Thich Nhat Hanh & Turning Mud Into Gold

During this week’s YouTube service we will explore how that great Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, suggested we can turn the mud in our lives into gold.

“Before he made his transition, Thich Nhat Hanh detailed how we can turn the gunk that we face into beautiful lotus blossoms. It is based on ancient wisdom that is very relevant for today,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.

This YouTube video is a “rebroadcast” of a very popular service from 2020.

“We are Law Abiding Citizens”

At the Sunday, June 19th YouTube service, Art Strickland will explore the topic of “We are Law Abiding Citizens.”

Art notes that “in our daily lives, we are subject to man-made laws that govern our behavior, and we take pride in being a country of laws, not of men/women. The ‘rule of law’ is considered sacrosanct, at least in an aspirational sense. However, as we know from TV or other media, laws are regularly violated. But some laws are such that we cannot violate them. It behooves us to be aware of how these laws govern our lives, and such awareness will in turn improve the laws we use to govern ourselves here on earth. So, what then are some of the spiritual laws that should inform our lives?”


Prosperity and Forgiveness

For the Sunday, June 12th, YouTube service, we look at the strong link between prosperity and forgiveness.

“When we are in resentments, revenge, unforgiveness, or a pity party, we often block real prosperity from flowing in our lives,“ Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Recent Developments in Neuroscience and New Thought

This week the URV YouTube service explores some of the recent developments in neuroscience and how they support key principles of New Thought.

“Scientists are now pointing to Neuroplasticity, or the ability of our thoughts to reprogram our brains. This is something Unity pioneers pointed out many years ago,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Unity’s Fifth Principle: It Works When You Work It!

At the Sunday, May 29th services we will conclude our series on Unity’s Five Key Principles by looking at Unity’s Fifth Principle.

“This last principle says that these spiritual truths work when we work them. The medicine doesn’t help us if we just let it sit on the shelf. We actually have to take it,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

  • Rev. Betty Tarpley will present her insights on the Fifth Principle at the 11:00 am in-person service.
  • Rev. Rick will share his suggestions about the Fifth Principle on the YouTube service.

Unity’s Fourth Principle: Prayer and Meditation

At the Sunday, May 22nd, 11:00 am service and YouTube service we will look at Unity’s Fourth Principle, which is about the importance of prayer and meditation in our lives.

“Unity suggests that we try Affirmative Prayer. Jesus explained this so well when he said, ‘When you pray believe that you have received and you will receive’ (Mark 11:24),” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Mother’s Day and Unity’s Second Principle

This Sunday, May 8th, at the 11:00 am service and at the YouTube service, we will look at Unity’s Second Principle, which states there is a Divine Spark inside of all of us.

“It’s fitting that we will do this on Mothers’ Day. This Spark of the Divine Feminine is our real essence and not our fears,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

This Sunday’s message is part of a six-part series on Unity’s key principles. Spirit Circles are now exploring these life-changing concepts. To be a part of a Spirit Circle, click here.

Unity’s Five Principles: Beyond Our “Press Release” About God

This Sunday, May 1st, at the11:00 am in-person service and YouTube service, we will explore Unity’s First Principal.

“Unity’s first principle – that God is absolute good everywhere present – challenges us to move beyond our ‘press release’ about God. It’s important to get at what we really believe about God when the chips appear to be down,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.

This exploration of Unity’s First Principle is part of a new series that will examine all of Unity’s Five Basic Principles. Spirit Circles – small groups that meet at URV, people’s homes, and online – are studying Unity’s Five Principles for their spring session. To be a part of a Spirit Circle click here.

Unity’s Five Principles: The Background Story

On Sunday, April 24th, at the 11:00 am in-person service and YouTube service, we will start a new six-part series on Unity‘s Basic Principles.

“We will first look at the background story concerning how these principles came about because there is a great spiritual lesson behind how they were created,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.