Christmas Poinsettias  

As is our custom, we are offering everyone the opportunity to dedicate Christmas poinsettias in memory of, or in honor of, loved ones.  Poinsettias are $12 each.  Please use the "contact us" feature of this website to make arrangements.    


Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols  

Our Lessons and Carols Service will be held on Sunday, December 21, at 10:30 a.m.  The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols tells the story of the Fall of humanity, the Promise of the Messiah, and the Birth of Jesus.  It is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the Prophetic Books, and the Gospels, and is interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns, and choir music.

The original format was based on a Order of Worship for Christmas Eve, 1880, in Cornwall, England.  It is said that a key purpose of the Service was to keep men out of the pubs on Christmas Eve!

The Service at OCC is based upon the one at The King's College in Cambridge, England, where the nine lessons are read by representatives of our congregation and of the local community.   


Christmas Eve

Our Christmas Eve Pageant and Candlelight Service will take place on Wednesday, December 24, at 4:00 p.m.  If you have children or grandchildren who would like to participate in our Pageant, please use the "Contact Us" feature of this website.  We need to know by December 20 so their names can appear in the bulletin.     


Planning a Wedding?

Why not get married in our historic Church?  Please visit our wedding page on this website. 



Welcome to the Orient Congregational Church website. We are pleased that you have found us. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person whom we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. Orient Congregational Church has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.


Orient Congregational Church Service Times:

Sundays 10:30 a.m. September - June

                   9:30 a.m. July 1 through Labor Day

 Child Care available during Church Service

Church School for ages K-6: Tuesdays, 2:45 - 3:30

23045 Main Road, PO Box 425, Orient, NY 11957-0425  (631) 323-2665
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    Meet Pastor Ann

     Rev. Ann Van Cleef has been our Pastor since May of 2001.  She earned her Bachelors Degree from Hofstra University, and enjoyed a 33-year career as a music teacher.


Look at Our Photo Gallery

     Come and see a few of our recent gatherings, such as our Memorial Day picnic, Confirmation Sunday, and more.

January 28 2015

Thursday, December 4

Men's Fellowship Breakfast, 8 a.m., Harbour Front Deli 

Buildings and Grounds Work Day - 9 a.m. 

Bell Choir Rehearsal - 5 p.m. 

Friday, December 5

AA - 9 a.m.

Saturday, December 6

CPR Certification Class - 10 a.m.

Sunday, December 7

Quaker Meeting - 9 a.m.

Choir Rehearsal - 9 a.m.

Bell Choir Brush-up - 9:45 a.m. 

Celebration of Worship - 10:30 a.m.

Fellowship Hour - 11:30 a.m.

North Fork Chorale Concert - 3 p.m. 

Monday, December 8

AA - 9 a.m.   

Tuesday, December 9

Church School - 11:30 a.m. (Due to half day at Oysterponds)   

Wednesday, December 10

Music and Worship Committee - 5 p.m.

Wider Missions Committee - 7 p.m. 

Thursday, December 11

Men's Fellowship Breakfast - 8 a.m., Harbour Front Deli

Building and Grounds Workday - 9 a.m. 

Friday, December 12

AA - 9 a.m.  

Saturday, December 13 

OHS House Tour starts here - 12 p.m.   

Sunday, December 14

Quaker Meeting - 9 a.m.

Choir - 9 a.m. 

Celebration of Worship  10:30 a.m. 

Fellowship Hour - 11:30 a.m.  

Monday, December 15

AA Meeting - 9 a.m.

Tuesday, December 16

Church School - 2:45 p.m.  

Wednesday, December 17

Church Council - Hors D'oeuvres at Pastor's House - 6 p.m.

Church Council meeting - 7 p.m.  

Thursday, December 18

Men's Fellowship Breakfast - 8 a.m., Harbour Front Deli

Building and Grounds Workday - 9 a.m. 

Friday, December 19

AA - 9:00 a.m.  

Saturday, December 20

Altar Poinsettia Placement - 10:30 a.m.  

Sunday,  December 21

Quaker Meeting - 9 a.m. 

Choir Rehearsal - 9:00 a.m. 

Celebration of Worship -10:30 a.m.  Lessons and Carols Service

Fellowship Hour - 11:30 a.m. 

Monday, December 22

AA - 9:00 a.m.   

Tuesday, December 23

No Church School due to school vacation  

Wednesday, December 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Pageant - 4:00 p.m.   

Thursday, December 25

Have a Blessed Christmas! 

Friday, December 26

AA - 9:00 a.m.    

Sunday, December 28

Quaker Meeting - 9 a.m.

No choir today 

Celebration of Worship - 10:30 a.m. - Christmas Carol Service

Fellowship Hour - 11:30 a.m.

Monday, December 29

AA - 9:00 a.m.  

Tuesday, December 30

No Church School due to School Vacation .     

Thursday, January 1

Have a Blessed New Year!

Friday, January 2

AA - 9:00 a.m.   

Sunday, January 4

Quaker Meeting - 9 a.m.

Choir - 9 a.m. 

Celebration of Worship - 10:30 a.m.

Fellowship Hour - 11:30 a.m.

Monday, January 5

AA - 9:00 a.m.  















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