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 live streaming 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.

Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: Starting the Journey

Watch the 11:00 am service here:

At the September 25th 11:00 am in-person and live streaming services, we begin a new series that looks at Unity and World Religions.

“Recently, it has sometimes felt like we are trying to steer a ship through difficult waters, and that ship has no rudder. However, the spiritual traditions from around the globe can provide us with so many insights for dealing with these choppy waters,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.

The Sessions Band also is playing at the September 25th service.

HELP: It’s Not Just For The Beatles!

Guest Speaker: Rev. Betty Tarpley

On Sunday, September 18th, at the 11:00 am, in-person service and live streaming service, Rev. Betty Tarpley will guide us on a journey for help when our life experience seems to be falling apart.

“HELP is not on the way – it’s already here,” Rev. Betty explains.

From Calamity to Sanity: My Week with Eckhart Tolle

Former Unity of Roanoke Valley Board member Peg Sorrentino recently attended an incredible retreat by Eckhart Tolle.

This Sunday, September 11th, at the 11:00 am in-person and live streaming services, Peg will share his extraordinary teachings and loving and powerful presence.

“The title of my talk, ‘From Calamity to Sanity,’ describes the hardships that began my journey, the ups and downs in between, and the awareness and humility that ended it,” Peg notes.

Peg is a licensed clinical social worker, a former professor at Radford University, and a lecturer with VCU. She has been a Unity of Roanoke Valley member since 1987 and has been practicing meditation for 40 years.

Unity’s Third Principle and Walt Disney’s Train Rides

We will explore Unity’s Third Principle and Walt Disney’s famous train rides at the Sunday, September 4th, 11:00 am in-person service and live streaming service.

“Unity’s third principle centers on the creative power and importance of our thoughts and feelings. Several key train rides taken by Walt Disney drive home the importance of Unity’s third principle, “Rev. Dr. Rick Belous explains.


Jane Goodall and Messengers of Hope

At the August 28th, 11:00 am in-person and live streaming service, we will look at Jane Goodall’s suggestion that we all become messengers of hope.

“Jane believes that it is not enough for us to be filled with hope on a personal level, she believes it is important for us to pass our hope on to others in positive ways,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.

This Sunday service, which will be archived for future viewing, marks the conclusion of our series on Jane Goodall’s latest work, “The Book of Hope.”

Jane Goodall and The Indomitable Human Spirit

At the Sunday, August 21st in-person and live streamed 11:00 am service, we will look at Jane Goodall’s fourth key reason for Hope.

“Jane’s fourth solid reason for hope is what she calls the ‘indomitable human spirit.’ She shows how we have triumphed in the past even when the chips were down. These times have turned into some of our finest moments that have led to quantum spiritual leaps,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Jane Goodall and The Power of Young People

At the Sunday, August 14th, 11:00 am in-person service, YouTube service, and live streaming service, we will look at Jane Goodall’s third reason for Hope.

“Jane says that any time her Hope batteries are running low, she goes and works with young people. Their values, energy, zeal, and faith more than recharge her batteries,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.

Thich Nhat Hanh: No Mud, No Lotus!

This week’s YouTube service looks at a wonderful book by the late Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.

“Thich Nhat Hanh points out that there will be many forms of mud in our life. But we have the ability to turn that mud into a beautiful lotus blossom,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.

This YouTube service is from a widely watched series from 2020.

Jane Goodall and The Resilience of Nature

At the Sunday, July 31st, 11:00 am in-person service and YouTube service, we will look at Jane Goodall and the resilience of nature.

“Dr. Goodall shows that nature can be highly cooperative and resilient if we are willing to work with nature. The resilience of nature is a clear reason why Jane Goodall has so much hope for the future,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous explains.

This July 31st message is part of a Sunday series on Jane Goodall’s new work, The Book of Hope.

Jane Goodall and Our Amazing Consciousness!

At the Sunday, July 24th, 11:00 am in-person service and YouTube service, we will look at Jane Goodall’s first solid reason for hope.

“While many people have become pessimistic during these seemingly grim times, Dr. Goodall believes that there are solid reasons for hope. Her first reason is our amazing consciousness. She points out how our expanding consciousness – both the intellect and spiritual forces – have saved us so many times,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Rev. Rick’s talk is based on Jane Goodall’s new book, The Book of Hope.