Down at the End of Lonely Street

This week the Sunday, October 25, service goes “Down at the End of Lonely Street.” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous looks at loneliness during the pandemic and spiritual ways to deal with it.
This service is part of the new Sunday series based on author Lauren Casper’s book Loving Well in a Broken World. “Many people have told me about not being able to be with family, friends, and in normal social situations because of COVID-19. This has had a real toll on many. But there are positive ways we can shake the blues,” Rev. Rick notes.

Loving Well in a Broken World, Part Two

https://youtu.be/tHa3RAYGmJI

This week we will continue our Sunday series based on Lauren Casper’s book entitled Loving Well In A Broken World. Lauren shows us how our ‘blind spots’ can be like blinders on a horse and block us from seeing the total picture of ourselves and others.
At the end of the service, don’t turn off your machine. Skip and Cody, our AV aces, have been putting on fun stuff related to the service— and you won’t want to miss it!

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.

Mickey Mouse Meets Buzz Lightyear


You might not think that there are spiritual lessons in the story about the Disney Corporation taking over Pixar Animation Studio, but there are.
At the Sunday, October 4 service, Rev. Dr. Rick Belous will speak about how several spiritual principles renewed the relationship between two entertainment industry giants when their relationship seemed hopelessly broken. 
“We can apply these truths in our lives to relationships that seem lost,” Rev. Rick says.

How to Turn Mud into Lotus Blossoms


Do you have mud and gunk in your life that you would like to turn into beautiful lotus blossoms? 
At the Sunday, September 20th Service, Rev. Dr. Rick Belous will explain several practices of the great Zen Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, that do just that.
Based Thich Nhat Hanh’s great book, No Mud, No Lotus, Rev. Rick will detail a way out of suffering that has worked for this Zen monk and thousands of others.

No Mud, No Lotus

NO MUD, NO LOTUS

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the world’s leading teachers of Zen Buddhism . At the Sunday, September 13th service, Rev. Dr. Rick Belous will start a new three-part series devoted to Thich Nhat Hanh’s book No Mud, No Lotus.
This Zen Buddhist monk has shown us a way of dealing with our grief and challenges and turning them into real opportunities for spiritual growth.

Power of Prayer

Power of Prayer

Happy Labor Day!
This week my message centers on the importance and power of prayer. I talk about how important affirmative prayer was to me after my wife died of cancer three-and-a-half years ago. I also make suggestions about how we can renew our prayer lives.
All of this ties into Unity’s World Day of Prayer, which will start this Wednesday, September 9th. You can join people from around the world online and watch wonderful online events from Unity Village (which is Unity’s world headquarters) by going to unity.org/wdop
Let Unity’s World Day of Prayer help recharge your prayer life batteries.