Still Lots to Learn from Bunnies, Turtles, Lions, Foxes, and More

Around 500 B.C., legend has it that a slave, some say African, some say Greek, told stories using a myriad of animals to teach us humans right actions and right thoughts. Many tales exposed the workings of the ego, prompting Peg Sorrentino, psychotherapist, writer, and long-time Unity member, to ponder what Jesus, the Buddha, and Eckhart Tolle would have to say about these morality tales. Join Peg today, February 19th, for a fun yet profound trip through a few of Aesop’s stories and their implications for us in this present time.

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Faith, Hope, and Charity

February is sometimes called the month of love because of Valentine’s Day on the 14th. What does the Bible have to say about love and charity? Join us at Unity of Roanoke Valley on Sunday, February 12th, at 11:00 am as we explore the deeper meaning of Charity.

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day with “Sweet Sunday” treats after the service. Feel free to bring in something tasty to share!

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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.

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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:

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:

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.

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Christmas Day


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.