Trinity Presbyterian Church, 185 Swaggertown Rd.,Scotia, NY 12302,518-399-8782

Ministry in Action

Here's a video about our ministry in action: Mission Causes

Reaching out to our community and beyond, Trinity's ministry is an active part of who we are.  Here are some examples of the work we do:

  • One Great Hour of Sharing Collection

  • Backpack Ministry - providing weekend meals to local school children who might go without - serving about 30 children at Scotia schools.

  • Giving to and supporting Rohingya refugees settling in the Capital District

  • Our special mission support - Haiti Mission School at Labastille - Trinity people participate in yearly trips.  Please keep the mission and its people in your prayers!

  • Scott and Elmarie Parker are Presbyterian Ecumenical Partners for Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. Visit their website here: Partners

  • CROP Walk - Sunday, May 5, 2019 CROP Walk FAQ

  • "Patty's Place" - the "drop in center" for female sex workers in Schenectady - a comfortable place for those who might need to rest without fear of exploitation or harm.  It is staffed by volunteers including former prostitutes.

  • Support to the YWCA Domestic Violence Programs.  A Zumbathon at Trinity raised $2469 for programs, advocacy, counseling & shelter.

  • Intergenerational Work Camp - Woodbury Crossing August 3-7, 2019.

  • SICM Summer Lunch program - Collins Park, June26 - 28, and Quackenbush Park, July 1 - 3, 5.

  • Guatemala Mission: Partnership with the Mam Presbytery.  Times-Union article on Pastor Kathy's experiences in Guatemala: Link

  • Taizé and other youth trips

  • Equinox Thanksgiving Dinner - to volunteer see Nancy Virkler or send an E-mail to

  • Jail Ministry - providing Advent devotionals to inmates

  • STAND-UP Against Poverty concerts

  • Midnight Breakfast Run in New York City

  • Adopt-a-Family - sponsoring needy families at Christmas

  • Shawl Ministry - making and distributing warmth and comfort to those sick, recuperating or grieving - 27 shawls were given out in 2018.

  • Storytelling in the Gambia, Cameroon, Guatemala & Haiti

  • Pakistani Fellowship

  • Collections for families in need

  • Community Interaction & Outreach: we support and individually participate in these: Mission Opportunities


Trinity's Sunday school provides Christian education to pre-Kindergarten thru Middle School children.



You are officially invited to our 2020 Vacation Bible School!  Please tell a friend (or 5), that we will still be offering a thoughtful and fun program for the kids this summer. Stay tuned for more announcements and specific details, by registering for our email group.   Email Sarah Stygles at, to join the email group, or to pre-reserve your spot(s)!  We are so happy that during this seemingly shaky & changing environment, we can provide comfort and a firm foundation for our children through the church and our VBS program!  We are currently prepping for a virtual experience but are also keeping our eyes on regulations for safety and security.  We are confident it will be a wonderful program regardless of our ability (or inability) to gather. 






Join Us for Worship


Sunday School and nursery available during worship. We are an accessible Church.

Where to Find Us

We’re Located at:

185 Swaggertown Road

Scotia, NY 12302