Greetings to the Noahs of Ark Community

My name is Carolyn Gray 
Noahs of Ark Walk to Emmaus #76 Table of Mary
Lay Director on Noahs of Ark Walk #161

I have the honor of being elected the 2017 Board of Directors Chair.  I have served as secretary and vice-chair on the NOA Board during the past two years and look forward to an exciting year for the Noahs of Ark Community.  

I would like to thank our retiring Board members for their service to our community.  They are Bobby Bamburg, Greg Comer, Cheryl Allen Doddridge, Dianne Schoemaker, Linda Varnadore, Heather Sprinkle, and Co-Treasurer Ken Pearson.  Our outgoing chair, Burt Ragland, will continue in service as our Community Lay Director for 2017.

The retiring members were a part of the 2016 Board accomplishments which include:  new NOAC By-Laws, a new division of our Regions which make for better representation, an insurance policy which is required by the Upper Room, a Chrysalis Committee who has planned flights beginning next fall, the first Face to Face Encounter in the NOAC, and hosting the five Emmaus Walks and one Chrysalis Flight. 

Some of the areas that the Board will address this year include:  working to solve the problems with our database, creating better ways to communicate with the Noahs of Ark Community, updating our Standing Rules, encouraging new community members to serve on Teams, providing printed Work Applications to the community, publishing a Newsletter, offering more Gatherings, and helping to develop additional Reunion Groups. 

Every year the Board signs a Covenant with the Upper Room agreeing to conduct our programs according to the Upper Room Emmaus guidelines.   Sharon Garrison is our Emmaus Upper Room Regional Leader and is making plans to visit us later this year for an Emmaus Training Session.  The Upper Room has definitely supported the Noahs of Ark Community in 2016.  They have sent a Regional Leader in both Chrysalis and Face to Face to present Training Sessions for our Community.  These sessions have helped us improve our planning and presentations of Flights and Encounters.  

While I am excited to serve this year, I will be more excited to see the “God Things” that happen anytime we serve the Lord in the Emmaus community.  Please pray for the Board and our Noahs of Ark Community during the next year that our service will show His love to everyone.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at cgray200@yahoo.com or by phone at 501-351-5083 at any time that you have questions or want to serve the Emmaus Community.

Carolyn Gray

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

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Our ByLaws can be found in the Board Minutes and Documents section for you to read.  

Applications to attend a Walk, Face2Face or Chrysalis can be found at the Applications and Forms link along with sponsor and servant forms.