*Easter Sunday is going to be a little different this year at Eddie Long’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
Due to economic hardships, the leaders of the congregation have decided to keep things relatively quiet this year.
In the past, they’ve done it big at the Georgia Dome with performances such as the one by Jennifer Hudson (pictured) back in 2007. But they haven’t done anything like it since. On the New Birth website, a Resurrection Sunday service is scheduled for April 24.
In a statement released by the church it looks like the Easter bash will be nothing more than the usual Sunday service.
“It’s been three years since New Birth has held Resurrection Services at the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta. New Birth resumed its Resurrection Services at the New Birth Cathedral in Lithonia, in April of 2009, due to the state of the economy. Services will remain at the New Birth Cathedral this year with sunrise service at 6 a.m., followed by two services at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.”
Despite the lack of fireworks and spectacular entertainment, the church has decided to offer the community some great resources, including a job fair, free health and dental screenings, and feeding and clothing for the homeless.