Leadership & Governance

Head_LeadershipWelcome 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.

 

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OUR GOVERNANCE

 

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.
Governance

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.

Diaconate

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).

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Upcoming Events

Oct
21
Sat
7:30 pm Homelessness Immersion Weekend o...
Homelessness Immersion Weekend o...
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 9:00 am
Homelessness Immersion Weekend on the Green @ The Green
Homelessness Immersion Weekend on the Green at FCC! Our church family is invited to donate clothing appropriate to teens including new underwear, socks, hats, scarves, coats, toiletries, feminine products, diapers and baby wipes to benefit[...]
Oct
22
Sun
10:15 am Treble Choir Rehearsal in The Un...
Treble Choir Rehearsal in The Un...
Oct 22 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
All the kids up to 3rd grade will be rehearsing once again with Miss Liz! For 10 minutes directly after the Children’s Moment each Sunday, the children will be brought downstairs to the church basement[...]
11:30 am New Members Info Session in the ...
New Members Info Session in the ...
Oct 22 @ 11:30 am
All are welcome at the First Congregational Church of Madison! If you have questions about the United Church of Christ or are thinking about joining FCC Madison, you are invited to one or both brief[...]
11:40 am Chancel Choir Rehearsal in The C...
Chancel Choir Rehearsal in The C...
Oct 22 @ 11:40 am – 12:10 pm
Interested singers from the 4th-8th grades are invited to come and learn advanced music and sing in church once a month. New singers entering the 4th grade are strongly encouraged to give it a try![...]
Oct
24
Tue
8:00 am Men’s Bible Study in The Parlor
Men’s Bible Study in The Parlor
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Men's Bible Study in The Parlor @ The Parlor in the Church House
Our new study year commences Tuesday 19th of September at 8:00 am. We need you, your friends & colleagues to join us on Tuesday mornings for a Coffee and much needed time with fellow sojourners.[...]

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