The Centennial Celebration Weekend at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center is two weeks away. Both Sat., Sept. 2 and Sun., Sept. 3 will have major events planned for everyone to enjoy. Danny Ringer, chairman of the Falls Creek 100th Celebration Committee, said this will be a celebration Oklahoma Baptists will want to experience.
“Falls Creek’s great legacy will be the centerpiece of everything that happens during this memorable weekend,” said Ringer who is the director of missions in Beckham-Mills Association. “Falls Creek has had an impact on generations of Oklahomans, and we believe this weekend will be an unforgettable time of worship and celebration.”
Ringer and the committee have considered all the aspects and details many want to know about the Centennial Celebration and provided answers to a list of popular questions asked by many who are interested in coming to either or both nights.
The following questions and answers also can be found on www.fallscreek.org/100.
Q: For those who want to be part of the Falls Creek 100th Celebration events and festivities, what is available?
A: Falls Creek has been emphasizing its 100th anniversary throughout 2017. On Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3 at Falls Creek, a major celebration is taking place. On Sat. evening, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., there will be a Night of Praise concert, featuring an assortment of musical artists. On Sun. evening, from 6-8 p.m., a Homecoming Service will take place.
Q: Who can attend, and do they need to buy a ticket?
A: Anyone who loves Falls Creek is encouraged to attend the events and bring friends, family and guests. Sunday evening’s Homecoming Service does not require a ticket or reservation. The Night of Praise event on Saturday evening does require a ticket. Tickets for the Night of Praise are $5. See www.fallscreek.org/100 for details.
Q: What is happening at the Sat. evening, Sept. 2, Night of Praise concert?
A: The Night of Praise concert event will feature musical guests Charlie Hall, Jami Smith, Matt Roberson, Cody Dunbar and others, along with The Skit Guys who will emcee. The Night of Praise is a modern Falls Creek worship experience.
Q: What is happening at the Sun. evening, Sept. 3, Homecoming Service?
A: The Homecoming Service will present a classic Falls Creek worship service, with a Falls Creek Centennial Reunion Choir and musical guest Bill Green. A sermon will be delivered by Anthony L. Jordan, BGCO executive director-treasurer, and special video highlights from 100 years of Falls Creek will be shown.
Q: What information can be shared about the Falls Creek Centennial Choir on Sun. evening?
A: BGCO Worship and Music Specialist Randy Lind is leading the Falls Creek Centennial Choir, with participants required to attend at least one of three rehearsals prior to the Sept. 3 event. At this time, the Centennial Choir has reached its maximum of 500 people. Those interested in being added to the waiting list can email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.bgcoworship.org/falls-creek-centennial-choir.
Q: Can people attend both Saturday and Sunday evening events? If so, where can they stay at Falls Creek?
A: Yes, everyone can attend both events. The Falls Creek Conference Center hotel-style lodging is sold out for this weekend. Guests may choose to stay in their respective cabins overnight, with reservations being handled directly through the churches. Overnight fees will not be charged, but guests will need to provide their own meals if they choose this option.
Q: When can people arrive for the Saturday evening event?
A: The Falls Creek campgrounds will be open beginning at 2 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 2.
Q: When can people arrive for the Sunday evening event?
A: The Falls Creek campgrounds will be open beginning at 2 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 3.
Q: Will there be food or concessions?
A: Throughout the weekend, concessions new Centennial Plaza.
Q: Will there be merchandise that can be purchased at Falls Creek?
A: Yes. The Falls Creek gift shop and other points of sale will be open where visitors can purchase merchandise, including 100th Anniversary commemorative items.
Q: How much parking is available at Falls Creek?
A: Parking is limited, therefore group transportation is encouraged. Visit www.fallscreek.org/100 for a parking guide map.