Annual Meeting

Join us on January 26 at 12:30 for our annual business meeting. We will review 2019, elect new members of the Board ofDirectors, and review our goals for 2020.

Valentine Family Fun Night

Enjoy dinner and engaging family friendly activities with a Valentine theme! Unity of Roanoke Valley will provide dinner. Love offerings welcome. Please register so we can prepare for the right number of people.

Checking the Weather – Soul Style

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 29.

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

Saturday, January 18, 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.

8 @ 8

Join us, wherever you are, every Monday at 8:00pm for 8 minutes of mediative prayer as we visualize global peace, wisdom, and harmony.

White Stone Ceremony

As we begin the New Year, we take time to choose the quality – the essence – that Spirit is calling us to be and express. Join temporary minister Rev. Ginny Roll at the 9:00am and/or 11:00am service for a special White Stone Ceremony where we claim our “New Name” (and new way of being for the year) as promised in Revelation 2:17.

New Year’s Eve Party

Join us on December 31st for our annual New Year’s Eve Party! The DJ for the evening is our own (famous) Bill Martin. Cash bar with beer and wine, and a potluck style dinner – bring a dish to share. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall and celebrate the New Year with your Unity of Roanoke Valley family!

This is part of our New Year’s celebration! Start the evening with a twilight labyrinth walk facilitated by Grace Wood, from 6:00pm to 6:45pm. Then stay for the Burning Bowl Ceremony at 7:00pm. Put your dancing shoes on for our New Year’s Eve party, starting around 8:00pm!

Burning Bowl Ceremony

Join us as we release and let go of that which no longer serves us! During our Burning Bowl Ceremony, we will physically let go of old habits and ways of being by releasing them into the fire and vision our lives for 2020. (Note: No childcare available during service.)

This is part of our New Year’s celebration! Start the evening with a twilight labyrinth walk facilitated by Grace Wood, from 6:00pm to 6:45pm. Then stay for the Burning Bowl Ceremony at 7:00pm.  Following that, attend our New Year’s Eve party, starting around 8:00pm!

New Year’s Eve Labyrinth Walk

Spend some time in mindful contemplation before the start of the new year. Join us for an evening labyrinth walk, facilitated by Grace Wood, before our Burning Bowl Ceremony.

This is part of our New Year’s celebration! Start the evening with a twilight labyrinth walk. Then stay for the Burning Bowl Ceremony at 7:00pm.  Following that, attend our New Year’s Eve party, starting around 8:00pm!

The Compassionate Friends Memorial Service and Candle Lighting


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.

For more information visit the Compassionate Friends website.