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Reverend Richard Kinnamon is the oldest of five children. He grew up in Northern Illinois. He has worked in a factory, a lumber store, daycare, and as a substitute teacher. He has a degree in Psychology from Judson University, and has taken Masters Classes at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Pastor Richard has been a Children's Minister, Youth Minister, and Associate Pastor, as well as Senior Pastor. He loves to spend time with people, cook, and read. He is also very into the latest technology.

In his Ordination Paper, Richard says, "I have many memories from my childhood of attending church. I can remember taking my younger siblings by the hand and walking the four blocks to church with them. Church life was very much a part of family life for us. My father was either the moderator or the chair of some board for many years. My mother hosted ABW (American Baptist Women) meetings and helped raise mission money for her group by coordinating all of the ladies to do refunding (mailing labels for money).

I made my personal profession of faith at Blackhawk Camp between the seventh and eighth grades. I can remember many occasions during church services or special programs thinking to myself that I was a 'good person'. I thought that the preacher was trying to get the bad people to come forward. Somehow the error of that thinking was made clear to me during camp, and I stayed after the 'Friday night campfire' and gave my life over to Christ. I can remember one of the counselors telling me that there was even a different look in my eyes the next day."

Jane has a BA in Business from Judson, and a MA in Christian Education from Wheaton College. She has been a preschool teacher, church secretary, and financial secretary. Jane has also led Worship Teams in three churches. She is musically talented, playing the piano, guitar, and several wind instruments, as well as singing. She has been a para-pro aide in an elementary school for the past five years. Jane is an avid reader.

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Benjamin is sixteen. He plays the saxophone in marching, concert, and jazz band. Ben has been on the tennis team and swim team. He has been in two high school plays, and uses his deep voice in the high school guy's choir.

Andrew is fourteen. He plays the trumpet in band and jazz band. He was asked to join the high school jazz band as an eighth grader. Andrew is the math and techno whiz in the family. He likes to take things apart to see what else he can make out of the parts.

Timothy is thirteen. He plays the trombone in band and jazz band. He also is on the cross country and track teams. All three boys are very into Legos! They have built some very creative things with their thousands of pieces.

Rachel is ten. She loves to sing with her mother and make pastoral calls with her dad.

Special Events

Community Fun Night - Friday, October 31 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Live Nativity at Dickens Festival, December 6-7

Potluck and Game Night for all ages - Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Weekly Events


Sunday
9:00 Worship (traditional)
10:15 Sunday School for all ages
11:30 Worship (contemporary)
11:30 Bible Explorers (age 4-5th grade)
6:30 TYG (The Youth group)

Wednesday Evening
6:30 Adult Bible Study



Calendar

Saturday, October 25 2014 at 10:00 AM
Ladies' Brunch at Deb Coleman's home
Sunday, October 26 2014 at 06:00 PM
Financial Peace University
Wednesday, October 29 2014 at 06:00 PM
Community Fun Night Set-Up
Friday, October 31 2014 at 06:00 PM
Community Fun Night
Sunday, November 02 2014 at 06:00 PM
Financial Peace University
Friday, November 07 2014 at 12:00 PM
Forgotten Harvest
Saturday, November 08 2014 at 09:00 AM
Adult Membership Class
Sunday, November 09 2014 at 04:30 PM
Newsboys concert in Birch Run
Sunday, November 09 2014 at 06:00 PM
Financial Peace University
Sunday, November 16 2014 at 09:00 AM
Believer's Baptism