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,

UMCG will be participating in ASP from July 8-15, 2023.  Location TBD.

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

Meeting Dates:

Saturday January 14, 2023 at 3:30pm. Even if you’re not signed up yet, but are possibly interested in going (youth and adult) please join us. (After the meeting at 5pm, join the Youth group for a Grub Crawl in downtown Geneva)

Saturday March 11, 2023 at 3:30pm. (Before the meeting at 1:30pm, join the youth group for our “Spring into Spring” event!)

Sunday May 7, 2023 at 1:30pm.

Saturday July 1, 2023 at 10-12pm. (Construction basics training)

Friday July 7, 2023 at 5pm. Potluck and load the vans.

Saturday July 8, 2023 at 7am. Meet at church to load up and go!

Cost per participant is $300; $150 deposit due on February 1,2023.  The remaining $150 is due on April 1, 2023. 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 2023. follow these steps:


  • Complete the form to save your spot, answer the ASP 2023 Application Questions and submit your deposit. Use this link to pay online.

  • 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!