The Bishop’s Christmas Offering for Children seeks to strengthen local ministries around the world by supporting them financially in their efforts to reach out to and improve the lives of young people. Grants, totaling in the amount of over $50,000, have been sent to ministries throughout Indiana and across the world that share an affiliation with a United Methodist Church or institution.

The Christmas Offering also provides funding to Indiana Conference Camping Ministries, three United Methodist-related children and youth homes, national and global Advance projects, and local outreach projects.

BCO Grantees include:

  • Kid’s Closet Ministry, North Judson UMC
  • Shared Blessings Community Food Pantry, Danville UMC
  • B.E.S.T. Bags, Hanfield UMC
  • Family Promise of Porter County, Portage First UMC
  • Ambassador Youth & Children Health, Hope, and Recreation Ministry, Rising Sun UMC
  • Grace Childcare, Centerville UMC
  • Warrior Up for Jesus, Winamac First UMC
  • Fletcher Place Community Center
  • Messy Church, Roberts Park UMC
  • East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center, East Tenth UMC
  • Zamni Fondwa
  • Operation Classroom
  • Red Bird Christian School
  • Fairfield Children’s Home
  • McCurdy School of Northern New Mexico