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 - 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 and Thursday at Haven. Coach Jim begins is in his 54th year     coaching!! 

Open every Saturday
9 am to 12 pm

New items added weekly

Clothing, household goods, linens, coats, knickknacks

6:30 pm

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!!!
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., Feb 11th, Mar 11th, Apr 15th @ 6:00pm.
  † CHURCH CONFERENCE: Sun., Jan 20th, Feb 17th, Mar 17th, Apr 21st  after           Coffee Hour.
  † TRUSTEES MTG: Mon., Feb 4th, Mar 4th, Apr 1st @ 5pm.

  January Birthdays                                   February Birthdays
  Darian Plante                    1/12                 Althea Jackson                 2/10
  Lemuel Fuller                   1/24                 Emmalou Kirchmeier     2/13
                                                                        Jean James                        2/16
                                                                        Akshay Kavade                2/16
                                                                        Theodore Leland             2/19
                                                                        Clarence Tucker               2/22
                                                                        Petrina Coble                    2/28
Remember in Your Prayers

Prayer Requests

 June Hopkins - stage 4 ovarian cancer
 Wayne Travers - needs heart transplant
 Aaleyah Dorbor and Mikiey – removed from home, mom Rachal od’d
 George Haskell & family – death of dad and step-daughter
 All veteran’s dealing with PTSD, addiction, physical injuries; Tyson and Tyler – battling alcoholism, waiting to              get into treatment
 Cindy Zulker – recovery from skull base meningioma surgery
 Ellie’s sister Betty – another heart surgery
 Alyssa Miller – emotional healing
 Akshay Kavade – praising God for getting a job in RI that will help him with his work visa; prayers that they pay        him a good wage
 Pastor Nancy Allen – new breast cancer diagnosis
 Cousin Julia – health issues and dealing with hard life changes
 Cousin Julia’s kids – lost almost everything in a fire
 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 – recovery from back surgery and stroke                                         
 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

 Chuck & family on death of mom Dorothy Perkins
 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
 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

 Joseph Thomas – cancer treatment
 Heather Haskell – kidney transplant; unexplained sickness
 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
 Rev. Julia Doutaz – poor circulation from diabetes and other health concerns
 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 – health concerns
 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

 Bill McGrady – continued remission from cancer
 Julius Fuller – health concerns
 Vincent Flynn – ruptured blood vessels in his heart
 Closing of Greene UMC – that members find new church homes
 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.    
     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.
   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


8 to 14 year olds
               8 to 14 year olds                 Parents vs. kids

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