Barrington Area Ministerial Alliance Bless the Men & Women in Blue

Village of Barrington News
August 6, 2016

The Barrington Area Ministerial Alliance (BAMA) came together to discuss what they could do during the difficult times we are living in now.

They were in agreement that they wanted to do a special public blessing for area law enforcement.

Leaders from area churches came out to the opening of the Village of Barrington Police Department sponsored National Night Out celebration.

Officers from 60010 villages and beyond, including the Chicago Mounted Patrol, gathered at the podium with the church leaders at the start of the annual event. Village of Barrington Police Chief David Dorn introduced Rev Zina Jacque from the Community Church of Barrington, who gave a heart felt tribute and prayer for all the police.

“These men and women don the uniform daily and know that they may be
called to lay down their lives for friends, enemies, family strangers,
and for you and me. It is incumbent of upon us to hold them up in
prayer” Rev Zina Jacque shared.

After the prayer, Barrington Area Ministerial Alliance’s Tom Burns presented Chief Dorn with a plaque honoring the local force. The inscription on the plaque states: “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God.”

Community Church of Barrington and lifelong Barrington community member Kimberlee McLean sang America the Beautiful, finishing the special tribute. After the applause the crowd dispersed to the many activities and booths on site celebrating safe communities.

The Village of Barrington Police Department hosts this annual event on a night in the first week in August each year. For additional information about the event, contact Jennifer Wisniewski at