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

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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
A great place for members to be involved and connected is within one of our many Ministries

~~Mission Statement~~
"Helping people know, love and trust Jesus."

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

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

Sunday School class locations
Adults --- Downstairs
Women's Group --- Fellowship Hall
GenX --- Downstairs
Age 2 and under (nursery) --- Upstairs
High School --- Upstairs
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)

August 2019

8/4/2019 - 6pm Youth Night
8/11/2019 - 6pm Evening Service
8/18/2019 - 12:00 noon - Parade - No Evening Service
8/25/2019 - 6pm TBA

Next team meeting for Worship Team is TBA

We are looking for a Teacher in the Preschool Class. Please see Debbie Bonacquisti if interested or have any questions.

We will be opening the doors for Church Membership on August 25th.
If anyone is interested or has any question about membership please speak to one of the church leaders, teachers, or ministry leaders.

Youth Group @ FGBC

Wednesday August 21st @ 6:00pm

Anyone in grades 6-12 are welcome!
Bring your friends!

New Bible Study starting on
September 4th on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm at FGBC.
The Book Of ACTS-Study Guide by Max Lucado.
Sign up sheet is on the Bulletin Board. Fee for book is $6.50 and DUE by August 25th. Please Contact Mary Helfrich with any questions 815-761-7851.

--- PARADE ---
Our church float won FIRST PLACE at the Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival!!!!

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 September 30, 2019

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.


To make sure that all the prayer needs of our FGBC kingdom family and loved ones are lifted up to the Lord, a prayer team is being formed.
If you would like to be one of the prayer warriors on the team committed to honoring every prayer request by gathering two or three together in Jesus' Name or if you have any question about the Prayer Warriors Team, please contact Nanci Flynn by text at 815-713-6883 or on Facebook Messenger at Nanci Haigler Flynn.


Revive Rochelle
During the month of September, all the churches preached 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."

God can do so much more than we realize when His church body comes together.
These sermons (at FGBC) are available upon request...Please email Liz at liz32575@yahoo.com to request your free copy.

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!!


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