“God Is Doing a New Thing!” is the theme for the 2023 National Older Adult Conference (NOAC), inspired by the scripture text from Isaiah 43:19: “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
NOAC keynoter Karen González speaks on immigration and the church
Participants in the 2021 virtual National Older Adult Conference heard a detailed but very accessible presentation on immigration, including how to see it from a biblical perspective, from keynote apeaker Karen González.
Lisa Sharon Harper takes NOAC along on a journey wrestling with identity
undertook a journey to wrestle with her identity. The journey took her along the Trail of Tears as well as into the heart of slavery in the American South.
McPherson hosts a NOAC ‘watch party’
For years, Dave Fruth from McPherson, Kan., has organized bus trips to National Older Adult Conference in Lake Junaluska, N.C., from Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa in past years. He and a small committee from the Cedars Retirement Village in McPherson were not deterred from attending virtually this year.
NOAC will ‘overflow with hope’ next week
The NOAC 2021 Planning Team will be “Overflowing with Hope” that all Internet connections are working next week as the first-ever online NOAC hits the airwaves.
Virtual National Older Adult Conference to offer keynote presentations, worship and Bible study, unique online gatherings
A review of everything you need to know to attend this year’s virtual NOAC
McPherson gets ready for virtual NOAC
Exciting things are happening at the Cedars Retirement Community in McPherson, Kan. A group of dedicated folk are making plans for a great National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) experience on Sept. 6-10.
NOAC service project will fund books for Junaluska Elementary School
By Libby Polzin Kinsey Participants at National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) love to serve. Past NOAC efforts have helped build the libraries of Junaluska (N.C.) Elementary School classrooms, providing hundreds of books to children living in the host town for the conference. This year, when NOAC will be held virtually, participants are invited to help
Overflowing with hope: An interview with NOAC coordinator Christy Waltersdorff
This week, Newsline editor Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford interviewed National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) coordinator Christy Waltersdorff. The NOAC Planning Team has made the decision that the conference, held every two years, will be fully online in 2021 instead of in-person at its usual site in Lake Junaluska, N.C. Dates are Sept. 6-10. Registration starts May 1 at www.brethren.org/noac.
Planning team announces decision that NOAC 2021 will be a virtual conference
The planning team for National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) 2021, scheduled for Sept. 6-10 next year, met online via Zoom in October. After much discussion, it was decided that the 2021 conference will be held online only, based upon ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.