Appalachia Service Project
Building something with your own two hands can be challenging and rewarding. This week youth from our church and larger community are stepping outside their comfort zones and providing home repair assistance to families in Central Appalachia. In doing so, they are learning about a new culture and community, building relationships with people not like them, and joining in fellowship and worship. This year's trip marks the 42nd year Metropolitan volunteers have participated in the Appalachian Service Project.
Metropolitan Memorial UMC has faithfully participated in the Appalachia Service Project for nearly 40 years. Each summer, a group of adult leaders and youth participants travel to a location in the Appalachian region for a time of serving, learning, and mission. We take several crews who do a variety of home repair and building projects. The ASP staff provides times of worship, cultural excursions, and team building as well. This experience deeply impacts not only the families we work with, but both the adults and youth who attend this wonderful trip. To learn more about ASP, please contact Patrick Landau.