June 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am
The Meetinghouse
Annual Congregation Meeting @ The Meetinghouse

Call to Annual Congregation Meeting

To the members of the First Congregational Church of Madison, CT,

Pursuant to the By-Laws of the Church:

The Annual Congregation Meeting of the First Congregational Church of Madison, CT will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 in the Meetinghouse immediately following the Church Service, to:




Receive and act upon the reports of the Committees, Boards, Officers and Organizations of the church.

  • Elect new Board members
  • Ratify the Board Moderator, Treasurer, Board Clerk and Assistant Treasurer
  • Ratify the chairs or co-chairs and members of the Diaconate and Standing Committees

Attest: Sharon Fisher, Clerk of the Church
Dated: April 13, 2018

Message from the Board: a call for candidates

On June 3, we will hold our Annual Congregation Meeting. The agenda is to elect members of our Board including the officers of the church, along with members of our Diaconate and committees. (The Annual Congregation Meeting is usually held on the third Sunday in May, but this year, that is Pentecost Sunday and Confirmation Sunday with a reception following. The Board, under its authority granted in the By-Laws, agreed to hold the Annual Congregation Meeting on June 3.)

Your Board believes is time to become much more active in defining and implementing the kind of church we want to be in the future. Our Senior Minister, Todd Vetter, has been with us for almost two years now, and he has developed a strong sense of our opportunities and needs. At our Annual Budget Meeting in January, we agreed to invest in our future by creating the Minister of Community Life position, and we hope to have that filled soon. We have been implementing our new governance structure and practices and we’re learning how to operate effectively with it. Now, we have the foundations to begin the work of becoming our future deliberately, rather than passively.

Your new Board is the place in our church structure where the leadership for this effort will come from. So if you have a burning desire to help shape our vision for the future, and make it happen, you should consider becoming a Board member.

And we also would like to see new faces in all of our ministries. Do you have ideas for our mission and projects in outreach to the larger world? Do you like to plan adult educational activities and teach children and youth? Would you like to help lead the spiritual life of the church? Maybe you like to balance budgets and manage investments? Plan construction projects? Throw a party? We’ve got a place for you! There are spots open and available on our committees that help lead the life of the church.

If you are interested or would like more information, please see any member of the Board. Thank you.

Your Lay Leadership Board: Peggy Antenucci, Doug Ewers (Moderator), Sharon Fisher (Clerk), Barnaby Mortensen, Hank Robbins (Treasurer), Jeff Swiggett, Susan Wenderoth