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. As we move indoors for winter, we all need to be more aware and cautious. 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.

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


Using Archimedes’ Lever To Change Our Thinking

A key saying in New Thought is: “Change your thinking, and you change your life.”

“But how do we change our thinking, and isn’t that an impossible task?” many ask.

“Changing our thinking is not a difficult task if we use Archimedes’ lever. Join us as we explore how to change our thinking at the Sunday, September 5th, 11:00 am service and YouTube service,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Archimedes was one of the leading mathematicians and scientists in the ancient world. He said, “Give me a firm place to stand, and I can move the world.” This principle still works today!

Dealing with the Imagined Wreckage of the Future

At the Sunday, August 29th, 11:00 am service and YouTube service, we will look at our fears of the future and how to deal with them.

“Fears about the future can get many of us down. But there are sound spiritual principles that can get us out from under the imagined wreckage of the future,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous explains.

Terminal Uniqueness

At the Sunday, August 22nd, 11:00 am service and YouTube service, we will look at a condition that has blocked many from spiritual growth.

“This condition is called terminal uniqueness. It happens when a person, in theory, believes that great spiritual principles – like Unity‘s Five Basic Principles – work only for other people. This person does not believe that those same spiritual principles work for them,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous explains.

“There are ways to move beyond terminal uniqueness,” he adds.

Loose Connections

Loose connections can stop a car from running. They can also block growth in our spiritual lives.

At the Sunday, August 15th service and YouTube service we will look at what we can do to tighten those connections before we have to be towed by AAA,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.

Walking on Water: or Taking the Plunge

On Sunday, August 8th, at both the 11:00 am service and YouTube service, we will look at the apostle Peter’s attempt to walk on water.

“Even though Peter had to be saved from drowning, there is so much to learn from his attempt to walk on water,“ Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.

The Power of Thank You and Gratitude Letters

At the Sunday, August 1st, 11:00 am service and YouTube service, we will look at the benefits of, and power from, letters, emails, phone calls, and visits of thanksgiving and gratitude.

“Author Gina Hamadey has written an incredible book (I Want to Thank You) that shows us how we can get in the consciousness of thanksgiving and gratitude even during difficult times,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

My Ego Made Me Do It!

At the Sunday, July 25th, 11:00 am service and YouTube service, we will remember that great comedian, Flip Wilson, and his famous line, “The devil made me do it.”

“In terms of Unity and New Thought, I think Flip’s line would change to ‘My ego made me do it,’” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes. We will look at good ways to right-size the ego.

The Poet/Artist in us All!

At the July 18th 11:00 am service and YouTube service, we again will look at the poet Jacqueline Suskin, who believes that there is a poet and artist within each and every one of us.

“When we can get in touch with this internal poet and artist inside of us, we can experience major spiritual advances. Jacqueline suggests various things we can realistically do to unleash our inner splendor – to borrow a phrase from the poet Robert Burns,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous says.

The Poet Who Saved A Special Forest

At the Sunday, July 11th, 11:00 am service, and at the YouTube service, we will look at a poet who saved a key forest from being destroyed in California.

“Jacqueline Suskin’s poetry was able to make a real difference when no other method was able to accomplish the task. There is much to learn from Jacqueline’s story,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Happy Birthday, America! Looking at life from both sides now.

This Sunday, July 4th, will be a special celebration at Unity of Roanoke Valley!

At both the 11:00 am in-person and YouTube services, Rev. Dr. Rick Belous will look at both the blessings of the American Dream and the work that still needs to be done to make it “a more perfect” spiritual union. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the Sessions Band will be playing inside the sanctuary. Join us for fellowship following the service.