Planning Begins for NOAC 2013

Photo by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford
The planning committee for National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) 2013 includes (from left) Eugene Roop, Delora Roop, Kim Ebersole, Eric Anspaugh, Bev Anspaugh, and Deanna Brown.

The planning committee for the 2013 National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) met recently at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., to begin planning next year’s NOAC. The dates for NOAC are Sept. 2-6, 2013.

The conference theme, “Healing Springs Forth” (Isaiah 58), reflects a longing for healing on a personal, denominational, and global level. The theme and scripture text also communicate God’s reassurance of refreshment and restoration, as believers remove the yoke of oppression and extend compassion to those in need.

NOAC is the Church of the Brethren’s conference for adults age 50 and older. Participants will enjoy a week of inspiration, community, and renewal in the beautiful mountain setting of Lake Junaluska (N.C.) Conference and Retreat Center.

Committee members include Kim Ebersole, director of family life and older adult ministries for the Church of the Brethren, and Bev and Eric Anspaugh, Deanna Brown, and Delora and Eugene Roop.

Additional information about the 2013 NOAC will be posted at as it becomes available. Registration for the conference will begin next spring.