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 Group
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
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

 

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)

 

Childrens Church
Starting October 29th the 3-6 year old children's church will be doing a series on the Beatitudes.
It is an 8 week series studying the blessings Jesus promises us from the Sermon on the Mount.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING
Mark your calendars... we will be Christmas Caroling December 8th.
We will be meeting at the church
at 5:00pm on that day.
If you have any questions please see
Jennifer Barnett.

Youth Group @ FGBC

Wednesday November 8th
@ 6:00pm

Everyone in 6th through 12th grade is invited!

~Ladies Sunday School~~

The women's Sunday School class will be starting a new book (hopefully September 24th)...
"Proverbs & Parables" by Dee Brestin.
(A Fisherman Bible Study)
If you have any questions, please see Carolyn Overstreet.

 

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 January 29, 2018

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.

COMMUNION
We will be serving communion
today in both morning services.
(8:30am & 11:15am)

 

 

Revive Rochelle
Many local area churches are uniting together this fall with one goal in mind: to show and spread the love of God, make disciples, and transform the city of Rochelle for God's Glory! We are calling it "Revive Rochelle".

During the month of September, all the churches will be preaching on the same topic. The overall theme will be based on
2 Chronicles 7:14 "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

Please be in prayer for this important community event. God can do so much more than we realize when His church body comes together. There are only a few yard posters out in the foyer area if
anyone would like to take one.

Rochelle Christian Food Pantry
The food pantry is in need of more volunteers at the pantry. They need able bodied volunteers who would be willing to be put on a rotating schedule. These volunteers would be helping at the freezers, carrying out boxes to cars, restocking and willing to be called on special occasions. The volunteer(s) would be serving from 12:30 to 3:30 when it is their turn. Volunteers may contact Toni Perkins at 815-562-8325 or Matt King at 815-562-5810. Thank you!!

WINTER COAT DRIVE
There will be a containerin the coat room for donations of WINTER COATS for adults and children.
Pick up for donations will be November 5th after the 11:15 service. All donations will be taken to the Senior Center, and anyone needing a coat can go there to get one.
Any questions see Mary Baskins.

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 Danekas 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
.