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~~
Pastor Angelo Bonacquisti
Youth Pastor Corey Gilliam

Listen to SERMONS online
"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~~
Learn more About Us and what we believe
Read about our Small Groups & Youth Groups and get involved
Check out our Church Calendar for upcoming events
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." -

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.

Judy Williams, Congregational Caregiver
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
Congregational Caregiver Cell: ( 815) 757-2122

The church bus picks up for Sunday School at 10 am and the 11:15 am & 6 pm 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)



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 --- Fellowship Hall (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

Business Meeting

August 17th, 2014 Church Business Meeting following Evening Service

Annual installation of teachers & officers and discussion of any new church business.

All members are encouraged to attend.

August 31st, 2014

Promotion Sunday during Sunday School
We will meet in the Sanctuary during the Sunday School hour at 10am.


Join Us

August 24th, 2014
Annual Church Picnic following 11:15 am Service @ Skare Park ~~~Theme~~~
"Old-Time Family Reunion"

Meal Planning

A team from our church will prepare and serve meals to those in need on Monday, September 29th.

If you would like to help, please see Heather McPhearson.
If you would like to donate a monetary gift, please see Heidi Bonilla.

~~Ladies Bible Study~~

The women's Sunday School class is currently studying the book, "Stuck". All women are welcome to join the group. There is a $5 fee for the book. If you have any questions, please see Heather McPhearson.
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.

~~Nursery News~~

We are proud to have Amber Lopez join our team in the nursery. She will be teaching the infants and toddlers a lesson during the Sunday School hour each week. If you have any questions, please see Amber Lopez or Liz Carwile.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
6:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting @ FGBC
All are welcome to come together to pray.

College Group
Saturdays @ 6:00pm
The College Group meets at Youth Pastor Corey Gilliam's house: 621 North 7th Street (Second floor), Rochelle.

Serving Opportunity

The Kids Church Ministry during the 8:30am service is looking for a teacher every other month.
Please see Debbie Bonacquisti if you are interested.

School Supply Donations
We will be collecting school supplies for local children in need of school supplies through Aug. 10. If you have any questions, please see Mary Baskins.

New Small Group Study
A new four session study of Romans 8 will be beginning on July 8th at 6:30 pm.
If you've ever had feelings like, "I'm not good enough" "I'm never going to change" or "Life is too hard" then Romans 8 is the chapter for you!
The group will be meeting at Cooper Park unless there is inclement weather. The book cost $9. Please sign up on bulletin board. It is requested that books are paid for before ordering. Heidi Bonilla is collecting the money.


Join us Sunday August 10th, 2014 in the Fellowship Hall (downstairs) at 2:00pm

We will be celebrating Diana Gonzales and the upcoming arrival of her bundle of joy! She is expecting a bouncing baby boy in August.

RSVP to Nicole King ~


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