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Kid's Church
Youth Groups Music, PowerPoint, and Sound Board
Bus Ministry Nursery Encouragement & Outreach
Sunday School Food Pantry  
Kitchen & Food Prep Grounds Maintenance  
Vacation Bible School Small Groups  
Bus Ministry

FGBC offers a ride to church for Sunday School at 10:00am and the 11:15am Service. For a ride please call John Oleson at 815-262-4275.

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Sunday School

FGBC offers Sunday School from infancy - adult. This is a small group setting that focuses on lessons from the Bible. Sunday School is from 10:00-11:00 a.m. All are welcome. For more information see Kris Oleson.

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Kid's Church

During both morning services, at 8:30am and 11:15am, there are groups that teach lessons at the child's level of understanding. Children are to go downstairs after the singing portion of the service. Visitors are welcome to take their children downstairs themselves or send them with the group. Any questions, please see Debbie Bonacquisti.

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Nursery services are available from 10:00am to 11:00am and from 11:15am to the end of the service for children 0 to 2 yrs. Parents are invited to stay with their children if they want to and get to know the nursery staff. The nursery is open to nursing moms and childcare is available upon request during the evening worship service. The nursery is always looking for members to volunteer, so if you are interested, please see Liz Carwile.

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Youth Groups

Youth Pastor Corey Gilliam teaches and mentors the tweens and teens in our church and he offers lessons that pertain to real life. If you would like to help with this ministry or provide a meal for the students, please see Corey or Melissa Gilliam..

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Food Pantry

Our church serves at the local food pantry each month. Please check the calendar and announcements for more information. If you would like to help out, please see Judy Messer.

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Encouragement & Outreach

We are always looking for ways to welcome people into the church, encourage them to grow in their relationship with Jesus and other believers, and become an active part of the body of Christ. Our goal is to help each person feel loved and supported no matter the situation they may be going through. We attempt to get everyone connected to other believers so we can learn and grow in our faith together as one.

Romans 12:14-16 "Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.Do not be conceited."

1 Thessalonians 5:10-12 "He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you."

If you are interested in being part of this team, please see Melissa Gilliam.

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Kitchen & Food Prep

Please see Beth Bolhous if you are interested in helping provide meals for funerals, get-togethers, or breakfast items for Sunday morning.

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Grounds Maintenance

See Tim Koker if you would like to help out with taking care of the building and/or the yard of the church.

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Music, PowerPoint, and Sound Board

Please see Jennifer Barnett if you are interested in any of the areas of music, creating PowerPoint Presentations, or running the equipment during the services.

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Vacation Bible School

VBS is a week-long program held in June every year for children ages 4 to 11. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, make and dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they'll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Please see Debbie Bonacquisti for more information.

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