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Welcome to Westminster By The Sea

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. with Sunday School classes available for all ages.
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.


What's Going On This Week:


(the children were given an Advent manger and 25 items to add to it during the 25 days of December ...

we thought it would be fun to follow along as well !!!)



WBTS Mobile

Check out our mobile app for phones and tablets!  Scan the QR code below on your Phone or Tablet, or visit !!!

instructions for adding the app to your phone (iPhones) (Androids) ...

Coming Events

  • December 16 Sunday Advent Readings

  • December 16 4p.m. “The Many Moods of Christmas” Concert

  • December 23 Sunday Advent Readings/ Joy Gift Christmas Offering Received

  • December 24 Candlelight Service of Nine Lessons and Carols 7:00 p.m.



Westminster Institute Fall Semester Enrollment Is Under Way !!!




500 years ago, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses explaining his problems with the way the Roman Catholic church was run. Thus began a movement called the Reformation that ultimately landed us where we are today as Presbyterians (and other denominations).

Five Solas Sermon Series
Each Sunday in October, Dr. Sumner preached on one of the 5 "Solas" that were the basis for Martin Luther's Reformation:
10/1 Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)
10/8 Sola Fide (Faith Alone)
10/15 Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)
10/22 Sola Christus (Christ Alone)
10/29 Soli Deo Gloria (To the Glory of God Alone)

Click here to see our Christian Education Director, Mary Ann Sumner, explaining Martin Luther to the children of Westminster :)





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

(click here if you need the password to the directory)


Click HERE for Prayer Requests 


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. "


Church History

Click to read a history of the church that was prepared for our 60th anniversary in May, 2015

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



Associate Pastor Glory Cumbow with Senior Pastor Jeff Sumner.





Easter Videos

click HERE for Pastor Jeff's Children's Message on Easter Sunday

click HERE for our wonderful Choir's Hallelujah rendition!



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


WBTS Scholarship

Please click HERE to download or print our scholarship application!


Children's Sermon Example

Click HERE for an example of a Children's Sermon at Westminster by the Sea



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.  







Small weddings can be accommodated in our Rose Chapel ( approximately 60 guests or fewer)




Contact Kristin Downer in the office with your questions about weddings ... or 386-767-8342. 



Come Travel with Us !!!


Feb 23- Mar 2, 2019.  Miami, St Thomas,Tortola, Nassau. Brand new ship!

Call Lori Rhoades at Cruise Holidays for prices and perks. Bus from church to port included. 

From July 9-19, 2019, travel with Rev. Jeffrey Sumner to "Journey Through the Bible," seeing
Holy Sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Galilee, and the surrounding area! Call the office
for a brochure.

From July 6-14, 2020 travel with Rev. Jeffrey Sumner on a European Adventure to Munich,
Germany, along with Innsbruck and Salzburg, Austria,  optionally attend the 2020 Oberammergau
Passion Play!  Call the office for a brochure.

Office number: 386-767-8342.

Click here for more information on our next church cruise :) !!!



Body, Mind, and Soul


Westminster has had a 'Body, Mind, and Soul' Health ministry since 1997.


Click HERE for our 2018-19 Body Mind and Soul Series Dates and Topics


Opportunities to Serve at WBTS

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





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!





Dear Friend:

"This church exists to glorify and worship God, to serve this community, and through the
benevolent program of its parent denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA) to witness to
the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. We seek to change lives for the better!"

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

Click HERE for a Printable User Guide for our web site!

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

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