Welcome to Christ by the Sea
Open hearts, open minds, open doors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday School at 9:00 am
10:00 am Worship Service
All ages welcome.
Pastor Cliff Melvin
 
 
 
 
3755 Hwy A1A, Vero Beach 32963
772.231.1661
www.CBTSUMC.org

 OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to joyfully share the love of Christ as we Worship God, Connect to Grow, and Serve the World.

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Regular and personal worship with the one true God. Join us for worship on Sunday mornings. Click here to get directions to Christ by the Sea.

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Gathering face-to-face with other Christians for the purpose of intentional faith development. We offer class and group opportunities scheduled throughout the week. Click here to learn more.

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Going beyond the walls of our church in acts of mercy and justice for others. For a list of opportunities to serve, please click here.

 

NEW TO CHRIST BY THE SEA?

Connect with us

We‘re glad that you have stopped by to learn what we’re all about. We hope you see our passion for serving the Lord and our neighbors. Here are a variety of ways that you can join us on our journey: 

 WORSHIP with us in a traditional-style each Sunday with communion on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES for both adults and children are on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Click for room locations and series topics.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPERS  for fellowship in Ratcliff Hall, followed by a variety of studies and worship services. 

SERVE WITH US as we help our community through fundraisers, building homes, serving lunch at the Source, clothing collections and more.

CANTATAS sing or attend these glorious seasonal Christmas & Easter productions, including choir, orchestra, dancers & dramatic narration. 

ANNUAL CONCERT MUSIC CONCERTS with fine performances by local & internationally known artists.

Childcare available for all worship services! Visit our nursery, for ages 0-3.
For all other activities, check with the church office at 772.231.1661
in advance for childcare availability / arrangements. 
CBTS Events
There is a lot going on at Christ by the Sea, and we don’t want you to miss out! 
 
To view our complete church calendar, click here.
To view our available classes & small groups, click here
 
Special / Featured events are listed below, click for more information.
Nov. 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Carusi/Flores Two-Piano Concert
Tickets $25 for Adults and $10 for Students
Dec. 16, 2017 at 4:30 & 7:00 pm
Christmas Cantata
Free-will offering
 
Jan. 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Stott/Flores Violin & Piano Concert
Tickets$25 for Adults and $10 for Students
Feb. 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Broadway Concert
Tickets $25 for Adults and $10 for Students
March 31, 2018 at 4:30 & 7:00 pm
Easter Cantata
Free-will offering
 

SERMON

 
“Being Spiritual Friends” 
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture reference: John 1: 43-51 

Sep 24, 2017
Being A Spiritual Friend – Sixteenth Sunday after Kingdomtide
Scripture reference:John1: 43-51
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  • Sep 24, 2017Being A Spiritual Friend – Sixteenth Sunday after Kingdomtide
    Sep 24, 2017
    Being A Spiritual Friend – Sixteenth Sunday after Kingdomtide
    Scripture reference:John1: 43-51
  • Sep 17, 2017“Beyond Friends” – Fifteenth Sunday in Kingdomtide
    Sep 17, 2017
    “Beyond Friends” – Fifteenth Sunday in Kingdomtide
    Scripture reference: Luke 10: 38-42; John 11: 1-3, 20-27
  • Sep 3, 2017“Testing Limits” – Thirteenth Sunday in Kingdomtide
    Sep 3, 2017
    “Testing Limits” – Thirteenth Sunday in Kingdomtide
    Scripture reference: The Letter of Paul to Philemon
  • Aug 29, 2017“Drafting Buddies” – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
    Aug 29, 2017
    “Drafting Buddies” – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
    Scripture reference: Samuel 18: 1-4; 23: 15-18
  • Aug 20, 2017“The Two Friends” – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
    Aug 20, 2017
    “The Two Friends” – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
    Scripture reference: Ruth 1: 6-22
  • Aug 13, 2017“Walking in Water With Jesus” – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
    Aug 13, 2017
    “Walking in Water With Jesus” – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
    Scripture reference: Matthew 14: 22-33
  • Aug 6, 2017“You Feed Them!”: A Story of Scarcity and Abundance.
    Aug 6, 2017
    “You Feed Them!”: A Story of Scarcity and Abundance.
    Scripture reference: Matthew14: 13-21
  • Jul 30, 2017“The Kingdom of God is a Verb” – Eight Sunday after Pentecost
    Jul 30, 2017
    “The Kingdom of God is a Verb” – Eight Sunday after Pentecost
    Scripture reference: Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52
  • Jul 23, 2017“The Patient Farmer” – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
    Jul 23, 2017
    “The Patient Farmer” – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
    Scripture reference: Matthew 13:24-30;36-43
  • Jul 16, 2017“Good Soil” – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
    Jul 16, 2017
    “Good Soil” – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
    Scripture reference: Matthew 13: 1-9; 18-24

 

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

II Corinthians 5:20
 
 
 
 
About Christ by the Sea UMC
Everyone a missionary, our church – a mission station.
 

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MINISTRIES

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WORSHIP

You are welcome to join any of our worship ministries: Chancel and Cantata Choirs, Bell Choir, and Sunday Orchestra. We also welcome you to be apart of our Audio Visuals team, which includes sound, camera and lighting operations.  Please contact our Director of Worship Arts, Dr. Marcos D. Flores at 231-1661 x 303. 
Click here to learn more.

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YOUTH

Under Construction.

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CHILDREN

At Christ by the Sea, we parter with parents to raise disciples of Jesus Christ by equipping children with an expanding knowledge of the Christian faith.
 
Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

  
Tithing & Gifts

Jesus said: “Give and it will be given to you . . .”  Luke 6:38

Our prayer is that you are richly blessed by your participation in the life of Christ by the Sea and that  you, in turn, will be a blessing to others through your gifts in the name of the Lord.
 

It is now possible to donate financially to CBTS online! Web site processing of financial gifts provides a fast, convenient, and secure way for you to give one-time gifts or recurring donations by credit card or by electronic check.  Whether you wish to pay an offering, pledge, memorial, or purchase tickets, you may now do so. We offer this option only as a convenience.  You are free to give via the weekly offering in the worship service, by mailing your contribution in to the office, or now by the internet.
 
To donate online, please click here, where you will be taken to a secure third-party page to complete the tithing form.
  
Christ by the Sea UMC
 
Address: 3755 Hwy A1A,
Vero Beach, Florida 32963
 
Phone: 772.231.1661
Fax: 772.231.7257
Email: office@cbtsumc.org
 
Pastor: Rev. Clifford V. Melvin
Email: cmelvin@cbtsumc.org
 
May – December
9:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Worship Service
 
January – April
8:30 am / 11:00 am Worship Service
9:45 am Sunday School

 

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HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF

As we watch the ongoing weather devastation in Texas, our United Methodist Committee on Relief is already actively providing relief. Here are three ways you can offer direct assistance to people in need:

FLOOD BUCKETS. The Florida Conference is once again challenging all churches to participate in a statewide flood bucket effort, with a goal of assembling 4,000 buckets. We will have buckets and supply lists available this Sunday at the church, and you can see the whole contents list here. We encourage you to bring in your completed buckets by Friday noon, September 15.

HYGIENE KIT. These kits contain basic health and hygiene products and fit in a one-gallon plastic bag. Contents and instructions for assembly are located here.

 Completed kits can also be brought to the church by noon, September 15.

MONEY. Consider making a financial contribution to flood relief, all of which goes directly to people in need. Make your check payable to Christ By The Sea UMC, marking the memo line UMCOR. Alternatively, you may donate directly to UMCOR online here.