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.


Children’s Events

VBS 2018
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
“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.
Bible Study
Wednesday’s at 6:30 p.m.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, July 31st   8:00 a.m.
Hardee’s in Knoxville
Join Pastor Bill for fellowship
and prayer time!
Important Information!
We are having a Baptismal Service on Sunday, August 1st during the morning worship service. 
Please sign up in the narthex if you are interested in being baptized and speak with one of the Pastors
or Lanni.
Music, Art & Science Go Together
Summer Camp for Kids!
August 2 – 6, 2021   9:00 a.m. – Noon
($25.00 fee) Families registering
2 or more children $40
Kindergarten thru 5th grade
taught by Charisse
Pre-registration required.  Forms available at the Welcome Center.
Newcomers Luncheon
Meet and Greet with the Pastors
Sunday, August 8th  
Immediately following morning Worship Service
If you are someone new to attending First Church of God or recently have
come back after Covid, or someone returning to our Church Family,
join us for lunch!
You don’t have to bring anything
but yourself!
Looking forward to
getting to know you!
Ministry Board Meeting
Thursday, August 12th, 2021 
7:00 p.m.
Concert of Prayer
August 28th
24 hour prayer vigil
Children’s Workers Dedication
August 29th
Prayer and Dedication for our school kids, teachers, and staff.
Grand Opening of the Well and Gathering Place
September 12th  9:00 a.m.
Ribbon Cutting of our new area
SS for all ages (9:00 – 9:45 a.m.)  Worship 10:00 a.m.
Open Gym
September 17th
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
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.
Art Class with Acrylics
Taught by Pat Pierce
Will not have another class
until August.
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!
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.