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
(click here if you need the password to the directory)
Click HERE for Prayer Requests
Church exists to glorify and worship God, to serve our
community, and to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout
the world. "
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
Please click HERE to let Rev. Jeff know
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
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
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
Peninsula Hall Groundbreaking 10/19/2014
(click on a picture to make it larger)
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:
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
– 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.
Jeffrey A. Sumner, Minister
Click HERE for a Printable User Guide for
our web site!
picture paints a thousand words: glimpses of our church's
early years" (Windows)