National Older Adult Conference is a Church of the Brethren event for those 50 years of age or older, which is held every two years at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in North Carolina.


Dates: September 4-8, 2023

“God is doing a new thing!”

Isaiah 43:19
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.” (NIV)

Theme Statement

A lot has happened in the world since we last gathered at Lake Junaluska for NOAC in 2019, We never could have imagined that a pandemic would keep us apart for so long…. In 2021 we were forced to take NOAC online and participate in a virtual conference. We were pleasantly surprised to find that even on our computer screens we could develop a sense of community. During the past three years we have had to make many changes in our home congregations and in our denomination as we continued to minister to one another through a time of uncertainty.

So, now what? Perhaps we are feeling some apprehension and fear. How do we move forward into an unknown future when we aren’t quite sure where we are heading? We find a word of hope from God through the prophet, Isaiah. ‘I am going to do something brand new!’

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