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Princeton United Methodist Church Welcomes Back Teens From Mission Trip

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Teens and adults from Princeton United Methodist Church will report on their Appalachia Service Project mission trip on Sunday, July 9, at 9 a.m. Back row, from left: Will Hare, Alex and Lincoln Roth, Robert Scheffler  Jack Tunkel, Lachlan McCarty, Nathaniel Griffith, Yannick Ibrahim. Second row: Julia Kahn, Will Bartell, Matthew Heim, Catherine Kenney, and Rich Kahn. Third row: Sydney DiStase, Dan Bartell, Christine Shungu and Mary Jo Kahn. Not pictured: Skitch Matson, Matthew and Kieran Ireland, Connor Langdon, Alex and Andrew Lenart.

PRINCETON, N.J:  Teens returning from a mission trip for the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) will lead worship on Sunday, July 9 at 10 a.m. at Princeton United Methodist Church (PUMC). The 23-person team lives in three counties and six municipalities. They will share inspiring stories about making homes warmer, safer, and drier in Rainelle, West Virginia, which was ravaged by flash floods last year.

"The PUMC youth program welcomes all teens of all backgrounds, church members and non-church members alike, to participate in the life-changing experience of ASP,"  says Skitch Matson, youth pastor. Other adult leaders are Mary Jo and Rich Kahn, Christine Shungu, Robert Scheffler, Matthew Ireland, and Dan Bartell.

ASP, a Christian ministry that is open to those of any faith, aims to inspire hope and service — instilling compassion for other people and a fresh appreciation for one’s place and purpose in the world. Preparation was an eight-month process that included learning Appalachian culture (and the poverty many face), basic construction skills, and the meaning of service to others.

In addition to the ASP project, youth may participate in Sunday morning classes, youth choirs, and Sunday evening fellowship.  Located on Nassau Street at Vandeventer Avenue, PUMC is a diverse congregation, whose members come from many surrounding communities, backgrounds, and faith histories. For more information visit www.princetonumc.org, email Skitch@princetonumc.org, or call 609-924-2613.

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