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. 
Adult Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. 
 
Come experience the love of God among family and friends.
 

About Us

 
We are about bringing Glory to God as per 1 Cor. 10:31
We seek to Glorify God by:
Inviting people to Christ, Establishing people in relationships,
Inspiring people to pray, Encouraging people to worship,
Equipping people to serve and Empowering people in mission,
meeting needs, and bringing the hope of Christ to the world.
 
Would You Like More Information?
Email fcogsec@comcast.net or text MORE to 855-415-8576

CONTACT US

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
 
 
Pastor Bill Strawn (618) 670-8573
 – Email: brostrawn@hotmail.com
 – Office Hours: Tues-Thur 9:00 till noon                
Pastor Charisse Strawn (317) 709-0311
 – Email: charissestrawn@gmail.com
Office Manager:  Lanni Hillery (309) 343-2179
 
Fax:  (309) 343-2165  
Website:  www.fcoggalesburg.com
Living Link Missionary: Bobby & Jenny Mihsill & Family
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This Week at a Glance!
 
Tue. 7/16: Knit and Crochet Circle @ 10:00 a.m.
Wed. 7/17: Men’s Coffee with Pastor @ 9:00 a.m.
Wed. 7/17: JKids Summer Fun @ 6:30 p.m.
Wed. 7/17: Big JKids Summer Fun @ 6:30 p.m. in the gym
Wed. 7/17: Men’s Bible Study with Pastor Bill @ 6:30 p.m.
Thu. 7/18: Time of Prayer with Pastors @11:15 a.m.
 
 
Looking Ahead
 
Summer Fun
June 5th – August 28th
Wednesday nights 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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Saturday Night Alive in Jesus Concert Series
Saturday, August10th
Featuring: TBA
Food: 5:00 p.m.  Concert 6:30p.m.
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Back to School Dedication
Sunday, August 11th
Sundae Sunday after A.M. Worship
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Backyard Wiener Roast at the Strawn’s
Sunday, August 15th
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JKids & JTeens Fall Kickoff
Wednesday, September 4th
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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Saturday Night Alive in Jesus Concert Series
Saturday, September 14th
Featuring: TBA
Food: 5:00 p.m.  Concert 6:30p.m.
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Saturday Night Alive in Jesus Concert Series
Saturday, October 12th
Featuring: TBA
Food: 5:00 p.m.  Concert 6:30p.m.
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Fall Festival – Wiener Roast, Hayrack Ride
Saturday, October 26th
from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
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Saturday Night Alive in Jesus Concert Series
Saturday, November 9th
Featuring: TBA
Food: 5:00 p.m.  Concert 6:30p.m.
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Thanksgiving “Carry In” Potluck
Sunday, November 17th
immediately following AM Worship
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Family Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 7th
10:00 a.m. to noon
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Ladies Tea
Saturday, December 14th
2:00 p.m.
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Happy Birthday Jesus Party
Sunday, December 22nd
immediately following AM Worship
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Candles, Carols & Communion
Christmas Eve Service
Tuesday, December 24th
at 6:00 p.m.
 
 
WANT TO HELP:
 
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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Volunteers Needed…
Power Point, Visitation, Open Gym, & FISH.
Contact Virgil Frye or call the office to volunteer!
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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.
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Please Note:
 
Newsletter Information:
Newsletters will be sent out by email every other month.
If you have not given the office your email address,
please call the office, give it to Lanni Hillery, or one of the Pastors.
For those without email or text capabilities,
copies of the newsletter will be available at the Ministry Table.
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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.
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Have a Prayer Request?
If you have a prayer request for the Prayer Chain, call the church office.
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Have you been considering Baptism?
Please talk to Pastor Bill or Pastor Charisse if you want to be baptized.
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O.A.S.I.S. (Older Adults Still in Service) Gathering
 
 
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