About NSUMCStained glass alter

Our friendly little church is conveniently located on 25A in Wading River. You’ve read our sign as you pass by. Please stop in anytime for prayer or to learn what we’re all about.

If you are looking for a church, this IS your church. Come grow with us!

Sunday Worship. We invite you to our worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday. We are an open and affirming congregation; all are welcome. Our worship is alive with our singing and music from the Praise Band and Choir, personal testimonies of God’s grace, our spoken and silent prayers, and with God’s word in scriptures and in the pastor’s message.

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.” We have Nursery Care for the youngest, Sunday School for grades K–5, and confirmation classes for grades 6–8.

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At our informal Fellowship Hour after the service, we enjoy light refreshments or a “potluck” lunch while sharing joys and concerns with our church family.

Prayer. Weekly communion on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Anytime that the church is open, someone is here to pray with you.

Bible Study groups meet regularly: a Monday morning women’s group; adult Bible study on the 2nd Tuesday of each month; our annual church-wide Bible study, with many small groups meeting weekly, encourages and nurtures our spiritual growth; special Bible studies on Saturdays.

Our Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) meets every other Friday evening and welcomes all 6–12 grade youths from our neighboring communities.


Vacation Bible School engages children (entering grades K–5 in September) in Bible stories, music, crafts, and recreation focused on one theme. There is no charge.

The annual Youth Retreat at Camp Quinipet on Shelter Island connects our youth with others from throughout Long Island as they discuss and explore their faith through a variety of well-planned and fun activities.

thrift shop ladiesMissions. Jesus taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves and to care for those in need. This mission is at the heart of our congregation. We serve “neighbors” in need both near and far.

The Thrift Shop, open every Thursday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., provides clothing and a large variety of other items at low cost.

Through our Helping Hands Fund and our Food and Toiletries Pantry, we assist families and individuals with their basic needs. By volunteering with Maureen’s Haven we serve Suffolk County’s homeless population.

HaitiOur Haiti Mission connects us with a school, a clinic, and community in northern Haiti where we contribute love, labor and resources in our annual mission trips.

Our talented Crafty Ladies meet weekly for fun and fellowship together while creating beautiful crafts to sell at their December fair.

Honoring God’s Creation. We strive to be better stewards of the earth and everything that God has given us. We focus on conserving, preserving, and recycling.  We collect all recyclables, from ink cartridges, cans, and bottles to appliances and everything metal.  Our homemade Godly Good Green cleaning products are not only non-toxic, but also they are effective!

History of NSUMCfirst_service_1970

North Shore United Methodist Church was founded in 1970 with twenty charter members from the First United Methodist Church in Port Jefferson. They envisioned a church located between Riverhead and Port Jefferson and began to worship God with nothing except faith in Jesus Christ.

first_building_1975The congregation grew and, in 1975, established a church building in Wading River. That first church building was almost completely burnt down by a fire in 1993. The congregation lost the building, but not their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The church was resurrected in 1995 with many prayers, as the current building was erected at the location of the first church.

Even though the congregation went through that traumatic experience, they have survived and continued to grow to proclaim the Gospel. All of this is because of God’s grace. So we boldly say like the apostle Paul, “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). A good thing comes not from a bad thing itself, but through a bad thing like Jesus’ death on the cross, came the resurrection.