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
Adult Sunday School
Each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
(Be a friend, bring a friend!)
Pre-school, Primary, Juniors, Teens & Tweens
will start up again on
Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 a.m.
Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. or
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. at the church
Teens/Tweens Ministry is Coming
The Pastors will have a backyard picnic and games
for our teens and tweens the end of August.
More info coming.
(No practice at this time)
“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.
Sit and knit, or crochet, sip tea and coffee and have fellowship with each other.
Any level experience welcome. (Bring a friend!)   No fee
Coffee with Pastor (this is for Men)
Wednesday Mornings meet t 9:00 a.m.
with Pastor Bill in his office
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
The last night for Summer Fun will be August 31st.
Church Women United
Meet the 1st Thursday of each month at 9:15 a.m.
in FCOG’s Daniel Room across from the office.
What season are you in?
Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To everything there is a season
and a time to every purpose under heaven.”
Please join us and bring a friend!
O.A.S.I.S. Meeting
Tuesday, August 9th
Noon till 2:00 p.m.
Ministry Board Meeting
Thursday, August 11th 
7:00 p.m.
Saturday Nite Alive in Jesus Concert Series
Saturday, August 13th 
Food:  5:00 p.m.   Concert:  6:30 p.m.
Featuring:  Phil & Pam Morgan from Lee Summit, MO
Back to School Bash
Sunday, August 14th   10:00 a.m. till noon
A morning dedication during Worship.
After Worship there will be games and lunch for all youth and kids’ workers.
“We Are Called”
Sunday, August 28th
From 10:00 a.m. till noon
Will be here for part of the AM Worship Service
Summer Fun for Kids
Wednesday, August 31st 
Last night of Summer Fun!
“JKIDS” Club is coming!
September 7th
Every Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
(JKIDS – Jesus Kids)
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.
Have you been considering Baptism?
Please talk to Pastor Bill or Pastor Charisse if you want to be baptized.
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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.
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.