Sunday Services

Loving Well in a Broken World, Part Two

This week we will continue our Sunday series based on Lauren Casper’s book entitled Loving Well In A Broken World. Lauren shows us how our ‘blind spots’ can be like blinders on a horse and block us from seeing the total picture of ourselves and others.
At the end of the service, don’t turn off your machine. Skip and Cody, our AV aces, have been putting on fun stuff related to the service— and you won’t want to miss it!

Mickey Mouse Meets Buzz Lightyear

You might not think that there are spiritual lessons in the story about the Disney Corporation taking over Pixar Animation Studio, but there are.
At the Sunday, October 4 service, Rev. Dr. Rick Belous will speak about how several spiritual principles renewed the relationship between two entertainment industry giants when their relationship seemed hopelessly broken. 
“We can apply these truths in our lives to relationships that seem lost,” Rev. Rick says.

How to Turn Mud into Lotus Blossoms

Do you have mud and gunk in your life that you would like to turn into beautiful lotus blossoms? 
At the Sunday, September 20th Service, Rev. Dr. Rick Belous will explain several practices of the great Zen Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, that do just that.
Based Thich Nhat Hanh’s great book, No Mud, No Lotus, Rev. Rick will detail a way out of suffering that has worked for this Zen monk and thousands of others.

No Mud, No Lotus


Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the world’s leading teachers of Zen Buddhism . At the Sunday, September 13th service, Rev. Dr. Rick Belous will start a new three-part series devoted to Thich Nhat Hanh’s book No Mud, No Lotus.
This Zen Buddhist monk has shown us a way of dealing with our grief and challenges and turning them into real opportunities for spiritual growth.

Power of Prayer

Power of Prayer

Happy Labor Day!
This week my message centers on the importance and power of prayer. I talk about how important affirmative prayer was to me after my wife died of cancer three-and-a-half years ago. I also make suggestions about how we can renew our prayer lives.
All of this ties into Unity’s World Day of Prayer, which will start this Wednesday, September 9th. You can join people from around the world online and watch wonderful online events from Unity Village (which is Unity’s world headquarters) by going to
Let Unity’s World Day of Prayer help recharge your prayer life batteries.

The Snowball of Fear

Snowball of Fear

At the August 30, 2020, Sunday Service, Unity Of Roanoke Valley will be a “Winter Wonderland.” 

Yes, you read that paragraph correctly! It will be Winter in August, and a great way to beat the heat. Rev. Dr. Rick Belous is talk about “The Snowball of Fear” and how we can deal with the corrosive impact of fear which often blocks us.

Sunday Service on August 23

Buddhist scriptures tell the story of a man who spat in the Buddha’s face. At the August 23 Sunday service, Rev. Dr. Rick Belous will talk about what we can learn from how the Buddha handled this situation.

“In this year where we have seen a lot of anger, it is interesting to view how Buddha not only dealt with this angry man, but how he also responded to his angry monks. This incident happened about 500 years before Jesus was born, but it sounds like something from a modern news cycle,” Rev. Rick notes.

To attend this video service, click here.

Sunday Service, August 16, 2020

At the Sunday, August 16, service, we will be looking at sea horses and real peace. Rev. Dr. Rick Belous will be talking about a diver who found his connection to God underwater through sea horses. 

“There is a great deal to learn from this diver’s adventures- and misadventures. His bond with sea horses was a ‘pure activity.’ It is good to examine if we have such ‘pure activities’ in our life,” Rev. Rick says.

To attend this YouTube service, click here.