Welcome to Christ by the Sea
Open hearts, open minds, open doors.

The Season of Lent & Easter

Lenten Mid-Week Worship Service
Lenten Mid-Week Worship Service continues through March 28th at 6:30 pm every Wednesday. We will have hymns, prayer, faith sharing, and communion.Please join us as we journey toward the cross and the glory of the resurrection

Palestinian Dinner and Worship
Thursday, March 29th at 5:30 pm, RSVP to 231-1661 ex. 305

Good Friday Service
March 30th at 7:00 pm

 Easter Cantata
March 31st, 4:30 & 7:00 pm

Easter Sunday Worship Services
April 1st
8:00 & 9:30 am (both with communion)
11:00 am (no communion)



8:30 am & 11:00 am Sunday
Worship Service
Sunday School at 9:45 am
All ages welcome.
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 9:45 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.
March 31, 2018 at 4:30 & 7:00 pm
Easter Cantata
Free-will offering
November 18, 2018
Six Monster Piano Concert
3:00 & 7:00 PM
Adults $25.00
Students $10.00
December 15, 2018
Christmas Cantata
4:30 PM & 7:00 PM
Free-will offering
February 10, 2019
Piano Quintet
3:00 PM
Adults $25.00
Students $10.00
March 31, 2019
Carusi/Flores Two-Piano Concert
3:00 PM
Adults $25.00
Students $10.00
April 20, 2019
Easter Cantata
4:30 & 7:00 PM
Free-will offering
Tickets for Concerts are available May 2018.


“Rolling Stones
Fifth Sunday in Lent
March 18, 2018.
Scripture reference: John 1: 11-45

Mar 19, 2018
“Rolling Stones” – Fifth Sunday in Lent (audio)
Scripture reference: John 11: 1-45
  • Mar 19, 2018“Rolling Stones” – Fifth Sunday in Lent (audio)
    Mar 19, 2018
    “Rolling Stones” – Fifth Sunday in Lent (audio)
    Scripture reference: John 11: 1-45
  • Mar 11, 2018“Seeing Differently” – Fourth Sunday in Lent (audio)
    Mar 11, 2018
    “Seeing Differently” – Fourth Sunday in Lent (audio)
    Scripture reference: John 9: 1-25
  • Mar 4, 2018“Listen First” – Third Sunday in Lent (audio)
    Mar 4, 2018
    “Listen First” – Third Sunday in Lent (audio)
    Scripture reference: John 4: 5-42
  • Feb 25, 2018“Coming By Night” – Second Sunday in Lent (audio)
    Feb 25, 2018
    “Coming By Night” – Second Sunday in Lent (audio)
    Scripture reference: John 3:1-17
  • Feb 20, 2018“Never Give In” – First Sunday in Lent (audio)
    Feb 20, 2018
    “Never Give In” – First Sunday in Lent (audio)
    Scripture reference: Mathew 4: 1-11
  • Feb 11, 2018On the Mountain – Transformation Sunday (audio)
    Feb 11, 2018
    On the Mountain – Transformation Sunday (audio)
    Scripture reference: Matthew 17: 1-9
  • Feb 7, 2018“Contentment” – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (audio)
    Feb 7, 2018
    “Contentment” – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (audio)
    Scripture reference: Philippians 4: 10-13
  • Jan 28, 2018“Taking A Risk?” – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (audio)
    Jan 28, 2018
    “Taking A Risk?” – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (audio)
    Scripture reference: Matthew: 25: 14-30
  • Jan 21, 2018“The Big New Beginning” – Third Sunday after Epiphany (audio)
    Jan 21, 2018
    “The Big New Beginning” – Third Sunday after Epiphany (audio)
    Scripture reference: John 10: 8-10; Revelations 3: 8 (ESV)
  • Jan 14, 2018“Forget About It” – First Sunday after Epiphany (audio)
    Jan 14, 2018
    “Forget About It” – First Sunday after Epiphany (audio)
    Series: Forgiveness
    Scripture reference: Philippians 3: 12-14


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.





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. 
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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.
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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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