New Class!!


New Class!!

Beginning September 16
Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Rick Belous
Location: Wherever you are for Zoom meetings

Evolution is important in the world of biology. Many modern thinkers believe that evolution plays a central role in the direction and the path of spirituality.

When we can grasp how this process of spiritual evolution has worked in the past, we can start to get a handle on where new forms of spirituality may be headed. 

The class will be using Birthing A Greater Reality by Rev. Robert Brumet. Rev. Brumet has often been called the Yoda of the Unity movement. The book can be ordered through our bookstore or from Amazon. 

“Evolution in the past mostly has been unconscious evolution. Now we have the possibility of conscious spiritual evolution. This could have a far greater impact on humankind than many other types of suggested solutions,” Rev. Rick adds.

The class is open to all. Since it is via Zoom, you can participate either through your computer or your telephone. 

To join the class please either click on this link or send an email to and put “Spiritual Evolution Class” in the subject line.

URV Book Club

Unity of Roanoke Valley is forming a new Book Club!

All are welcome.
Monthly Zoom Meetings
Beginning September 15
Facilitated by Rev. Rick

The URV Book Club will meet once a month via Zoom. You can attend by computer or phone. When the pandemic subsides, we will transition to in-person meetings.

Our first book is: How To Pray Without Talking to God, by Rev. Linda Marcella-Whitsett. (You can get copies of the book through Amazon. Remember to use the link on our website so URV gets a portion of what you spend.) 

“This book can really help us face the challenges we are now going through,” Rev. Rick says.

To join the Book Club, please send an email to: (or click this link). Please put BOOK CLUB in the subject line. Include your name and phone number in the email. A good time will be had by all!

New Class–Metaphysical Interpretation

The pioneers of the Unity movement did not take the Bible literally. Instead they developed powerful ways to interpret the Bible on a metaphysical level. Starting on Wednesday, July 15, at 8:00pm Eastern time, Rev. Dr. Rick Belous will be leading a new Zoom class on METAPHYSICAL INTERPRETATION.

“You do not have to be a minister to do very good metaphysical interpretations. Some of the best metaphysical interpretations I have seen were done by people who never took a class in theology,” Rev. Rick notes. The class will explore the key points of metaphysical interpretation, and then we will apply them to the Bible. However, the class will move beyond the Bible by exploring metaphysical interpretations of books, movies, TV shows, and even comic books. 

The class will be given via Zoom. “The great thing about Zoom, it that you will be able to be a part of this class either through your computer or by dialing in on a telephone,”  Rev. Rick explains. To be a part of this class, email Rev. Rick (Click here). Put “Metaphysical Interpretation” in the subject line, and include your name, phone number, and email address. You will be emailed back a Zoom invitation to be a part of the class.  All are welcome!

Dancing Jaguar’s Virtual Spirit Camp

Ancient Wisdom for a Child’s Mind, Body and Spirit

Eva Goulette of Dancing Jaguar Inspirations is offering a virtual Spirit Camp that runs from June 15 to August 6 for 3 hours per week (a total of 8 weeks) for children and their families.  You can choose from a Monday/Wednesday option or a Tuesday /Thursday option as well as morning or afternoon. Click here for more information and to register.

Guided Meditations

Join us on Wednesdays at 12:00pm via phone conference for a free guided meditation!During April we will host our weekly guided meditations by free phone conference calls. It’s very simple and easy! Dial: 1-717-275-8940 When prompted, enter access code: 2206629

Rev. Betty’s Tuesday Classes

On Tuesday, March 17, we will begin a new book:  Jesus My Autobiography by Tina Louise Spalding.  The class meets at 1:00pm in the Gathering Room. There are several Jesus books on the market; so be sure to get the one by Tina Louise Spalding.

Jesus: My Autobiography by Tina Louise Spalding Tina Louise Spalding began channeling for Jesus in 2013.  It was a challenge to accept the assignment he offered her to write his autobiography, but also to face the fears this experience brought up.  

“I have come at this time, in this place, and through this being to speak my truth, to speak the story of my life – the true story of my life.”  Jesus

Checking the Weather — Soul Style

Retreat day of Mindfulness and Silence
Listening for the whisper of Spirit
An inner journey opportunity

Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ Unity of Roanoke Valley
Retreat fee $20 – includes lunch

Retreat Schedule

Check-in begins at 9:45am
Retreat: 10:00am until 4:00pm

Brief Community Conversation Together

Enter the Silence

Lunch 12:15pm – 1:00pm Community in Silence 
Simple lunch of Soup and Bread, raw veggies

Break the Silence

Community Closure

Facilitator: Grace Wood, M.S.
Grace began offering weekend groups for spiritual renewal in 1989. She holds a deeply held belief that guidance, intuition, wholeness and healing are remarkably enhanced with dedicated periods “in the silence”.

Note: Dress warmly or in layers. The retreat can be inside only, outside at the labyrinth or the trail as the day unfolds from your yearning. 

Sign up begins now! Please RSVP to Vicky at the URV office (540-562-2200) or sign up in the URV Fellowship Hall.

Spiritual Gifts Workshop

All of us are blessed with Spiritual Gifts! Each one of us has been given gifts that no one else in the world can give. Even if our gifts are similar to another’s our unique way of sharing is different. Following the 11:00am Service on February 16, we’ll have an opportunity to take a Spiritual Gifts Inventory. Let’s have fun discovering our gifts!