Thank you for your individual and collective ministry over the decades and for ministering selflessly and beautifully from your very souls. The choir would never have been what it was without the people that made up its members. I say this through teary eyes, but I speak the truth.
Jim Cymbala has lost the moral high ground. If you can stomach it, read the rest of this forum. It’s bad.
Royalties from the books and the albums (including the new one that she is now recording with the singers) are all a lucrative source of income for the Cymbalas personally. Cui bono? Why do you think she had the whole church take out their phones and purchase the albums in years past?
She no longer needs the choir to record these albums. She needed a reason to end the choir.
Don’t believe me. Believe her. She told the choir that even if they get to a pre-pandemic number of choir members they would “probably reevaluate the situation.” I leave that for you to parse what that means.
If they wanted to have a choir, they would. Instead, like many have said who have posted here, they chose not to.
We may not know each other, but I pray God’s blessing on each of you. Wherever your future finds you, you will surely be a light in an ever-darkening world.