500 South 12th Street
Rochelle, IL 61068
(815) 562-5221

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

John 13:35
"By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
"Sorrow is better than laughter because it changes peoples' hearts"
~~Youth Pastor Corey~~
  "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
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.


- 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.

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)



Morning Praise and Worship Services -- 8:30am & 11:15am
Kid's Church -- 8:30 & 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 --- Downstairs
Age 2 and under --- Upstairs
5th Grade & High School --- Upstairs
Middle School 6th-8th grades --- Downstairs
3rd and 4th grade --- Downstairs
1st and 2nd grade --- Downstairs
Kindergarten --- Downstairs
Pre-School --- Downstairs

VBS Crew Leaders Needed
We are in need VBS Crew Leaders. VBS is June 15-19. Please see Debbie Bonacquisti to volunteer.

Girls Got God

Our 7th annual Girls Got God Event is May15 from
6 - 9 p.m. and May 16 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Our special guest is Brianna Caprice. This event is for girls in middle school, high school and college age held at FGBC. Each middle school and high school girl needs a parental permission form filled out. They are available at the information desk. Please see Deb Wooten with any questions.

No Service Next Sunday Night
There will be no service next Sunday night, May 10th in observance of Mother's Day. Enjoy time with the special women in your life.


5th Monday Meal
We will be preparing a meal for the community on Monday, June 29. If you would be willing to donate a dessert or rolls or if you would like to volunteer, please let Heather McPhearson know.

~~Ladies Bible Study~~

The women's Sunday School class is currently studying how to manage our moods. All women are welcome to join the group.
If you have any questions, please see Heather McPhearson or Carolyn Overstreet.
MmmmMay Fellowship
Wake up and smell the coffee. We will be having our May fellowship on Sunday, May 24. Join us for breakfast in between services from 9-11 a.m. Sign up next week to bring something.


KIDS Church is Bubbling Over for Jesus
A day of everything Bubbles! Join us next Sunday, May 10. There will be .....A Bubble Devotion, Bubble Wrap, Popping, Bubble Lights, Soap Bubble Blowing, Even a Bubble Gum Blowing Contest awarding 2 Grand Prizes. The top 2 that blow the biggest bubbles will get to take home their very own Bubble Machine!!
New Group on FB!!
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.
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