500 South 12th Street
Rochelle, IL 61068
(815) 562-5221
fgbcrochelle@gmail.com

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"The passing of time has no impact on the promises of God"
~ Pastor Angelo ~

"Real repentance always leads to a radical change in lifestyle"

~Pastor Angelo~

"We need to live like He's coming back now, and we need to serve and be faithful like He's not coming back for another hundred years"
~Pastor Angelo~

"You and I only have ONE life...Let's make it count!"

~Pastor Angelo~

"Sorrow is better than laughter because it changes peoples' hearts"
~Youth Pastor Corey~
"America needs revival in the heart of the believer."
~Pastor Angelo~
"The only hope for the problems we face in our world today is the local church."
~Pastor Angelo~

Please scroll down to view upcoming events and for directions to the church.

Learn more About Us and what we believe
Read about our Small Groups & Youth Groups and get involved
Listen to SERMONS online
The Schedules for Volunteers are posted here
The Church Blog is a great place to find encouragement and updates
A great place for members to be involved and connected is within one of our many Ministries


~~Mission Statement~~
"To reach, win, and disciple souls for Christ in Rochelle and its surrounding communities."

L-EVATE - Youth Groups
Wednesday nights
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Anyone in Middle School or High School is invited to join Youth Pastor Corey Gilliam at Youth Group to learn more about Jesus.

- "We will LIFT up the Name of Christ as we LEARN about Him, LOVE like Him, LAUNCH out to bring others to Him and LINK them to His church." -

Angelo Bonacquisti - Head Pastor
Corey Gilliam - Youth Pastor
Debbie Bonacquisti -Children's Ministry Director
Heather McPhearson - Church Secretary
Pastor Cell: ( 815) 520-5288
Pastor Email: Pastor_ange@live.com
Youth Pastor Cell: ( 815) 677-8751
Youth Pastor Email: cormel5@juno.com
 

SUNDAYS

Morning Praise and Worship Services -- 8:30am & 11:15am
Kid's Church -- 11:15am (for children 3 yrs - 5th grade)
Coffee & Fellowship -- 9:30-10:00am
Sunday School -- 10:00am (available for ages 3 - adult)
Evening Praise and Worship Service -- 6:00pm
Nursery available for birth - age 2 -- 10:00am, 11:15am, & 6:00pm


Sunday School class locations
Young Adults --- Off-site @ McDonalds 251 North
Adults --- Sanctuary
Women's Group --- Upstairs
Age 2 and under (nursery) --- Upstairs
High School --- Downstairs
Middle School 6th ~ 8th grades --- Upstairs
3rd ~ 5th grade --- Downstairs
1st and 2nd grade --- Downstairs
Kindergarten --- Downstairs
Pre-School --- Downstairs

Singspiration
Join us Sunday August 21st at 6:00p.m. for our Singspiration Service with special music, skits, testimonies, and Christian Fellowship.
Please see Deb Wooten or Jenifer Barnett to sign up.

If you have a prayer request, bulletin announcement, or address change, please email the church office at fgbcrochelle@gmail.com.
Need a ride to church?
Please contact John or Kris at (815) 262-4275 or (815) 979-8908. The church bus picks up for Sunday School at 10:00am and for the 11:15am and 6:00pm Services.

Each Month at FGBC in place of Evening Service

*First Sunday is Youth Night.
*Fourth Sunday is Fellowship
*Fifth Sunday is family day - no evening service (every 3 months)

 

Food Pantry
It is our turn at the food pantry on the
afternoons of Tuesday August 16 and Friday
August 19. If you would like to volunteer, please see Carolyn Overstreet or text her at 815-975-8117.

Gen-Xer Sunday School
Sunday, September 6, a new Sunday School class will begin for the Gen-X'er's (age 30ish-50ish).

It is a journey from generation to
generation through the bible. Books provided, but please sign up on the bulletin board for a count. See Alex or Heidi Bonilla for questions.

Wednesday August 17th @ 6:00pm

Youth Group at
FGBC!

Everyone in 6th through 12th grade is invited!


~~Ladies Sunday School~~

The women's Sunday School class is almost done with the book ~ "The Virtuous Life" by The TimeWarp Wife.

They will be starting a new study soon..."A Woman After God's Own Heart" by Elizabeth George.
If you have any questions, please see Carolyn Overstreet.

Socks for Jesus
The Youth Group is having a Sock Drive for RACES. We will be collecting socks throughout August and then delivering them on August 31. Check out the bulletin board downstairs or ask Corey for further details. Everyone's involvement is welcome!

"'I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.' And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'"
Matthew 25:36 & 40 (NKJV)

5th Monday Meal
FGBC provides the meal for the community on the 5th Monday of a month. Many of the patrons are in need. We are looking for volunteers to prepare a portion of the meal or serve the meal. If you would like to volunteer to prepare something or serve, please sign up at the Information Desk. If you have questions, please see Heidi Bonilla or Heather McPhearson.

Our next meal is:
Monday August 29
, 2016

Prayer Requests
Drop your prayer request in the offering or Prayer Box at the Information Desk. The Prayer list is also now available at the Information Desk.

Teacher for Kids Church
We are looking for a kids church teacher & helper for the 11:15 service. The position entails teaching 3-6 yr old kids every other Sunday. Please see Debbie Bonacquisti if you are interested or have any questions.


Directory Update

Copies of the updated directory are available at the information desk for anybody who needs one.

 

FIRST SERVE

- Ministry Leaders -
We are starting a new program called First Serve. You will see a bulletin board in the foyer at church and it will be decorated as First Serve. This will be an opportunity for people to see where there are areas of ministry available that they could possibly minister in, so what we are needing from ministry leaders is a description of any available positions in the ministry you are leading...

- Volunteers -
For people looking to volunteer and would like to try different positions to see where you fit the best, please check out our new board by the front door of the church. We look forward to working with you.

Church Picnic
~Fellowship~Food~Fun~
Mark your calendars! We will be gathering for our annual church picnic onAugust 28th. Meet at Memorial Park immediately following the second service (approximately12:20 p.m.). The church will be providing fried chicken and lemonade. Please bring a side dish or dessert to pass. Also, each family will need to bring their own place settings. Whether you want to kick back and relax in the shade or join in on the games, this will be a great day!!
Sunday School Rally
Things are about to heat up and it is not just the weather! The 2nd SS Rally begins next Sunday, August 7, 2016. All the competitions will take place during the Sunday School Hour….and each class needs all the help they can get!
If you are not currently attending a class, now is the time to start!!! Good
ol' fashion fun with new twists! All the details will be given to theteachers.

New Group on FB!!
SGB at FGB
God blesses us so we can be a blessing to others.
This is a group on Facebook for FGBC members 14+ to post items to give away or items they are in need of.
CHECK IT OUT NOW
Sorry this is a closed group for church members only. If you are a member of the church and would like to be added to the group, please contact Liz Carwile on FB.

 

 

Directions to the church

Rt 251 North from Rt 88 -
251 north to Lakeview, left on Lakeview and follow west to South 12th Street.
Follow around the curve, church will be on your right.
Rt 251 South from Rt 38 -
251 South to Lakeview (first street after overpass), right onto Lakeview
and follow west to South 12th Street.
Follow around the curve, church will be on your right
.


Worship Team practice music