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

Church Office hours– Monday –Thursday: 8:00am-3:00pm.

Phone: 704-932-5296

Senior Pastor: Mark Vickers

Director of Youth Ministry: Gerald Faulkner

Worship Schedule: Sundays 10:30AM, Sunday School @ 9:15AM

Son Days– Sundays 5:00-6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall for elementary age children.

Youth: (Summer Hours) Sundays 6-8PM @ Church & Wednesdays 6-7:30PM on Location

Nursery: A quality staffed Nursery is provided for infants-3 yrs old during 10:30am Worship.


Continue to pray for the following persons and Shut-ins, let us know when the prayer has been answered: Grady Love, Billie Jordan, Robert Stirewalt, Kaitlyn Sellers, Alison Yandle, Linda Young, Annie Lee Wilkinson, Everly Beaver, Beverly Barbee, Maxine Kennerly

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Events Calendar

Boston Butt Sale - Get your wood smoked Boston Butt for your upcoming Christmas gathering and support our Methodist Men and the work they do in our community. Orders are being taken in the Narthex following worship services Nov. 18 through Dec. 16. 1 butt for $35, 2 for $60, and we are also offering pulled pork this year for $10 per pound. Get your order in ASAP! Email thebumms@gmail.com 

Children - 

Kids Club: Parents - It is time to update Permission forms for children to participate in clubs and other events at our church. Club leaders have forms and there are also some in the Christian Ed office. Please complete one today.

Son Days—Sundays from 6:00-7:30! Son Days is a ministry for elementary age kids. We sing, make crafts, play games, have snacks, and learn about God's love and how we can serve Him. Come join us in the Fellowship Building on Sunday evenings.

Parents' Night Out - Dec 7th, 5:30pm-9pm. During this time your kids will experience a Walk Thru Bethlehem, Game time, Dinner, Crafts and Music.

Youth - 

Youth Christmas Post Office is now OPEN! - For 10¢ per card, the youth will sort your cards for you into the rightful owner's stash of cards. Place your cards in the mailbox in the Narthex area, and place your donation in a separate envelope with your cards, and we'll make sure they get to whom you have addressed them to. Proceeds support the Bethpage Youth Ministry.

Youth Bible Study– At BYM Dec. 9th. If it snows, we will meet Wed Dec 12th instead 6-7:30pm.

Parents Night Out - Dec. 7th @ 5pm-9pm - we're helping with the kids for this event.

Operation Christmas Child - Dec 14th - Serving in the warehouse 4pm-11pm

Youth Christmas Party - Dec 16th @ Allison and Gerald's home, 6pm-8pm. Bring a wrapped $5 gift, your favorite snack food and favorite drink.

Adults - 

Finance committee - meeting Tuesday, December 4th at 7pm in the Library.

Sinners for a Cause – meet Monday, December 10th at 7pm.

Bessie Lou Circle– meet Tuesday, December 11th at 6pm.

Need time to do some Christmas shopping? Want to have a date night without the expense of a babysitter? Take advantage of the Son Days’ Parents Night Out at Bethpage UMC on Friday, Dec. 7th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm.

Christmas Open House - Pastor Mark and Mari Ed invite all of you to the parsonage on Sunday, December 9th from 3:00-6:00pm. Come and join us for fellowship, food, and maybe a little Christmas caroling.

Sunday Morning Book Advent Study - Beginning on Sunday, December 2nd, Pastor Mark will offer a combined Sunday school Advent Study on Adam Hamilton’s book, Faithful Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph. It will meet during the regular Sunday school hour in the Fellowship Hall.

Tuesday morning Bible Study - study of the Book of Revelation Tuesdays from 10-11:30am in the fellowship hall.

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Other Announcements -

Choir, Band, and Praise Team rehearsals- The Choir and Band will rehearse together at 6:30pm on Wednesdays. Please note that this is a change in time for the Choir. Praise Team rehearsals will remain the same as before, with one rehearsal option on Wednesdays after choir OR on Thursdays at 6:00pm. Both singing groups are open to all youth and adults. The Band is open to anyone who has played an instrument for at least one year. If you've got an urge to make a joyful noise to the Lord, pop on in to one of our rehearsals anytime.

Praise Team "We are looking for anyone who plays an instrument to join the Praise Band. If you are interested, please contact Laura Smith at lauraml13@gmail.com.

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

Agape Acres - To keep up to date look us up on Facebook @ Agape Acres NC

Pastor’s Blog


Upcoming Worship

December 9 - “The Crooked Will Be Made Straight”

December 16 - Christmas Cantata

December 23 - Here He Comes

December 30 - The Fear of a Parent

Recorded Sermons