The gifts [God] gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13 (NRSV)
is the Connecticut chapter of the Association of United Church Educators, a diverse group of educators in the United Church of Christ who recognize that strengthening programs of Christian education and faith formation is essential to the vitality of our churches in the 21st century. To that end, CAUCE offers a meeting place for all interested people in the state of Connecticut to come together for support, training, networking and advocacy.
A highlight of CAUCE’s work is an annual seminar, including keynote speaker and workshops, addressing a current topic of interest to educators. This annual gathering is a great opportunity to share ideas and support with other Christian educators.
For more information, please contact any member of the Coordinating Council, listed on the CAUCE flyer.
The national Association United Church Educators: http://www.auce-ucc.org/AUCEhomepage/Home.html
Every three years the CT Association of United Church Educators (CAUCE) surveys leaders in faith formation from around our state and offers an updated set of compensation guidelines, affirmed by the Board of Directors of the CT Conference. These pages (text and tables) are useful to understand the scope of support and compensation when a church employs a lay practitioner. Guidelines are offered for all such roles within local churches from very part-time to full time leaders. Please note*- these are updated every 3-4 years.
*The attached is the most recent version.
The Meetings of the Coordinating Committee are held once a month from September through June typically on the third Thursday of the month. The agenda begins at 10 AM and goes through noon. A social and ideas sharing time is held from 9:30 - 10:00 AM.
2018-19 Meeting Dates:
September 20, October 18 and November 15.
December Christmas Social date/location TBA
January 17, February 21, March 21, Combined April-May Meeting at NEAUCE* (4/30-5/2)
September 2018- Welcome 'Home' by Tracy Fouke Bausum
October 2018- It's All About Relationships by Debi Mastroni-Kenyon
The dates below represent the CAUCE Coordinating Committee's Meetings for 2017-2018 While the work continues, it is sometimes useful to look back and recall earlier conversations. Each prior program year's minutes will be catalogued below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Rosemary Lamie, CAUCE Scribe at RosemaryL@fccog.org
(Click on the meeting date for minutes)
May 31st Annual Retreat - (below)
Your CAUCE Coordinating Committee and membership provide ideas monthly from a rich pool of creative, seasoned leaders who are actively engaged in the ministry of faith formation in a variety of settings and a variety of ways. Here you'll find timely ideas to spark your own imagination or to incorporate.
Link here for the latest offering- A Writing to God Prayer Stations Plan!