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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]
Welcome Home/Rally Sunday: On Sunday, Sept. 11 the Rev. Julius Jefferson, senior pastor of Heritage United Church of Christ in Baltimore, will be our guest preacher. Heritage UCC has and continues to minister to the neighborhood that erupted in riots after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody just over a year ago. Join us as we welcome Rev. Jefferson and kick off our church year!
Church-wide workshop: The New Ark UCC will hold a church-wide workshop on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1. "Taking Our Spiritual Temperature: A Wellness Check" facilitated by Rev. Glenna Shepherd, is a strategic workshop that will prepare the NAUCC to move into a future that is focused, missional, and connects with the community. One of the tools used to gather information for the workshop is a series of surveys about various aspects of the church's programming and identity. Please see the weekly email announcements for links to the online surveys or contact the church office.
Potluck dinner: Current and previous lay leaders, as well as anyone who considers themselves to be a lay leader, and their partner/spouse are invited to a potluck dinner at the home of Rev. Cynthia Robinson on Sept. 30 at 6:30pm. This event will be an opportunity for fellowship with each other and with Rev. Shepherd If you are a Trustee, chair, committee member, or consider yourself a lay leader, please plan to attend.
To read Rev. Cynthia Robinson's Sunday sermons, visit her blog.
"The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth."
                                                                                             -- Muhammad Ali

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Faith Formation and 'Prophetic Voices'
Adult Christian Ed (now Faith Formation) will meet once a month for an extended period of time, 11am to 12:30pm followed by a potluck luncheon on the second Sunday of each month. These Second Sunday Studies for fall 2016 will focus on "Prophetic Voices."
Sept. 6 NAUCC office closed
Sept. 18 Newark Community Day
Sept. 25 Rev. Kendal Brown preaches