Join us on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 6:00pm for the 23rd Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting. This is a very special and moving event, which unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon.
During the memorial, there will be time to share a special song, poem, or memory, plus memory tables to share picture(s) and mementos of your loved one(s). Light refreshments follow the memorial (please bring a favorite dish, snack, or dessert in memory of your loved one). Parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members and friends are all welcome to participate. Our service is nondenominational and open to the public.
Join us for a weekend full of exciting events to celebrate the
48th Anniversary of Unity of Roanoke Valley!
Friday, September 20, 2019
7:00pm Opening music, Living for Everyone, by Joy Tru
Welcome and Introduction First Annual URV Community Forum The Value of the Different Voices in the Rhythm: Collaboration not Conflict with Delegate Sam Rasoul. Sam Rasoul represents the Eleventh District in the Virginia House ofDelegates. It is the honor of his lifetime to represent the Valley that raised him. Growing up he learned and worked at his parent’s corner store, a community hub. Through his experiences, he realized the value in listening, and neighbors helping neighbors.
Weekend theme song video: Rhythm of Life Reception
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00am Races for Peace at Wasena Park – 5K run/walk Unity of Roanoke Valley is a proud sponsor of this event! Use the code UNITY when registering online for $5.00 off. Wear your purple Unity of Roanoke Valley t-shirt to the race! www.racesforpeace.org
12:00pm Dances of Universal Peace: Rhythms of Quiet Connection at Wasena Park No experience necessary. Youth dance–12:00pm. Dances for all– 12:45pm. Wear your purple Unity of Roanoke Valley t-shirt to the dances! www.dancesofuniversalpeacena.org
Sunday, September 22, 2019
9:00am & 11:00am Share Your Good Energy Safely Psychic Self Protection: Power-ups to protect your energy, create a healthy balance and learn to function in a sometimes rhythm-disturbed world. Azure Windwalker will offer this presentation in the Gathering Room during the 9:00am and 11:00am services. Attend the 9:00am service and enjoy the 11:00am presentation or come early for the 9:00am presentation and then attend the 11:00am service!
12:30pm International Potluck Let’s explore the rhythms of the world through food! Bring an authentic cultural dish from your background or family, or one inspired by your favorite global flavors.
1:30pm Rhythms to Heal the Earth and Those who Live on It Join Azurae Windwalker for drumming and ritual designed to help heal the earth and bring a harmonious rhythm to us all. This will be held outdoors, weather permitting.
This workshop is for people who want their relationship with money to become an active part of their spiritual lives. One Unity minister who took the workshop “gained some wonderful insights about my personal issues with prosperity and tools to heal them.” The workshop takeaways include: a way to witness your existing relationship with money and shift it; a test to assess your strongest and weakest money archetypes; clarity healing the weak and nourishing the strong archetypes.
Ruthie Foster is an award winning blues, folk, jazz, rock and black gospel singer, song writer and guitarist, three-time Grammy nominated Best in Blues and 2019 winner of the Koko Taylor Award for Best Blues Female Artist. She has performed with Bonnie Raitt, the Allman Brothers Band and at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as many international venues. Rolling Stone Magazine describes Ruthie Foster’s performance as “pure magic to watch and hear.”
Come join Renee and Barry for an evening as they introduce us to Crystal Light Healing.
“Casa de Dom Inacio and the spiritual energy, healing energy of Vogel Cut Crystals and Marcel Vogel, Chakras and the importance of balancing, and my journey with the Crystal Healing Bed. Love offering is recommended and will be donated to Unity of Roanoke Valley.” Renee & Barry