Labyrinth Walks for Peace and Healing

At this time when our nation transfers power to a new president, Unity of Roanoke Valley invites you to add action to your prayers for peace.
This week, Grace Wood and Rev. Rick are leading guided labyrinth walks and prayers for peace and healing in our nation and world. Come to the labyrinth to walk and pray with us.

Wednesday, January 20 (Inauguration Day)
8:00am – 9:00am
10:00am – 11:00am
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Thursday, January 21
10:00am – 11:00am
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Friday, January 22
10:00am – 11:00am
11:00am – 12:30pm

We ask that social distancing and mask wearing be observed at the labyrinth.

Annual Meeting

Unity of Roanoke Valley’s Annual Congregational Meeting will be on Zoom due to the pandemic and the Governor’s orders. The meeting is on January 31, 2021 at 1:30pm. It is open to all URV members.

Information about the meeting (including the Zoom meeting invitation) will be mailed to all URV members. We will elect two URV Board members. We will also review key financial and other matters. Your input on all of this is important. Hope to see all URV members.

Christmas Eve Service

We invite you to attend 
our YouTube 
Christmas Eve Service.
This special service includes several musicians and singers
in addition to Dr. Janice Cusano.
Rev. Dr. Rick Belous shares a warm Christmas Eve message.

Merry Christmas!

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The December 20 YouTube service is all about the third Sunday of Advent when we light a candle for Joy.
“2020 has seemed to be a cavalcade of difficulties. But when we can center in on what we have to be grateful for, it invariably leads to joy— and rebirth of the Christ within,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.
Join us for wonderful Christmas music during the service played by Dr. Janice Cusano.

Christmas Tree Lighting Parking Lot Service

On December 6, at 5:30 pm, we will be holding a special Christmas Tree Lighting Parking Lot Service. We are starting a new tradition this year and have turned the outside of our building into a Christmas wonderland.

Rev. Dr. Rick Belous’ message will be different from his message on the weekly YouTube service. The Sessions Band and Dr. Janice Cusano will be providing great Christmas music for this service, and we will be meeting all of the safety regulations and guidelines issued by the Governor and the CDC.

A great and safe time will be had by all! So Merry Christmas to all, and to all, see the lights!

Come to the October 18 “Parking Lot” Service

On Sunday, October 18, at 11:00am, Unity of Roanoke Valley will hold a live “parking lot” service. It will be safe with masks, social distancing, and following all of the standards from the state and CDC.

More details will appear in our e-newsletters about how people should park, etc. The service will be broadcast into your car FM radio. Bring lawn chairs if you want, and details will be given about how they can be safely spaced.

This will not be a repeat of the service we post on YouTube. It will be an entirely different service, with a different message, and different music.

 The Sessions Band will be there, and Dr. Janice Cusano will also have great music for the service.

 So come and join us. A good and safe time will be had by all.

Treasure Beyond Measure

Please help us with the Unity of Roanoke Valley Virtual Estate Sale by donating items to this event. This is more like an estate sale than a yard sale, so please donate accordingly.

To donate items or services:

  1. Pick your item(s) to donate;
  2. Take a picture of the item(s);
  3. Write a short description with the suggested price;
  4. Call us for the email address to send the write-up, pitch, and suggested price.

Guided Labyrinth Walks

October is a fantastical month to enjoy the grounds at Unity.
Last call for 2020 labyrinth walks!!

  •     Magic happens!
  •     Walking is so good for your brain.
  •     Drink in the beauty of the trees and grounds—fairies are here!
  •     Have an issue?—let it go in walking.

    See you at 7:30am or 5:30pm Wednesday, October 7

Unity World Day of Prayer


The evening of Wednesday, September 9  
the evening of Thursday, September 10. 

Usually many Unity churches open their sanctuary for 24 hours of prayer and provide several special events. Given COVID-19, we are not doing that. Instead you will be able to go online to participate in events at Unity Village (Unity’s world headquarters). 

To see the events schedule and what you can attend online click this link, or go to . 

“Unity started out as a prayer ministry. The World Day of Prayer reminds us of the power of prayer. Moving from fear to faith is something we really need as we go the challenges of 2020,” Rev. Rick comments. 

Prayer requests can also be phoned in to Unity of Roanoke’s office.
We also encourage you to post a positive thought, quote, or prayer, to URV’s Facebook event page by clicking here.