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
Sunday School for all ages 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
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 School
Each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Pre-School, Primary, Juniors, Teens & Tweens, and Adults
(Be a friend, bring a friend!)
Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. or
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. at the church
“Open Gym”
Monday through Friday:  8:00 a.m. – Noon
Bring a friend, walk, talk, sit and sip.
Knitting and Crocheting Circle with Maureen Carlson
Join us on Tuesday mornings in the Daniel Room from 10:00 – noon.
Any level experience welcome. 
Sit and knit, or crochet, sip tea and coffee and have fellowship with each other.
(Bring a friend!)   No fee
Coffee with Pastor (this is for Men)
Starting Wednesday, May 18th meet with
Pastor Bill in his office at 9:00 a.m.
Summer Fun for Kids
Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
(This is for all kids)
Parents bring your Children!
Grandparents bring your Grandchildren!
Pastor Charisse is having fun with the kids
Church Women United
Meet the 1st Thursday of each month in FCOG’s Daniel Room
across from the office at 9:15 a.m.  Please join us and bring a friend!
Fresh Beginnings Sunday School Class
Started June 5th
with Pastor Bill in his office for 8 weeks
(No practice until further notice)
OASIS (Older Adults Still in Service)
Tuesday, June 14th     11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a potluck and fellowship time at Lake Story Shelter 3 around the horseshoe.
(Bring a dish to share, comfy shoes, a lawn chair, and your own drinks)E
Everyone Welcome – Bring a Friend!
Movie Night
Friday, July 1st at 6:30 p.m. at FCOG
Movie TBA
Sunday, July 3rd
Office Closed
Monday, July 4th
All Day Gospel Sing
FCOG – noon till 8:00 p.m.
OASIS (Older Adults Still in Service)
Tuesday, June 12th     Noon -2:00
Ministry Board Meeting
Thursday, July 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Vacation Bible School
July 18-22 (Cactusville)
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Vacation Bible School Kids
Will sing at AM Worship Service
Sunday, July 24th
We have some shut-ins that would love to have someone come and visit
or give them a call once in awhile so they can have some contact with the church. 
If interested see Pastor Bill or call the office.
“A Fresh Start” Class
We would like to help you grow in you relationship with Christ!
This 8 week course is held at 6:00 p.m. at the Strawn’s home (503 Sheridan St., Knoxville, IL)
If you would be interested in joining the next class see Pastor Bill.
Have you been considering Baptism?
We are going to have another Baptismal Service soon.  Date TBA
Please talk to Pastor Bill or Pastor Charisse if you want to be baptized.
Opportunity for Giving
We have two air-conditioning units that need replaced. 
We have received bids for replacement and we are moving forward with getting the job done.
If you would like to donate to this project, please mark your giving as AC Replacement donation. 
Thank you!
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.
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.
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.