On June 6, 2015 , Gladys Peace Braswell tunrned 100 Years Old. Born to the parents of George and Rachel Peace. She is the second of nine children and the oldest girl. She went as far as the 7th grade She lived on a farm and worked very hard. Her family planted acres and acres of tobacco. She loved working on the farm because that was all she knew. Gladys met her “Sweetheart Theodore Braswell”. She married when she was 21 years old on March 20, 1937. They were married for Seventy Years before Theodore passing. They moved to Manhattanh, N.Y. and lived there for many years before relocating back to her home North Carolina. While living in New York Gladys worked with several Jewish Families. Gladys would wake up early and walk to the bus stop or subway station to work. One day while riding the subway the lights went out and she had to stay overnight in the dark on the subway. That was very scarcy for her. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, such as going to Canada and coming home to North Carolina every year and especially at Christmas and during the summer. Her hobbies are going to church outings and being active in church activities. Mother Gladys is very active and attends Ilong Missionary Baptist Church where she is Loved by everyone and everyone loves her. Her motto “Stay in Church.” She loves to go to Bible Study on Wednesday Nights. She has a strong will power, very knowledgeable and strong in spirit. Gladys is a sweet humble, kind, gentle, stern and loveable woman. God has blessed her to live a long life filled with love and serving God. On Friday Night, June 5, Sister to Sister Ministry, which she is a member of honored her with Birthday Cake, balloons and love. On her Birthday, June 6, 2015 Gladys was honored at Carolina Barbeque Highway 56 in Creedmoor with familly and friends. She was dressed in a pink suite with a pink and white hat to match and pinned with a colorful corsage. She looked adorable. God has been good to Gladys and it shows in the life she’s living. She was recognized by Senators, Representatives, and the President of the United States Barack Obama. Happy 100 Birthday Centurion Mother Gladys Peace Braswell. We love you so much.
On June 21, Father’s Day, Ilong will celebrtate Father’s Day at 11:00 a.m. Pastor James Lawson will deliver the Message and the Men’s Day Choir will render music. We invite everyone to come join us in lifting up the name of Jesus and giving God the praise. God bless you.
On Sunday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. Ilong Male Choir is celebrating our 24th Anntiversary. We invite everyone to come and help us give God Praises for blessing us all these years of singing his praises. We thank you for your support. God bless you.
Youth Day will be observed Sunday, June 28 at 11:00 a.m. Service. Mr. Quendarius Kamarea Williams will be the Guest Speaker. He’s 15 years old. Mr. Williams is the son of Angela Bullock and Quentin Williams. He’s a member of Spring Green Missionary Baptist Church in Warrenton, N.C. where the Rev. George Wright Jr. is Pastor. He enjoys singing and drawing. He participates in track and is currently in the band at Warren County High School in Warrenton, N.C. He says even though he’s shy, he likes to meet new people and make new friends. We encourage all Youths to come be a part of this Youth Day Service and to expect a Word from the Lord from this Young Man of God. God bless you.
Vacation Bible School beings June 22 – 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. We encourage all Youths, Teenagers, Young Adults and Seniors to come and learn about Jesus and have fun.
The Hospitality Ministry will sponsor a Musical Program Sunday, June 28 at 4:oo p.m. Many groups have been invited to come to come and help us lift up the name of Jesus. We invite everyone to come and support us. God bless you.
Youth Missionary Service will be observed Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Service. The Guest Speaker is one of our very own, Mr. Darrick L. Pettiford. He is a Firm Believer in Christ. He is the son of Joseph and Teresa Pettiford. He graduated from the illustrious North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a BA in English Technical Writing (Cum Laude) and a M.A.T (Master of Art in Teaching). He is currently completing a Post’s Master Certificate in School Administration at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mr. Pettiford resides in Greensboro, N.C. and teaches at Ben L. Smith High School. He has been recognized as a teacher with high growth by providing studentst with an above average learning experience as measured by his value added data. He is also the Department Chair of the English Department Team where he creates and organizess professional development for the entire teaching staff. Mr. Pettiford is a passionate instructional leader who has a proven record of increasing student achievement. In the future, Mr. Pettiford plans to become a Princiapal and obtain a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership. To God be the Glory for all Mr. Pettiford’s Accomplishmens.
Achievement, Opportunity, Excellence.
The Pastor’s Aid Ministry will celebrate our Anniversary With A Musical Program Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. We invite everyone to come and help us give praises to God and help us celebrate another year. The invited groups are coming to sing God’s Praises and we look forward to having a Good Time in the Lord. We thank God for your support.
On Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. the Deaconesses Ministry is Hosting A Hat Service. Women of All Ages are invited to come hear a Word from the Lord and model your Fancy Hats of All Shapes, Sizes, Colosr and Stylse. No one is too Young or of Age to come and be a part of this Hat Extravaganza. Men you are not excluded come, bring your wives, mothers, sisters and friends to a day of fun and enjoyment.
Women’s Prayer Confernce is May 7 & 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Shirley W. Bullock , Facilitator, will be our Guest Speaker each night. She is a native of Oxford, North Carolina and currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the wife of Dr. Charles T. Bullock, Retired Pastor of Martin Street Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina where they are members. Mrs. Bullock is the Former President of the Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North Carolina. We invite you to come and hear a Word from the Lord from this Woman of God.