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
Bible Study
Wednesday’s at 6:30 p.m.
Peanut Brittle Information!
Peanut Brittle crews will start on Tuesday evening, September 14th. 
There will also be a crew working on Thursday mornings starting September 16th,
and Friday evenings starting on September 17th.  If you have not signed up for a crew
and are interested in helping, just show up t one of these designated times. 
We will work for about 3 weeks, take a short break, then finish up making candy
for the Christmas season.  Great time of Fellowship!  Join us!
O.A.S.I.S. Meeting
Tuesday, September 14th 
Noon till 2:00 p.m. 
Join us for a potluck and fellowship time.
God’s Kids Kick-Off Party
September 15th 
in the Andrew Room
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Open Gym
September 18th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Parent & Grandparent games and movies n The Gathering Place and Daniel Room.
(Open Gym for other groups coming at a later time:  ie: Vollyball, etc.)
Worship on the Front Lawn
September 19th  10:00 a.m.
(Weather permitting)
Followed by a “Pitch in Lunch” on the lawn
(bring lawn chairs or blankets)
Fall Hayrack and Weiner Roast:
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Information TBA
Ministry Board Meeting
Thursday, October 14th, 2021 
7:00 p.m.
FCOG Women’s Retreat
Saturday, October 16, 2021
“Chosen”…by God for such a time as this.  John 15:16-17
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
1080 Harrison St., Galesburg, IL Preregistration (due Oct. 1st) $25.00
After Oct. 1st – $35.00 at the door
Guest Speakers:
Lisa Livingston & Leah Grayer
Worship Leader: Eric Livingston
Catered Lunch included in Registration Fee
To pre-register call Galesburg First Church of God (309) 343-2179
or email:
“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.
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.
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.