Bravely and Boldly Leading with Light

*** UPDATE ***

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to livestream this Sunday service. We invite you to join us in person!

Join Jeremy and Andrea Johnson on Sunday, February 5th, as they discuss how Unity principles can be viewed through a leadership lens and how we can be of service to our community.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Join Rev. Ginny Roll this Sunday, January 29th! Have you ever read a children’s book and found that it spoke to you as an adult? You realize that the pages contain the wisdom of the ages. Well, this Sunday, we will open the pages of Dr. Seuss’s book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.”

Dr. Seuss wrote this book at the end of his life. It doesn’t matter if we are at the beginning of our lives, somewhere in the middle, or nearing the end; there are always places for us to go. Just when we think we have lived it all, learned it all, God has just one more surprise, another place for us to go in this lifetime and the next.

Dr. Seuss says it so beautifully: Today is your day! Your life is waiting … So get on your way!

Our Unity of Roanoke Valley Annual Meeting and election will occur after the Sunday Service at 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Please attend.

To watch the livestream, click here: https://www.youtube.com/@UnityofRoanokeValley

Caring for Our Neighbors

Join Delegate Sam Rasoul this Sunday, January 15th, for our 11:00 am service. “Caring for Our Neighbors” is inspired by his guiding philosophy, which starts with the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated. Sam has a passion for identifying common struggles we all share, and bringing people together to fight for the common good. He leads with his values of Truth, Love, and Grit.

Sam Rasoul has been serving Virginians as the delegate from Roanoke since he was first elected in 2014. He has a background in healthcare administration, nonprofit management, finance, and organizational change. In 2008, Sam was the youngest candidate in the US for Congress. In 2016, he launched the Impact Center, which has helped support and train more than 1,000 activists and candidates across Virginia to win through the science of trust and coalition-building. Sam lives in Roanoke with his spouse, Layaly, and their three children. To watch the livestream, click on this link and look for the most recent video: https://www.youtube.com/@UnityofRoanokeValley

Don’t Say There Is No Water

Join Rev. Joe Cobb this Sunday, January 8th, for our 11:00 am service. “Don’t say there is no water” is inspired by a poem called The Fountain by Denise Levertov.

Don’t say, don’t say there is no water
to solace the dryness at our hearts.
I have seen

the fountain springing out of the rock wall
and you drinking there. And I too
before your eyes

found footholds and climbed
to drink the cool water.

Get ready to drink from the fountain of life with Rev. Cobb’s message of renewal, and remembering that the water is always there! To watch the livestream, click on this link and look for the most recent video: https://www.youtube.com/@UnityofRoanokeValley

The White Stone Ceremony

 

The White Stone Ceremony ~ New Year – New Name – New You

Join Rev. Ginny Roll this Sunday, January 1st, for our White Stone Ceremony during the 11:00 am service. You will be given a white stone from Jerusalem to hold in your hand while allowing Spirit to reveal a word, symbol, or sign to be worked with throughout the year.

Watch the service here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-WL-_8ZKHE

Christmas Day

 

*** ATTENTION ***
Due to the extreme cold temperatures last night, the pipes in the restrooms (main building and annex) burst. The Christmas Day Service has been canceled.

On Christmas Day, December 25th, you’re invited to join us at Unity of Roanoke Valley for the 11:00 am service. Rev. Betty Tarpley will celebrate with us as we relive the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ and the celebration of the rebirth of the Christ within us. This is an in-person service only; no livestreaming is available.

Fourth Sunday of Advent – Joy

On the fourth Sunday of Advent, we light the candle of Joy. On our journey in Advent, we celebrate the “Light of the Christ” that came into the world. Rev. Betty Tarpley invites you to join us for our 11:00 am service at Unity of Roanoke Valley on December 18th.

Third Sunday of Advent – Love and the YFM Christmas Pageant

Join Rev. Betty Tarpley on December 11th as we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent.

Our Youth and Family Ministry will present their Christmas pageant during the 11:00 am service, The Birth of Jesus: A Children’s Christmas Play.

We invite you to join us at Unity of Roanoke Valley – in-person or online – for this very special day!

Second Sunday of Advent – Peace

On December 4th, Rev. Betty Tarpley continues with us on our journey of Advent.

The second Sunday of Advent focuses on Peace. The prophecy in Isaiah 9:6 tells us: “For a child has been born for us, a son is given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

We invite you to join us at the 11:00 am service.