Today at NOAC – Monday, September 5, 2011

Quotes of the Day


Photo by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford
Robert Bowman preached on Hebrews 11 for the opening worship service of NOAC 2011, the evening of Monday, Sept. 5.

“Even if it is raining, we’re going to have a great time at NOAC this week . . . . Keep your umbrellas handy!” — Kim Ebersole, director of Family Life and Older Adult Ministry, as she welcomed the congregation to the opening worship service Monday evening.

“We can go swimming!” — Overheard outside Stuart Auditorium after evening worship, when the congregation emerged to discover the deluge of rain pouring down outside.

Today’s Weather in Lake Junaluska

Rain, rain, and more rain. Western North Carolina is being hit by the tropical storm Lee as it moves north and east from the Gulf.

Main Events of the Day

Registration, the Brethren Press bookstore, and the exhibit hall opened this afternoon at 1 p.m. NOAC officially began with gathering singing at 7 p.m. in Stuart Auditorium, followed by evening worship at 7:15. Robert Bowman preached for worship on the theme, “Living Between the Temples” from Hebrews 11. The first ice cream social of the week rounded out the evening, in Jones Dining Hall sponsored by the Fellowship of Brethren Homes.

Question of the Day
“The theme of this year’s NOAC is ‘Passion and Purpose in a Changing World.’ What is your passion?By Frank Ramirez

Elsie Holderread
My church and my faith and my grandchildren.(Chuckle)

Linda Wampler
(While helping to set up registration.) Working with people like this today!

David Doudt
Listening to others, listening to their stories, which are the gospel according to their lives, and listening to God.

Jennie Ramirez
Disaster response and my dog and my husband,
in that order.

Joel Kline
Peace and justice issues, helping people develop a deeper relationship with God, and a passion for my grandchildren.

Nancy Faus-Mullen
I’m passionate about our church trying to listen together. Even with all our theological differences we can still be church.

Kim Ebersole
Creating things.
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