Unity was founded in the early 1890s by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, not as a separate church or religious denomination, but as a spiritual movement within religions, dedicated to helping people of all faiths apply positive spiritual principles to better their lives.
Unity was founded on the notion that God is within you, and therefore your purpose in life is to express your divine potential. It does not separate people into another body, bounded by religious laws, doctrines, practices, and rituals.
As Unity implies, we celebrate diversity. Everyone is welcome – we believe all religious, chronological, racial, ethnic, sexual and cultural orientations are expressions of God.
Unity of Roanoke Valley offers prayer support, spiritual counseling, classes, weddings, memorials, home and hospital visitation, volunteer opportunities, spiritual education for children and adults, a bookstore, an outdoor labyrinth, playgrounds and picnic area, on 26 acres.
Our outdoor Labyrinth is available year round. Labyrinths are a meditative tool that have been used for more than 4,000 years. Walking the path opens the mind and soul to inner wisdom.
URV offers a beautiful setting for weddings of all sizes. Plan your special day in our expansive sanctuary or our intimate rose garden. Reception hall, commercial kitchen (warming only), state of the art sound system and much more allow you to create the wedding of your dreams.