Congregation

The Church by the Sea was founded in 1945. Our congregation is diverse, inclusive and intergenerational. We are engaged in a continual spiritual search for a deeper meaning of life. We believe that there are always new opportunities and experiences to share, more to learn, and fresh understanding to be gained. Members and friends of the congregation are seeking to learn and live by the will of God; committed personally and corporately to being there for others, in caring and serving ways; trying to bring wholeness, dignity, and justice to all people by sharing the “Good News of Jesus Christ.”

We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday mornings!

  • 8:30AM Chapel on the 3rd floor of the Bal Harbour Shops (bring your parking ticket in with you for free parking in the shops garage with validation)

    This is an abbreviated thirty minute worship service without a choir or hymns.

  • 10:30AM St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Astor Ballroom (First Floor) – 9703 Collins Avenue in Bal Harbour, Florida

    This is a full worship service with our chancel choir. We offer church school for infants through high school age students during the worship service. The service is translated into Spanish by a translator through headsets that can be picked up at the entrance of the ballroom. Following worship is a time for fellowship and food in the ballroom.

    Please park in the Bal Harbour Shops parking lot and cross over Collins Ave. to the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, first floor (below the lobby level). Make sure to bring your parking ticket with you for validation. With validation the parking is free.

    Those needing special assistance may valet park at the hotel without cost. Please bring your valet ticket into worship for validation from Jeff Hecht or one of the Deacons.

    The church suite is located on the 3rd level of the Bal Harbour Shops, Suite 300 (elevator key is the RED PARK level), and is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm.