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Worship Services

Summer Schedule is now in effect!  We have one service at 10am, with a single Sunday School class at 9:00am.


During the months of September through May, Sunday services are held at 8:45 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. During summer months, one service is held every Sunday at 10:00. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is received the first Sunday of each month.

 

Check out our Everest Explorers daily by clicking here !!!

Pastoral Prayer

Dear Holy Creator God: Do you look at us the way someone on a computer uses Google earth? Or are you right beside us and we can’t see you? As people grow up they learn the meaning of the old saying: “When the cat’s away, the mice will play.” But we know that you never slumber nor sleep, so your eyes are never closed to our actions that please you, and even to our actions that embarrass or disturb you. When you see the maneuvers of politicians, or the mind-numbing reporting of events in the media; what do you think? When you observe the places where terror groups destroy others without conscience, do you send your power to those who are seeking life and redemption? That is our hope, and this is our prayer.
Renew the strength of those seeking to restore homes and food in Nepal and the small villages of India; give perception and opportunity to those around the world who are working to curb human trafficking. And lead doctors and nurses to new insights in the healing of their patients.

Finally O God, we pause to praise you! Jesus laying his life down for his friends, and for the world, has demonstrated the Love you have for us. It is astounding and humbling. From the bottom of our hearts we offer our thanks and praise; through Jesus Christ the Lord.
Amen.

Jeffrey Sumner May 17, 2015
 

 

 

 

Our ministers not only provide a sermon for the adults each week, they also create a "Children's Message" to make sure that all our guests, regardless of their age, are treated to the same message.  Click HERE to experience one of our Children's Messages ...

 

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Mission Statement

"Our Church exists to glorify and worship God, to serve our community, and to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. "

 

Welcome to Westminster By-The-Sea Presbyterian Church.
We are a church for all ages with over 750 members.

 

 

 

WBTS Changing Lives

We'd love to hear about why YOU chose WBTS and how it's changing your life or those around you!

Please click HERE to let Rev. Jeff know

 

Download your 2015 Pledge Sheet

 

Weddings

Westminster By-The-Sea has been the site of thousands of beautiful weddings. Weddings are performed by one of the church ministers, and the music played by the church organist/pianist. Weddings are offered for members or non-members.  

 

Update on Rev. Hills

Rev. Hills is still on IV Chemotherapy at home. He has lost a good deal of weight but is able to eat some.
He thanks those who have sent him cards.

 

 

Opportunities to Serve at WBTS

Click here to learn of some of the wonderful ways you can serve at Westminster by the Sea!

 

Upcoming Events at WBTS

 

Vacation Bible School is on it's way !!!!

Click on the picture or HERE to register your child for VBS!

Click HERE to download the Volunteer Registration form.

 

Body, Mind, and Soul

"Westminster has had a 'Body, Mind, and Soul' Health ministry since 1997. Here Personal Trainer Lucas Porto teaches those gathered about Strength Training, Balance, and Nutrition."

 

WBTS Institute Spring 2015 Registration Has Begun!

click here for class descriptions and signups for our spring 2015 semester!

 

 

Peninsula Hall Groundbreaking 10/19/2014

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The Holy Land

Our 2014 Holy Land trip was a religious pilgrimage that 33 travelers undertook in July.  Click on any of the pictures below for a larger image of some of the amazing sites on their journey, and then simply click on the "back" button of your browser to return to the gallery.

 

 

Vacation Bible School Was GREAT !!!

 

Here's a look at the team that led the kids through the week of Weird Animals!

 

.... And Here's the entire Zoo Crew !!!!

 

(to see pictures throughout the week of our activities, be sure to check out our Facebook Page!

 

 

 

Tobias Caskey and the Friends of Francis received 15 bikes from a beachside condo to give to people in need who don't have transportation.

 

 

 

 

Travel With Us

On January 25th, Jeff and Mary Ann Sumner were among 21 members and friends of the church as we road in "A Touch of Class" chartered bus from the church parking lot to the Port of Miami! Once we arrived we boarded the Celebrity Reflection, still in her inaugural year! This beautiful ship was our home for 7 days of pampering and fellowship. The group enjoyed the company of one another, the delicious food, fantastic entertainment, and informative excursions. But most of all, each night we gathered to hear about what everybody did! Our 2014 Holy Land trip was a religious pilgrimage that 33 travelers undertook in July. 

Upcoming Trips (click for more details)

 

 

Please Fill Out Your Member Talent Sheet

Talent Sheets can be filled out and turned in at the church or ON-LINE ... Click HERE to fill out your talent sheet online today!

 

Disaster: Where Was God?

In light of recent disasters around the world, Rev. Sumner prepared a sermon to help us all recognize and know the God that we are called to worship! Click here to read and listen to Rev. Sumner's sermon from November 17th, 2013.

 


 

  

 

What's Going On This Week:

 

 


 

Dear Friend:

Thank you for exploring Westminster By-The-Sea through its Website.  Westminster is a church chartered in 1955 by the St. John’s Presbytery and has provided Christian witness to the South Peninsula and beyond since that time.  It is an honor to have you inquire about the church.  Three ordained ministers join with a dedicated staff and willing volunteers to provide for the Administration, Christian Education, Congregational Life, Operations, Outreach, and Worship divisions of church life. 

In short, here is what we believe:

  - That the worship of God Almighty, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, is the hub of the wheel of the church.  All that we do is inspired by what we offer God in worship and what God commissions us to do in the name of Jesus.  We stand with Soren Kierkegaard in believing that in the great drama of worship, those in the congregation are actors, the pastors and choirs are the directors, and God is the audience.

– That Jesus is Lord and Savior of the world; and that the Bible is the Word of God. 

– That the church carries out two sacred acts that Jesus commanded his followers to do until he comes again: the Sacrament of Baptism and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  In short, as our Vision statement says: we strive to be “a caring community, inspired by God, extending the hand of Christian fellowship to all, making disciples, and shining the light of Christ in our community and world; a church for all ages, honoring both old traditions, and personal walks with God.”  Come to Westminster when you are in the area.  The white colonial “church that looks like a church” will attract you to visit.  We hope and believe that the people will make you long to return. 

Faithfully yours,  Jeffrey A. Sumner, Minister

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"A picture paints a thousand words:  glimpses of our church's early years" (Windows) (Quicktime)

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