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 – Sundays @ 5PM-6:30PM is our normal meeting time. We also meet at Allison and Gerald's house for Wednesday evening bible study from 6PM-7:30PM.

Youth SpiritUS - Deposit and forms due May 8th!

Graduation Ceremony– Our graduation ceremony is Sunday, June 5th. If you have a High School or College graduate please give Pastor Duane a short write up and 5 or 6 pictures for the
ceremony. Please have this information to Duane by Sunday, May 29th.

SFAC– meet Monday, May 9 at 7pm.

Bessie Lou Circle– meet Thursday, May 12 at 7pm.

Piedmont Choral Society– Spring Concerts with Orchestra– Friday, May 13th-7pm,
Sunday, May 15th-3pm at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. North, Concord.

Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision– meet Sunday, May 15 following worship. Linda Young has

Lasagna Luncheon Service Event – May 22. Club members will assist with preparing and serving a Fund Raiser meal (Jason Belk’s Lasagna) to aid Savannah Smith with the cost of her ministry at Youth Camp this summer. This is for ALL to enjoy and support Savannah Smith.Club members should be dropped off in the kitchen by 9:45 for a light breakfast & may be picked up following the luncheon in the fellowship hall. We are very proud of these club members and their eagerness to further the Kingdom with their service.

Bethpage is LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD future MENThe Warrior Boys Club- This organization is for BOYS ONLY – grade 2 – 5 & meets Sunday mornings in THE WAR ROOM. A few goals of this club is:

·To empower boys with spiritual truths that enable them to grow into Real Men of God.
·To use fun activities to allow them to develop the skills they will need as they approach adulthood
·To offer them opportunities to serve others and their church in rewarding and meaningful ways
·To enjoy time apart from “the world” to express their ideas, examine their lives, and celebrate who they are.
·To challenge them to grow and be bold Christians who are not ashamed of the gospel.
The world needs real men who will stand up to the challenges of tomorrow. We need warriors! For more information, contact Ched Hargett.

A New Group FOR GIRLS ONLY grade 2-5. Butterflies in Flight will meet Sunday mornings beginning April 3 .In addition to weekly meeting, girls will participate in outings, workshops, and special events throughout the year. A few goals of this group are: ·To use Bible study to equip girls to live with grace and confidence as a child of the most high King.

·To use crafts, drama, and cooking to enhance Bible stories
·To improve gifts and graces such as manners, child care, cooking, crafting, gardening, entertaining, etc.
·To provide opportunities to serve others and their church in rewarding and meaningful ways
·To enjoy time apart from “the world” to express their ideas, examine their lives, and celebrate the joys of being a unique female
·To challenge them to grow and be bold Christians who are ready and eager to share Christ in word and action.
Every girl needs to approach the world with the confidence to spread her wings and soar as a child of KING.. For more information, contact Betty Osborne

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.

Are You a Photographer? - Pictures needed for next year’s VBS Take pictures of trees this year – Especially needed are pictures of: Full grown dead tree, Tree viciously pruned by power co, Fake tree, Baby tree, Evergreen, Fruit Tree, Diseased tree, Tree planted by the water, Felled tree, Tree in bloom, Tree with fall leaves, Tree in winter – no leaves 

TREE Pictures for VBS – If you have these pictures, please leave them in Jo Ann Kennedy’s
office. Please indicate your name on photos if you wish to have them returned. Thanks!

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

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Upcoming Worship

May 15  “Walk By Faith”

May 22  “Eat Your Bread in Gladness”

June 5   “Looking Out for Number One”


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, Nancy Moon, Ron Morris, Shane & Ashley Johnson, Amanda Paxton, Vickie Shelton, Linda Rumple, James Lee, the family of Tammy Stamey, and the family of Andrea Waters.

Recorded Sermons