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.

All NOAC worship services and some special events will be streamed over the internet live, and can also be accessed as streaming recordings at any time later.

NOAC webcast information

Conference evaluation

Please fill out the conference evaluation online. This helps with planning for NOAC 2021!

Go to the NOAC evaluation

CD & DVD Order Form

Want to share some of your favorite sermons? Or enjoy NOAC News laughs at home? Find order forms for CDs or DVDs below (Word and PDF format). NOTE: Joan Chittister's sermon is not available here. Other materials from Joan Chittister may be found online at

NOAC 2019 CD & DVD Order Form

NOAC 2019 CD & DVD Order Form

Conference Booklet

Download the 2019 NOAC Booklet


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. Be sure to mention Group Code 1727.

Day Trips

We have great Day Trips planned. You will be able to sign up and pay for those excursions online. View the list of Day Trips we have to offer.

Service Projects

You will also be able to sign up for Service Projects online when you register. View a list of available Service Opportunities.

Pre-conference Event For Pastors

The Office of Ministry will offer a CEU event on Monday, September 2. Click here for the brochure.

Related news

NOAC planning team announces theme for 2021 gathering of older adults
(January 30, 2020)
The planning team for the 2021 National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) has announced the theme for the gathering, the list of preachers, and two of the keynote speakers.

NOAC by the numbers
(September 12, 2019)
A listing of the numbers that describe the 2019 National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) - from attendance to offerings to service projects and more.

Today at NOAC - Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
(September 6, 2019)
The closing morning of NOAC 2019 featured Dennis Webb preaching on the empty tomb and resurrection joy. Also on this page, NOAC by the numbers.

Fundraising walk around Lake Junaluska benefits Twa education in Africa
(September 5, 2019)
The walk sponsored and organized by Brethren Benefit Trust raised $5,960 to support Brethren work in Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to offer Twa, or Batwa, young people an education and a lease on a new way of living.

Today at NOAC - Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019
(September 5, 2019)
The day started with a fundraising walk around the beautiful Lake Junaluska, and closed with ice socials and a talent night. In between: Ken Medema and Ted Swartz, recreation, bus trips, organ recital by Jonathan Emmons with a hymn sing, worship, and more.

Basilica of St. Lawrence offers a ‘glorious’ afternoon outing during NOAC
(September 5, 2019)
They say every picture tells a story. Well, every stained glass window at the Minor Basilica of St. Lawrence the Deacon and Martyr in Asheville, N.C., tells God’s story. More than 70 people traveled to the basilica on one of the afternoon bus trips during National Older Adult Conference (NOAC).

There is plenty to learn about Carl Sandburg
(September 4, 2019)
As it turns out, there is plenty to learn about Carl Sandburg--journalist, poet, activist, gardener, and family man. A Wednesday afternoon bus trip took NOACers to the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. The house is located on 246 acres, with 5 miles of hiking trails. Sandburg and his wife Lillian moved from the Midwest to the site in North Carolina in 1945 because one of his daughters wanted a cow for a 4-H project but a goat fit better in their car. Lillian fell in love with raising and milking goats, and the family became famous for developing unique breeds. This led to a search for better land to raise the goats, which led them to a house in North Carolina. Eventually their goat milk and cheese became very popular throughout the region.

Today at NOAC - Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019
(September 4, 2019)
Quotes of the day--and wisdom from one of the few and blessed who have attended all 15 NOACs.

Today at NOAC - Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019
(September 3, 2019)
Day two at NOAC 2019 featured keynote speaker Sr. Joan Chittister and a host of activities.

Newsline Special: Brethren Disaster Ministries update on Hurricane Dorian, NOAC coverage begins from Lake Junaluska
(September 2, 2019)
Newsline Special: Brethren Disaster Ministries update on Hurricane Dorian, NOAC coverage begins from Lake Junaluska