First Church of God
Galesburg, IL
Please join us in worship and celebration of the
love of Jesus every Sunday Morning at 10:00 am.
Children’s Church during service for Pre-K to 5th grade
Come experience the love of God among family and friends.

About Us

First Church of God is about people.
We seek to: Invite people to Christ, Establish people in relationships,
Inspire people to pray, Encourage people to worship,
Equip people to serve and Empower people in mission,
meeting needs, and bringing the hope of Christ to the world.

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VBS 2018
O.A.S.I.S. (Older Adults Still in Service) Gathering




Contact information:

First Church of God

1080 Harrison St., Galesburg, IL  61401

Office: (309) 343-2179

Fax: (309) 343-2165

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Senior Pastor – 
Interim Pastors:  Bill Strawn (618) 670-8573
                              Charisse Strawn (317) 709-0311
Office Manager:  Lani Hillery (309) 343-2179
Fax:  (309) 343-2165  
Upcoming Events and Information
Sunday morning Worship Service has returned with safety measures in place.
If you have any questions, prayer requests or concerns, please call the Church Office.
*Offering Information*
You can give your tithe and offerings two ways: 
1) By sending them in the mail to he church
2) Or do it electronically at our website: 
Bible Study
Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. 
No Bible Study on the 25th of November.
Choir Practice
“Praise the Lord!  Sing to the Lord a new song…”   Ps.149:1
No Choir Practice on the 25th of November.
OASIS (Older Adults Still in Service 55+)
Your help is needed to supply needed items
for either the homeless or nursing home patients. 
Lap Throws, Adult Warm Socks, Adult Warm Gloves, Adult Warm Caps,
CLEAN Winter Coats, Winter Scarves, No Slip Slippers, Chap Stick, and Hand Lotion
Play Party – Music Makes Me Happy
For Children ages:  4-7 years old
Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Registration required – Call the church office – $10 per family
November 24th.
Hanging of the Greens
Saturday, November 28th
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Join us as we join together to decorate the Church for the upcoming Christmas Season! 
Refreshments and Christmas music will be provided1
1st Sunday of Advent
Sunday, November 29th
Saturday Nite Alive in Jesus
Christmas Concert
Featuring:  New Legacy and HillSong Gospel.
December 5th, 2020  6:30 p.m.
First Church of God, 1080 Harrison St., Galesburg, IL 
Diner:  5:00 p.m.   Concert:  6:30 p.m.
OASIS (Older Adults Still in Service 55+)
Luncheon following morning Worship 
December 5th from 12:00 till 2:00 p.m.
Ministry Board Meeting
Thursday, December 10th, 2020  7:00 p.m.
Parents Day Out
December 12th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
We will play games, sing, dance, make crafts, eat snacks,
watch a Christmas Bible Story video, and teach our kids Christmas songs.
Family Christmas Fun Night
Sunday, December 13th at 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun evening filled with finger foods,
Christmas Carols, skits, and a special guest for the kids.
Christmas Sunday Worship
Sunday, December 20th
Adult Choir and Children’s Choir Singing
Christ Birthday Offering
Candles, Carols, Communion Service
Thursday, December 24th
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
6:00 p.m.
Office Closed
December 24th & 25th
Office Closed
December 31st & January 1st
Announcement:  If you have someone you would suggest for Ministry Board
either for the Annual Business Meetings or a replacement for a board member should they have
to withdraw, please fill out a slip at the Welcome Center and place it in the box provided.
Volunteers Needed…
Power Point, Visitation, Open Gym, & FISH.
Contact Virgil Frye, another Board member or call the office to volunteer!
Connect Yourself to Facebook!
If we need to cancel Church services or events due to weather, we will
post it on our church Facebook page.  We also post upcoming events.  
It will be another way to connect with the church.
Prayer Requests:
Bonnie Yelm -Terry Hillier – Jean Hall – Trent Nelson
Family of Loretta Hayes – Rhoda Yette – Eileen Boden – Rick Chesterman
Eric Livingston – Dale/Cheryl/Michael Judy – Inez Kennett – Skylar Allen
Janet Wilson – Anita Williamson — Pat Pierce – CeCe Jordan – Brian Frye
Christopher Villamore – Sue McQuown – Our Congregation
If you have a prayer request for the Prayer Chain, call the church office.
Mark Your Calendars
November 24th – Play Party 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
November 28th – Hanging of the Greens 2:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 29th – 1st Sunday of Advent
December 5th  – Saturday Nite Alive in Jesus Christmas Concert
December 6th  – OASIS Luncheon Noon – 2:00
December 10th – Ministry Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
December 12th – Parent’s Day Out – 1:00- 4:00 p.m.
December 13th – Family Christmas Fun Night 5:00 p.m.
December 20th – Christmas Sunday Worship
December 24th – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – 6:00 p.m.
December 24th & 25th – Office Closed
December 31st & January 1st – Office Closed