This is the third time our congregation will experience a ministerial sabbatical. The first time, during the Reverend Karen Foley’s sabbatical, the Sabbatical Committee provided most of the coverage, with support from the intern minister and area ministers. The second time, we had a sabbatical minister. This time, we will return to the coverage model of the first sabbatical. We are delighted to have an intern minister this year, Justine Sullivan, who comes to us with many skills already. As a social worker and hospital chaplain, she is well trained in the area of pastoral care and counseling. The Pastoral Care Team will also be available to offer pastoral care and referrals as needed, with Justine’s support. The Sabbatical Committee has been working to provide coverage for all the worship services, with Justine, congregational members, and outside speakers. We also have area ministers and the New England Region UUA staff as resources.