Hurricane Relief Efforts

     Orient Congregational Church, in partnership with the North Fork Community, is collecting items to be sent to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  These items will be assembled into Disaster Cleanup Kits and Hygiene Kits.  Items may be dropped off at the church office during regular business hours, or, on Sunday mornings, between now and Sunday, September 24.  

     The following items are needed:  Five-gallon buckets with re-sealable lids; Scouring pads; Sponges; Scrub brushes; Packages of Easy Wipes; Liquid laundry detergent, 25 and 50 oz. sizes; Mr. Clean or equivalent (no spray bottles, please); Packages of 48 - 50 clothespins; Clothesline in 50 and 100-foot lengths; Dust masks; Non-surgical Latex gloves (dishwashing gloves); Work gloves: cotton with leather palm, or all leather; Packages of 24 - 28 heavy-duty contractor-type 30-45 gal. trash bags on a roll; Non-aerosol insect repellent, 6 - 9 oz. size; Bathroom hand towels (no fingertip towels, please); Washcloths; Wide-tooth combs; Fingernail and toenail clippers; Bath-size bars of soap in the wrapper; Toothbrushes in the package; Boxes of Band-Aids. 


We are a Church World Service Depot!

     Churches who are assembling Church World Service Kits may drop them off at Orient Congregational Church on Saturday, September 30, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Hygiene Kits and School Kits should be placed in boxes, and sealed.    Paperwork will be available so your church may be properly credited by CWS.  If you have questions, or if you want to drop off kits earlier, please call the church at (631) 323-2665.


300th Anniversary  

     We are celebrating our 300th Anniversary this year!  Follow this link to a terrific article in the Suthold Local. 


     For the News Channel 12 story about our church, please copy and paste this link in your browser:  


Strategic Planning Task Force

     Our Strategic Planning Task Force has been meeting regularly, with the purpose of setting goals for our congregation for the years to come.  Minutes from each meeting are available to church members.  If you would like to be sent a link to the minutes and other documents of the Task Force, please contact the Church Office.  You may telephone (631-323-2665), e-mail (, or use the "contact us" feature of this website.   

Women's Breakfast Club 

     Our Women's Breakfast Club is on hiatus for the months of December and January.  Starting in February, the group meets  Monday mornings at 9:00 at the Sterlington Deli in Greenport.  All women of the church and community are invited to join us.  

Men's Fellowship Group 

     The Men's Fellowship Group holds breakfast meetings on Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. at the Sterlington Deli in Greenport.  Following breakfast, those who are willing and able are invited to gather at the church at 9:00 for a work session.  

Worship Schedule 

     September through June, we worship at 10:30 a.m.  From July 1 through Labor Day Weekend, our worship time changes to 9:30 a.m.  In the summer, weather permitting, we worship in our lovely prayer garden.   

Book Club

     Our church has a book club!  It will meet the first Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the home of one of our members.  To obtain the name of the current book being read and the location of the meeting, please call the church office at 323-2665.    

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.

September 23 2017

Monday, September 11

AA Meeting - 9 a.m.

Women's Breakfast Club, Sterlington Deli - 9 a.m. 

Wednesday, September 13

Community Garden Team - 9:00 a.m. 

Suffolk Association Church and Ministry Meeting, Mt. Sinai - 10 a.m. 

Thursday, September 14

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

Building and Grounds Workday - 9 a.m. 

Homemaker's Club - 12:30 p.m. 

Friday, September 15

AA - 9 a.m. 

Sunday, September 17

Celebration of Worship - 10:30 a.m

Fellowship Hour - 11:30 a.m. 

Monday, September 18

AA - 9 a.m. 

Women's Breakfast Club - 9 a.m., Sterlington Deli, Greenport  

Wednesday, September 20

Community Garden Team - 9 a.m. 

Wider Missions Committee - 5:00 p.m. 

Thursday, September 21

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

Building and Grounds Workday - 9 a.m. 

Homemakers' Club - 12:30 p.m.  

Friday, September 22

AA - 9 a.m.

Sunday, September 24

Celebration of Worship - 10:30 a.m.

Fellowship Hour - 11:30 a.m.  

Monday, September 25

AA Meeting - 9 a.m.

Women's Breakfast Club - 9 a.m., Sterlington Deli, Greenport 

Wednesday, September 27

Church Council - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 28

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

Building and Grounds workday - 9:00 a.m. 

Friday, September 29

AA Meeting - 9 a.m. 

Saturday, September 30

CWS  Kit Dropoff - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sunday, October 1 - World Communion Sunday 

Celebration of Worship - 10:30 a.m.

Fellowship Hour - 11:30 a.m.

Monday, October 2

AA Meeting - 9 a.m.

Women's Breakfast Club - 9 a.m., Sterlington Deli

Wednesday, October 4

Community Supper - 5:30 p.m.  

Thursday, October 5

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

Church Workday - 9:00 a.m. 

Friday, October 6

AA Meeting - 9 a.m.

Sunday,  October 8

Celebration of Worship - 10:30 a.m.  Rev. Mark Applewhite preaching

Fellowship Hour - 11:30 a.m.  

Monday, October 9

AA Meeting - 9 a.m.

Women's Breakfast Club - 9 a.m., Sterlington Deli, Greenport 

Thursday, October 12

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

Building and Grounds Workday - 9 a.m.  

Friday, October 13

AA - 9:00 a.m.  

Sunday, October 15

Celebration of Worship - 10:30 a.m.

Fellowship Hour - 11:30 a.m.   







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