Appalachia Service Project

ASP (Appalachia Service Project) is our annual mission trip for high school and college students and adults.  It’s a mission that serves the southern Appalachian mountain states (Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. West Virginia) and aims to make homes warmer, safer, and drier for low-income families.  It’s a life-changing week of service, fun, and fellowship.

UMC of Geneva has served with ASP since 1982.  You can learn more about ASP at their website,  In 2018, we had 128 join us on our June trip and 23 in July.  We aim to go even bigger in 2019!

New This Year – Middle School Trip (students who have completed 6th or 7th grade).

Trips planned for 2019

June 8-15, 2019 – High School – We’ve reserved spots for 150 people (105 students and 44 adults)
July 20-27, 2019 – High School – We’ve reserved spots for 44 people (30 students and 14 adults)
July 20-27, 2019 – Middle School – We’ve reserved spots for 14 people (10 students and 4 adults)

Cost per participant is $300; $100 deposit due by October 28, 2018; $200 due by February 24, 2019.
Each student is asked to raise $100 additional.
Scholarships are available to cover part or all of the cost.  If you need that support, please contact Keith Worthington at

You can pay online when you register with a credit card. If you prefer to pay by check, simply enter 0 in the amount field and send a check to:

UMC of Geneva
211 Hamilton St
Geneva, IL  60134
attn: ASP reg

Anyone going into 9th grade and older is eligible to join us.  If you think you might be interested in ASP 2019, follow these steps:


If you do not have insurance, please contact Keith Worthington for information about coverage options through United Methodist Church mission headquarters in New York.

Please prayerfully consider joining us for an amazing week of service, hard work, laughter, mission, joy, lukewarm showers(!), and all the PB & J sandwiches you can eat!