Over nearly 200 years, members of the Orient community have established a special connection to the former Orient United Methodist Church building on Village Lane.
With its hand-carved oak pews, colorful stained glass windows and newly restored traditional church organ, the beauty of the building — both inside and out — is something many locals would like to see preserved well into the future.
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
Over the past several years, three United Methodist churches in Southold Town have consolidated to form a single congregation, leaving just one independent active Methodist church in Orient.