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Appalachian Ministries began in the 70s when a group of UC students went out into the communities surrounding the university and saw the great needs all around them. Motivated to share the love, hope, and message of Jesus, AM was formed out of the scriptural basis of 1 John 3:18.

Under the leadership of AM Director Magan Atwood, student leaders head up teams of UC students and go out to the five AM location sites on a weekly basis. Students work with the children and youth leading them in recreation, crafts, music, and Bible lessons, providing them with food, and aiming to connect them and their families to the local church.

Students who are drawn to this project through their love of children will be astonished with the unexpected emotional and spiritual rewards of their service. As an additional, practical benefit, those who participate in Appalachian Ministries may apply their time as community service hours toward a Leadership/Service Transcript.

Want to get involved?

Meet at the Angel Dale House on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday at 4:30 for the community outreaches.

  • Monday - Canadatown: Youth & Kids; Corbin Manor Apartment Complex: Kids
  • Tuesday - Brush Arbor Apartment Complex: Youth & Kids; R.D. Rains: Kids
  • Wednesday - United Methodist Church: Youth & Kids


For more information, contact:

Magan AtwoodMagan Atwood, Director
Appalachian Ministries
Phone: 606.539.4173
magan.atwood@ucumberlands.edu