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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Events Calendar

Youth -  All 6th thru 12th graders are welcome to join us on Sunday evenings 5PM-6:30PM & Wednesdays 6pm-7:30pm @ Allison and Gerald's home. 

Mini Summer Camp 

  • Tuesday- we travel to Gem Theatre to see “Peabody and Sherman”. Cost $5
    Wednesday– we travel to Splash Pad. Cost $1

  • Mini Summer Camp for children age 5 thru rising 5th grade –Beginning June 16
    Pat McCollum and Jo Ann Kennedy - Directors
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am – 1 pm – Cost approx. $6/week/child
    Tuesday bring $5.00 for Movie and Concessions at Gem Summer Matinee
    Children should bring a bag lunch, towel & drink each Wednesday.
    *Most Important – If you wish your child to attend, A permission slip must be completed, signed, and in our possession. There will be no exceptions.
    A tentative schedule of events and costs as well as *Permission Forms are available in the
    narthex. Please note that weather and number of children attending may cause events to change. Questions: Call Church office/Jo Ann Kennedy 704-932-5296.

Bibles, Book Bags & Blessings - 1000 book bags and bibles will be given away, first come first serve, after the 11AM Worship service. Please come on out and be sure to tell your friends! This is a great opportunity to serve our community.

Acolyte Swim Parties

  • Dates & Times: Tuesday, August 4 from 5 – 8 pm
    Wednesday, August 19 from 4 – 8 pm
    Friday, August 21 from 2 – 6 pm
    Location: Northwest Swim Club (3438 Boy Scout Camp Rd. Kannapolis) What to bring: towel, sunscreen, bag dinner. Cost: $5 plus extra cash if they wish to purchase something from
    concessions. We will provide drinks and a cookie.

VBS– is August 9-12 from 6:15-8:15pm. Please volunteer using the list on bulletin board across from the library. This year’s theme is: COME TO THE TABLE.

  • *Dinner served at 5:30pm (Mon. & Tues).
  • **Register for VBS today to avoid the crowd!! Stations are in Narthex and beside Library.

Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision– August 16 following the worship service. Adam Smith has in-depth.

Youth Information Meeting– Rising 6th grade youth and parent information meeting, Sunday, August 16 at 4:30pm in the fellowship hall. Thanks, Pastor Duane

Footprints Christian Academy– is now accepting enrollment for our fall school year, for 3,4 year olds and 5 year olds not yet ready or old enough for kindergarten.

HOMECOMING - Sunday, September 20th—11am service only. Guest Speaker: Bishop Goodpaster

BUMMs - Need work done around your home? Contact the BUMMs! Bethpage United Methodist Men.

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Debt on sanctuary $ 17,661.65

Last week offering $ 5,167.25

Widow’s mite offering $ 998.61


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Upcoming Worship

July 26 - “Love Yourself”

August 2 - “Feed Me Till I Want No More”

August 9 - “175 Years and Counting”

August 16 - “The Two Faces of Hypocrisy”


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, Chris West, Amanda Paxton, Kimber Privette

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