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April 1, 2015

Fellow Noahs’ of Ark Community Members:

As the First Quarter of 2015 ends, my term as Chair of your NOA Board seems to be in “full swing”.  I’m honored and excited about the direction and possibilities ahead for NOA, as I believe GOD had much in store for our Community.  All is done to HIS glory, and your Board and Community members have willingly joined in the efforts to re-direct NOA’s focus.  

Your Board has approved a number of changes in how we as a group conduct our “business” for NOA’s Community.  Improvements to NOA activities and our effectiveness as Disciples of CHRIST to our Community and Arkansas has the Board now using a new set of Standing Committees and promoting new activities in order to adapt NOA’s focus away from internal issues and more toward needed Community activities and service to GOD through retention, expansion, and witnessing opportunities.  With GOD’s help through Community members, we’ll provide improved communication, a better website and database, greater activities for the Community, a renewed interests in our Reunion Groups, and we’re on the cusp of enacting new efforts to insure ALL of our Chrysalis Flights and Emmaus Walks are full of new Caterpillars and Pilgrims.  

The Board’s Standing Committees are as follows:

AGAPE – Carolyn Gray and Linda Rogers, Co-Chairs

CHRYSALIS – Courtney Reed, Chair

COMMUNICATIONS – Telia Dunn, Chair

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES/GATHERINGS – Cheryl Allen, Chair

DATABASE – David Andrews and Dianne Schoemaker, Co-Chairs  

EMMAUS – Connie Cox and Connie Moody, Co-Chairs

FACE TO FACE – Burt Ragland and Patti Butler, Co-Chairs

FINANCIAL – Ken Payne and Ken Pearson, Co-Chairs

FOURTH DAY/RETENTION – John Ross, Chair

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/MENTORSHIP – Carol Collins, Chair

LONG RANGE PLANNING/GOALS – Open slot

MARKETING – Carolyn Gray and Linda Varnadore, Co-Chairs

MUSIC – Open slot

OUTREACH/RECRUITMENT – Kathy DeBusk, Chair

PRAYER MINISTRY/TEAM – Nancy Scott, Chair

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT – John Harding, Chair

REGISTRATION – Shari Coston, Chair

REUNION GROUPS – Dianne Schoemaker, Chair

SPIRITUAL – Rev. David Kassos, Chair

TEAM SELECTION – Kathy McLeod, Chair (will be headed by Past Chair each year)

WEBSITE – David Andrews and Jo Bowie, Co-Chairs

We welcome Rev. David Kassos to our Board, who has graciously agreed to fill the role of Community Spiritual Director after Rev. Kevin Lyon’s “retirement” from that position.  If you have an opportunity, please take a minute to thank both of these GOD-ly servants for their continued dedication to our Community, for both men have been active in leadership roles for many years.  

We extend a special welcome to our newest members of the NOA Community from Walk #174, where GOD touched many lives.  Join me as I anticipate (pun intended) the miracles GOD has in store for Walks # 175, 176, 177, & 178, held respectively April 16-19, 2015, April 30-May 3, 2015, September 10-13, 2015, and October 22-25, 2015.  As well, be in prayer for Chrysalis Flight #29, to be held July 16-19, 2015.  HIS mighty hand is in control in our lives and NOA activities, and it is our Christian duty to seek the miracles GOD plans for the men, women, and young people of NOA’s Flights and Walks.

If you have the opportunity, please join us at the Community Gathering on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. hosted by First United Methodist in Camden.  The program will be informative on how to re-energize your Reunion Group, and we’ll have, as always, wonderful food and fellowship. If your church/Reunion Group would like to sponsor a Community Gathering, please let me or Board member Cheryl Allen know.  We hope to schedule several more this year.

Again, it is an honor to serve as your Board Chair, and don’t hesitate to contact me with any concerns, questions, problems, suggestions, or thoughts.  You can reach me at (501) 590-3474, rebamburg@gmail.com, or by sending an email or letter to the Emmaus address listed above.  I look forward to seeing each of you soon, and I pray GOD’s blessings and protection for all.


DeColores,

Bob Bamburg, Chair

Noahs’ of Ark Board of Directors

NOA Walk to Emmaus #87


Men's Walk #175 currently has openings.

Women's Walk #176 currently has very few openings left.

Please get any applications with sponsor form and walk fee to the registrar so we can fill these walks up.


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


Vision:
Fourth Day Leaders Embodying Jesus Christ