The Congregational Church of New Fairfield is governed as a deliberative assembly that follows parliamentary law. As such, all decisions are made as a result of the power granted to its teams and committees by the congregation as a whole. A set of by-laws, the church's constitution, governs the organization and responsibility of each board or committee as well as its members. Officers and team members are elected during our May quarterly meeting for various terms as prescribed by our by-laws. Our church's structure was reorganized in 2005 to better meet the demands of the congregation (see).
This page includes an overall organization structure, an online version of our by-laws, our most recent annual reports, and our current church policy documents.
The government of this Church is vested in its members who exercise the right of control in all its affairs. It is amenable to no other ecclesiastical body, but accepts the obligations of mutual counsel, comity and cooperation involved in free fellowship of the United Church of Christ and pledges itself to share their common aims and work. This Church is in direct fellowship with the Fairfield East Association and the Connnecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ, and strives to cooperate with all Churches to promote the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Please click on an area of the organization diagram above for more details about officer positions, teams, and organizations.
The Congregational Church of New Fairfield is governed by a set of by-laws. By-laws can only be modified by a two thirds vote of the congregation at any duly called congregational meeting. The most current version of our by-laws, last updated at our September 30, 2007 quarterly meeting that incorporated the restructuring by-laws amended at a special meeting on October 23, 2005. They may be accessed by referring to the document list below.
Each year, the Church creates an annual report to summarize the events, decisions, and financials of the preceeding year. Our most recent annual report is from 2005 and was made available and distributed in February. An online version of this document is available below:
In addition to our operating by-laws, the church has a set of policies that have been put in place by the Executive Committee. These policies govern various things such as gift giving, inclement weather procedures, etc. An online version of this document is available below:
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