Leadership & Governance
Welcome to the First Congregational Church of Madison, Connecticut. We hope that you will join us for worship at 10:00 on Sunday mornings or for one of our educational or fellowship events. Our staff is here to welcome you into our community and offer assistance. The main office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Contact by phone 203.245.2739, or by email.
Rev. Todd C. Vetter
Contact 203-245-2739 ext. 11
Rev. Justin Zeigler
Contact 203-245-2739 ext. 19
Contact 203-245-2739 ext. 15
Rev. Sarah E. Vetter
Minister of Community Life
Contact 203-245-2739 Ext. 12
Terri Ann King
Contact 203-245-2739 ext. 13
Yale Divinity School Seminarian for Church School Ministry
As members of the United Church of Christ, we seek to govern our faith community in the spirit of the historic Congregationalists, who recognize Jesus as head of the church and relate to other congregations as being part of one common family of God.
In congregational tradition, each local church has free control of its own affairs. At FCC Madison, there are two primary governing bodies: the Diaconate and the Church Council. Each has a distinct role and carries out different responsibilities. The ministers we call, the missions we choose, and the staff we hire are a reflection of the will of the congregation. As a faith community, we interpret how the Spirit speaks to us and inspires our mission plans and faith development. The Connecticut Conference and national offices of the United Church of Christ are our covenantal partners and serve as a resource for information, programs, and an exchange of ideas as to how to bring the hope of Christ into the communities we serve.
The Diaconate of our church are elected by the congregation for three-year terms. As a whole, the Diaconate is charged with the responsibility of working with the Senior Pastor to promote the spiritual life of the church. The Diaconate also coordinates many of the practical aspects of worship such as serving communion; arranging for greeters, readers, and ushers; recording attendance; and distributing flowers to shut-ins. Individual deacons assist with baptism and new member services and may also serve as representatives on some of the church’s committees and commissions. From among its membership, the Diaconate elects three people to serve as a Pastoral Relations Committee, which acts as a liaison between the congregation and the pastor(s).
By Laws & Board
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