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 and
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
Interim Pastors:  Bill Strawn (618) 670-8573
                              Charisse Strawn (317) 709-0311
Office Manager:  Lanni Hillery (309) 343-2179
Fax:  (309) 343-2165  
Upcoming Events and Information
In the case of severe winter weather,
Sunday Morning Worship Service will happen.
Someone will be here and we will have a Church Service
Adult Bible Study
Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room
(Be a friend, bring a friend!)
“Year of the Child”
September 22nd. 2022 – August 23, 2023
(No practice at this time)
Have you been considering Baptism?
Please talk to Pastor Bill or Pastor Charisse if you want to be baptized.
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“Come grow with us”, series
Every Sunday
10:00 a.m.
“New Beginnings” Small Group
Sunday’s at 6:00 p.m. 
at the Pastors’ home in Knoxville.
This is for newer Christians and for the Old Timers.
We assume nothing and look at the basics of our faith!
Please let either Pastor or Lanni know if you’re interested.
“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.
Men’s Wednesday Morning Coffee with Pastor
Meets in the Pastor’s study at 9:00 a.m.
Bible Study
Wednesday’s at 6:30 p.m. at FCOG
in the Fellowship Hall
(Be a friend, bring a friend!)
“JKIDS” Club( Jesus’ Kids)
Wednesday’s from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
“Women of Grace” Bible Study
Thursday’s at 6:00 p.m. weekly in the Daniel room
The ladies are studying the book of Luke,
“Living with Purpose and Passion”.
Super Bowl Party
Sunday, February 12th
5:00 p.m….?
Pitch-in: Foods, pop, juice for kids
Games in the Narthex-bring your games
Football viewing on the Big Screen
Activities in the conference room for kids after the
1st quarter and 3rd quarter-kids will make “God’s Eyes”.
(1/2 time show: Jeremy Camp Winter Jam 2023 Concert video)
O.A.S.I.S. (Older Adults Still in Service)
Tuesday, February,14th at noon
Potluck (bring a dish to share)
Invite your friends!
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 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.
Something New!
Would you like to be a part of a security team for our church? 
We are looking for volunteers.  If you would be interested,
please contact Pastor Bill or Pastor Charisse and they will fill you in.
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.
If you have a prayer request for the Prayer Chain, call the church office.