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. 

SpiritUS - Our youth will be heading to SpiritUS @ Ft. Caswell, NC, Saturday August 8 thru Monday August 10. Scheduled to leave the church around 9AM.

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

United Methodist Women - meet Monday, August 3 at 7:00pm. Jocie Cook Circle - meet at 7:30pm.

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.

United Methodist Men – meet Thursday, August 6 at 6:30pm. Dinner will be served. 

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.

Resource Development Team - meeting, Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30pm. The purpose of this meeting would be to take steps to use our land in more effective ways for God’s kingdom. 

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

Back to School Splash - Sunday, August 23 following a BUMM Lasagna dinner debt fundraiser. *Back to school students should bring towel and clothing to – PREPARE TO BE SPLASHED!!

BUMM Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser– Sunday, August 23, Menu: Lasagna, Salad, Dessert and Drink. Cost: $ 5 and tips are accepted. Please use the tear off portion of bulletin to sign up.

Rally Day - Sunday, August 30. Please go first to Sunday school class to be counted on the roll and complete any class business. Come to the fellowship hall at 10:15am.

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 $ 5,261.39

Widow’s mite offering $ 637.25


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Upcoming Worship

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

August 9 - “175 Years and Counting”

August 16 - “The Two Faces of Hypocrisy”

August 23 - “Greatness”

August 30 - “Bringing Up the Children”


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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