Our faith community welcomes you, and your family. Join us every Sunday to worship, pray and learn.
 North River United Methodist Church has a rich heritage of serving Christ, beginning in 1891 when a small group of dedicated Christians pledged to do whatever it would take to form a Methodist church.  Since that time, many pastors have walked through the doors of our small church, touching the lives of their congregations with God's boundless love.  
Over the years we have laughed with our friends,  cried for our loved ones, and  prayed for all, remembering that as long as we stand together as a "family" we "can do all things through Christ."
The Lord has blessed North River United Methodist Church with an abundance of love and compassion, and we look forward to sharing all  of our gifts to promote the cause of Christ with others today and in the future.




The Church by the side of the road

2494 Hwy 70 East Beaufort, NC      252-504-2337


Sunday Service

Sunday School  @ 9:30    Church @ 11:00
January, February, March & July, August, September

Church @ 9:30  Sunday School @ 10:45
April, May, June &  October, November, December


Apply the Good News to your daily life.

In Memory of Pastor Ben

     The Reverend Dr. Benjamin Edward Horton, 68, of Morehead City, NC, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 18th , 2017 at Carolina East Medical Center.
The funeral service was held Sunday, May 21st, at Straits United Methodist Church with Reverend Dennis Goodwin officiating. 
     Ben was born December 6th, 1948 in Morehead City to Sidney Arendell Horton and Pansy Epps Horton. Upon graduating from West Carteret High School, he entered Wake Forest University where he received his BS in Education. He later went on to receive his Doctorate degree in Theology from Duke Divinity School. Ben greatly loved serving as a pastor at many churches through the state, with his final congregations being Straits United Methodist Church and North River United Methodist Church.
Ben truly loved his family and church family. He was a dedicated husband, father and proud grandfather. He loved to laugh and enjoyed life to its fullest. He had tremendous compassion for people and always went the extra mile to be there for them. He also had a great passion for sports and education.
Dr. Horton was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Jayne Cojocari Horton of Morehead City; two sons, Benjamin Edward Horton, II, and wife Laura, Sherwood Vick Horton, and wife Kylie, both of Smyrna; two step-daughters, Danielle Greer, and husband Walt, of Wilmington and Samantha Cieszko, of Charlotte; four grand children, Isis Rain Horton, Benjamin Edward Horton III, Kristen Thompson Horton, and Sherwood Vick Horton II, and one step-grandson, Cooper Greer. He is also survived by a brother, Sidney Arendell Horton, Jr. and wife Theresa, of Morehead City.
In lieu of flowers, an educational scholarship fund is being established in Ben’s memory. Donations can be made to the Rev. Ben Horton Scholarship Fund, 405 Pelican Harbor Road, Beaufort, NC 28516.
Online condolences may be made at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Morehead City, NC. ​


Other Worship Opportunities

Every Sunday- Bible Study @5:30 pm
Every Wednesday- Bible Study @ 10 am. 
Choir Practice @ 6 pm
Prayer Meeting @ 7pm