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New Ark United Church of Christ

300 East Main Street

Newark, DE 19711


Sundays @ 9:30am
The New Ark United Church of Christ is an inclusive and friendly congregation dedicated to being open to persons of every age, race, sexual orientation, ability and religious background. We are a faith community that values diversity, respects freedom of thought and celebrates the gifts that each person brings to the table. We value individual growth in our faith journeys, offering worship and Christian education to all ages.
We are dedicated to God's call to "do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God," reaching out with compassion and service to those suffering injustice or who are in need in our community and throughout the world. We strive to live peacefully, love fully, and act as faithful stewards of the physical and spiritual universe. [LEARN MORE]

EXPLORING MEMBERSHIP: If you're thinking of joining the New Ark or you'd just like more information about the United Church of Christ and what we stand for, there will be two gatherings to explore what it means to be a member. We will meet on two Sundays, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, at 12:15pm. A light lunch will be served. In Sunday worship on Oct. 26 new members will be received in covenant with the New Ark, followed by a cake reception in Wells Hall. For more information, call the church office at 302.737.4711.

To read Rev. Cynthia Robinson's Sunday sermons, visit her blog.
"We want to be a good church and a real church, a church where the truth gets told and to which we can bring our whole selves. A church where when we worship together we leave it all on the field. A church where we can laugh all of our laughter and cry all of our tears and ask the hardest questions and feel that the Holy Spirit shows up with great regularity."
                                                                             -- Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette

FAIR TRADE COFFEE/TEA/CHOCOLATE: The New Ark joined the UCC Coffee Project many years ago, serving free trade coffee and tea during our conversation time between the service and CE as well as selling products periodically. Since we began our sale of fair trade commodities, the idea has become "mainstream!" Fair trade items are readily available in markets and online. Therefore, we will cease our sale of the Equal Exchange coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and candies although we will continue to purchase the coffee and tea for congregational gatherings. We highly encourage all our congregants to look for the fair trade symbol as they purchase for their own households. For more information visit

Additional Resources: Community Photo Gallery :: Newcomers Information :: Safe Conduct Policy

Recorder group to perform
On Sunday, Oct. 12 starting at 9am, the Pretorious Players will perform a 30-minute concert before worship and will also provide accompanying music during the service.
Oct. 5 World Communion Sunday
Oct. 19 Neighbors in Need offering
Oct. 19 Quarterly Congregational meeting
Oct. 26 Dining for Women