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:
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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
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
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. "
read a history of the church that was prepared for our 60th
anniversary in May, 2015
to Westminster By-The-Sea Presbyterian Church.
We are a church for all ages with over 750 members.
"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
– 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.
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey A. Sumner, Minister
click HERE for Pastor Jeff's Children's Message on Easter
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
Please click HERE to let Rev. Jeff know
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
Small weddings can be
accommodated in our Rose Chapel ( approximately 60 guests or fewer)
Contact Kristin Downer in the office with your questions about
email@example.com or 386-767-8342.
Come Travel with Us !!!
January 22nd through February 1, 2020. Bahamas /
Ocho Rios, Jamaica / Georgetown, Cayman Islands / Roatan,
Bay Islands, Honduras Harvest Cay, Belize / Costa Maya,
Mexico & Cozumel, Mexico!
Call Lori Rhoades at
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.
here for more information on our next church cruise :) !!!
Body, Mind, and Soul
January 13th Presentation on Advanced Directives and
Westminster has had a 'Body, Mind, and Soul' Health
ministry since 1997.
Click HERE for our 2018-19 Body Mind and Soul Series Dates
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.