Sunday Services

We currently have one service each Sunday at 11:00 am. When attendance increases, we will return to our regular schedule of two services each Sunday.

We strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask while at URV, regardless of their vaccination status. We encourage everyone to follow social distancing guidelines. If you have any acute respiratory symptoms or other signs of being sick, we ask that you stay home, take care of yourself, and watch the livestreaming service.

Our YFM program is back in action! Bring your children with you on Sunday – they will enjoy the expanded program under our new director, Jane Harden.


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.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the livestream for this service is not available.

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.

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.

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.