Day: Meets the second Wednesday of each month -- except August when we have no meeting.
Time: 7:00-8:45 p.m.
COVID-19 Restricted Location: Via Zoom. Link will be sent to everyone on the group email list. If you are not on the list but wish to be, send your email address to Jan Holden at email@example.com.
In-Person Location (once restrictions are lifted): 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. To have your e-ddress placed on an a list to receive a monthly email reminder about the group, contact Jan Holden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 13: For more than 28 years, Scott Janssen, a North Carolina hospice clinical social worker, has served terminally ill patients and their families. At the start of his career, Scott was a self-proclaimed materialist, quick to dismiss NDEs and related experiences as meaningless phenomena originating from biological, pharmacological, or psychiatric causes. Over the years however, his patients have transformed his understanding and his life as he witnessed or heard reports of hundreds of transpersonal experiences of ordinary people approaching the mystery of death. In addition to his professional experience, Scott is an author of "Light Keepers" and "Standing at Lemhi Pass," both available from Amazon, as well as a prolific writer about life, hospice care, and lessons from dying. On Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00 pm Central Time, Scott will join us live via Zoom to share captivating stories and personal reflections from decades of working with people navigating the end of life and the ways his experiences have opened his mind and his heart. Discussion to follow.
Either way, we look forward to seeing you!