Bible-reading marathons across the state adapting plans for participating

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, Bible reading marathons across the state are having to consider doing things a little differently this year. Some are considering postponing or taking a year off; others have decided to have participants sign up for passages to read at home.

Here are current plans, with more information to come.

  • Birmingham — Hosting an “at home” read through the Bible. Sign up for a passage at and read at home anytime on May 7, the National Day of Prayer. For more information call Ninfa Austin at 205-602-7056 or Sheila Wright at 205-213-0508.
  • Heflin — Plans to be determined later — possibly postponing to a later date.
  • Montgomery — Sign up for a passage at and read at home anytime during the day or night on May 7.
  • Oneonta — Hosting an “at home” reading. Email Terri Nelson at to sign up for a passage and read anytime during the day May 7. Participants also are encouraged to pray and engage in a devotion together as a family from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Ozark — Plans to be determined later, depending on gathering restrictions in early May.
  • Troy — Plans to be determined later.
  • Tuscaloosa — Hosting an “at home” Bible reading power hour May 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. Participants sign up for a passage online and read it aloud first, then spend the rest of the hour reading aloud any passage they choose with their family. Participants also are encouraged to read aloud from their patio or front steps, if they choose. To sign up, visit
  • St. Clair County — This was going to be their first year, but with COVID-19, they have decided to postpone till next year. (TAB)