For this year’s Bishop’s Christmas Offering, the Conference offered a coloring contest in which adults and little ones alike could showcase their work. Coloring pages were included the kits sent out last fall to help churches promote the offering during services and throughout communities. So far, the offering has raised over $126,000. Churches can continue to give throughout the year. See if your ministry is eligible for a BCO grant at

Non-adult contest winners include:

  • Madeline, age 13
  • William, age 6
  • Ellie, age 5

Adult contest winners include:

  • Sarah Dorton, Depauw UMC
  • Lana Kirley, Sharpsville UMC
  • Victoria Pollacheck, Portage First UMC
  • Michael Lawson, Portage First UMC