Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times best-selling author. Her latest book Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church is about her journey to understand Church and to find her place in it. Searching for Sunday takes you through a church year with stories that are funny, inspiring, and heartbreaking. The Methodist Dance Party chapter details her experience of serving communion for the first time during a weekend youth retreat in the Virginia UMC Conference.
“After the service, we celebrated with a light show and dance party, because that’s how Methodists roll. I busted out my worst dance moves to the cheers of the students, wholly unconcerned about my lack of cool...I realized how much I needed these teenagers from Virginia, the ones I had once thought needed me. Communion has a way of flattening things out like that, a way of entangling our roots and joining our hands."
Hailing from Dayton, Tennessee--Rachel writes about faith, doubt and life in the Bible Belt and works tirelessly to ensure that everyone feels welcome at the table.