Noahs of Ark

Walk Update

Dear Emmaus Brothers and Sisters:

It is painfully frustrating to find ourselves in the position once again of postponing the upcoming Emmaus Walks. When we decided to move forward with planning a few months ago, we believed the pandemic was waning and gatherings would be safe. The resurgence of Covid has been of great concern worldwide, especially in our own state. National data and information from physicians in our own circles indicate there is much harm that may be caused by encouraging gathering at this time.

We all know how the Emmaus experience unfolds. We remember the closeness we felt by praying together with our small groups, holding hands, embracing and comforting each other as The Holy Spirit begins to break our worldly shells. When the decision was made to cancel last year, it was heavy on our hearts that attempting to move forward would not just risk harm, but it would most certainly rob new pilgrims of the same acceptance that is so key to the ministry.

We are not stopping. We will continue to pray and have faith there will be a time in the future to not walk but RUN back to be with our brothers and sisters. These are not setbacks. They are simply pauses we must take to care for our communities and to know we are keeping each other safe by waiting for a more appropriate time to proceed. God's Timing is the Perfect Timing, and I know when ministry activity resumes full speed, we will be flooded with Agape Love like no other event we've seen.

Please continue to pray for our leaders, scientific advancements, business owners, and especially for our health care workers, teachers, and children.

Carol Collins
Board President

New Registrar and Ministry Manager (Database) Manager

We are excited to let you know Sherry Shearer has volunteered to be our registar and Ministry Manager manager.

We want to thank Cheryl Doddridge for her work as our previous registrar. We also want to thank Jo Bowie for her work with our old database system and helping us as we transitioned to the new Ministry Manager.

New Community Database

The new Upper Room Ministry Manager database has gone online for members of the Noahs of Ark Emmaus, Chrysalis and Face 2 Face community. To learn click on the COMMUNITY in the navigation ribbon and learn all about this new way to connect.

2020 Board of Directors Election Results

The Nominating Committee of Noahs of Ark met on November 18, 2019, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Little Rock. Chairperson Connie Moody and committee members Mary Tom Taylor and Roy Smith attended.

The votes from the election for Board of Directors' open positions were counted. The following community members have been elected for 3-year terms:

Vice Chair: Carol Collins

Treasurer: Carol Dickinson

Fourth Day Chair: Thomas Maupin

Face to Face Ministry Lay Chair: Linda Barker

Walk to Emmaus Ministry Spiritual Chair: Jim Polk

Chairperson Connie Moody will contact those on the ballot to confirm with those elected and to inform the others on the ballot of the results. The results will be shared with the Board chair and shared with the community before December 7, 2019.

Connie Moody, Chairperson

Mary Tom Taylor

Roy Smith

Board Position Update

We are sad to inform the community that three board members have requested to step down from their positions. Brenda Purifoy, Chrysalis Chair for 2019, has agreed to fill the vacancy of Vice Chair and will rotate into the position of Chair for 2020. Jo Bowie has agreed to fill her position of Chrysalis Chair for the remainder of her term which is through Dec of 2020. The board has appointed Linda Barker as the Face 2 Face Lay Chair for the remainder of this year. The position Linda is filling ends at the end of this year and the position is on the ballot to be filled for 2020 - 2022. Pleas join us in welcome these ladies to the board. We are still seeking a replacement for the Face 2 Face Clergy Chair. If you are clergy and interested in serving Face 2 Face, please contact Rev Jim Polk, our community spiritual director.

We are happy to inform the community that Cheryl Allen-Doddridge has now taken on the roll of registrar for our community. We want to thank Connie Moody for her work as registrar for the past few years. She has done a wonderful job and though we will miss her as registrar we are sure that Cheryl will continue to provide the same wonderful service with registration. Please note that if you have any old paper registration forms that the mailing address has changed.

For up to date community info, hover your mouse over Community in the navigation bar and click on "What's Happening". Want to see activities on the calendar, click on Calendar in the navigation bar. Want to see ministry events, hover over Calendar in the navigation bar and click on the ministry that interest you.


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


Fourth Day Leaders Embodying Jesus Christ


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

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

Noahs of Ark Emmaus – Registrar

  • Sherry Shearer

  • 163 Royal Oaks Drive

  • Heber Springs, AR 72543

If you have questions please email her at:

NOAC Board Mail:

  • NOAC

  • PO Box 20402

  • Hot Springs, AR 71903

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