This past October, four churches and Springhouse Community School came together in Floyd in October to hold the first-ever Unity in the Community Fall Festival as a way to promote unity and reach out to all in love and fellowship. Everyone was invited to attend for free food and games. The celebration was hosted by Mt. Zion Christian Church, a historically-black church, and co-sponsored by the Little River Missionary Baptist Church, the Floyd Friends (Quakers), the Presbyterian Church of Floyd, and Springhouse Community School. More than 60 attended the event. It was so successful that a follow-on Unity-in-the-Community Pumpkin Party was hosted at the Presbyterian Church of Floyd a few weeks later. More community events are being planned.
The Unity in the Community event at Mt. Zion Church in Floyd arose from a collaborative project between the church and Springhouse Community School that explored racial justice through music and community conversations. The project included two community dialogues on racism and a culminating community event in the spring of 2018 that included food, music, and a community celebration. For more information contact Pastor Bob McLavey, of the Presbyterian Church of Floyd at:firstname.lastname@example.org