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; havenumchurch@yahoo.com
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!!

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.

THIS JUST IN!!

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
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR!!

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!!!

NEWS and EVENTS

 
   MEETINGS
     
 † TRUSTEES MTG: Mon., Jan 8th, Feb 5th, Mar 5th @ 5pm.
 † FINANCE COMM: Wed., Jan 24th, Feb 21st, Mar 21st @ 6:00pm.
 † CHURCH CONFERENCE: Jan 21st, Feb 18th, Mar 18th  after Coffee Hour.

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

           
            December Birthdays              January Birthdays
              Elinor Pickering           12/20        Susan Cady                         1/1 
              Jamie Connors              12/20        Jarek Delgado                    1/3
                                                                         Rebecca Cummins            1/3
                                                                         Darian Plante                    1/12
                                                                         Lemuel Fuller                    1/24
                                                                         Bryan Sirois                       1/29
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
Myrna Griffith – broken femur                                                 Mrs. Monteiro’s sister in FL who has cancer
Deb S’s cousin Julia                                                                      CeCe VeraCruz and family – have had a challenging year
Deb Sargent – to resolve BP 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                                                                                Valerie – in RI Hospital Cardiac Unit – blood clot           
William Olmsted                                                                            Lois Payne – heart condition                              
David – cancer                                                                                Manny Fernandes                                  
Brian Higgins – brain tumor                                                       Family of Mildred Jackson                                    
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                                                                                  
Amelia – multiple health issues; high risk pregnancy           Danny from Chicago – 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
Ken Gray - cont. good health                                                       Steve Robinson – kidney failure       
Linda – lung cancer                                                                       Claudia – for an easier life; faces life’s challenges w/ joy; inspiration
Steve Bentz - health issues                                                                    Families of Susan Flynn and Jackson Weintraub
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
Bert Dorrance – chemo for breast 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.    
   
    REMEMBER THOSE NOT AT WORSHIP SERVICE:
     
     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....

In Memoriam....


 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.
  
 OLBRYCH, Todd J., 66, died March 30, 2017. Husband of the late Ellen F. (Endicott)  Olbrych. Loving father of Aaron Olbrych (fiancée Christine Pina) of Attleboro and  the late Eric T. Olbrych. Brother of Stephanie Olbrych of Norton and Ronald  Olbrych of Westerly. Grandfather of Haley, Garret, Christian, Aiden, & Eric  Olbrych. 

 Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00 am in Haven United  Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Ave., East Providence. Burial will be private.  Calling Hours at the church are from 9:00-11:00 am prior. Arrangements have  been entrusted to J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL HOME.
  
 KOHLER, Marcia F. (Anthony), 84, of East Providence, died peacefully on Monday,  February 6, 2017 at Waterview Villa. She was the wife of the late Robert F. Kohler,  Sr. Born in Newport, she was a daughter of the late Perry B. Anthony & Sarah E.  (Archer) Anthony.

 Mrs. Kohler was a homemaker and member of Haven United Methodist Church  where she loved singing in the choir. She also worked for the East Providence S  Senior Center for many years. She leaves her loving son: Robert F. Kohler, Jr. of  Pawtucket and many nieces & nephews. She was the sister of the late Perry B.  Anthony, Sandra E. Bourassa, & Robert Anthony, Sr. 

 Her Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11:00 am in Haven  United Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Ave., East Providence. Burial will follow in  the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Relatives & friends are invited and may call  Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30 am at J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL HOME,  210 Taunton Ave., East Providence. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to Haven  United Methodist Church will be appreciated.

 Edmund “Ed” J. McCaughey, 69 of Seekonk passed away Thursday November 3,  2016 at  Rhode Island Hospital.  He was the husband of Sandra (Pheland)  McCaughey.  Born in  Providence he was a son of the late Charles and Claire  (Raybert) McCaughey.  Ed worked  as a shipper for International Packaging before  retiring.  He was a former member of  the Knights of Columbus, Seekonk, and  former softball coach for the Seekonk girl’s  softball league.  In addition to his wife  he is survived by one daughter Lori McCaughey  of Seekonk, two grandchildren  Kaitlyn, and Dallas, and one sister Sharon McCaughey of  East Providence. He was  the brother of the late Charles McCaughey Jr.  His funeral  service will be held on  Saturday November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM in The New Hope  Christian Church, 1436  Grand Army Highway, Swansea.  In lieu of flowers contributions  may be made to  the family.
 
 Reney, Genevieve E., (Moody), 93, passed away on Wednesday October 19, 2016.  She was the wife of the late Russell A Reney whom she was married to for 35 years.  Genevieve was daughter of the late Irving W. and Geraldine B. (Endicott) Moody. 

 Genevieve worked at the Central Junior High School as a Cafeteria worker for  many years. She has also been a member of the Haven United Methodist Church  since 1932. 

 Besides her husband, she leaves behind a son Richard R. Reney of Ipswich, MA, a  daughter, Vicki L. Trapp and her husband Stafford W. Trapp, four grandchildren  and four great grandchildren. 

 A funeral service will be held at Haven United Methodist Church, 200 Taunton  Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914 on Monday October 24, 2016 at 11:00AM. Calling  hours will take place Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 3-6 PM in Smith-Mason  Funeral Home, 398 Willett Ave., Riverside, RI. Memorial donations may be sent to  Haven United Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Ave, East Providence, RI 02914 In  Genevieve’s memory.
 
 James T. Mendes, 60, passed away on Monday October 17, 2016 at Rhode Island  Hospital. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late James T. and Harriet A.  (Broadway) Mendes. James worked as a RI Correctional Officer at the A.C.I for  twenty seven years. He was an Army Veteran.

 He leaves four children, Eric J.  Brown of Cranston, Helen-Marie Newton of North  Carolina, Nicholas A. Mendes of  East Providence and James T. Mendes of  Providence, his companion, Rosa Baez of  Providence, four sisters, Alethia Mitchell,  Maria Perry, Dorothy Shorts and Julia  Doutaz, one brother, Fortunato Mendes, and  six grandchildren. He was the brother  of the late Harriot Sargent.

 His Funeral service will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY  FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial with Military  Honors will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, RI. Calling hours are Sunday 4-8.
  
 RUTH A. LYNN
 September 27, 1926 ~ September 27, 2016 (age 90)

 Ruth A. Lynn, 90, of East Providence, died peacefully on September 27, 2016.  Born  in Philipsburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. E. Lynn & Ruth L.  (Davis) Lynn.

 Ms. Lynn worked for Providence Washington Insurance Company as a file clerk  for many years until her retirement.  She was a member of Haven United  Methodist Church.  

 Her Funeral and Burial will be private.  Calling hours are respectfully omitted.    Arrangements have been entrusted to J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL HOME.
 
 COVILL, Shirley J. (Taylor), 92, of East Providence, died peacefully on Monday,  September 12, 2016 at Miriam Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Charles E.  Covill, Sr.  Born in Herkimer, NY, she was a daughter of the late Ernest A. Taylor  and Ruth H. (Nabinger) Taylor.

 Mrs. Covill was a Homemaker and member of Haven United Methodist Church for  many years. She leaves her loving children: Charles E. Covill, Jr. of East  Providence, Stephen J. Covill of East Providence, Deborah J. Chadwick of  Pawtucket, and Donna J. Covill-Webb and her husband Richard of Riverside.
 Shirley was the cherished grandmother of Gregory Chadwick of Pawtucket,  Lindsay Chadwick of Pawtucket, Nathan Covill of Seekonk, MA, Jenna Covill of  Rocky Hill, CT, and great-grandmother of Chase.  She was the sister of Warren  Taylor and Barbara Taylor of Pawtucket and the late Ernest Taylor, James Taylor,  and Donald Taylor.  She also leaves her two loving nieces, Beverly Bell of Warwick  and Janice Bowman of Alabama.  

 Her Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 11:00 am in  J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL HOME, 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence.  Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston, RI.  Relatives & friends are  invited and may call 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, gifts  in her memory to Haven United Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Avenue, East  Providence, RI 02914 will be appreciated.
   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

HAVEN SUNDAY SCHOOL TEAM
2016-2017

8 to 14 year olds
SR. HIGH YOUTH BASKETBALL
2016-2017

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