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 livestreaming 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.
At the Sunday, October 9th, 11:00 am in-person and YouTube services, we will look at the “golden thread” in Judaism.
This lesson is part of our new series on Unity and World Religions. “Many modern biblical scholars have concluded that Jesus was not trying to found a new religion. What he was trying to do was revitalize Judaism, and he very much considered himself to be a good Jew,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.
On Sunday, October 2nd, at both the 11:00 am in-person service and live streaming service, we will look at “the Golden Threads” in Christianity.
“Key questions that many are asking include the following: Is Unity part of Christianity? What aspects of Christianity should we be emulating? And, would Jesus call himself a Christian given all that is going on today?” Rev. Rick Belous notes.
The October 2nd message is part of a new Sunday series that is looking at Unity and World Religions.
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.
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.
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.
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.