PALM SUNDAY always  takes place a week before Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphant entry of Jesus in to Jerusalem days before his death and resurrection.  As Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem the people laid down their cloaks in front of him, and also laid down small branches of palm trees.

HOLY WEDNESDAY is the day also known as Spy Wednesday.  This is the day when Judas Iscariot, a disciple of Jesus, decided to turn on Jesus and agreed to show the chief priests where they could easily capture Jesus.

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

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North River United Methodist Church would like to Welcome Pastor David Jones.

Growing your faith in the Lord is rewarding when you have a faithful Shepherd. Let Pastor David help grow your faith. Please feel free to contact him to for a conversation or to schedule a visit. 

​To contact Pastor David, phone or text him @ 252-725-0438. Please identify yourself in the text because he may not have you number in his contact list. You can also email him at 

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
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.

HOLY SATURDAY is the day Jesus rested in the tomb. In the first three Gospel accounts this was the Jewish Sabbath, which provides appropriate symbolism of the event day being the day of rest.  It is traditionally a day of quiet meditation as Christians contemplated the darkness of the world without hope, apart form God and his grace.

MONDAY of Holy Week is the day when the cleansing of the temple in the Holy City of Jerusalem is though to have taken place. this was the day when Jesus freed the animals to be slaughtered and overturned the tables of the money changers

GOOD FRIDAY or HOLY FRIDAY. On this day, Jesus was arrested, put on trail, beaten, tortured, and then crucified with two other criminals on Golgotha, the place of the skull. After hanging on the cross and being ridiculed for hours, Jesus finally gave up his spirit, and darkness covered the earth.

Other Worship Opportunities

Every Wednesday-  Choir Practice @ 6 pm

Every Thursday- Bible Study @ 10 am. at Straits UMC. The study is Adam Hamilton"s  "24 Hours Change the World"  

Anyone interested in a evening Bible study- please contact Pastor David at 252-725-0438.

ON HOLY TUESDAY Jesus was questioned by the Jewish leaders and it was during this interrogation that he uttered the severe combination of the Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees.  That evening on his way back to Bethany accompanied by his disciples, Jesus made a prophetic statement about the destruction of Jerusalem and the Last Judgement.

EASTER or RESURRECTION SUNDAY. The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. This occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion 

MAUNDY THURSDAY or HOLY THURSDAY.  It is the day which Jesus and his disciples celebrated the Passover with a meal of bread and wine known as the Last Supper.  At the Last Supper, Jesus also washed the feet of the disciples as an act of humility and service setting an example that we should  love and serve one another.