National Older Adult Conference (NOAC)

September 6-10, 2021

$100 per person, $150 for couples

NOAC 2021 daily schedule

NOAC access information

All those who register for NOAC will receive an email in early August with basic information about how to access the NOAC events online. They will receive a conference booklet in pdf form via email later in August. During the week of NOAC registrants will receive an email every morning with the schedule, login information, and links for that day.

The Bible Study, Keynote speakers, and worship services will be recorded and will be available in the archives for a time after NOAC. Workshops and the Virtual Field Trips will be held on the ZOOM platform and will not be recorded.

A “Help Desk” will be available each day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Central time) at 1-800-323-8039 for those who have questions or difficulty logging on to the conference.

“Overflowing with Hope”

Romans 15:13

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Christian Standard Bible)

Theme Statement

We live in a world that is ruled by division, anger, and fear. We, as followers of Jesus Christ, are called to a different way of living and being in the world. We are called to be people of robust hope. We cannot maintain hope by ourselves but must rely upon the power of the Holy Spirit. When we focus on our God of hope we can find joy and peace in our daily lives. We may not ignore the pain and sorrow in our world. We are called to face it and work to heal it as we allow God’s Holy Spirit to fill us with Christ’s presence and power.

Daily Themes

Monday: Welcome, Overflowing with Hope- Romans 15:13
Tuesday: Joy- Luke 2:8-20; Psalm 62:5-13
Wednesday: Peace- John 14:26-27; Psalm 69:1-5, 13-21
Thursday: Faith/Believing- Luke 8:40-56; Psalm 62:5-8
Friday: Hope, Send-off, Challenge- John 21:1-17; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12


Monday: Christy Dowdy
Tuesday: Paula Bowser
Wednesday: Andrew Wright
Thursday: Don Fitzkee
Friday: Eric Landram

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.

Planning team

Glenn Bollinger, Karen Dillon, Jim Martinez, Rex Miller, Pat Roberts, Paula Ziegler Ulrich, Christy Waltersdorff (Coordinator), staff- Josh Brockway, Stan Dueck

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Why virtual?

The NOAC 2021 Planning Team met online via Zoom in October. After much discussion, it was decided that the 2021 conference will be held online only.

The Team did not make this decision lightly. We believe that it is the most responsible decision that can be made at this time considering the following factors:

  • Current Lake Junaluska restrictions severely limit in-person gatherings. There is no way we can predict possible restrictions for September 2021.
  • NOAC participants are in the age group that is particularly vulnerable to the virus. Our first priority is protecting our sisters and brothers.
  • We believe it is better to make the decision now rather than waiting until the last minute.
  • We have no way of knowing what transportation (i.e., buses, airlines) and lodging options will be available next September.

 As disappointing as it is, we feel that we will be able to craft an exciting and fulfilling NOAC, just in a different format.  Thank you for your future participation, this will be a wonderful time.