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.
 

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

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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  
Email: fcogsec@comcast.net
Website:  www.fcoggalesburg.com
 
Upcoming Events and Information
 
 
PLEASE NOTE:
 
Sunday School
Each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Pre-School, Primary, Juniors, Teens & Tweens, and Adults
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Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
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“Open Gym”
Monday through Friday:  9:00 a.m. – Noon
Come to our warm, safe gym to chase those winter blues away.
Bring a friend, walk, talk, sit and sip.
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Annual Business Meeting
Sunday, January 23rd
Immediately following the Morning Worship Service. 
A sign-up sheet is available at the Welcome Center
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Knitting and Crocheting Circle with Maureen Carlson
Tuesday, starting January 25th.
Will meet in the Daniel Room from 10:00 – noon.
Ladies will sit and knit, sip tea and coffee and have winter fun.
(Bring a friend!)
No fee, Maureen will bring supplies from her store that we can purchase if needed.
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All Church Super Bowl Party
Sunday, February 13th at 6:00 p.m.
Soup/Salad/Sandwiches…Watch the Game on our new Big Screen TV which will 
be in the Fellowship Hall.  Board and other games for those who don’t want to watch the game.
It will be lots of fun.  Bring friends and family…fun, fun, fun!
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“CANE AND ABEL”
Wednesday, February 23rd from noon – 1:00 p.m.
Come and exercise and fellowship to great music, even if you have to sit in a chair,
use a walker or a cane.  It will be fun!!
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“Single on Sunday”
Sunday, February 27th at 5:00 p.m.
A monthly support fellowship for those who are married,
but spouse does not come with them on Sundays.
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Glory kids
Wednesday, March 2nd from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Andrew Room
Music, dance, bells, games, Jesus Story at The Well.
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Adult Sanctuary Choir
Wednesday, March 2nd from 7:40 – 8:15 p.m.
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“Wear Your favorite Team Shirt”  10:00 a.m.
Sunday, March 6th
Cracker Jacks and Popcorn treat after church
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Movie Night
Tuesday, March 8th
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O.A.S.I.S.
Wednesday, March 2nd from 7:40 – 8:15 p.m.
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“Open Gym” Family Night
Saturday, March 26th from 4-6 p.m.
Games for the whole family
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“Single on Sunday”
Sunday, March 27th at 5:00 p.m.
A monthly support fellowship for those who are married,
but spouse does not come with them on Sundays.
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PALM SUNDAY  HOLY WEEK BEGINS
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“Maundy Thursday”
Thursday, April 14th
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Easter
Sunday, April 17th
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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.
 
 
The following will not meet again until after the first of the year:
Choir, Bible Study
Times and Dates TBA
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Ladies Bible Study 
Coming soon – Date and Time TBA
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Zumba
in the evening (TBA)
 
 
 
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.
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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!
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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.
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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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Volunteers Needed…
Power Point, Visitation, Open Gym, & FISH.
Contact Virgil Frye, another Board member or call the office
to volunteer!
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Do you like the shirts that the Pastor and the Ministry Board are wearing?
We have them available to order.  There is an order form on the Ministry Table in the Fellowship Hall.
They come in several sizes and the cost is $15.  Grab an order form
fill it out, take it to the
Welcome Center Desk with payment and give to Pastor Bill.
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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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If you have a prayer request for the Prayer Chain, call the church office.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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