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 8:45AM & 11AM, Sunday School @ 9:45AM

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.

Social Media

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Events Calendar

The Battle Plan for Prayer Bible Study - Starts Wednesday, September 14th. Morning sessions offered 10:30AM to 12 noon. Evening sessions offered 6PM to 7:30PM. $12 for study book.

Hotdog Supper and War Room movie - on the ball field beginning at 6:30PM with hotdogs followed by the movie around 8PM, Saturday September 10th. FREE event!

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

Youth – Sundays @ 5PM-6:30PM is our normal meeting time. 

Youth Wednesday Night Bible Study at Allison and Gerald's house for Wednesday evening bible study from 6PM-7:30PM. Beginning September 14th we will meet at the church from 6-7:30PM.

Son Days are coming! Pre K through 5th graders are invited to join us on Sundays from 5PM - 6:30PM starting October 2nd for fun singing, playing games, making stuff, and a whole lot more!

UMW– meet Tuesday September 6 at 7pm. Jocie Cook Circle– meet at 7:30pm. (Due To Labor Day).

Bessie Lou Circle– meet Thursday, September 8 at 7pm.

Common Ground Roundtable– Saturday, September 10 from 10am-1pm. Sharing best practices and making connections with congregations cultivating (or curious about) third spaces beyond their walls where neighbors connect with God and each other. Bring pictures and stories. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Noel Sweezy @ PreacherNoel@gmail.com.

Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision -meet Sunday, September 11th following worship service– Focus will be on Heroes Care Ministry.

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

Christmas Music - The choir is beginning to practice for the Christmas season. If you are interested in joining in on this fun time of the year by singing, contact Laura Smith lauraml13@gmail.com.

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) has now begun as well! Meeting in Education Hall

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.

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

September 11 “The Workers are So Few”

September 18 Homecoming with "The Sons of Thunder" 11AM Service Only

September 25 "A Prayer Request"


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