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, Carol West, Robert Stirewalt, Kaitlyn Sellers, Alison Yandle, Linda Young, Chris Trull, Gibby Lee, Annie Lee Wilkinson.

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Events Calendar


Friends, if you would like to donate to assist in the WNCC Disaster Relief please mail your check to:

Western North Carolina Conference: 

PO Box 2757, Huntersville, NC 28070 *Please mark your check "Disaster Response"

This will aid in assisting the Volunteers in Mission that are being deployed to the Eastern Part of NC through the Western North Carolina Conference. *You may also go to the UMCOR web site at www.UMCOR.org to give on-line.

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 Ministry Candle Fundraiser! - support your youth ministry program by purchasing HANDMADE candles made by the Bethpage Youth Group!!! The youth will be selling these candles in the Narthex beginning November 4th. We have three scents (Vanilla, Orange and Goji Berry, and Christmas Hearth) in two different sizes – 4oz Jelly Jars - $5 each or 3 for $12 and 8oz Metal Tins for $8 each.

Youth Bible Study– In the BYM Youth Room, Nov 18th from 6-7:30pm. At Allison and Gerald's Nov 28th from 6-7:30pm. Our series is called, "After You", and is a study on loving others.

Samaritans' Table - Prep Nov 14th 6-7:30pm, Serve Nov 15th 5:30pm-7:30pm

Christmas at Billy Graham Library - Dec 1st @ 3pm - bring money for dinner (at least $10).

Operation Christmas Child - Serving in the warehouse 4pm-11pm

Youth Christmas Party - Dec 16th @ Allison and Gerald's home, 6pm-8pm

Adults - 

Hanging of the Greens – Monday, November 26th.

Golden Agers - will meet on Thursday, November 29th in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30am. We will be having soup and sandwiches.

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

November 18th - “Leaving the Starting Block”

November 25 - “Royalty At Its Best” 

December 2 - “Preparation Is Key!”

December 9 - “The Crooked Will Be Made Straight”

Recorded Sermons