Leadership & Governance

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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.

 

Our Staff

Staff_ToddVetterRev. Todd C. Vetter

Senior Minister
Contact 203-245-2739 ext. 22
tcvetter@gmail.com

Sue Timony-HallSue Timony-Hall

Director of Children & Youth Ministry
Contact 203-245-2739 ext. 27
suetimonyhall@fccmadison.org

Wally Stone

Church Sexton
Contact 203-245-2739 ext. 25

Rev. Sarah Vetter Minister of Community LifeRev. Sarah E. Vetter

Minister of Community Life
Contact 203-245-2739
sarahevetter@gmail.com

Marcia Stone

Financial Administrator
Contact 203-245-2739 ext. 23
mstone@fccmadison.org

Debbie Edwards

Sunday School Supervisor

Nathan J. Bayreuther

Director of Music MinistryContact 203-245-2739 ext. 21
nbayreuther@fccmadison.org

Debbie Scillia

Office Manager
Contact 203-245-2739 ext. 20
mainoffice@fccmadison.org

Patricia Condon

Nursery School Attendant

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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

Nov
17
Sat
6:00 pm Family Date Night
Family Date Night
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Date Night @ Hubley Hall
Our first Family Date Night (on October 13) was a great success! Nine families came together for a great meal, then gathered in individual family units for a guided activity designed to build skills of[...]
Nov
18
Sun
4:00 pm Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration
Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm
Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration @ First Congregational Church | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
All are invited to an Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday, November 18th, at 4:00 pm at the First Congregational Church in Guilford. This celebration is offered by the Guilford/Madison Clergy Association in hopes of bringing[...]
4:00 pm Shoreline Chorale
Shoreline Chorale
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm
Shoreline Chorale @ Music at the Meetinghouse
Singing under the direction of Melanie Cometa, the Shoreline Chorale will present “What Dreams May Come? A Journey From Dusk to Dawn.” The Ledyard High School Chamber Choir will join them for such works as[...]
Nov
20
Tue
8:00 am Men’s Group on Tuesdays
Men’s Group on Tuesdays
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Men's Group on Tuesdays
Come and join us Tuesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Parlor. We are currently discussing and studying Marcus Borg’s book “Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most”. As always, it’s OKAY[...]

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