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 Portis

Associate Pastor: Duane Melton

Youth Pastor: Duane Melton

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: 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

May 6 “Are You Hungry and Thirsty?”

May 13 “Created in His Image”

May 20 “Power When You Need It”

May 27 “Some Things to Remember on Memorial Day”


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

Social Media

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Events Calendar

Children's Pentecost Party - Sat. May 19th, 3-5 pm. This is a free community event designed to teach the story of Pentecost using games, crafts, snacks, and prizes. The day will end with a Birthday Party for God's Church. Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors.

Golden Agers will meet at the church on Thursday, May 24th to leave at 9:15. We are going to go to the Josephus Hall Museum in Salisbury and then to the China Grove Family Restaurant for lunch.

Hospitality Dinner - June 2nd @ 6:30PM. Sinners for a Cause would like to honor and celebrate our 55 and older folks with a free dinner to thank you for your years of service to our church, families, and community. Special musical guest, The Efird Family Singers will be on hand for entertainment. Call the church office to register or use the info sheet on the bulletin.

High School, College Graduation Celebration June 10th- Please turn in 4 to 5 pictures and a short write up to Pastor Duane NO later than Sunday, June 3rd.

BUMC Summer Camp Experience - If you have a child that would like to participate in a BUMC summer camp - please add their name to the summer camp list on the bulletin board across from the library. This will determine if we have enough to host camps this summer. Thoughts are to offer camps on interests: Ex. Dance Camp, Missions Camp, Fishing Camp, Art Camp…

Pastor Appreciation Luncheon - Sunday, June 24th. There will be a covered dish luncheon to honor Mark and Jan Portis, Duane and Valerie Melton.

SpiritUS Fundraiser - The youth will be hosting an after worship service luncheon on May 20th. Come out and show your love for the youth of Bethpage UMC!

Bethpage Youth SpiritUS Retreat - Our annual retreat to Ft. Caswell will be August 10th-12th. Parents, mark your calendars for this awesome, Spiritual event, for your teen. Registration is DUE JUNE 3rd

Bibles, Bookbags and Blessings - packing bags on the evening of July 26th, and the giveaway is scheduled for Sunday, July 29th!

Vacation Bible School - August 5th-8th - "The Light of the World" More info to come!

Rally Day and Back to School Splash - August 26th!

Pictorial Directory Update - Our church pictorial directory will soon be updated. To ensure that YOUR INFORMATION and picture is correct, please go to the narthex to:
1. Check our current directory for your photo and contact information. If you are
happy with the photo and information, place a check by your info. If not...
2. Use the Contact Info. forms to make needed additions or corrections.
3. If you wish to update your picture, choose the picture appointment date you
prefer. Then place your name beside the appointment time that suits your
family - Picture updates will be made Sunday May 20 and June 3. Pictures
should take about 5 min. NOTE: If you are late, you may need to wait until
the next available appointment.

The Usual Happenings

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 - Elementary Age Children

  • Sunday evening program from 5-6:30PM.

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