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

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2016 VBS Registration in now Online! Click here to get started!

"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
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)

Graduation
If you are graduating from 8th Grade, high school or college please let Melissa Gilliam know.
 

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 --- Upstairs
Women's Group --- Downstairs
Age 2 and under (nursery) --- Upstairs
5th Grade & High School --- Downstairs
Middle School 6th-8th grades --- Upstairs
3rd and 4th grade --- Downstairs
1st and 2nd grade --- Downstairs
Kindergarten --- Downstairs
Pre-School --- Downstairs

Baptism Service

We will be having a Baptismal Service on May 15th during evening worship service.
If you would like to be baptized, please see Pastor Angelo or Pastor Corey.

VBS 2016 CAVE QUEST
Register by June 5th for a chance to win a t-shirt. Three winners will be announced June 12th at 11:15 a.m. service. Cave Quest Vacation Bible School June 13th-17th
6p.m.-8p.m. Grades K-5. Please pre-register online at (see link above) or complete a registration form located at the information desk at the church and return to Kris Oleson.
VBS is FREE!!!!

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.

March 30th @ 6:00pm

Youth Group at
FGBC!

Everyone in 6th through 12th grade is invited!


~~Ladies Sunday School~~

The women's Sunday School class will be starting a new book ~ "The Virtuous Life" by The TimeWarp Wife. All women are welcome to join the group.
If you have any questions, please see Carolyn Overstreet.

No Service Next Sunday Night
There will be no service next Sunday night May 8th, in observance of Mother's Day. Enjoy time with the special women in your life.

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 May 30
, 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 Kid's 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.

VBS Meeting
VBS crew leaders (not station leaders) meeting Tonight at 5p.m at the church. It is very important that you attend if you haven't already as this is the last meeting.

KIDS Church Activity
Flashlight Tag
Kids Church will be starting the Creation series on May 8th, they will be having an activity, Flashlight Tag. All the kids will get a new flashlight.
Genesis 1:3 Then God said, "Let there be light": and there was light.

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.

Food Pantry Volunteers
FGBC will be volunteering at the Rochelle Christian Food Pantry on Tuesday, March 15 and Friday, March 18. We supply two volunteers for each day. Please see Carolyn Overstreet if you would like to volunteer or for questions.
VBS Donation/Borrow
There is a VBS donation/borrow board in the church foyer, please check out our list and help us with something we need for VBS. If you are able to help us we need the items ASAP!!!

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.

 

 

VBS 2015

VBS 2016 is almost here!

VBS Meetings
VBS crew leaders (not station leaders) meeting May 1st at 5p.m at the church.
It is very important that you attend this meeting if you missed the first one.

VBS station leaders (not crew leaders) have already had their meeting....will keep you posted if a second meeting date is needed.

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
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Worship Team practice music