Unite, Respect, Connect
Unite, Respect, Connect is a Community Development project forming part of the Ministry of the United Reformed Church in Huddersfield.
Action without Vision is only passing time,
Vision without Action is merely Daydreaming,
But vision with Action can change the world
Objective: to Enhance and bring New Life into our community
• to engage with people of all ages
• to build positive relationships
• to create safe spaces
• to become enablers.
This project began in May 2019. We started in the Dalton Ward of Huddersfield, but plans are now in place to develop the project in the communities of Brackenhall URC and Waverley URC.
The involvement since we began has included a Lantern Parade in Dec 2018 involving 120+ adults , young people and children. We made lanterns with Moldgreen Community Primary School and many other members of the community of a variety of ages. Family Celebration Days were held to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee pf Queen Elizabeth 11 in 2022 and the Coronation of King Charles 111 in 2023.
Moldgreen URC and Waverley URC have a Community Garden. Families and children have grown vegetables and picked and cooked them. Our lettuces, for the community to cut and come again, were very popular. Our cabbages, cauliflowers and beans were amazing!!
Moldgreen URC is a safe space for those Living Well with Dementia and the churches work to support people from their communities of all ages and backgrounds.
This is just a snapshot of what we do.
Unite, Respect Connect works to
• identify local needs and opportunities;
• confront injustice;
• organise community action;
• develop and support initiatives that improve the lives and wellbeing of local people;
• theologically reflect upon that action.
If you are interested in learning more please contact office@moldgreenurc,org,uk