Day: Meets the second Wednesday of each month -- except August when we have no meeting.
Time: 7:00-8:45 p.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church, 907 West Main St, Lewisville, TX (Northwest corner of Main and Summit). Room: The Parlor -- in the front building.
- From I-35E, take exit 452 - FM 1171 (Main Street) WEST.
- Go through three or four stoplight intersections, the last of which will be Surf/Summit. (You'll see the First United Methodist Church on the northwest corner of the intersection.)
- Continuing on Main Street past Surf/Summit, turn RIGHT into the SECOND parking lot driveway, and park anywhere.
- With your back to Main Street, the entrance is directly in front of you (double glass doors).
- Upon entering, turn RIGHT. Walk to the end of the (long) hallway; The Parlor is the last room on your RIGHT.
The DFW Friends of IANDS exists for people who've had near-death and/or related experiences or who have personal or professional interest in such experiences. The purpose of the group is to provide these people with a forum in which to discuss such experiences and their meaning and integration into subsequent life. Discussion takes place in an atmosphere of openness and interest/support without judgment, proselytizing, or advice-giving. Our meeting content varies from month to month. Sometimes we have a structured program, such as a speaker or watching a relevant video followed by discussion. Other times, we "circle up" and discuss our own NDEs and related experiences and their ongoing meaning in our lives. Although we meet in a Methodist church, the group is not affiliated with the Methodist--or any specific--religion. The church is conveniently located, and they gave us permission to use a meeting room without charge. However, those who attend and who can afford to do so are asked to make a $1 contribution to the church for our use of their meeting room Reply to this listing to have email contact regarding the details for this group and/or to have your e-ddress placed on a monthly e-reminder list.
August: No meeting. See you in September!
September 11: In 2010, Barbara Ireland was touring with musician Stone Gossard. From the outside, it appeared she was “living the dream,” but on the inside she was struggling with challenges involving relationships, finances, and depression. Then one afternoon, while sitting under a tree in Vancouver, BC, she felt her body dying, and she had a near-death experience that included a 4-hour life review. Returning from that experience, she discovered she’d received a gift, which she now gives to others through her business consultations and her book, Stop Negative Thoughts: What My Near-Death Experience Taught Me About Mind Loops, Neuroscience, and Happiness. On Wednesday, September 11, come see and hear the video of Barbara’s presentation at the 2018 IANDS conference, followed by audience discussion.
October 9: In 2004, Paul Edwards, a welder, was married with two young sons. One day while he was at work doing a welding job, something went seriously awry: Paul suddenly found himself in a place the likes of which he never could have imagined – a hell unlike anything his Christian upbringing had prepared him for. At our Wednesday, October 9 meeting, Paul will tell the story of his distressing NDE and the many challenges, gifts, and transformations it has yielded in his subsequent life. He will then welcome questions from and discussion with audience members.