First Sunday of Advent ~ Faith/Hope

Beginning Sunday, November 27th, we start the Celebration of Advent as we adventure “inward.”

Rev. Betty Tarpley leads us in the “Advent”ure when we prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ and also prepare our hearts for a Spiritual rebirth within ourselves.

Join us in person and online at 11:00 am as we light the candle of Faith/Hope in observing the first Sunday of Advent.

Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: From Shamans To Shambala

At the Sunday, November 13th, 11:00 am in-person and live streaming services we will look at spirituality from native religions to future trends in spirituality

“It is fitting to conclude our series on Unity and World Religions by examining what could be the key trends in spirituality in the future and how Unity can best be of love and service to future generations,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

This will be Rev. Rick’s last Sunday message as senior minister at URV. Following the service, Rev. Rick and Vicky Aldrich will hold a luncheon for the URV community to thank URV for the opportunity to serve. All are invited!

Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: Taoism and Confucianism

At the Sunday, November 6th, 11:00 am in-person and live-streaming services, we will look at two religions that were born in China: Taoism and Confucianism.

“Taoism is currently experiencing a remarkable wave of interest in the West. Meanwhile, a Communist government in China is now promoting Confucianism. We have a lot to learn from these ancient Chinese teachers,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: Buddhism

At the Sunday, October 30th, 11:00 am in-person and live-streaming services, we will explore Buddhism.

“We in Unity have gained so much from the Buddha’s teachings. There is a humorous measure of this: In the Unity Village Book Store, there are almost as many Buddha statues for sale as there are crosses and statues of Jesus,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous notes.

Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: Hinduism

At the Sunday, October 23rd, 11:00 am in-person and live-streaming service, we will look at Hinduism.

“Hinduism is probably the oldest of the world’s major religions, and it truly contains so much of the perennial philosophy and golden thread,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous explains.

Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: Islam

At the Sunday, October 16th, in-person and live-streaming services, we will explore Islam.

“We will find so much truth and beauty in Islam. It is too bad that all too many Americans just know about Islam from news reports about fundamentalists and terrorists,” Rev. Dr. Rick Belous said.

Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: Judaism

Watch the 11:00 am service here: https://youtu.be/HMTihodHrJI

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.

Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: Christianity

Watch the 11:00 am service here: https://youtu.be/BIzNQpY-jYs

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.

Gleanings of Truth from World Religions: Starting the Journey

Watch the 11:00 am service here: https://youtu.be/_cJ-toky4sQ

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.