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,

We meet prior to the trip to prepare for our trip.

Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 10:30-11:30am. (Construction basics training)

Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 11:30am: Pizza and Escape Room event at iPanic

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 5pm. Potluck and load the vans.

Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 7am. Meet at church to load up and go!

Cost per participant is $350; $150 deposit due when registering.  The remaining $200 is due on April 1, 2024. 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 Julie Popplewell at

You can pay online when you register. If you prefer to pay by check, choose Pay Later and send a check to:

UMC of Geneva
211 Hamilton St
Geneva, IL  60134
Attn: ASP

Anyone going into 9th grade and older is eligible to join us. If you think you might be interested in ASP 2024. follow these steps:


  • Complete the form to save your spot for the 2024 trip and submit your deposit. 

  • If you prefer to pay by check, please mail to: UMC of Geneva, 211 Hamilton Street, Geneva, IL 60134, Attn: ASP.

  • Scholarships are available based on financial need. Please contact for scholarship information.

If you do not have insurance, please contact Julie Popplewell 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!