Day: January-July 2019, meets the second Wednesday of each month. No August meeting. Thereafter, meets the second Thursday of each month.
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.
June 12: In 1990, Dean James had just completed his EMT-Paramedic training. On his way home during an ice storm, his car lost all traction on black ice and slid off the road, rolling multiple times. His neck severely broken along with many other injuries, he soon became fully paralyzed with the terrifying realization that he was going to die alone in the middle of nowhere -- when he began a journey along a road that he had never thought possible: one that ended before the throne of the God who spared him and gave him a second chance at life. Dean chronicled his journey in his book The Footsteps of Lazarus. Join us on June 12 to learn where his journey has taken him so far.
July 10: David Maginley was 17 years old when he first battled cancer. Ten years later, while delivering a sermon as a freshly-ordained Lutheran minister, he collapsed in front of his congregation from a second bout with the disease and had a profound near-death experience. He has now survived cancer four times and works as an interfaith chaplain at a major cancer treatment center in Canada. With his knowledge of cancer “from both sides of the bed” and his unique background as both a near-death experiencer and a “representative of the Big Guy,” David helps patients forge meaning from suffering and explore spirituality through love rather than belief. Come watch the DVD of David’s insightful and uplifting talk at the 2018 IANDS conference, and join the discussion to follow.
August: No meeting. See you in September!