2021 Summer Reading Challenge

All Peoples Gathering Church is diving deep into our favorite books, scripture, comics, and articles for 7 weeks during our congregational summer reading challenge!

From the littlest to the eldest, we will be reading with a mission! Each week members are invited to log their reading time and bring the record to worship on Sunday. With each hour people read, we will earn money from our sponsors to raise money to provide books for the library in our sister community of Los Héroes, El Salvador. 

Want to learn more about the community we're supporting with our fundraising? Click here!

How can you participate?

There are lots of wonderful ways for you to participate in our efforts this summer whether you are part of the APGC worshipping community or you are one of our many partners or friends.

Check out this list for more details and find a way to connect!

  • READ

    Everyone is invited to help read this summer. You can read whatever you would like; books, news articles, comics, etc. You can count any time you are reading for yourself, reading to/with a loved one, or even listening to an audio book. 

    Looking for some reading suggestions? 

    Click here to check out some of our member reviews and lists of books that we are reading together in Peeps Academy.

    Want a new book to read? 

    Stop by the APGC Little Libraries to find a ton of different options. There are 4 libraries so be sure to look through them all!


    When you've read, record that information in one of our handy dandy reading logs and bring it with you to church on Sunday. 


    When you bring your reading log to church, hand it in to one of our fabulous staff or volunteers and they will trade you for a plastic piece of our fence mural (1 piece for each hour that you read). You will get specific colors as either an adult or a youth (18 and under).

    Want to see the most up to date contest information? 

    Click here to see if the youth or the adults are winning!


    One of the most important things about this reading challenge is the chance to raise money to help our friends in El Salvador to help restock their library after humidity and flooding have damaged most of their current books. 

    If you would like to help raise money you can do so in a few ways:

    • Be a Sponsor! Sponsor a specific member or All Peoples as a whole by  picking a pledging level or choose your own dollar amount to share. If you want to sponsor, please click here to fill out the sponsorship form.
    • Collect Other Sponsors! Share information about our efforts with friends, neighbors, colleagues and your own social media followers. You can sign folks up using this downloadable document or just send them to the sponsorship link on our website.