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!
 † WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – WHEN: Thursday mornings @ 11:30 WHERE: at the home of Delores Tucker. Talk to   Pastor Althea or Delores if you are interested. Transportation will be provided as needed.

 † CHURCH PICNIC – Sunday, July 29th after church service at Slater Park in Pawtucket. The church will supply   hamburgers and hot dogs. There is a signup sheet where you can let us know what you will bring to share.

 † NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, Tuesday, August 7th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Senior Center Soccer Field.  Haven will   have a table with brochures about the church, pen and pencil giveaways and a display of the backpacks and   supplies to be given out on August 11th.

  Grades 6 to 12 (Middle and High School)
  August 11, 2018
  10 am until gone
  Last year we were able to give away 100 backpacks fully stocked. This year our goal is 125 backpacks, focusing      on Middle and High School.
  Monetary donations only. This allows us to purchase items in bulk and save money. Please indicate “Backpacks”    on your envelope or check made payable to Haven UMC. Assembly help gratefully accepted! THANK YOU!!!!!
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!!!


† FINANCE COMM: Wed., July 18th, Aug 22nd, Sep 19th @ 6:00pm.
† TRUSTEES MTG: Mon., Aug 6th, Sep 10th @ 5pm.
† CHURCH CONFERENCE: Sun., Aug 26th after Coffee Hour.

  July Birthdays                                                   August Birthdays
  Mike Pickering                   7/12                     Deb Sargent                        8/6
  Jayleen Vargas                   7/16                      Chuck Dorbor                    8/6
  Amelia Turcotte                7/22                      Jack Zea                               8/12
  Wanda Mullen                   7/26                     Beth Mason                          8/17
  George Erickson                7/27                     Donna Marshall                  8/21
  Douglas Cady                     7/27
Remember in Your Prayers

Prayer Requests

Sarah – stage 4 breast cancer                        
Nancy – bone cancer   
Rita Mahan – bladder cancer
Hubert Jefferies – on steroids that are making him swell  
Donald Dailey – prostate cancer   
Tony Dunn
Nancy Allen – shingles on head and neck 
Barbara Fuller – health concerns
Family and Friends of Markeith Collins – 27 yo committed suicide               
Bette Erickson     
William Olmsted
Rev. Ron Wilson – stage 4 kidney disease                
David – cancer
Manny Fernandes – health concerns                                          
Brian Higgins – brain tumor
Tony Carbone – diabetes, lost a toe now infected; in wheelchair for 6 months         
Raymond Smith – MS
Lisa – chronically ill, bedridden
Heidi Bentz – pray spots on face are benign
Amaya – accepted at Penn St. and U of CT – pray for guidance        
Judy Dickson – health concerns
Robert Fernandes, Sr. – Parkinson’s disease           
Amelia – multiple health issues                       
Sue & Peter – breast cancer, 2 little ones
Jim (not Hibbert) – lung cancer
Rev. Sestino (Si) Continelli                             
Dorothy Perkins – Chuck’s mom
Jimmy – for life issues
Rob – recovery from heart surgery             
Carmen – cancer
Emily Bentz – seeing eye specialist
Amy Bentz – health problems
Richard Gonsalves
Danny from Chicago – has cancer
Jackson – 11 yo in St. Louis w/ serious health issues
Steve Bentz – cellulitis and other health concerns
Lemuel Fuller – cataract/eye issues
Steve Robinson – kidney failure
Howard Dorrance – continued good health
Hannah (clergy colleague) – major health issues
Deb Sargent – knee replacement surgery, speedy recovery
Jan Curran (clergy colleague) – rushed to hospital; for healing
Haven UMC – for guidance in how God would have us serve and be a blessing to the community
General Conference of the UMC – guidance in how to proceed in regards to the issue of human sexuality
Mrs. Monteiro’s sister in FL who has cancer
Rev. Julia Doutaz – congenital heart failure
Linda – lung cancer
Deb S’s co-worker – had a house fire and lost everything
Peter Silva – end stage cancer
John Gould (Debbie B’s bro.) – congestive heart failure
Sue – cancer
Wayne Viera (& wife Jeanine) – inoperable heart disease
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
Danny Lopes – cancer
Bert Dorrance – chemo for breast cancer
Anne Dion – healing well after cancer surgery; for uplifted spirits
Steven Mason Sr. & Jr. – that they communicate and forgive
Debbie Tate
Jean James – continued healing of broken hip
Joan Chase – health concerns
Pastor Ricky from IN – serious health issues
Dawn and family – mom passed away after long battle with cancer
Dirk – cancer metastasized to whole body – undergoing chemo
CeCe VeraCruz and family – have had a challenging year
Joanne – has cancer, undergoing chemo
Joanna King – battling cancer
David – heart problems (Debbie B’s great niece’s husband)
Michaela – health issues
Julius Fuller – health concerns
Vincent Flynn – ruptured blood vessels in his heart
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
     Rose Warner, 95 Newman Avenue, Apt. N1008, Rumford, RI 02916
     Ernest Winslow, Brookdale East Bay, 1440 Wampanoag Trail, Apt. 223, Riverside, RI 02915

Remember Those....

In Memoriam....

 Peter Tabor, Jr., age 87, of Rumford, died June 2, 2018 at the Linn Health Care Center. He   was born in Providence, the son of the late Peter Tabor, Sr. and the late Amelia (Coelho)   Tabor.

 He proudly served his country with the US Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. He   worked as a machine operator with Coro Jewelry until his retirement.
 He is survived by his niece Paula Kelly, his 4 nephews: Scott Schortmann, Mark   Schortmann, Peter V. Tabor and Bruce Schortmann. He leaves his companion Ann Barone   of many years. He was the brother of the late Doris E. Schortmann and Norman Tabor.
 Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday (6/8) from 8-8:30am at   the Rebello Funeral Home and Crematory, 901 Broadway, East Providence, followed by a   Memorial Service at 8:30am in the Rebello Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors   will be at the RI Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Exeter.
 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.

 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). 
   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