Toddling sheep, serious census workers and singing shepherds will soon fill the sanctuary with sounds of Christmas at Powell Presbyterian Church. The PPC Kids’ Choir presents Census Time in Bethlehem: A Children’s Musical About the Names of Jesus, on Wednesday, December 14, at 7:00 pm. More than a dozen kids, ranging from teens to preschoolers, have been learning the Christmas story through Advent devotions and scripture stories about the Christ child. They plan to interpret Pamela Vandewalker and Cherry Garasi’s lighthearted arrangement of music and drama to share the story with the Powell community. The Kids’ Choir is continuing its tradition of incorporating a mission project and asking the audience to consider supporting it. They accept donations in lieu of admission fees. This year’s mission is Heifer International, which helps families around the world by providing livestock. The choir hopes to raise enough to donate at least one sheep and one flock of chicks through Heifer. PPC Mission Chair Clare Crawford says, “Powell Presbyterian Church has always been mission oriented, and it's great to have the children getting involved. Heifer International is a charity that believes in helping people to improve their lives by giving them an opportunity to succeed. We are thrilled that the children chose this for this year's program. Community members who would like to help them achieve their goal can send checks to the church or bring them with you to the program.” This multigenerational church treasures the musical gifts of its youngest members, along with contributions of older generations who lead in various ways. This year, some church members are constructing new nativity costumes, while others are using gifts of art to create the backdrops, and another is baking a birthday cake for Jesus to serve following the musical. Everyone is invited to join in this celebration of God’s gift to us. PPC Pastor Jonathan Warren says, “These children are sharing the story of Jesus' birth, which is probably the most profound gift we can receive this Christmas. If you need healing this Christmas, you'll see a story of how God becomes one of us." The Kids’ Choir will also share musical selections on Sunday morning, December 18th, complementing the adult choir’s Candles & Carols presentation for a musical worship service. Powell Presbyterian Church is located at 2910 W. Emory Road in Powell, just a mile east of Clinton Highway. For more information about these or other programs, call 938-8311 or go to PowellPCUSA.org.