A small crowd gathered at the construction site of the new North Fork United Methodist Church on the corner of Horton’s Lane and Route 48 in Southold early Thursday morning. The crowd, a dedicated group of parishioners, were there to witness history as the new steeple was affixed atop the church. (more…)
“That a church may meet here where the weary and heavy laden shall find inner peace that the world can neither give nor take away … We break this ground today.”
Members of North Fork United Methodist Church said these words Monday evening during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new centrally located church building. READ
The Oysterponds Historical Society and the Orient Association were left in the lurch in August when the members of Orient United Methodist Church chose another buyer. READ
North Fork SurgiCenter, a proposed renovation of a 5,500-square-foot building on Boisseau Avenue in Southold to medical offices, received site plan approval from the Southold Town Planning Board Monday. READ
The Oysterponds Historical Society and the Orient Association have been left in the lurch after the owners of Orient United Methodist Church decided to go with another buyer.
The landmarked 1836 building will be sold to John Wesley Village LLC, based in Riverhead.
It was unusual: The pews at the recently shuttered Orient United Methodist Church were filled this past weekend. Rather than gathering for a sermon, however, locals flocked there Saturday morning to hear from the Oysterponds Historical Society and Orient Association about the building’s future.
As of July, North Fork United Methodist Church will have officially absorbed all four local congregations — Southold, Cutchogue, Greenport and Orient — into one regional church.
But what will happen to the historic church building Orient congregants will leave behind? READ
North Fork United Methodist Church, founded in 2014 when congregations from Southold and Cutchogue merged, may soon be on the move again. READ
Since the 1840s, parishioners have streamed through the doors of the United Methodist Church on Village Lane on their way to worship.
On Monday, 16 of those worshipers once again entered the historic Village Lane church. But by the time they left, the congregation as they’d known it was no more. READ
As snow fell silently outside the North Fork United Methodist Church in Cutchogue Sunday, cries of celebration could be heard inside, where the Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force had organized an event to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.
Over 100 people gathered not only to remember the message Dr. King spoke of five decades ago, but also to continue spreading his beliefs today. READ