Noahs of Ark


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The 2017 Noahs of Ark Board of Directors elected the 2018 NOA Community officers.

We are happy to announce: Chris Walthall will serve as the 2018 Board Chair

Shari Coston will serve as the 2018 Board Vice-Chair

The Noahs of Ark Board 2018 Elections will be in November. Voting will be online or you may request a written ballot by writing to NOA – 308 W. Main St. – Jacksonville, AR 72076

Chrysalis Flights ---

Girl’s Flight #30 will be January 12-15, 2018 at St. James UMC in Little Rock. Lay Director – Brenda Purifoy

Boy’s Flight #31 will be scheduled in the Fall of 2018. Flight Director – Steve Allen

At the beginning of the year the Board passed new Noahs of Ark By-Laws and are now working on NOA Standing Rules.

Chrysalis has new Rules and Procedures and Policies for their Encounters.

There were two very successful Face-to-Face Encounters this last July at Grand Avenue UMC in Hot Springs and Christ of the Hills in Hot Springs Village.

Sherry Shearer, the Board Communications Chair, has taken on the important and difficult task this year of cleaning up the Noahs of Ark Database. There were 846 members who re-entered or updated their information. The changes are now being made to the database. Sherry will then break down data in the database by Reunion Groups, Churches, and/or Districts. These different areas will be asked to help Sherry obtain more corrected member information.

Thanks to Becky Vaughn-Holsted we have beautiful new placemats for our dining room tables at Walks, Flights and Encounters.

Noahs of Ark has been transitioning during this last year but our Spring 2018 Walks will be using all the Upper Room Guidelines. This will fulfill our Covenant with the Emmaus Upper Room.

The Upper Room will be publishing new manuals in 2018 which are designed to be easier to read and will combine information instead of members having to read several Manuals to find the needed information.

I have been invited to serve on the Emmaus International Advisory Committee in Nashville, Tennessee on October 20-22, 2017. I will be reporting back to the NOA Community when I return.

If you have question, don’t hesitate to call or email me! 501-351-5083

Chrysalis News---

The Chrysalis Girl’s Flight #30 has been rescheduled for January 12-15, 2018.

The Boy’s Flight #31 will be rescheduled for the summer of 2018.

Chrysalis Girl’s Flight #30 Team Formation has begun. Sign up to work today and you will be a blessing as you are also blessed working with the young people as their eyes are opened.


Please submit all applications with sponsor form and walk fee to the registrar so we can fill all open walks.


Empowering Leaders through Emmaus & Chrysalis to be the hands and feet of Christ


Fourth Day Leaders Embodying Jesus Christ


Our ByLaws can be found under Who We Are for you to read.

Applications to attend a Walk, Face2Face or Chrysalis can be found under the About section.