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Programs and Events

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30pm, Open Arms to Present a Program on Foster Care 

On Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 PM, the Worthington-Jefferson Township Public Library will host representatives from Open Arms Christian Ministries in Switz City, IN.  Open Arms Christian Ministries is located on 10 acres in Greene County, across from the 4-H Fairgrounds. 

Open Arms' Advancement Coordinator Larry Pierson will be presenting an overview and update of Open Arms, including a special "Thank You" to the community of Worthington.  The main emphasis for the evening will be on the need in Indiana for foster care.   

Mr. Pierson will have with him a foster family who have adopted a foster teenage son and daughter (who will also be speaking).  Also present will be a recent "graduate" of Open Arms' Turning Point Education Center, who is very familiar with Worthington and Greene County.  

Open Arms provides faith-based family and educational services.  It is committed to providing therapeutic, educational and safe environments for abused and neglected children and youth ages 0-21.  

Open Arms has served thousands of these children and their families through their "3-pronged" efforts: 

1)  Miriam Home, a group home for girls

2)  A foster care licensing and placement program

3) Turning Point Education Center offering High School Equivalency Testing (formerly GED) and high school credit recovery. 

During the past five years this educational effort of Open Arms has saved society $67 million dollars.  Come and learn how!

Thursday, April 20, 2017, ​Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area, 6:00pm

Join Friends of Goose Pond member George Sly for an introduction to one of the largest wetland restoration projects in the United States. Come and learn about the many ways in which this new state property is important to both wildlife and people.

“Build a Better World” is the 2017 Summer Reading Program theme. Plans are underway.