The Orient Congregational Church is over 300 years old.  It has long been a part of the hamlet of Orient, once mainly an agricultural and fishing community  While some farms still thrive and local oystering is enjoying a revival, the natural beauty of its location on the Long Island Sound has drawn second family homeowners from New York City and thereabouts.  Given the many societal changes, the Church is actively reaching out to the broader community, partnering with local businesses and community groups, and sharing activities.

Following the teachings of Jesus, OCC is not only Open and Affirming but also a welcoming church to everyone who seeks spiritual support in their life’s journey and to deepen their relationship with God.  We believe the pursuit of social justice is implicit in the gospels.  Our goal: Expand our church membership to all spiritual seekers while bearing witness to the relevance of Jesus’ teachings in the modern world.

The pastor we seek should have a true spiritual calling evidenced by the qualities of compassion, empathy and of necessity, a sense of humor…able to minister to the needs of its core membership but also to reach beyond it to enable the church to thrive.

This a part-time  position, ideal for someone who is semi-retired or has a second income.  The church has a lovingly restored parsonage.  It is located next to an excellent school in an area known for its beaches and boating.  The location is prime to drive to New York City or take the ferry to New England.

More information can be accessed on the church website at

Or contacting Search Committee Co-chair, Sandra Sinclair at