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3221 S. Peninsula Drive * Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118 * Phone (386) 767-8342 * Fax (386) 767-8341 * * Facebook *

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Worship Services

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.

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Pastoral Prayer


Dear Heavenly Father, as a parent’s words can lift us up or beat us down, so we long for your approval; we need your guidance, but, as with all children, sometimes we think we know better than you.  How limited are the insights of children compared to parents; or of mortals compared to Your Eternal Wisdom!  We stop to acknowledge our humanness, and to sit at the feet of Jesus, pouring over your Word in Scripture so that we might have the humility, loyalty, and blessed assurance that He had.  We have so much to learn that each day of our lives is an opportunity to be grasped or missed.  Teach us to number our days.

Oh Holy God, it is a fearsome comfort to call you Holy.  You have powers beyond our imagination yet mercy that is as wide as the universe.  We send probes to the outer bands of our known solar system and you just smile with the knowledge of how vast the universe really is.  Bring down the haughty, O Lord, and lift up the humble; trample out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; give us the courage to, one day, beat swords into plowshares by bringing brutal regimes to justice and broken ones to Jesus.  He will heal us; we believe it! By the power of your Holy Spirit, re-ignite the flame of zeal in our soul with a hunger for righteousness, a willingness to wait for your perfect plan, and a humble spirit.

Our prayers are lifted up on behalf of others; Meet the needs of others in your perfect ways.

We pray also that you will supply also our own needs and give us the strength to serve you well. Hear our Prayer, O Lord.

I thank you for seeing Mary Ann and me through 30 years of ministry in this congregation: the hard times, and the joyful times. Help us to make more joyful times ahead, but do not abandon us when times get challenging.

And I pray for the church universal. Give us the courage to link arms so that we can witness to Christ’s love for the world. In His name we pray.  Amen.

Jeffrey A. Sumner                                                September 13, 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 ...


Church Directory

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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



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 was able to be in church on August 30th! He gave the benediction. After months of getting stronger, he has now started Chemotherapy again to deal with his cancer.

Cards and prayers are appreciated!


Opportunities to Serve at WBTS

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


Travel With Us !!!

Click HERE to learn about a trip that Rev. Sumner is going on in October, 2016, visiting sites that Paul visited during his 4th mission!


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."



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.




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!





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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