27th year making homes safer, drier, warmer
This year, serving in Boyd County, Kentucky. Read all about the team's adventures.
As you read this the ASP Team is headed to or serving in Boyd County, Kentucky for our 27th year of participating with ASP . The mountains are calling us again to serve in the backwoods of Kentucky as we live out this year’s theme, Call(ed) to Action based on Isaiah 6:8.
We will all depart 7am June 30th and return on Sunday, July 8th. We have 11 newcomers this year and 36 returning volunteers. Our 7 teams will be visiting work sites and helping families making their homes warmer, safer & drier. If manual labor was the only thing we would be doing, ASP would have died out years ago. When we travel to assist Appalachian families we will be welcomed into their homes, spend time getting to know each other, share stories and break bread together. The relationships we build and the memories we create is what brings many of us back year after year. We will also be sharing the center with one other church and are hopeful to bond with their team members as well.
We want to thank everyone who supported the team throughout our 9 months of fundraising. It is by your generosity that the team is able to organize and fund a trip to Appalachia. We will look forward to serving and in the Summer edition of Glad Tidings we will be sharing our teams’ stories. Please be sure to be in church on Sunday, July 8th to help welcome the team home from its week of service and hear about our fantastic week. God bless.
In less than a month the 2018 ASP Team will depart for Boyd County, Kentucky. This experience and opportunity has been made possible by the love and support from you and friends of ASP. We appreciate your participation with all our fundraising events. There will be a few final opportunities to support the team; we will have our ASP Giving Tree on display and available throughout June. Stop by and see Marissa to see how you can help provide gas, supplies, ice cream and other needed items for our trip.
On June 10th we will be providing Child Care for those attending Ed & Gabriele’s Party! And on June 16th we will be hosting our last car wash of the season from 9 AM—3 PM in the front parking lot!
This year, visiting Boyd County, we will be serving in a community where 20% of the families live in poverty. Deciding how to leverage limited income; taxes, insurance, food, medicine, clothing, repairs, etc… is a daily challenge. We are looking forward to assisting a number of families with much needed repairs on their homes. As we have explored this year’s theme of being Call(ed) to Action, we look to be the hands and heart of Christ to the families of Appalachia.
We will look to serve in the words of ASP founder Glenn “Tex” Evans; “We accept people right where they are, just the way they are.” The ASP experience is special for each participant and as we go about our work for the week, we will build new relationships, make new friends, and make a few homes warmer, safer, drier. Please keep the team in your prayers as we make finals preparations. We will be commissioned on Sunday, June 24th and we will depart for Kentucky on June 30th.
In just 61 days the ASP Team will be traveling to Boyd County in Ken-tucky to once again serve fami-lies in Appalachia making homes warmer, safer, drier. We would like to thank everyone who participat-ed with our April Car Wash and Fontanarosa ‘s Pasta fundraisers. We additionally appreciate all those individuals who so generously gave gifts In Memory and In Honor of loved ones at Easter.
As we prepare to serve we will learn more about the area we will be visiting, enhance our communication skills, and learn about the construction tools we will use. If you have ever felt Call(ed) to Action, ASP is a wonderful experience that will allow participants to be the living hands and feet of Christ. Our bible verse for this 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!”
We will not only serve our Lord by our words and speech but we will, in just 60 short days, serve our Lord by our actions. It is an honor and joy to serve and we as a team take a portion of each person who contributes and offers us support with us. Know that your thoughts and love will travel with us as we get to know our Appalachian fami-lies and go about our tasks to help them. If you wish to receive two or three updates and photos from the team during our trip, be sure to leave your e-mail address with us during June when we have our Giving Tree displayed.
Please Support Our Final Fundraising Events!May Collections Calendar! - CLICK
May 19th Car Wash 9AM-3PM! June 16th Car Wash 9AM-3PM! June — Giving Tree!
Our team of 47 individuals has been submitted to ASP and we are awaiting our county assignment in West Virginia! As you’ve most likely seen on the news, there are several counties in WV with severe poverty and we feel blessed to be serving their communities this summer.
Our April meeting will be held on Sunday the 8th following worship. We have much to discuss including our Casa Bella dinner on April 9th, our Fontanarosa Ravioli sale & upcoming car washes on April 21st, May 19 & June 16! Also, please be on the lookout for our ASP Giving Tree during Coffee fellowship!
ASP Fundraising Dinner Casa Bella Restaurant - 300 Rt. 46, Denville -On Monday, April 9th @ 6:30PM
All inclusive dinner will raise $10 per meal for The Denville Community Church’s Appalachia Service Project (ASP) in West Virginia where 50 volunteers will travel and assist for a week this summer.
Tax and Tip are included. Other drinks can be paid separately.
Invite your friends and neighbors!
The month of February is a busy one for DCC’s Appalachia Service Project Team!
Our next meeting will be held on February 4th following worship! Please watch your emails for the location.
On February 4th your ASP Team will be distributing Sub Sandwiches and Salads for folks to enjoy during the BIG GAME! Pre-orders were taken during coffee fellowship but if you missed out please email Beth Bauman at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/1!
Our Carver’s Pancake Dinner & Dixieland Band Event will be on Tuesday, February 13th from 5:30—7 PM! Please join us for delicious pancakes and a plethora of toppings! Following dinner the Dixieland Jazz Band will perform in the Sanctuary! Spread the word and bring all your friends! Adults $10.00, children under 12 years old only $6.00
The theme this year is Call(ed) to Action which is inspired by our scripture verse, 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!”
We invite you all to be in prayer for Denville Community Church’s ASP Team as we prepare ourselves for this love driven call to service.
So much is coming up for your ASP Team in the New Year! We invite you to join us in fundraising for any and all of our fundraising events!
The ASP Team would once again like to thank the Auction Committee for their generous sup-port with their gift of $4,500 from the proceeds of the Auction. Additionally, we would like to thank all those church members who memorialized or honored someone with a gift in lieu of flowers at Christmas time. Your support means the world to us.
Coming up in February we will be having our Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner complete with a Dixieland Jazz Band! Keep your eyes on the bulletin for more details! Also February we will also be taking orders for Homemade Soups to warm you through the Winter!
Also March rolls in we will have a new and exciting “Collections Calendar” for you to do as a family that will be fun and insightful. And in April we will be selling Fontonarosa’s Pasta and Ravioli! Yum! Our first Car Wash will come as we all begin to thaw out from winter.
As we prepare for our 27th year of service with ASP, we recognize the sincere commitment so many have made over the years and we lift up all who support the team or have been part of a team, serving as hands and feet for Christ to the people of Appalachia. Let this new year bring prosperity, promise and peace to you, your family, and our community.
Sincerely, Your 2018 ASP Team