Minister’s Welcome

No matter who you are

No matter where you are on life’s journey

You’re welcome here.


The first words spoken at our Sunday worship gathering are words of welcome. This community of faith and life does not pick and choose who gets to walk in and be part of God’s family.

I’m Rev. Matt McCaffrey, and I’ve been welcomed into this caring circle, too. I was the Transformational Minister at Waterford Congregational Church from 2011 to 2018, and now I’m walking with North Madison Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, through a time of changing leadership.

Change is all about opening our doors—to new people, new adventures, new ideas. Sometimes it can feel unsettling, especially when so much turmoil and confusion are swirling around us.

But this special place, the Church on the Circle, offers stability as well. We know that faith and fact can work together to increase our understanding of who we are in the world, and our exploration of the meaning behind our finding ourselves here. “Faith” is not, for us, a blind and fact-free existence, but rather an informed and dynamic relationship with God’s creative Spirit.

We are proudly Open and Affirming, welcoming all because Jesus did.

We are your neighbors in Madison and south-central Connecticut. If you live here, you probably know someone who has found North Madison Congregational Church to be a comforting and challenging home for their fullest self.

I’d like you not to take my word for any of this, however! Please explore this site to get a taste of what we offer for children, youth, and adults. Learn about the cultural and service opportunities, the ways in which we help our neighbors, the gatherings and happenings that make our church a growing and vital community center.

Most ministers would add, “And be sure to visit us on Sunday morning for worship!” But, I’m not most ministers, so I’ll say this: You are very welcome to visit us on Sundays. Or at a mid-week Library program. Or on a Saturday night for our rollicking “Fire in the Kitchen!” music series. Or on Christmas Eve for a peaceful and joyous celebration of an age-old story.

There are many ways to find your way through these doors. No matter who you are. No matter where you are on life’s journey.

You’re welcome here!

—Rev. Matt McCaffrey, Interim Minister