Sunday Services: 10:00am
 Youth Sunday School: during service, after                                                 Children’s Sermon
 Adult Bible Study: Sunday at Noon
     Coffee Hour after worship service!
NEW!! Wednesday Night Worship: 6:30pm
​            Women's Bible Study: Thursday @ 11:30am
    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!
 † WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – Thursday mornings @ 11:30 in Pastor's office at the church. Talk to Pastor Althea if     you are interested. Transportation will be provided as needed.​​
   HAVEN BASKETBALL starts October 17th!!! Anyone from Haven or the community, ages 8 to     17, is welcome to play. Practice: 8 to 14 year olds -Wednesday 5:30-7 pm, games on Saturday       mornings; 15-17 year olds 7-8:30 pm Wednesday at Haven with games Thursday night at             Martin Middle School. Jim begins his 54th year coaching!! 

anything you can fit into a regular brown shopping bag - $3; small plastic shopping bag - $1. 



Do you know someone who is unable to come to Sunday worship service?
Do you need a mid-week faith booster?

Come to a time to worship and hear the Word of God! 

Everyone is welcome!!!
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., Oct 17th, Nov 14th, Dec 19th @ 6:00pm.
  † CHURCH CONFERENCE: Sun., Oct 21st, Dec 16th after Coffee Hour.
  † TRUSTEES MTG: Mon., Nov 5th, Dec 3rd @ 5pm.

    October Birthdays                                 November Birthdays
    Michael Cady             10/1                     Renee Grant-Kane           11/2
    Jean Hibbert              10/1                     Nemiah Plante                  11/4
    Kendra Perry             10/2                     Jayne Furze                       11/13
                                                                      James Hibbert                  11/21
Remember in Your Prayers

Prayer Requests

 June Hopkins - stage 4 ovarian cancer
 Wayne Travers - needs heart transplant
 Family of Ernest Winslow
 Sarah – stage 4 breast cancer                        
 Nancy – bone cancer   
 Donald Dailey – prostate cancer   
 Tony Dunn
 Sarah – tumor was benign. Praise the Lord!           
 Barbara Fuller – health concerns
 Bette Erickson     
 Ellie P’s family – facing many struggles and challenges
 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
 Matt – lost his way; prayers for direction 
 Chuck Dorbor – physical and emotional healing
 Robert Fernandes, Sr. – Parkinson’s disease           
 Amelia – multiple health issues                       
 Sue & Peter – breast cancer, 2 little ones
 Linda Haslett – gall bladder cancer
 Rev. Sestino (Si) Continelli                             
 Dorothy Perkins – Chuck’s mom
 Jimmy – for life issues
 Peggy & Tony Campolo – 80 yo’s displaced by flooded apartment
 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
 Angell Rodrigues – 6 yo diagnosed w/ brain cancer
 Hannah (clergy colleague) – major health issues
 Deb Sargent – knee replacement surgery, speedy recovery
 Otis Cooper – recovery from stroke
 Jerome Beitz – feel, broke spine. In Linn Health Care, room 304
 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
 Peter Silva – end stage cancer
 John Gould (Debbie B’s bro.) – congestive heart failure
 Sue – cancer
 Wayne Viera – inoperable heart disease; vein removal 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
 Danny Lopes – cancer
 Bert Dorrance – chemo for breast cancer
 Emmalou Kirchmeier – vertigo
 Steven Mason Sr. & Jr. – that they communicate and forgive
 Mike Boland – fell off ladder and cracked skull and broke back
 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
     Harry Blunt
     Bertha Jean Chase
     Joan Chase
     Geraldine Kirby
     Dolores Seeley-Brown
     Dorothy Shorts
     Rose Warner
​                         Call the office at 401-438-4911 if you would like contact information.

Remember Those....

 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.

In Memoriam....

 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.
 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 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