First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 381-6340


Appalachia Service Project 2018

The ASP Team is scheduled to go to Johnson County, Tennessee the summer of 2018.  

Phone: 423-480-9959
Email: gro.emohpsa@nosnhoJNT
Physical and Mailing Address:  Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Rd, Trade TN 37691  (map)

ASP is excited to be back in this location, as it’s nestled right into the mountains and boasts some fantastic views! No other center in ASP-land can claim they have a water wheel in their front yard!

Interesting Facts: Trade, where the center is located, is the oldest town in Tennessee. In the early 1770’s it was a trading area for Indians and fur traders, and this town is located on an old buffalo trail. Daniel Boone also followed this trail into East Tennessee and later to Kentucky.

Our scripture for the year is Isaiah 6:8 - Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

2018 Theme: "Call(ed) to Action"

This year's ASP theme is an expression of purpose, service, and invitation to participate in God's ongoing work in the world. God sends out the call, and God’s people are the called. We are called to stand with those who are hurting and struggling. We are called to speak on behalf of those who do not have a voice. We are called to serve all people “right where they are, just the way they are.”

Appalachia Service Project is celebrating 50 years of answering the call to serve among the people of Central Appalachia with humility and enthusiasm in the same way that Isaiah answered the call from God to serve in his time and place. We are excited to see how God continues to call us into our future together!

Below is a photo of our our 2017 ASP Team.