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  • Greetings,

    Welcome to the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, a community of people from all walks of life discovering the joy of knowing and following Jesus Christ. We gather on Sundays to hear the sacred stories of God’s love and to be spiritually nourished in sharing Holy Communion. Then, inspired by our fellowship, we strive to make God's love a living reality in our lives every day. At Bethesda, Sunday is the high point of the week. So, look around our web site. Then come and join us on a Sunday morning soon.

    Peace, The Rev. James Harlan, Rector

  • Every Sunday is where the life begins at Bethesda. We celebrate the Holy Eucharist with glorious liturgy and music. We also celebrate Holy Eucharist during the week and offer a healing service on Wednesdays. All baptized Christians are invited to participate in the Holy Eucharist when visiting Bethesda-by-the-Sea. It is not necessary to be a member of the Episcopal Church in order to receive Holy Communion. Persons who have not been baptized are welcome to come to the altar rail and kneel to receive a blessing. Cross your arms on your chest as a sign that you will not receive Communion. Click here for our service schedule.


  • FROM I-95

    Take the Okeechobee Blvd East exit (70). Travel East on Okeechobee Blvd to the Intracoastal Waterway. Cross over the Intracoastal Waterway, and continue going East to the second light (South County Road). Turn North (left) onto South County Road, and travel 1/2 mile. The church will be on the Right.


    Click here and scroll to Directions and Parking Information.

  • Having the faith of a child

    Children and youth bring such wonderful life and energy to our community. Bethesda offers a warm welcome to every child, whether parents prefer to bring their children into the worship service, or put them in the special children's worship (when available), or let them enjoy the nursery. We strive to create a place where even our littlest members know that God loves them, where all of us can grow in our faith, and where parents can find their own sense of peace and support.



  • God is Love

    Our worship is formal, intimate, transcendent, reflective, fun, and inspiring. As we celebrate our life together, we focus on God's love for each and every person and encourage one another to seek that loving presence of God. We have communion as an integral part of every service where we share together in a simple meal of bread and wine. While our worship may not be entirely familiar, we encourage everyone to join in as they are comfortable. Read more here.


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The Rev. Kimberly Still

The Rev. Kimberly Still

Associate for Outreach & Development

Prior to seminary, Mother Kimberly had a career in accounting and sales & marketing with Arthur Andersen & Company, CSX Corporation, and The MPS Group. Mother Kimberly is a CPA and earned an undergraduate degree from Oregon State University. She earned her MBA from Loyola College in Baltimore. After almost twenty years in the business world, she went to seminary as a postulant from Christ Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and graduated from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, with a Master of Divinity in 2007. She was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood at St. John’s Cathedral in Jacksonville, FL that same year.

Kimberly initially served as Assistant Rector at St. Peter’s in Fernandina Beach, FL. Since then she has served as priest-in-charge at St. Margaret’s in the Diocese of Florida and at St. Peter’s in the Diocese of Washington. Mother Kimberly brings a breadth of leadership experience and education to her ministry at Bethesda-by-the-Sea from her years in business and as a parish priest. 

Alongside parish ministry, Kimberly served in The Diocese of Florida on the Diocesan Council and the Budget Committee as well as on the Camp St. Elizabeth committee which brought children with one or more incarcerated parents to camp for a week each summer.

Mother Kimberly’s strongest gifts are in pastoral care, liturgics, and anything having to do with finance and administration. She is looking forward to working in an environment where collaborative ministry empowers us to embrace more fully our baptismal vows.

Kimberly grew up in Maryland, the third of four children. Her father is a Lutheran Pastor. Her older brother and sister reside in the Richmond, VA, and Baltimore, MD area. Her parents now live in Palm Beach Gardens and her younger sister and family live in Wellington. Kimberly enjoys the fine arts, cooking, and reading for pleasure. You may see her from time to time peddling around the island on her beach bike. She is looking forward to bringing her 17-year-old dog, Spencer, with her and hosting family and friends here in Palm Beach.



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