During July and August, Rev. Catie will be taking study leave and vacation away from First Parish. On June 18th, she is flying to Kansas City for the annual UU Ministry Days and General Assembly; Cole and her parents will join her there mid-week for the Service of the Living Tradition, during which Rev. Catie will be honored for achieving Final Fellowship this year. After a week home in Needham, Rev. Catie and Cole are flying out July 4thfor a two-week safari trip in Kenya and Tanzania. Until starting back up at work, they will also visit friends in Raleigh, see family in Washington, D.C., and host visitors of their own in Boston. During her study week days, Rev. Catie will be preparing for next year’s worship services, studying recommended texts on internship supervision, and taking an online training course in premarital counseling.