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 or text MORE to 855-415-8576


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:
 – Office Hours: Tues-Thur 9:00 till noon                
Pastor Charisse Strawn (317) 709-0311
 – Email:
Office Manager:  Lanni Hillery (309) 343-2179
Fax:  (309) 343-2165  
Living Link Missionary: Bobby & Jenny Mihsill & Family
Please Note:
Women of Grace Bible Study
won’t meet again until June 6th
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.
Love Offering Donation
Would you like to help with a Love Offering Donation
to help support our kids Summer Ministries?
Your gift will help purchase items needed for Vacation Bible School,
Petting Zoo, and Summer Fun on Wednesday nights.
An offering box with information will be on the Ministry Table
if you would like to contribute.
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.
Have a Prayer Request?
If you have a prayer request for the Prayer Chain, call the church office.
Have you been considering Baptism?
Please talk to Pastor Bill or Pastor Charisse if you want to be baptized.
This Week at a Glance!
Tue. 5/21: Knit and Crochet Circle @ 10:00 a.m.
Wed. 5/22: JKids @ 6:30 p.m.
Wed. 5/22: JTeens @ 6:30 p.m. in the gym
Summer Events Schedule:
Memorial Day
Office Closed
Monday, May 27th
Saturday Nite Alive in Jesus Concert Series
Saturday, June 8th
Food: 5:00 p.m.    Concert: 6:30 p.m.
Father’s Day
Sunday, June 16th
Outdoor Worship
on the Lawn for AM Worship Service
Sunday, June 23rd
More information TBA
Backyard Picnic
Sunday, June 23rd at the Strawn’s home
at 503 Sheridan in Knoxville
Food at 5:00 p.m.
Please bring a dish to share and lawn chairs
Happy Birthday America Party
Wednesday, July 3rd  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Bonce House, Balloons, Cupcakes
Kids Ministry Schedule:
JKids & JTeens
May 1 – 29   
Wednesday nights 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Petting Zoo
Saturday, June 1st  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Animals, Food, Bounce House, 1st Responders, Games
Vacation Bible School – “Camp Firelight”
June 2nd – 4th  6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Bible Stories, Games, Crafts, Snacks, Music
Lots of fun learning to trust God!
Summer Fun
June 5th – August 28th
Wednesday nights 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday Movie Night
Pizza, Movie, Popcorn
More information TBA
JKids & JTeens Fall Kickoff
Wednesday, September 4th
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Galesburg has launched a shoe drive to collect 15,000 pairs
of gently used shoes for Souls4souls, a nonprofit enterprise
that distributes shoes around the world in 129 countries.
Please go through your closets, kids and adults, and collect the shoes
and bring them to the Church and place them in the designates box
in the Fellowship Hall. If possible please tie or buckle them together.
We will collect shoes now through July 7th.
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 of 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.
Volunteers Needed…
Power Point, Visitation, Open Gym, & FISH.
Contact Virgil Frye or call the office to volunteer!
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.
Galesburg First Church of God QR Code


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