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.


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.

What have we agreed to?!?!?

At the Sunday, July 17th, 11:00 am in-person service and YouTube service, Rev. Betty Tarpley will deliver the message and lead the meditation.

“From the time we were born, we were given information by the adults in our life. We believed it, agreed to it, and it became our belief system. Some of these agreements were untrue and have caused us suffering,” Rev. Betty notes.

Jane Goodall and Hope in Difficult Times

At the Sunday, July 10th, 11:00 am in-person service and YouTube service, we will continue exploring Jane Goodall’s new book, The Book of Hope.

“Dr. Goodall says that these are grim times, but she makes a solid case why Hope is an essential ingredient for the way forward. She also notes that if it weren’t for Hope, she never would have made her path-breaking discoveries,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous explains.

Jane Goodall and The Book of Hope: A New Sunday Series!

This Sunday, July 3rd, at the 11:00 am in-person service and YouTube service, we are starting a new series on Jane Goodall and her The Book of Hope.

Her co-author is Douglas Abrams, who is also the co-author of The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

“If you just watch the news, these current days can appear to be pretty grim. But Jane Goodall gives us many sound reasons for Hope,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.

Thich Nhat Hanh & Turning Mud Into Gold

During this week’s YouTube service we will explore how that great Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, suggested we can turn the mud in our lives into gold.

“Before he made his transition, Thich Nhat Hanh detailed how we can turn the gunk that we face into beautiful lotus blossoms. It is based on ancient wisdom that is very relevant for today,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.

This YouTube video is a “rebroadcast” of a very popular service from 2020.

“We are Law Abiding Citizens”

At the Sunday, June 19th YouTube service, Art Strickland will explore the topic of “We are Law Abiding Citizens.”

Art notes that “in our daily lives, we are subject to man-made laws that govern our behavior, and we take pride in being a country of laws, not of men/women. The ‘rule of law’ is considered sacrosanct, at least in an aspirational sense. However, as we know from TV or other media, laws are regularly violated. But some laws are such that we cannot violate them. It behooves us to be aware of how these laws govern our lives, and such awareness will in turn improve the laws we use to govern ourselves here on earth. So, what then are some of the spiritual laws that should inform our lives?”

 

Prosperity and Forgiveness

For the Sunday, June 12th, YouTube service, we look at the strong link between prosperity and forgiveness.

“When we are in resentments, revenge, unforgiveness, or a pity party, we often block real prosperity from flowing in our lives,“ Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Recent Developments in Neuroscience and New Thought

This week the URV YouTube service explores some of the recent developments in neuroscience and how they support key principles of New Thought.

“Scientists are now pointing to Neuroplasticity, or the ability of our thoughts to reprogram our brains. This is something Unity pioneers pointed out many years ago,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Unity’s Fifth Principle: It Works When You Work It!

At the Sunday, May 29th services we will conclude our series on Unity’s Five Key Principles by looking at Unity’s Fifth Principle.

“This last principle says that these spiritual truths work when we work them. The medicine doesn’t help us if we just let it sit on the shelf. We actually have to take it,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

  • Rev. Betty Tarpley will present her insights on the Fifth Principle at the 11:00 am in-person service.
  • Rev. Rick will share his suggestions about the Fifth Principle on the YouTube service.

Unity’s Fourth Principle: Prayer and Meditation

At the Sunday, May 22nd, 11:00 am service and YouTube service we will look at Unity’s Fourth Principle, which is about the importance of prayer and meditation in our lives.

“Unity suggests that we try Affirmative Prayer. Jesus explained this so well when he said, ‘When you pray believe that you have received and you will receive’ (Mark 11:24),” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.