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
Adult Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. 
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.


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
    Pastors:  Bill Strawn (618) 670-8573
                     Charisse Strawn (317) 709-0311
    Office Manager:  Lanni Hillery (309) 343-2179
    Fax:  (309) 343-2165  
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    Upcoming Events and Information
    Church Office will be closed on:
    Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th.
    Adult Bible Study
    Meets every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room
    Wednesday Evening Bible Study
    will not be meeting again until January 3rd
    Thursday Evening Bible Study
    will not be meeting again until February
    OASIS (Older Adults Still in Service)
    will not meet for the months of December and January
    We need more Bibles for the Kids!
    Praise God our Children’s group is growing. We need sponsors for this need.
    If you would be interested in contributing, please see either Pastor or Lanni Hillery.
    The Bibles cost around $25 each.
    Have you been considering Baptism?
    Please talk to Pastor Bill or Pastor Charisse if you want to be baptized.
    Please join us for a Birthday Open House
    for Maxine Darst!
    Maxine will be turning 85 on December 26th.
    On December 16th please stop by Hawthorne Inn at 2245 N. Seminary Street
    to wish her a Happy Birthday and enjoy a piece of cake.
    FAM JAM!
    9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. starting Sunday, November 26th
    in the GYM of First Church of God.
    It’s a FUN Worship Service designed FOR KIDS, with songs and music styles
    that the KIDS like, with “Talks” that relate to what kids deal with.
    Fam Jam includes: engaging music with motions, skits, games, activities,
    AND drawing closer to Jesus.
    “Open Gym”
    Monday through Friday:  8:00 a.m. – Noon
    Bring a friend, walk, talk, sit and sip.
    Knit and Crochet Circle with Maureen Carlson
    From 10:00- noon
    on Tuesdays in the Daniel Room
    Sit and knit or crochet, fellowship with each other.
    Any level experience welcome. (Bring a friend!)
    “Praise in Motion”
    Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Gym.
    Very low impact to high intensity (you choose how much you can do).
    The class will meet each week, except on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
    Coffee with Pastor (for men)
    Wednesday mornings meet with Pastor Bill 
    in his office at 9:00 a.m.
    for all kids each Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Each week, games, crafts, stories…fun, fun, fun.
    “Bring a friend” to receive a prize for yourself and your friend.
    Church Women United
    Pajama Party in Front Tea Room at Perkins
    Thursday, December 7th from 9-11 a.m. 
    Join us in your favorite night wear…buy your own breakfast.
    Rest in JESUS – Matthew 11:28 “Are you tired? Worn out?
    Burned out on religion? Come to ME…I’ll show you rest.”
    Invite a friend.
    Meals for Shut-Ins
    This is an ongoing ministry trying to help with meals when someone is going through a time of illness.
    If you would like to sign up or be contacted to take an occasional meal,
    see Bev Duckwiler or sign up in the Narthex.
    Funeral Dinner Help:
    We are looking for people that would be interested in helping prepare,
    set-up and serve funeral dinners.  If you would be interested, contact Bev Duckwiler.
    Teachers/Encouragers Needed:
    Do you have a passion to help others learn?
    We need teachers in every area of the church; children, youth, and adults.
    See Pastor Charisse if you want to explore the needs of GFCOG
    Prayer Warriors Needed:
    If you have the gift of praying for others and would like to be on a Prayer Team,
    Contact Lanni or Pastor Charisse, who will add you to the team.
    Volunteers Needed…
    Power Point, Visitation, Open Gym, & FISH.
    Contact Virgil Frye 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.
    If you have a prayer request for the Prayer Chain, call the church office.
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