Welcome to Christ by the Sea
Open hearts, open minds, open doors.
9:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Worship Service
Pastor Cliff Melvin
3755 Hwy A1A, Vero Beach 32963


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


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.


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.


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.



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.
November 20, 2016
3 & 7 pm
The Dueling Brothers Concert
$25.00 per ticket
December 10, 2016
4:30 & 7:00 pm
Christmas Cantata
No Charge/Free Will Offering
February 12, 2017
3:00 pm
Piano Quintet Concert
$25.00 per ticket
March 26, 2017
3:00 pm Monster Piano Concert
$25.00 per Ticket
April 15, 2017 
4:30 & 7:00 pm 
Easter Cantata
No Charge/Free Will Offering
About Christ by the Sea UMC
Everyone a missionary, our church – a mission station.



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




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.



All Sunday youth events take place in the Youth Ministries Room, which is the center classroom on the east wall of Ratcliff Hall. Drop-in’s are always welcome for Sunday School and Youth Evening Groups! Each class or group meeting is structured so that it is self-contained; no one will feel left out or unprepared.

Click here to learn more.



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.





“He Who Must Be Obeyed” (Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost) – August 28, 2016


Aug 28, 2016
He Who Must Be Obeyed
Scripture Reference: Mark 9: 14-29
  • Aug 28, 2016He Who Must Be Obeyed
    Aug 28, 2016
    He Who Must Be Obeyed
    Scripture Reference: Mark 9: 14-29
  • Aug 21, 2016“Foresight” (Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
    Aug 21, 2016
    “Foresight” (Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
    Scripture reference: Mark 9: 2-13
  • Aug 14, 2016“Deny-Ability” (Thirteen Sunday after Pentecost)
    Aug 14, 2016
    “Deny-Ability” (Thirteen Sunday after Pentecost)
    Scripture reference: Mark 8:31; 9:1
  • Aug 7, 2016“Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost)
    Aug 7, 2016
    “Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost)
    Scripture reference: Mark 8: 1-10
  • May 15, 2016“Shouts and Whispers” (Pentecost Sunday)
    May 15, 2016
    “Shouts and Whispers” (Pentecost Sunday)
    Scripture reference: Acts 2: 1-4; John 14: 8-17, 25-27
  • May 8, 2016“Mission Accomplished” (Ascension Sunday)
    May 8, 2016
    “Mission Accomplished” (Ascension Sunday)
    Scripture reference: Acts 1: 1-11
  • Mar 27, 2016“Mary’s Easter Story” (Easter Sunday)
    Mar 27, 2016
    “Mary’s Easter Story” (Easter Sunday)
    Scripture reference: John 20: 1-8
  • Mar 20, 2016“From Deep Onto Deep” (Palm/Passion Sunday)
    Mar 20, 2016
    “From Deep Onto Deep” (Palm/Passion Sunday)
    Scripture reference: Luke 19: 29-38
  • Feb 21, 2016“Always The Third Day” (Second Sunday in Lent)
    Feb 21, 2016
    “Always The Third Day” (Second Sunday in Lent)
    Scripture reference: Luke 13: 31-35
  • Feb 7, 2016“100% vs. 10%” (Fifth Sunday after Epiphany)
    Feb 7, 2016
    “100% vs. 10%” (Fifth Sunday after Epiphany)
    Scripture reference: Matthew 6: 19-24
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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