Grundy County to take part in annual Bible Reading Marathon

Shown above are students from Timothy Christian School in Wellsburg participating in the Bible Reading Marathon in Grundy Center last year. 

GRUNDY COUNTY – In 2015, former Governor Terry Branstad signed the Iowa 99 County Bible Reading Proclamation, which encourages citizens in all of Iowa’s counties to take part in public Bible reading.

In Grundy County, local organizers have put together a Bible Reading Marathon, which will be held on the courthouse lawn on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pat Greiner, one of the event organizers, said that the marathon is a great way for community members to stand together.

"The purpose of this is to read the Word of God aloud,” she said. “Our country needs an awakening, and we need to stand under God’s banner together, and this is a way to do that.”

Last year, the Bible Reading Marathon brought together nearly 80 volunteer readers from several different Christian denominations over a period of six days. During that time, volunteers read through all 66 books of the Bible, or 1,189 chapters. Readers ranged from youngsters in elementary school, to senior in their 70’s.

Though this year’s marathon will only last two days, the group still needs volunteers to make it happen. 
Volunteers of any age – from children to students to adults to senior citizens – and any denomination are invited to join the event.

Volunteers are asked simply to bring their own Bible and a lawn chair, and check in at the gazebo upon arriving for their portion of the reading.

In case of rain during either of the days, the Kling Memorial Library will serve as an alternate location.

For more information, contact Pat at 319-269-2091 or Carene at 319-269-5601.