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 Fam Jam during service for Pre-K to 5th grade
Adult Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. 
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
    Pastors:  Bill Strawn (618) 670-8573
                     Charisse Strawn (317) 709-0311
    Office Manager:  Lanni Hillery (309) 343-2179
    Fax:  (309) 343-2165  
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    Upcoming Events and Information
    Please Note:
    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!
    Sun. 2/18: Hour of Prayer @ 6:00 p.m.
    Tues. 2/20: Knit and Crochet Circle @ 10:00 a.m.
    Weds. 2/21: (Men) Coffee with Pastor Bill @ 9:00 a.m. 
    Weds. 2/21: JKids @ 6:30 p.m.
    Weds. 2/21: Big JKids @6:30 p.m. in the gym
    Thurs. 2/22: Women of Grace Bible Study
    @ 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
    Looking Ahead! Upcoming Dates:
    March 3: Communion
    March 7: Church Women United @ 9:15 a.m.
    March 10: Daylight Savings Time; Spring Forward
    March 10: Hour of Prayer @ 6:00 p.m.
    March 22-23: Ladies Retreat – Heartseekers; Women of Influence
    March 24: Palm Sunday
    March 27: No JKids
    March 28: Maundy Thursday – 24 hour prayer vigil from
    3 p.m. on Thursday until 3 p.m. Friday.
    March 28: JKids @ 6:30 p.m.
    March 29: Good Friday (office will be closed this day)
    March 31: Easter
    Adult Bible Study
    meets every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room
    An Hour of Prayer
    The second Sunday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
    You may come and go as you please during the prayer time.
    “Open Gym”
    Monday through Friday:  8:00 a.m. – Noon
    Bring a friend, walk, talk, sit and sip.
    Knit and Crochet Circle with Maureen Carlson
    From 10:00- noon
    on Tuesdays in the Daniel Room
    Sit and knit or crochet, fellowship with each other.
    Any level experience welcome. (Bring a friend!)
    Coffee with Pastor (for Men)
    Wednesday mornings with Pastor Bill 
    9:00 a.m. in his office
    Wednesday Evening Bible Study
    at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Bill in his office
    For all kids each Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Each week, games, crafts, stories…fun, fun, fun.
    “Bring a friend” to receive a prize for yourself and your friend.
    Women of Grace
    every Thursday with Pastor Charisse
    10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the conference room
    Both times will have the same Bible Study
    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.
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