…church isn’t static. It’s not a building, or a denomination, or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Church is a moment in time when the kingdom of God draws near, when a meal, a story, a song, an apology, and even a failure is made holy by the presence of Jesus among us and within us.
– Rachel Held Evans, Searching for Sunday
This January and February, we will be reading Rachel Held Evans’ book “Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church.” Rachel’s book explores the frustrations with and hopes for the church, the younger generation’s complicated relationship with the church, personal stories of individuals hurt and healed by the church, and her own journey back to it. Whether you are looking to read the perspective of someone with that experience even if you don’t identify with it, or if Rachel’s story reminds you of yourself, a friend, or your child, this book will make you think and reflect on your own faith and the church. We will meet four times to discuss the book (two chapters at a time). This is open to anyone – bring a friend or neighbor!
Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times best-selling author and has been featured in The Guardian, Christianity Today, Slate, The CNN Belief Blog, NPR, The BBC, The Today Show, and many more. She serves on the President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
On March 10th, Rachel will join us at LCOS’ Faith and Family Weekend!
Exact book discussion dates will be chosen based on availability of interested people. Please let Pauline know if you are interested in joining us!