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.

Masks are no longer mandatory for those who are fully vaccinated! We understand that there are many reasons you may prefer to continue wearing masks, and we support your decision. We trust that those who have not been fully vaccinated or choose not to be vaccinated will continue to wear a mask while at URV. 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 YouTube service.

Currently, the Sunday YFM classes and childcare are NOT yet ready to resume. There are, however, major efforts underway exploring how to make a vibrant and meaningful return as soon as possible.

Pentecost: Then and Now

At the 11:00 am service on Sunday, May 23rd, we celebrate Pentecost.

“Pentecost is a great metaphysical story of how the disciples’ spirituality ceased being a second-hand religion. Instead, it actually became a powerful force that they could directly use to overcome the serious challenges they were facing,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

We will look at Pentecost experiences from both back then and in our modern world.

Heaven and Hell in a Handbasket

At the 11:00 am service on Sunday, May 16th, we will explore the wisdom of that great 13th-century Sufi mystic and poet, Shams-i Tabrīzī.

Shams, which means “the Sun” in Arabic, was Rumi’s spiritual teacher and guru. “Shams said that heaven and hell are both right here and right now, and we have the choice to go to either place in a handbasket,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Myrtle Fillmore: The Mother of the Unity Movement

Today is Mother’s Day! At the 11:00 am service we will explore the life, wisdom, and teachings of Myrtle Fillmore.

“Myrtle Fillmore was the co-founder, and mother, of the Unity movement. She was the one who first had the spiritual experience that led to the creation of Unity. When the chips appear to be down, it is Myrtle’s healing words and writings that I often turn to,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous explains.

Lessons from the Fire at Notre Dame

We recently passed the second anniversary of the fire at Notre Dame. At the 11:00 am service this Sunday, May 2nd, we will look at the spiritual lessons from this fire at the Parisian Cathedral.

“Many people knew that Notre Dame was a train wreck waiting to happen. But before the fire nobody was willing to do what needed to be done,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

The Golden Key: How To Use It In Difficult Situations

At the April 25th Sunday service we will continue looking at Emmet Fox’s Golden Key. This week we explore his suggestions of how to use the Golden Key in the middle of a serious crisis. “Emmet Fox was one of the leading New Thought teachers in the 20th century, and his Golden Key is an excellent way to deal with the difficulties and challenges we face,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous explains.

The Golden Key

Rev. Dr. Rick Belous starts a new two-part series on Emmet Fox’s wonderful book, The Golden Key.
“It is a great and practical solution to the many problems we face,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Paul’s Advice To The Romans: Nothing Can Separate Us From God … Well, Almost Nothing!

At the April 11th YouTube service, we will look at some important advice the apostle Paul gave to the young church in Rome.

“Paul, in his letter to the Romans, said that nothing can separate us from God – well, almost nothing. We unfortunately can shoot ourselves in the foot and erroneously believe that we are separate from God,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

He will suggest some ways we can stop shooting ourselves in the foot.

The Roller Coaster of Holy Week

Today is Palm Sunday, and we will look at the “Roller Coaster of Holy Week.”

Rev. Dr. Rick Belous will emphasize how Jesus got ‘a ticker-tape parade’ on Palm Sunday. “But by Friday he had to deal with boards and nails. We can learn how to deal with the roller coasters in our life by seeing how Jesus handled the ups and downs during his time in Jerusalem,” Rev. Rick adds.

Neuroscience, Spirituality, and New Ideas About the ‘Highways of the Mind’

At the service for Sunday, March 21, we look at at recent advances in the areas of neuroscience and spirituality. Specifically, we explore something called neuroplasticity.

This message is part of a two-part series. “We are finding out that in so many ways our thoughts and consciousness can reprogram our brains in both positive and negative ways. Neuroplasticity aligns very strongly with key Unity principles,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.