven during the renovation.


Once again, thank you to our donors!!


The Fry Family Foundation – United Church of Canada Watkins Fund - Presentation Sisters Generalate – Sisters of Mercy Generalate – VOCM Cares Foundation - Scotiabank - Ice Caps Cares/Williams Family Foundation – Penney Group of Companies – Patten Family - Elinor Gill Ratcliffe – NLCU – Lion Pacers Rotary Club - Baine Johnston – Fundraising Committee – In Memoriam - Families


If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation, please contact Paula Roberts at 752-8957 or