Sunday Services: 10:00am
 Youth Sunday School: during service, after                                                 Children’s Sermon
 Adult Bible Study: Sunday at Noon
     Coffee Hour after worship service!
    Haven United Methodist Church
200 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
(401) 438-4911;
Office Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs.
 Service is at 10 am on Sunday, followed by Coffee Hour. Come refresh yourself, body and soul!!


What's new and exciting at Haven? Here is the latest news!

Sunday School Basketball League 2017-2018

 HAVEN BASKETBALL - It's not too late to join! Anyone from   Haven or the community, ages 8 to 17, is   welcome to play.   Practice is Wednesday 5:30-7 pm, with   games on Saturday   mornings for the 8 to 14 year olds; 15-17   year olds practice   7-8:30 pm Wednesday at Haven with   games Thursday night   at Martin Middle School. Jim begins   his 53rd year coaching!!  
The new RISEM District Superintendent, the Rev. Dr. Andrew Foster, III, visiting Haven on August 9, 2017, with Pastor Rev. Althea Jackson. Welcome Andrew!
Jim Hibbert named

The Neighborhood Coalition of East Providence honored our very own Jim Hibbert as the first recipient of the CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Award for his outstanding service to the Youth of the community for the past 53 years.

Congratulations Coach Jim!!!


 † TRUSTEES MTG: Mon., Mar 5th, Apr 2nd @ 5pm.
 † FINANCE COMM: Wed., Mar 21st, Apr 18th @ 6:00pm.
 † CHURCH CONFERENCE: Apr 22nd after Coffee Hour.

 † Adult Bible Study: Sunday @ 12pm. Subject: The Lord's Prayer

   March Birthdays                                           April Birthdays
  George Glover III                    3/3                           Ryan Marshall             4/2
  Albert Weeden III                   3/5                           Janice Hibbert             4/14
  Jo-Ann Hibbert                        3/7
  Julius Plante                             3/8 
  Gloria Cady                              3/13
  Daniel Furze                            3/17
  Evangeleen Vargas                 3/19
  Dillon & Zach Marshall          3/23
  Jamie Perry                              3/23
  Susanne "Winkie" Chrystie   3/24
  Ernest Winslow                       3/26/1919
  Geraldine Kirby                       3/28

Remember in Your Prayers

Prayer Requests

Mike Mahan - recovery from renal failure                             Jean James - continued healing of broken hip
Sarah – stage 4 breast cancer                                                    Bob’s cousin William – debilitating Parkinson’s disease
Mrs. Monteiro’s sister in FL who has cancer                          Pastor Nancy Allen – had a bad fall
Deb S’s cousin Julia                                                                      CeCe VeraCruz and family – have had a challenging year
Deb Sargent – to resolve issues for knee replacement         Joanna King – battling cancer
Rita Mahan – bladder cancer                                                     Ellie’s sister Betty
Hubert Jefferies – surgery-lung cancer                                    Donald Dailey – prostate cancer        
Tony Dunn                                                                                      Margaret – surgery recovery              
Barbara Fuller – health concerns                                               Karin B.                                                    
Bette Erickson                                                                                 Janice Thuot – husband John passed away          
William Olmsted                                                                            Lois Payne – heart condition                              
David – cancer                                                                                Manny Fernandes                                  
Brian Higgins – brain tumor                                                        George Glover – had back surgery; for speedy recovery                                
Raymond Smith – MS                                                                    
Dorothy Perkins – in rehab (Chuck’s 93 yo mom)         
Lisa – chronically ill, bedridden                                                 Carmen – cancer
Sandra Caniglia                                                                              Emily Bentz – seeing eye specialist  
Heidi Bentz – health issues; surgery recovery                         Carlos – for doctor to be able to diagnose illness                                           
Judy Dickson – health concerns                                                  Christian – 12 yo w/tumor                 
Michael Lang                                                                                  Ellie's sister Betty
Amelia – multiple health issues; high risk pregnancy           Danny Lopes – has cancer
Sue & Peter – breast cancer, 2 little ones                                  Rob - had heart surgery
Jim (not Hibbert) – lung cancer                                                  Rev. Sestino (Si) Continelli                 
Danny from Chicago – has cancer                                              Richard Gonsalves                                                                                       Healing of an alcoholic & her family                                         Nancy – bone cancer                                         
Steve Bentz – health concerns                                                     Lemuel Fuller – cataract/eye issues                                            
Deb S. & DHS employees receiving threats                              Sue - cancer
Joanne – has cancer, undergoing chemo                                  Steve Robinson – kidney failure       
Linda – lung cancer                                                                       Claudia – for an easier life; faces life’s challenges w/ joy; inspiration
Steve Bentz - health issues                                                                    Peter Silva – end stage cancer
Howard Dorrance – pneumonia                                                          Barbara Carlson (Winkie’s cousin) – recovery from back surgery 
J.C. Miller – multiple health issues                                                      Bert Dorrance – chemo for breast cancer
John Gould – (Deb Bentz’s bro.) – stroke recovery, congestive heart failure
Wayne Viera (& wife Jeanine) – had bypass surgery
Andrew Anguita – went blind in both eyes from diabetes
Jean’s daughter Kathy – found spots on kidneys
Jean James’ daughters and families – that they find a church home
Heather Haskell – had successful kidney transplant!! GOD IS GOOD!
Frank Adamo – chemo for pancreatic cancer
Anne Dion – healing well after cancer surgery; for uplifted spirits
Steven Mason – recovery from surgery on both wrists
Beth – for strength; in-laws passed away; parents have health issues
Ellie’s friend – was cancer free 5 years, has cancer again
Joan Chase – health concerns
Pastor Ricky from IN – serious health issues 
Dirk – cancer metastasized to whole body – undergoing chemo 
Jordan - for the blinders to be removed from his eyes so that he can see the full gospel of Jesus Christ, and that the Holy Spirit                           works in his life.
Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.    
     Mae Amado, 99 Goldsmith Avenue #814, East Providence, RI 02914  434-9022
     Harry Blunt, 5716 Kenfield Street, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
     Bertha Jean Chase, 62 Dunbar Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916
     Joan Chase, P. O. Box 16172, Rumford, RI 02916  749-1213
     Geraldine Kirby, 80 Franklin Street, Apt. 223, Vernon, CT 06060  860-207-6010
     Anne Lambert, 125 Roma Street, East Providence, RI 02914  438-7877
     Claire Poindexter, 57 North Hull Street, East Providence, RI 02914  434-0212
     Dolores Seeley-Brown, Orchard View Manor, 135 Tripps Ln, Riverside, RI 02915
     Dorothy Shorts, 222 North County Street, East Providence, RI 02914  434-6733
     Olive Stringfellow, UMEC, 30 Alexander Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
     Rose Warner, 95 Newman Avenue, Apt. N1008, Rumford, RI 02916
     Ernest Winslow, 77 Unity Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914

Remember Those....

 STRINGFELLOW, Olive M. (Cameron), 94, of East Providence, died peacefully on Monday,   January 8, 2018 at Linn Health Center. She was the wife of the late Thomas S.   Stringfellow. Born in East Providence, she was the daughter of the late Henry H. Cameron   & Katherine (Santangelo) Cameron. Mrs. Stringfellow was a member of Haven United   Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. 
 Olive leaves her loving children: Thomas C. Stringfellow and his wife Karen of Riverside,   David W. Stringfellow of East Providence, and Elizabeth A. Chenot of Pawtucket. She was   the cherished grandmother of James C. Stringfellow of Warwick and Adrian Stringfellow   of Houston, TX, as well as the great-grandmother of Taylor C. Stringfellow, Taryn M.   Stringfellow, and Teagan C. Stringfellow, all of Warwick, and De’Avion Stringfellow and   Anescia Stringfellow of Houston, TX.  She was the sister of the late Richard Cameron. 

 Her Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm in Haven United   Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Avenue, East Providence.  Burial will follow in Riverside   Cemetery.  Relatives & friends are invited and may call at the church from 11:00-12:00 pm   prior.  In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to Haven United Methodist Church will be   appreciated.  Arrangements have been entrusted to J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL   HOME, 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence.

In Memoriam....

 Mildred (Forney) Jackson, 93, of East Providence, died peacefully on Sunday, December   24, 2017 at Waterview Villa. She was the wife of the late Amel Jackson. Born in Crouse,   NC, she was a daughter of the late Elvie Forney & Susie (Alexander)   Forney.

 Mrs. Jackson worked in prototype assembly for Teradyne, Inc. until her retirement. She   loved art, all types of music,   though Gospel and Jazz were her favorites. She was a sports   fan, especially basketball. She was a member of Haven United Methodist Church. For the   years she lived in Boston she was known for her wisdom and kindness to everyone. All   that entered her home knew gracious and unconditional hospitality.

 She leaves her loving daughter, The Rev. Althea V. Jackson (Pastor of Haven United   Methodist Church) of Riverside. She was the sister of the late Ollie Forney, Clara Gaither,   Sarah Lowery, Elvie Forney, & Jake Forney. She also leaves many nieces and nephews   whom she loved dearly. They can attest to the fact that they love her.

 Her Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:00 am in Haven United   Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Avenue, East Providence. Burial will follow in Rumford   Cemetery. Relatives & friends are invited and may call at the church from 10:00-11:00 am   prior. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to Haven United Methodist Church will be   appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL   HOME.
 SMITH, CURTIS, October 28, 1917 – November 30, 2017
 retired United Methodist Minister, died November 30 at the age of 100 in East Providence,   RI. Curtis Warren Smith was born in Highland Park, Michigan on October 28, 1917, the   elder of two children born to Wirt Jordan Smith and Ella Pauline Curtis Smith. Curtis   graduated from Highland Park High School in 1934 at age 16. He attended Wesleyan   University, graduating in 1938. Curtis' sophomore year was spent in Guangzhou, China   studying at Lingnan University. After graduating from Wesleyan, Curtis worked at the   YMCA in Hartford, Connecticut.

 In 1941 Curtis entered Chicago Theological Seminary, where he met Rosemary Hirst. They   married in 1948, while he was serving as minister in Pittsburg, New Hampshire. Their   first child, Margaret, was born in 1950, and shortly thereafter the Smiths moved to   Henniker, New Hampshire, where Susanna was born in 1953. In 1956, Curtis took a   sabbatical from the church and the family moved to Manistee, Michigan for a year, where   he worked as a union night watchman for a salt refinery.

 In 1957, the family went to Lancaster, New Hampshire, where Curtis became pastor of       Christ United Methodist Church. Philip was born there in 1958. In 1964, Curtis, wanting     to become involved in the civil rights movement, moved the family to the eastern shore   of Maryland where he worked the rest of his career in the Peninsula Conference. Curtis   retired in 1985, and Rosemary and he moved back to Lancaster, New Hampshire. After   Rosemary's death in 2005, Curtis moved to Providence, Rhode Island, near his son Philip.
 Curtis is predeceased by his wife Rosemary and his sister Barbara Suter. He is survived   by daughters Margaret Smith (Victor Martino) of Bainbridge Island, Washington and   Susanna Smith (Julie Orr) of Seattle, son Philip Smith (Rochelle Sokoll) of Providence,   granddaughter Heron Greenesmith (Daniel Parr) of Boston, grandson Emerson   Greenesmith of New York, and one great-granddaughter.

 A service for Curtis will be held at 2pm on Sunday, December 3rd at Haven United   Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Ave., East Providence, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations   may be made to the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) or the United Methodist   Committee on Relief (UMCOR). 

 Carole E. Hayes, 74 of Seekonk passed away Sunday June 4, 2017 at Hope Hospice &  Palliative Care. She was the wife of James W. Hayes. Born in Providence, she was the  daughter of Harold and Elizabeth (McFadyen) Nyberg. She worked as a medical secretary  for various medical offices before retiring. Carole was an active member of Haven United  Methodist Church, and she enjoyed spending time by the ocean. In addition to her  husband, Carole is survived by two children - Todd Hayes of Somerville, MA and Kristin  Hayes of Miami Lakes, FL - one granddaughter, Francy Hayes, and one cousin, Bonnie  Smith of Little Compton. Her funeral service will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:00  AM at Haven United Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI.  Burial  will be in Seekonk Cemetery, Newman Avenue, Seekonk, MA. Calling hours are  Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555  Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to  Haven United Methodist Church Building Fund, 200 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI  02914 or Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.
 GOFTON, ALBERT F., age 98, formerly of Warwick, died on Monday, June 26, 2017, at   Steere House in Providence. He was the husband of the late Ruth E. (Sutherland) Gofton,   and the late Helen (Baker) Hawksley.

 Born in Providence, a son of the late Frederick C. and Elizabeth (Worthington) Gofton,   he was raised in East Providence, lived in Warwick from 1950 to 1988, and in Port St.   Lucie, FL from 1988 to 2009, when he returned to Warwick.

 A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of the Bronze Star. Mr. Gofton   was employed as a milkman by A.B. Munroe Dairy in East Providence for over 40 years,   retiring in 1984. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to play golf and canoe on Rhode Island   rivers. He was a former member of Haven Methodist Church in East Providence.

 He is survived by a daughter, Marcia E. Jones of Warwick; a son, Scott F. Gofton and his   wife Beverly, of Narragansett; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Malcolm of Warwick; six   grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Jeffrey A.   Gofton, and the brother of the late Francis Gofton and Edward Gofton.

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, July 2, from 3-6 p.m.   in the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick.   Burial with military honors will be on Monday, July 3, at 9 a.m. in the Rhode Island   Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. (Please gather just inside the cemetery entrance at 8:45 a.m.)

 In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice &   Palliative Care RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.
   Haven Basketball 2016-2017 by Jim Hibbert​​

 The Haven Sunday School team again finished in 2nd place with a 12-3 record. The best game of the year, like last year, was  the first game, in which we beat the eventual League champion. 

 The following Haven players were voted to the League All-Star Team: Xavier Hazard, Jarek Delgado, Jayden Delgado, Steven  Clark and Shane Haynes. For the second year in a row, Xavier Hazard was voted Most Valuable Player of the League. Other  team members were: Teddy Leland, Jayden Caldwell and Anthony Baez.

 The most disappointing part of the last two seasons was that 10 players have come out for the team and dropped off the team.  Over the years, the retention rate has been over 90%. In almost every case, it was an issue with who would be bringing the  player to practice and games.

 Haven again sponsored "open" basketball for Sr. High youth on Wednesdays at Haven and Thursdays at Martin Middle School  gymnasium. Well over 35 kids participated. Thankfully, they all don't show up every week!!

 Four Haven Sunday School alumni - Dion Hazard, Shaniah Hazard, Deyshawn Tengbaugh and Keystan Casey - were key  members of the East Providence High School Girls & Boys Varsity basketball teams. Both teams advanced to the second round  of their respective state tournaments. We are proud of their accomplishments!

Haven Youth Basketball Team


8 to 14 year olds

15 to 17 year olds

Backpacks 2017

  BACKPACKS for Emma G. Whiteknact Elementary School

 We supplied 60 fully stocked backpacks for the 3rd Graders. To all who donated and made this possible - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

Backpacks 2016

Backpacks 2015