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; [email protected]
Pastor’s Office Hours: 10 am-5 pm Mon., Wed.; 11 am-6 pm Tue., Thu.
Church Office Hours: 9 am-5 pm Mon., Tue., Wed., and Thu.
 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!
District Superintendent Foster will be here to conduct a special Church Conference after the worship service to discuss changes at Haven UMC beginning on July 1, 2019. You presence is important, as we must vote on a number of issues. Please make every attempt to be here.

Open every Saturday
9 am to 12 pm

BAG SALE every Saturday in May!!
$1 - plastic grocery bag
$3 - brown grocery bag
​$5 - 13 gal. trash bag

New items added weekly

Clothing, household goods, linens, coats, knickknacks


  † TRUSTEES MTG: Mon., Jun 3rd, Jul 1st @ 5pm.
  † CHURCH CONFERENCE: Sun., Jun 2nd after Coffee Hour.
​  † FINANCE COMM: Mon., Jun 17th @ 6:00 pm

  May Birthdays                                      June Birthdays
  Michael Dorbor            5/5                    Joan Klein               6/10
  Bette Erickson              5/7                    CeCe Veracruz        6/12
  Leanne Campbell         5/7                    Robert Mason        6/13 
  Thomas Cady                5/27                  Dorothy Shorts      6/15
                                                                    Beverly Rathbun   6/15
                                                                    Joyce Hibbert         6/18
                                                                    Delores Tucker       6/25
                                                                    Julia Doutaz            6/26

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!!!
Remember in Your Prayers

Prayer Requests

†         Kenny Dias – had an aneurysm
†         Those affected by gun violence and bombings
†         All veteran’s dealing with PTSD, addiction, physical injuries
†         John Bentz (Emily’s dad) – health issue
†         Ellie’s sister Betty – another heart surgery
†         Alyssa Miller – emotional healing
†         Jim Hibbert – continued healing from aseptic meningitis
†         Family of Carolyn Sanders (Lemuel’s great-niece)
†         Cousin Julia – health issues and dealing with hard life changes
†         Cousin Julia’s kids – lost almost everything in a fire
†         June Hopkins – stage 4 ovarian cancer
†         Wayne Travers – needs heart transplant
†         Sarah – stage 4 breast cancer                        
†         Nancy – bone cancer   
†         Donald Dailey – prostate cancer   
†         Tony Dunn
†         Lem Fuller and Family - Barbara Fuller passed away
†         Bette Erickson     
†         Ellie P’s close relative – suicidal
†         Rev. Ron Wilson – stage 4 kidney disease                
†         David – cancer
†         Manny Fernandes – recovery from back surgery and stroke
†         Brian Higgins – brain tumor
†         Tony Carbone – continued good health
†         Raymond Smith – MS
†         Lisa – chronically ill, bedridden
†         Heidi Bentz – pray spots on face are benign
†         Matt – lost his way; prayers for direction 
†         Chuck Dorbor – physical and emotional healing; lost job
†         Robert Fernandes, Sr. – Parkinson’s disease           
†         Amelia – multiple health issues                       
†         Sue & Peter – breast cancer, 2 little ones
†         Rev. Sestino (Si) Continelli                             
†         Amalia & Heidi – family issues
†         Jimmy – for life issues       
†         Carmen – cancer
†         Emily Bentz – YAY GOD! Successful eye surgery!!! – Happy 4th BD
†         Amy Bentz – health problems
†         Jean James – health concerns
†         Danny from Chicago – has cancer
†         Jackson – 11 yo in St. Louis w/ serious health issues
†         Steve Bentz – cellulitis and other health concerns
†         Cara Villeneuve – lung cancer
†         Lemuel Fuller – speedy recovery from cataract surgery
†         Deb Sargent – recovery from knee replacement surgery
†         Steve Robinson – kidney failure
†         Angell Rodrigues – 6 yo diagnosed w/ brain cancer
†         Clinton Family – 3 sons died from sickle cell
†         Otis Cooper – recovery from stroke
†         Peter Silva – end stage cancer
†         Joseph Thomas – cancer treatment
†         Leanne Campbell – severe psoriasis, pray for treatment that works!
†         General Conference of the UMC – guidance in how to proceed in regards to the issue of human sexuality
†         Rev. Julia Doutaz – multiple medical issues
†         David – for direction facing life’s challenges
†         John Gould (Debbie B’s bro.) – congestive heart failure
†         Jeanine Viera – health concerns, is caregiver for husband Wayne
†         Wayne Viera  – heart condition, not doing well
†         Andrew Anguita – went blind in both eyes from diabetes
†         Jean’s daughter Kathy – found spots on kidneys
†         Marge Lavoie – COPD, pneumonia, and cancer
†         Family of Danny Lopes
†         Bert Dorrance – chemo for breast cancer
†         Emmalou Kirchmeier – health concerns
†         Steven Mason Sr. & Jr. – that they communicate and forgive
†         Joan Chase – health concerns
†         Pastor Ricky from IN – serious health issues
†         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)
†         Jeffrey – had knee surgery, has complications (pneumonia)
†         Julius Fuller – health concerns
†         David in AL – tough time, facing decisions
†         Barbara & Carlton – Barb. cancer diagnosis; lost daughter on 9-11
†         Krystina Connors - 30 yo diagnosed with breast cancer
 Philippians 4:6
 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,   present your requests to God.    

     Harry Blunt
     Bertha Jean Chase
     Joan Chase
     Geraldine Kirby
     Dorothy Shorts
     Rose Warner
​                         Call the office at 401-438-4911 if you would like contact information.

Remember Those....

 Dolores Seeleybrown
 JULY 26, 1928 ~ APRIL 6, 2019 (AGE 91)
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 on April 6, 2019. She was born on July 26, 1928 to the late Rebecca Smith and late              
 Albert Williamson in Providence, RI. As a lifelong resident of the city, she attended
 Providence public schools and later met her friend and love, Clarence John Seeley,
 whom she married in 1947. They had 2 children, John Seeley of Phoenix, AZ, and Lorrie
 Seeley Reasoner of Colorado Springs. Dolores was a dedicated mother and housewife for
 many years before working at Rhode Island Hospital as a nurse’s assistant for more
 than 20 years. She will be fondly remembered for her devotion to her cats and her love
 of cooking. She spent many hours catering parties with her best friend and sister-in-law,
 the late Shirley Smith. She will equally be renowned for her lack of holding back her
 opinion and telling it as she saw it. Close friends and relatives brought her great joy in
 her later years. Daily conversations with her favorite niece, Linda Suggs Massey, gave
 her incredible comfort. She is survived by her children, John and Lorrie, sisters: Diane
 Fentress and Gloriann Cannal, brothers: Eddie Williamson and Benjamin Smith, 5
 grandchildren: John Seeley III, Troy Seeley, Eric Seeley, John Reasoner III, and Alleona
 Reasoner, and 10 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Dolores is
 preceded in death by her brothers: Albert Williamson, George Smith, and Everett Smith. 
 Heartwarming thanks goes to the dedicated and compassionate staff of Orchard View
 Manor and Hospice where she resided comfortably in her final days. We wish her peace
 as she rests in the hand of God. Her funeral services will be private.

In Memoriam....

 Willie Mae (Frails) Amado
 AUGUST 30, 1930 ~ JANUARY 18, 2019 (AGE 88)
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 Mrs. Amado was born in Augusta, Georgia, the daughter of the late Jabus Frails and   Roberta (Johnson) Frails.
 She is survived by her brothers, James H. Frails and Oliver Frails both of East   Providence. She also leaves a sister, Bessie Mae Walker of Augusta, Georgia,
 There will be a funeral service for Willie Mae on Thursday, January 24th at 11:00 am in   the Haven United Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Avenue, East Providence.
 Burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Pawtucket.

 Ernest P. Winslow
 MARCH 26, 1919 ~ SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 (AGE 99)

 Ernest P. Winslow, 99 of East Providence, RI passed away Tuesday September 18, 2018 at   Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of Rhode Island. He was the husband of the late Gladys   A. (Reney) Winslow. Born in Providence, RI he was a son of the late Harold E. and Bertha   (Polk) Winslow.

 Ernest worked as a salesman for Sears Roebuck for many years before retiring. He was   an Army Air Corp veteran of the WWII. Ernest was a communicant of Haven United   Methodist Church of East Providence. He enjoyed gardening, up keeping his home and   was an avid Red Sox and Patriots Fan.

 He leaves two sons, Douglas Winslow of New Hampshire and Robert Winslow of Florida,   one daughter, Janet Wilcox of MA, six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
 A graveside service will be held on Friday September 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Rumford   Cemetery, Greenwood Avenue, East Providence, RI. Visiting hours have been
 respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hope Hospice and
 Palliative Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. Please
 visit for online condolences.
 Claire J. Poindexter, 86, of East Providence passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Rhode   Island Hospital. She was the former wife of the late Rudolph Gomes. Born in Providence,   she was a daughter of the late Charles D. and Anne E. (Creighton) Poindexter.  Claire was   a Secretary, Transcriber and an Investigator at the Veterans Administration Hospital in   Providence before she retired.  She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed knitting. She   leaves one son, Jody C. Gomes and his wife Toni Marie of Pawtucket, three sisters, Anita   Sims of Georgia, Sheila Facchini of Florida and Doris Steedley of CT., two nieces, Kim   Cordwell and Tami McKoy and three great nieces, Lindsey McKoy, Lauren McKoy and   Madison Cordwell.  She was the sister of the late Beverly Poindexter.  Her memorial   service will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the PERRY-McSTAY   FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be private.
 Anne Boone Lambert, 88, passed into eternal rest on July 18, 2018.  Born on July 13, 1930,   in Winton Township, North Carolina to Robert C. Boone and Ollie E. Lang Boone, Anne   earned a Bachelor of Science degree at North Carolina A&T University and a master’s   degree at Bowie State University.  For the majority of her working career, she was a   beloved guidance counselor in the East Providence, Rhode Island Public School System   until her retirement in 1993. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for   over 65 years.

 Anne was preceded in death by her parents and by seven siblings:  Selma E. Lima, Ruby   S. Hill, Emma King, Lucy L. Boone, Clinton W. Boone, Leroy Boone, and Edward Boone.
 Left to cherish her memory are four children:  Victor Abdul-Rahman (Rita), Raymond A.   Lambert, Jr. (Patricia Caldwell), Pamela G. Lambert (Jeff Gill), Charles K. Lambert   (Carrie);   six grandchildren:  Kameela and Nailah Abdul-Rahman, Shehu Muhammad,   Raymond A. Lambert, III, Charles K. Lambert, II and Faith Lambert; two siblings: Walter   R. Boone and Bradford S. Boone; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. 

 A wake in celebration of Anne’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.  Friends and   family may call from 5 – 8 pm at the Perry McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Ave.,   East Providence, RI.  A funeral service and burial will be held on August 4, 2018, in   Cofield, NC.
 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.
   Haven Basketball 2017-2018 by Jim Hibbert​​
 When the current Haven Church was rebuilt in 1929, the church had the vision to include a gymnasium “for the kids of the   neighborhood.” So, for the last 80+ years, Haven has opened the gym for Haven members, as well as this community. In the   winter months, seven groups use the gym in twelve different sessions six days of the week.

 This year, Haven sponsored two basketball programs. A younger team, with eleven players which played in the Haven   Sunday School League, has been at Haven since 1950. There has also been an “open gym” program for the 15-17 year olds,   with 20-30 kids participating each week.

 We are always thankful for the gym and stage that so many hundreds have enjoyed over the decades.

 Jim Hibbert, Coach

Haven Youth Basketball Team


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15 to 17 year olds
Backpacks 2018

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