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 10:30AM, Sunday School @ 9:15AM

Wednesday Night Fellowship: Resumes in the Fall

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

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

 


Upcoming Worship

August 20 - “A Jealous God”

August 27 - “The Image of the Invisible God”

September 3 - “In the Name of God”

September 10 - “A Day to Remember”

September 17 - Homecoming!


PRAYER UPDATES: 

Continue to pray for the following persons and Shut-ins, let us know when the prayer has been answered: Janie Goodnight, Shane and Ashley Johnson, Wanda Attar.

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Events Calendar

Youth - 6th thru 12th grades

  • Sunday evenings 5-6:30PM downstairs.
  • Wednesday Night Bible Study - Allison and Gerald’s house– 6-7:30pm. Snacks provided.

Son Days - Sunday evening program for elementary aged children. We meet from 5-6:30PM.

Sinners for a Cause will meet Monday, August 14th at 7pm. New members always welcome!

United Methodist Women will meet Monday, August 21st at 7pm. Jocie Cook Circle at 7:30pm.

August 27th- 3 Big Events:

  • Rally Day during the Sunday School Hour– Promotions and Awards announced.
  • PREPARE TO GET SOAKED! Back to School Splash (following lunch)
  • Hot dog/Ice Cream Luncheon (sponsored by Sinners for a Cause)
  • **Bring Swimsuits, towel and apply sunscreen– We have rented a splash tower!
  • Elementary age kids will splash from 1-3/Teens will splash from 3 until...

Golden Agers will be having our cook-out and ice cream party -Thursday, August 31st at 11:30am.

Prayer Breakfast - Saturday, September 9th @ 9am. Rev. Holly Adams speaking.

Titus 2 Women's Sunday School Class - will begin studying “Becoming A Woman of Faith” by Cynthia Heald on September 10th. Please notify Jan Portis to order a book, cost $9.00. This class meets in the parsonage at 9:15am on Sundays.

HOMECOMING– September 17th, Guest Speaker: Mark Andrews (District Superintendent)

Special Clubs for Elementary Children – Meeting Sunday Mornings @ 9:15am

  • Butterflies in Flight Girls club meets upstairs 
  • Warrior Boys Club meets in basement 
  • K-1st Caterpillars - Meets in Education Hall
  • 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.

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

MARK'S REMARKS:

Two Air Force Pilots, who had never met, were shot down on the same day over North Viet Nam and taken prisoner. They were put in the same prison cell because one was white and one was black. The Vietnamese knew enough about race relations in America to think that they would hate each other and make each other completely miserable. But something happened which surprised the Vietnamese. The two prisoners came to need each other deeply. The black man needed the white man to care for his wounds. The white man needed the black man for his courage and determination in the face of the enemy. 

 Years later, after they were back home in the United States safe and sound, they visited the Viet Nam Memorial in Washington, DC. They stood together, locked tightly, arm in arm, as close as two people can be, and they wept together as they found the names of long-lost buddies.

 We watched with horror and deep sorrow as racial violence broke out and rocked the Virginia Town of Charlottesville. We are very good when it comes to expressing pious words about racial understanding, but our deeds rarely match our words. Put to the test, the truth always comes out. Yet, there were two men, one black and one white, soldiers, who became more than brothers. They expressed the kind of love the Galilean talked about.

 If there is to be peace on earth, it must begin with persons. And, if peace is possible with persons, like you and me, it can be possible for nations as well. The world can know peace when it makes peace with Christ. I truly believe that. I believe peace is possible because I believe in Him.


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