Celebration of Life for Bishop Eddie L. Long
Frequently Asked Questions
The Homegoing Celebration Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the New Birth Cathedral, 6400 Woodrow Road, Lithonia, GA 30038.
Yes. To watch the live stream of the Homegoing Celebration Service, please log onto www.newbirth.org and click on “Watch Live.”
The Apostle will lie in state on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the New Birth Cathedral sanctuary. There will be an additional viewing on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Please note that taking pictures or videos during the viewings or Homegoing Service is strictly prohibited.
On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the doors to the New Birth Cathedral will open at 11:00 a.m. Please use the main entrance and follow the directions of the greeters and ushers.
On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, the doors will open at 8:00 a.m. Please use the main entrance and follow the directions of the greeters and ushers.
Please park on the Woodrow Road side of the church near the main entrance. Use designated spaces on the church parking lot only. Do not park in the neighborhoods surrounding the church. Illegally parked cars are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
Flowers can be sent to the church. Preferred floral colors are white or off-white.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be given by mail, online, by app, or by text. Checks may be made payable to New Birth. Please indicate that your gift is “In Memory of Bishop Eddie L. Long”.
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
6400 Woodrow Road, Lithonia GA 30038
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New Birth Members, the sanctuary seats behind the break on the main floor and in the balcony are open for you and for guests. Please arrive early with your family as we cannot guarantee seating in the sanctuary nor allow saving of seats for others. Overflow seating will be provided in the Chapel.
At the Homegoing Service, clergy are asked to wear black suits and shirts with clergy collars. There will not be a special seating section for general clergy. Instead, all ministers are asked to sit in the regular seating areas with the congregation in order to assist in providing support to those who are grieving.
At this time, the best thing that you can do to help is to pray for First Lady Vanessa Long and the entire Long Family. They truly appreciate your prayers more than anything and the New Birth church family is grateful as well. Please continue to honor Bishop Eddie L. Long and live the Kingdom message that he taught and embodied. Thank you for your kindness.