The 2015 National Older Adult Conference, which was the Church of the Brethren’s 13th NOAC, gathered 906 people at the Lake Junaluska (N.C.) Conference Center on Sept. 7-11. This number includes registered participants, staff, volunteers, guest speakers, and young adult assistants.
Here are some more NOAC numbers:
$3,297.43*: offering received during worship on Monday, Sept. 7
$8,662.02*: offering received during worship on Wednesday, Sept. 9
$11,344.19*: offering received during worship on Friday, Sept. 11
NOAC for Nigeria walk/run around Lake Junaluska:
$1,010: received in registration fees
$8,939*: received in additional donations to the Nigeria Crisis Fund
$9,949*: total raised for the Nigeria Crisis Response
Kits for Kids:
46: number of NOAC volunteers who assembled kits for distribution by Church World Service, through the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md.
416: number of School Kits assembled
287: number of Hygiene Kits assembled
$1,283*: received in donations to Church World Service
Share a Story:
403: new books donated to Junaluska Elementary School--more than one each for the school’s 350 students
1 box: gently used books donated to the elementary school for classroom use
1 box: extras from the Kits for Kids service project donated to the school to aid students in need
And now...NOAC News!:
Too many to count: laughs, chuckles, contented sighs, and even the occasional tear elicited from NOACers by the video antics of the NOAC News crew: David Sollenberger, Larry Glick, and Chris Brown.
*The Treasurer’s Office notes that these are not final numbers, but represent the tally of checks and cash donations as of this publication date.