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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Agape Acres on Facebook @ Facebook.com/agapeacres

Events Calendar

Youth – Sundays @ 5PM-6:30PM is our normal meeting time. We also meet at Allison and Gerald's house for Wednesday evening bible study from 6PM-7:30PM.

Youth TodayBack to School Splash – August 21, 3:00-5:00pm

Back to School Splash -for all ELEMENTARY students– August 21 (1-3 p.m.) following SFAC fund raiser luncheon. Wear sun screen and be prepared to get wet.

“Salad & Stuffed Potatoes” - Sunday, August 21 after 11 AM Worship sponsored by “Sinners For A Cause”. We will serve a great salad and baked potatoes with plenty of stuffing options.

The Resource Development Team will meet Tuesday, August 23 at 6:30 pm . Everyone is welcome to come and share any ideas you may have about the Agape Acres Project or any other projects of interest.

Acolyte Swim Party Date: Monday, August 22– @4pm. (Wear swim suit, sunscreen & bring towel and $5 admission. We will bring snacks.)

Prayer Ministry meeting, 6:30pm, Monday, August 22 in the Library to make important plans.

Golden Age group will meet at the church on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 11:30 am for a covered dish lunch and games. Does anyone want to volunteer for homemade ice cream? sure would like some. (hint, hint). We will be going to Shatley Springs Sept. 29 and to Hamrick’s in Oct. Hope all can come this month.

Rally Day -August 28 during Sunday School Hour.

Back to School Vespers Service by the Pond - Sunday August 28th @ 6PM

Homecoming - Sunday, September 18th featuring the "Sons of Thunder" quartet followed by a watermelon feast after the service.

Special Clubs for Elementary Children – Meeting Sundays

  • 9:30am for light breakfast served to members and their families.
    9:45am Club meetings begin
    Butterflies in Flight Girls club meets upstairs / Warrior Boys Club meets in basement
    A permission to participate form must be completed in order to attend.
    There is a special Permission Form for VISITORS.
    For more information, contact Jo Ann Kennedy at the church office.

New Club (K-1st Caterpillars) will begin soon – As of now this group meets with the Butterflies

Anyone interested in becoming a Cub Scout leader please contact: Andy Fesperman-704-933-4691

Zumba fitness at St Enoch Lutheran Church (2604 Eagle St., Kannapolis) Tuesday & Thursday: 6-7 pm and Saturday: 9-10 am. Cost: $2.

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 @ Facebook.com/agapeacres

Pastor’s Blog


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Upcoming Worship

August 21 "Our God Delivers"

August 28 “Do You Have Wings?”

September 4 “The Gospel of Word and Sacrament”

September 11 “The Workers are So Few”


Continue to pray for the following persons and Shut-ins, let us know when the prayer has been answered: Don Williams, Frances Tate, Tyler Jeffries, Charles Wellmon, D.J.Hipp, Johnnie Harrell, Judy Bostian, Nancye Moon, Ron Morris, Shane & Ashley Johnson, Amanda Paxton, Vickie Shelton, Gary Brown.

Recorded Sermons