When you ask attendees for their favorite memories of Creation, they almost always mention the candle lighting service. Literally, we become a “city set on a hill.” All the artificial lights go out and the only lighting is that of thousands of brothers and sisters in the Lord each holding a candle. Together we hear those words of Jesus, “You are the light of the world” and we are encouraged to let that light shine. It’s definitely an experience you won’t forget.
Baptism is such a declaration of our faith in Jesus and spiritually exciting and moment at Creation. Youth leaders often bring those desiring to be baptized, as well as all those who accept Christ at Creation and follow the Lord’s example in the waters of baptism. Many thousands of people have been baptized at Creation while crowds of people encircle the pond and sing, cheer and hug those coming out of the water. 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
Celebrating Communion (The Lord’s Supper) together as a community of believers brings us into remembrance of the salvation purchased by Christ on the Cross. It is a time where we welcome the Holy Spirit to prepare our hearts and to remember and receive the Bread and the Cup. John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”