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.
Category: Sunday Service
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.
First Sunday of Advent ~ Faith/Hope
Beginning Sunday, November 27th, we start the Celebration of Advent as we adventure “inward.”
Rev. Betty Tarpley leads us in the “Advent”ure when we prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ and also prepare our hearts for a Spiritual rebirth within ourselves.
Join us in person and online at 11:00 am as we light the candle of Faith/Hope in observing the first Sunday of Advent.
Can we really give thanks in all things?
Join us on Sunday, November 20th, as guest speaker Rev. Betty Tarpley journeys with us when we look forward with an attitude of gratitude. Can we really give thanks in all things?
Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: From Shamans To Shambala
At the Sunday, November 13th, 11:00 am in-person and live streaming services we will look at spirituality from native religions to future trends in spirituality
“It is fitting to conclude our series on Unity and World Religions by examining what could be the key trends in spirituality in the future and how Unity can best be of love and service to future generations,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.
This will be Rev. Rick’s last Sunday message as senior minister at URV. Following the service, Rev. Rick and Vicky Aldrich will hold a luncheon for the URV community to thank URV for the opportunity to serve. All are invited!
Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: Taoism and Confucianism
At the Sunday, November 6th, 11:00 am in-person and live-streaming services, we will look at two religions that were born in China: Taoism and Confucianism.
“Taoism is currently experiencing a remarkable wave of interest in the West. Meanwhile, a Communist government in China is now promoting Confucianism. We have a lot to learn from these ancient Chinese teachers,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.
Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: Buddhism
At the Sunday, October 30th, 11:00 am in-person and live-streaming services, we will explore Buddhism.
“We in Unity have gained so much from the Buddha’s teachings. There is a humorous measure of this: In the Unity Village Book Store, there are almost as many Buddha statues for sale as there are crosses and statues of Jesus,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.
Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: Hinduism
At the Sunday, October 23rd, 11:00 am in-person and live-streaming service, we will look at Hinduism.
“Hinduism is probably the oldest of the world’s major religions, and it truly contains so much of the perennial philosophy and golden thread,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous explains.
Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: Islam
At the Sunday, October 16th, in-person and live-streaming services, we will explore Islam.
“We will find so much truth and beauty in Islam. It is too bad that all too many Americans just know about Islam from news reports about fundamentalists and terrorists,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous said.