News & Upcoming Events


Sunday, Oct. 8 – Guest Preacher, Heritage United Church of Christ: For the second year, our pastor, Cynthia Robinson, will be preaching at Heritage UCC in Baltimore, MD on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Our guest preacher at the New Ark on Oct. 8 will be the Rev. Bob Cassels.

Sunday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. Youth/Adult Confirmation classes

Sunday, Oct. 22 Annual Neighbors in Need offering

Sunday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. quarterly congregational meeting

Monday, Oct. 23 November newsletter deadline

A Day at the Farm – Saturday, Oct. 14

It's a low-key retreat, with sweet potato harvesting, corn husking, and other fall farm activities from 2-5 p.m., and a potluck dinner, pig roast, hay ride, and bonfire from 5-9 p.m. No need to sign up; just bring a dish or dessert to share and a folding chair. Our hosts are Rachel and Conor Meade, Brewer's Hideaway Farm, Rising Sun, MD.

Ecumenical Worship Gathering

In an effort to bring diverse Christian worshiping communities together, and to form new relationships in which we can be a more powerful witness to Christ's love in our community, the pastors of Calvary Baptist, Head of Christiana, First Presbyterian and the New Ark UCC have decided to try a quarterly, ecumenical worship gathering. We seek to come together at rotating locations to have an opportunity to encounter each other’s different worship traditions and build relationships. The worship may be a simple service of prayer and communion, or we may join in on an existing service at one of the churches.

For our first ecumenical worship gathering, we are invited to a fall Vespers service at First Presbyterian Church. This will be on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. in their outdoor Remembrance Garden. The service theme is "Holy Ground, Sacred Space." There will be readings, a simple meditation, prayer, and song.