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.

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 If you are new to Kannapolis or lived here your entire life and are looking for a faith community to be a part of, come visit us!  We are a United Methodist Congregation that welcomes ALL people.  We share the Gospel with all who wish to participate; children, youth, young adults, and "mature" adults.  Please come and visit us at 10:30am on Sunday morning for worship or at 9:15 for Sunday school in one of our many Sunday school options. 

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

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

Phone: 704-932-5296

Senior Pastor: Mark Vickers

Director of Christian Education: JoAnn Kennedy

Director of Youth Ministry:  Mari Ed Vickers

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

Son Days– Please stay tuned for an update on times and schedules

Youth: Sundays 6-8 pm @ Church & Wednesdays 6-7:30 am on Location

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

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Agape Acres on Facebook @ Facebook.com/agapeacres

Events Calendar

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 will be running on a new schedule for 2019! We will meet only on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 6:00 - 7:30pm

Youth -

Sunday Morning Youth - Meet in the youth room at 9:15 as we begin our Series on Community.

Wednesday Night Youth - See Schedule on Youth page on this website. 

Sunday Evening Youth - Meets from 6-7:30pm in the Youth Room - consult schedule for changes

Adults - 

Tuesday EVENING Bible Study - study of the Book of Acts Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm in the fellowship hall.

Our Church Directory is available to view on any web browser. Instant Church Directory — the program we use to build our church directory — has a free website for church members to view our directory online. To view the directory online, go to members.InstantChurchDirectory.com to log in. *You will be asked to enter in your email address as it's listed in our directory. *The first time, click on the “Create a login now” under the Sign In button. Enter your email address and set up a password to be sent an email confirmation. *Click on the link inside that email to confirm your email and log in with the password you just created. There is also an app in the Google Play Store and Apple Store under the same name.

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. Please contact the church office if you are interested.

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

Praying in the Midst of Disaster and other Daily Events

     That time of year has finally come upon us!  The unknowing of the weather and the storms that await us.  We are watching slowly, anxiously, Hurricane Dorian this afternoon and evening.  As I sit and look outside my home office window and the beautiful blue sky it is hard to imagine that several hundred miles away lives have been turned upside down, historic structures have been riveted to the ground and the count for human life lost is still uncertain.  

     In Matthew 8:23-27 we have the great narrative of Jesus calming the storm when he and his disciples are in the storm.  Jesus, in his peaceful nap was sleeping when the storm arose and the disciples went to wake him yelling, "we are perishing".  To which he replied "Why are you afraid, you of little faith?"  Then he got up and rebuked the wind and the storm.  The disciples then proclaimed, "what sort of man is this that even winds and the sea obey him?" 

      Far too often we look at this text as a meteorological event.  This week, we wish it were.  However, I believe that Jesus, in this narrative, is requiring us to respond to what God is already doing in our lives.  God through Jesus Christ is already calming the events in our life! Through our faith development we see this more clearly.  As I hear stories this week of the devastation of Dorian, stories that have rattled my family and their friends I believe that Jesus is calling us to remain calm in the midst of the storm (both physically and spiritually).  To reach out in assistance to those that have lost everything, while we enjoy beautiful sunny weather.  Sure, we may get some wind and rain, but I dare say they will match 185 mph and 200mph gusts.  I believe that God is calling us to reach out physically if we are able and the time comes and financially through UMCOR our United Methodist Committee on Relief. (There is a link on our Bethpage UMC Facebook page).  

      In the meantime, fervent prayer and thought is what we must do now.  With our upcoming Prayer Breakfast this coming Saturday, September 7th what a better way to enhance your prayer life and to focus on the needs around us. 

     Let us, as people of a living and loving God be in prayer for all who are in the path of this storm and other storms brewing in their lives.  Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers! 


Upcoming Worship

Sermon for 7/7/2019 - Helping One Another

Recorded Sermons