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
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 – Office Hours: Tues-Thur 9:00 till noon                
Pastor Charisse Strawn (317) 709-0311
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Office Manager:  Lanni Hillery (309) 343-2179
Fax:  (309) 343-2165  
Living Link Missionary: Bobby & Jenny Mihsill & Family
This Week at a Glance!
Tue. 6/18: Knit and Crochet Circle @ 10:00 a.m.
Wed. 6/19: Men’s Coffee with Pastor @ 9:00 a.m.
Wed. 6/19: JKids Summer Fun @ 6:30 p.m.
Wed. 6/19: Big JKids Summer Fun @ 6:30 p.m. in the gym
Thu. 6/20: Men’s Bible Study with Pastor Bill @ 6:30 p.m.
Thu. 6/20: Women of Grace Bible Study @ 10:00 a.m.
Sun. 6/23: Outdoor AM Worship Service 10:00 a.m. (weather permitting)
Sun. 6/23: Backyard Picnic at Strawn’s home @ 5:30 p.m.
Kids Ministry Schedule:
Summer Fun
June 5th – August 28th
Wednesday nights 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Happy Birthday America Party
Wednesday, July 3rd  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Bonce House, Balloons, Cupcakes
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.
Please Note:
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.
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.
Galesburg First Church of God QR Code


O.A.S.I.S. (Older Adults Still in Service) Gathering