“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.”
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.
By Frank Ramirez Gather here in the mystery of this hour.Gather here in one strong body.Gather here in the strength and the power.Spirit, draw near. It’s become a social media cliché–after every mass shooting, suicide bombing, or other alarming tragedy, the flags go to half mast and people type, sincerely, with a prayerful hands emoji,
May 20, 2010 “God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh…” (Acts 2:17a). NEWS: 1) Sunday worship, other sessions to be webcast by Annual Conference. 2) New investment options are approved by BBT Board. 3) Bethany Seminary hosts third Presidential Forum. 4) NCC Governing Board calls for end to gun violence.
Pastors are encouraged to attend the Older Adult Ministry Training Event to be held during the National Older Adult Conference (NOAC), Sept. 4-8 at Lake Junaluska Assembly in North Carolina. Both events are sponsored by the Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC). Clergy will receive continuing education credit (10 contact hours or 1 continuing education unit)
The Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC) has made two personnel announcements today, the appointments of Mary Lou Garrison as director of Wellness Ministry in a position also supported by the Church of the Brethren General Board and Brethren Benefit Trust; and Kim Ebersole as director of Older Adult Ministry and Family Life Ministry. —
Scott Douglas has resigned as director of Older Adult Ministries of the Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC), effective June 2006. He joined ABC in 1998 as director of resources. During his eight years with ABC, Douglas has served as the organization’s conference coordinator, planning and overseeing five National Older Adult Conferences (NOAC), four Caring Ministries