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

April 22 - “Master, Let Me See”

April 29 “The Good Old Days Gone By” 

May 6 “Are You Hungry and Thirsty?”


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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Agape Acres on Facebook @ Facebook.com/agapeacres

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Events Calendar

"The Strange Side of God" presented by Dr. Jim Fleming - April 20 - 21 @ Central UMC Fellowship Hall - 214 N. Academy St. Mooresville.

Golden Agers will meet at the church on Thursday, April 26 at 11:30am for covered dish and Bingo.

If garden beds are ready and weather cooperates– Children’s church kids will be planting pumpkin seeds May 6. Remember to dress accordingly to join the fun. Please watch bulletin each week.

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

Pastor’s Blog


Two Air Force Pilots, who had never met, were shot down on the same day over North Viet Nam and taken prisoner. They were put in the same prison cell because one was white and one was black. The Vietnamese knew enough about race relations in America to think that they would hate each other and make each other completely miserable. But something happened which surprised the Vietnamese. The two prisoners came to need each other deeply. The black man needed the white man to care for his wounds. The white man needed the black man for his courage and determination in the face of the enemy. 

 Years later, after they were back home in the United States safe and sound, they visited the Viet Nam Memorial in Washington, DC. They stood together, locked tightly, arm in arm, as close as two people can be, and they wept together as they found the names of long-lost buddies.

 We watched with horror and deep sorrow as racial violence broke out and rocked the Virginia Town of Charlottesville. We are very good when it comes to expressing pious words about racial understanding, but our deeds rarely match our words. Put to the test, the truth always comes out. Yet, there were two men, one black and one white, soldiers, who became more than brothers. They expressed the kind of love the Galilean talked about.

 If there is to be peace on earth, it must begin with persons. And, if peace is possible with persons, like you and me, it can be possible for nations as well. The world can know peace when it makes peace with Christ. I truly believe that. I believe peace is possible because I believe in Him.

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