About this old church
History of the Church
The church began in 1802 as the Vernon Centre Congregational Society–the first organized church in the town of Vernon, NY. The first building was erected in 1811, in the middle of the town green (near today's historic gazebo), with a cornerstone inscribed with AD 1812.Church services in the building ended in 2005. But the building's future shouldn't end there.
News and Updates
Guests at the recent Harvest Dinner were there for more than a great meal and entertainment, as proceeds supported two causes; preservation of the building’s remarkable stained glass windows, and generating $3,200 for Clear Path for Veterans.Read More
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For This and Future Generations
Our history should not only be preserved, it should be celebrated. Let's bring the former Vernon Center Presbyterian Church building back to life, and ensure it remains a vital contributor to the present and future of Vernon.
Contribute to the Restoration
If you'd like to support the restoration, please enjoy an upcoming event or browse the items in the shop. And for those who have asked, we have the option to make a donation. Any donation of $20 or more, if you provide your mailing address, will get a special gift. Thanks!
Shop This Old Church Collectables to support the restoration
Egyptian Revival Magnetic Metal Pin$10.00 Add to cart
Enamel Pin – Purple and Gold Flower from Stained Glass Window$6.00 Add to cart
Note Cards with Envelopes – Stained Glass Triptych – Set of 10$20.00 Add to cart
Rambler Rose Tea Gift Box$50.00 – $55.00 Select options
Stained Glass Window Panes, replica of 1885 orignals$30.00 Select options
Vernon Center Stained Glass Design T-Shirt$20.00 – $24.00 Select options
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