Welcome to Bethpage UMC. We're glad you are here. If you are new, please see below for information regarding service times and our location. We'd be very glad to have you visit us some time.

We are a traditional style church, with a congregation representing all ages. Bethpage is seeking to serve those who are sincerely seeking a relationship with God and others in order to fulfill Christ's most important commandments spoken in Matthew 22:37-40.

Are You New?

Are you new to the area of Kannapolis?
Are you looking to foster a deeper relationship with God? Are you looking for a place to call home? If so, then we'd love for you to visit us some time.

Our Location: 109 Fellowship Ave. Kannapolis, NC 28081 Map

Phone: 704-932-5296

Senior Pastor: Mark Portis

Associate Pastor: Duane Melton

Worship Schedule: Sundays 9AM & 11AM, Sunday School @ 10AM

Wednesday Night Fellowship: 

Youth: Sundays 5-6:30PM @ Church & Wednesdays 6-7:30PM @ Allison and Gerald's

*** A quality staffed Nursery is provided for infants-3 yrs old during 11:00am Worship.

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Events Calendar

Youth -  Sundays 5pm-6:30pm and Wednesdays 6pm-7:30pm @ Allison and Gerald's home.

Food Drive for Main Street MissionThe Youth are collecting food items for Main Street Missions as part of their 30 hour famine project. Here is a list of Pantry needs: Macaroni & Cheese, Saltine Crackers, Pop Tarts, Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce, Jelly, Peanut Butter. Please place them in the Narthex by March 1st. Thank you for your support! Pastor Duane 

UMW meet– Monday, March 2 at 7pm, Jocie Cook Circle meet– 7:30pm.

UMM meet-Thursday, March 5 at 6:30pm Dinner will be served. 

Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study– March 4 Come and join us through Lent as we examine the gospel of Matthew to gain his perspective of radical discipleship and the mounting controversy as Jesus heads to the cross. This class will continue through Holy Week and will be led by Jo Ann Kennedy. Participants will need to read Matthew; Chapters 5-10.

Everyone is invited to a Bridal Shower for Stefanie Anderson and Jeremy Sellers on
Sunday, March 8 from 2-4pm in the fellowship hall.
They are registered: Belk, Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision– March 15 following the 11am service in the McMurray Room. Phyllis Sellers will have in-depth.

Safe Sanctuaries Training- The Kannapolis Missional Network is sponsoring a Safe Sanctuaries training event at Trinity UMC in Kannapolis on Sunday, March 15 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. This event is for pastors, staff parish, trustees, all age level coordinators, Administrative Council members and any who work with children, youth, and adults. This event will review keeping our children, youth, and adults safe, how to re-evaluate your current policy, cyber safety, and elder abuse. Please RSVP to Anna Barden if you plan to attend at 704-938-7562 or by e-mail at

Baby Bottle Offering- Please remember the bottles are due on Sunday, March 22.

Walk Thru Easter will be March 22 at 10:10 am in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to see the Children & Youth Sunday School present the last week in the life of Christ.

The Egg Hunt will be March 28. We would like to fill each egg with one plain candy kiss. Would you donate a bag of kisses for this event? Candy can be placed in the basket in the Christian Education Office. Thanks!

HOMECOMING - Sunday, September 20th—11am service only.
Guest Speaker: Bishop Goodpaster

BUMMs - Need work done around your home? Contact the BUMMs! Bethpage United Methodist Men.

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Upcoming Worship

March 1 - “Jesus Is a Junk Man”


Continue to pray for the following persons and Shut-ins, let us know when the prayer has been answered: Don Williams, Polly Parham, Frances Tate, Tyler Jeffries, Charles Wellmon, D.J.Hipp, Johnnie Harrell, Darrell Loflin, Judy Bostian, Nancye Moon, Ron Morris, Dianne Bost, Shane & Ashley Johnson.

Recorded Sermons