ru•mor \rü-mər\ noun
[Middle English rumour, from Anglo-French, from Latin rumor clamor, gossip; akin to Old English rēon to lament, Sanskrit rauti he roars] 14th century
1 : talk or opinion widely disseminated with no discernible source
2 : a statement or report current without known authority for its truth
(Merriam-Webster, I. (2003). Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary. (Eleventh ed.). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc.)
Rumor: “We Need Each Other” is about raising money for the new building.
Truth: “We Need Each Other” is about connecting with each other to share life and pray for one another. (As stated repeatedly in previous Journeying articles.)
Therefore, I urge you to lay aside your fear and connect with others in the church through prayer and fellowship. “We Need Each Other” is an opportunity to make some new friends in the church, because none of us knows every other member. So let’s increase our circle of friendship in the church because “We Need Each Other.”
Truth: We are in the pre-campaign planning phase of a capital stewardship campaign, which involves enlisting a Steering Committee. The first meeting of the Steering Committee will be 26 July.
Truth: The capital stewardship campaign, which does not have a name as of today (23 July), will be highly publicized and it will be very clear when we are asking you to make a commitment toward the new building.
Truth: Satan loves rumors. With them he can cause division in the church. Satan can trick some of us with a lie which is just one more reason why “We Need Each Other.” Trust is built on relationship, the better we know each other the more power we have against the devil. Satan despises trust because it’s foundation is truth. And the truth is “We Need Each Other!”
Journeying … ActsOne8 … Randy