National Older Adult Conference

September 2-6, 2019

Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina

NOAC is a Spirit-filled gathering of adults 50 and older who love learning and discerning together, exploring God’s call for their lives and living out that call by sharing their energy, insight, and legacy with their families, communities, and the world.


Registration will open online on May 1. The cost per person is $195 if you register before July 15. After that date the cost will be $225. First time attendees will get a $20 discount. Your registration fee does not include housing or meals.

After you register you will be able to go to the Lake J housing reservations website to make your lodging reservations.

Early Registration

For those who need handicap accessible and most convenient housing in Terrace, early registration will be available April 22-30.

Paper registration

Paper registration forms will be available on request. If you are able to register online, please do so.


All lodging reservations on-site at Lake Junaluska must be made through the Lake Junaluska office, which can be reached at 800-222-4930 ext. 1.

Day Trips

We have great Day Trips planned. You will be able to sign up and pay for those excursions online. We will post information as soon as the details are finalized. Trips will include: the Biltmore, Basilica and Botanical Garden, Carl Sandburg’s homestead, North Carolina Arboretum, Native American Museum, Hike in the Smoky Mountains.

Service Projects

You will also be able to sign up for Service Projects online. Projects will include sharing books and reading at the Lake J elementary school and filling health kits.

Interest Groups

Workshops will be scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. If you are interested in leading an Interest Group, please send an email to: and ask for an Interest Group Proposal Form.

Arts & Crafts

You will also have the opportunity to sign up for creative arts projects. If you are interested in leading a creative arts project please send an email to: and ask for an Arts and Crafts Proposal Form.

District Bus Information

We will share information about District buses as we receive it. If your district is sending a bus, let us know!

Pre-conference Event For Pastors

The Office of Ministry will offer a CEU event on Monday, September 2. Watch the website for more information.

Related news

New registration open date is announced for National Older Adult Conference
(March 12, 2019)
May 1 has been announced as opening date for registration for the 2019 National Older Adult Conference. This year’s NOAC takes place Sept. 2-6 at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in western North Carolina. The theme is “Reaching Across Generations, Beyond Differences, Through Conflict, into Joy.”

NOAC planning committee unveils 2019 logo
(November 16, 2018)
Planners of the 2019 Church of the Brethren National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) have unveiled the logo for the event, highlighting the conference theme, “Reaching … across generations, beyond differences, through conflict … into joy,” based on Romans 15:7.

Inspirational quotes from the week at NOAC
(September 21, 2017)
National Older Adult Conference this year featured an inspiring line up of speakers and preachers. These quotes give just a taste of their messages. Recordings of each of these keynote presentations, Bible studies, and worship services are available to view in full online. Find a link to view the NOAC webcasts at .

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