Appalachia Service Project

UPDATE APRIL 2020: The Appalachia Service Project organization has canceled ALL summer mission trips for Summer 2020. Staff in place will continue with a few projects. They can still use donations. We look forward to next year’s trips!

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,

Trips planned for 2020

June 27-July 4, 2020 – We’ve reserved spots for 80 people. (We can add more volunteers until Marc 1, 2020.)

Cost per participant is $350; $150 deposit due by October 20, 2019; $200 due by February 20, 2020. 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 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

Anyone going into 9th grade and older is eligible to join us. If you think you might be interested in ASP 2020, follow these steps:


  • ASP 2020 Registration and Contact Information:

    • Complete the form to save your spot, answer the ASP 2020 Application Questions 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.

  • ASP Volunteer Statement and Registration form:

    • Download, print and sign (please do both!).

    • If you are younger than 18, your parent or guardian must also sign.

    • Scan and email to: or mail to: UMC of Geneva, 211 Hamilton Street, Geneva, IL 60134, Attn: ASP.

  • Please scan/email a copy of your health insurance card to: or mail to: UMC of Geneva, 211 Hamilton Street, Geneva, IL 60134, Attn: ASP.

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!