Scotchtown is involved in a variety of mission activities, both hands-on mission, and mission via financial support. We are always looking to create more community programs and sponsorships but we need your help. God has called us to serve the vulnerable and build up the church. Unite with us in worship and help give back to our local and international communities by participating in our various outreach activities!
The Scotchtown Community Gives in Various Ways
On an ongoing basis, we collect non-perishable food items for the Middletown Interfaith Council’s food pantry and winter warming center. In the fall, this also includes a special initiative to provide school supplies and backpacks to local school children. Twice a year, in July and December, Scotchtown Presbyterian Church hosts a blood drive in partnership with the New York Blood Bank. We typically donate around 40 pints and are always hoping to best that goal! In October, members of our congregation volunteer in various ways for the Middletown CROP Walk, including organizing, walking, donating, and technical support on Walk day. At Christmas, Scotchtown partners with any area elementary school to “adopt” a local family to provide toys, clothing, and other needs.
Raising Funds for Worthy Causes
Additionally, in the past we have provided financial support to Habitat for Humanity, the Middletown area social services agency RECAP, the Guild of St. Margaret/Grace Episcopal Church soup kitchen in Middletown, and Heifer International’s anti-poverty and development programs. Each year on the first weekend in June, the congregation hosts our Yard Sale Fundraiser. In Fall of 2017, we held a “Vendors Holiday Sale” at the Town of Wallkill Community Center. The event will be held again on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. The proceeds from these events support Scotchtown Presbyterian Church as well as a portion going to one of the local mission initiatives named above.