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
Sunday morning Worship Service has returned with safety measures in place.
If you have any questions, prayer requests or concerns, please call the Church Office.
*Offering Information*
You can give your tithe and offerings two ways: 
1) By sending them in the mail to he church
2) Or do it electronically at our website: 
Ladies Discipleship Class with pastor Charisse
Will meet every Monday for 6 weeks starting march 22nd
in the Kids’ Classroom across from the office at  7:00 p.m.
“Walk and Talk”
9:00 a.m. till noon, Monday through Friday
Multi-purpose room (Gathering Place) opened daily
from 9 till noon 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”
Music Makes Me Happy Class:
Sing, Dance, & Bell Class for boys and girls ages 4-8.
Starting Tuesday the 16th through May 4th
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  (No Fee)
Hymn Sing
Sunday, March 28th – 6:00 p.m.
Join us as we gather together to sing hymns from the hymnal in a time of
singing praises to the Lord!   We can all choose hymns and sing them together.
After the Sing we will have finger foods for a time of fellowship!  Please plan to bring
something to share with everyone (chips, cookies, sandwiches, veggies, fruit, etc.)
“Glory Kids”
Music Makes Me Happy Class:
Sing, Dance, & Bell Class for boys and girls ages 4-8.
March 30th,  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Spring Eggstravaganza
Sunday, April 10th – 11:30 a.m.
This year our event will take a place on Saturday, April 10th starting at 11:30 a.m. 
We will have carnival games, food, Easter egg hunt, prizes, and more!
Coffee & Chat with Pastor Bill
Starting Sunday, April 11th – 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
For 4 weeks
Galesburg First Church of God Art Show
Friday, April 30th – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
May 1st :1:00 – :300 p.m.
May 2nd:  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
This is an Art Show like no other!  The purpose is not to sell,
but to give GLORY TO GOD for the talents that He has blessed this congregation with.
Special music will be provided during the Art Show, as well as snacks for fellowship. 
Tours of the building will be provided on the 1/2 hour.
Ministry Board Meeting
Thursday, May 13th, 2021  7:00 p.m.
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.