Death Notification

Submit information about the passing of your loved one

We are very sorry for your loss. Please complete the form below to notify us of your loved one's death. A member of our team will contact you once the form is submitted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I inform the church of a death in my family?

A. Telephone the church 773-737-6369 OR visit the Director’s Studio (formerly TV Studio) while at the Church. Complete the Homegoing Notification/Arrangments Form and drop in Elder Harrell’s box.

Q. Can I have a funeral service in the sanctuary?

A. Yes, based on availability, space, number of expected visitors and family members.

Q. What is the difference between a homegoing service and a memorial service?

A. A homegoing service is a gathering of family and friends with the deceased's body

present. At a memorial service the body is not present.

Q. Can the church provide names of funeral homes to the family?

A. Yes, we can provide the names some funeral homes in the area.

Q. Who selects the minister to do the eulogy?

A. If the family needs a minister to perform the eulogy, Apostle Lathon will select a

member from the Liberty Leadership team to minister.

Q. Who selects the menu and/or location for the repast?

A. The family typically selects the location and menu for the repast. We normally

donate standard items to assist with the preparation of the repast, at the family’s


Q. Does the church have a policy that prohibits cremation?

A. No. The family makes the cremation arrangement with the funeral home.

Funeral Procedures

Homegoing services are designed to meet the needs of the family and every attempt

is made to accommodate the family’s requests. The Front Office, Worship Ministry,

Deacons and Pastor will speak with the family regarding the list of items below. Please

do not finalize your service date and time without initially speaking with the Front Office at Liberty Temple. This will allow the Front Office to check the availability of the Pastor and Church.

Order of Worship

This is the approved Order of Worship (OOW)

that will be used during the funeral service at

Liberty Temple; please provide this information

to the program maker so that they can stay in

compliance with the policy of Liberty

Temple. Please consider/fill in as many items

as possible.

1. Musical Prelude

2. The Processional of Clergy & Family

3. The Hymn

4. The Prayer of Comfort

5. The Scripture (OT & NT) (Please specify or

an Elder will choose)

6. Song

7. Remarks (No more than three (3)

people, 2 minutes each)

8. Obituary Reading (optional Silent


9. Song

10. Eulogy

11. Benediction

12. Burial/Cemetery – Instructions

13. Recessional

Family Request/ Needs

Please communicate any special needs for


• Special guests, clergy or speakers

• Easel for pictures

• Special sound request – Playing of CD,

DVD, MP4, etc.)

• Soloists/Guest Musicians

• Repast (If Liberty Temple is assisting with

the Repast, please provide a headcount