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
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 – 9:45 a.m.
Pre-school, Primary, Juniors, Teens & Tweens, & Adults
Bible Study
Wednesday’s at 6:30 p.m.
Adult Choir Begins
Wednesday, September 29th   7:40 – 8:15 p.m.
Sign-up in the Narthex.
“Walk and Talk”
9:00 a.m. till noon, Monday through Friday
Multi-purpose room (Gathering Place) opened daily for anyone 
who wants to walk for exercise and talk with friends as they walk. 
A refreshment bar will be set up for those attending.
“Glory Kids”
You’re invited to join us all Kids & Grandkids! Each Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
“Glory Kids” are now working on their Christmas Musical each Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
(Kids come out for fun songs, games and ALWAYS, A Jesus Story!)
For ages K through 5th grade.
Celebration of Life
For Elizabeth St. George (Ginny Roberts mom)
Saturday, October 30th       2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at Knights of Columbus Hall
1556 E. Fremont, Galesburg, IL
All friends and relatives are invited to attend!
Drive Trough Halloween Treat bags for Kids
Sunday evening, October 31st
Now is the time to begin bringing in those bags of pre-wrapped candy. 
Let’s see if we can reach last years’ total of 5,000 bags. 
Totes will be available in the Narthex to receive the candy.
Ministry Board Meeting
Sunday, October 3st
A “Friends, Family, and Neighbors Sunday”
is being planned for Sunday, November 7th.
Child of Promise Offering
Thursday, November 11th, 2021 
7:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Alive in Jesus Concert
Saturday, November 13th
Hanging of the Greens
Saturday, November 27th
Decorating the Church
Saturday Night Alive in Jesus Concert
Saturday, December 4th
Family Christmas Party
Sunday, December 5th
5:00 p.m.
Kid’s Choir Practice & Kid’s Christmas Party with Santa
Sunday, December 11th
Kids’ Christmas Program
Sunday, December 12th
Christmas Eve Service
Sunday, December 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.
We need the following items for our
new Sunday School rooms:
* Nursery room needs:  Changing table 
* Primary room needs: Legos, puzzles for 5-8 yr olds,
picture memory games, magnetic building toys, sewing cards 
* Junior room needs: Legos, Rubik’s cube, black scratch paper art set, pop beads
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.
Peanut Brittle Information!
Peanut Brittle crews will be starting back up the end of October.
We are working on Tuesday evenings, Thursday mornings, and Friday evenings. 
If you did not sign up for a crew and are interested in helping,
just show up to at one of these designated times. 
Great time of Fellowship!  Join us!
Open Gym
Has been put on hold until later in the year!
Your Help is Needed!
We are looking for volunteers to help clean up (wash walls, etc.)
and paint the men’s restroom over by the church offices.
If you would be interested please contact one of the Pastors or the church office.
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!
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.
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.