You are welcome to join us at any meeting!

Welcome! This group is intended to provide a safe, supportive and friendly environment for sharing and exploring near-death and similar experiences. We are open to the public.

Service Area

Dallas / Fort Worth Metro


Jan Holden: 972-315-0300
Or, use the contact form at the bottom of this page to contact this IANDS group.

Regular Meeting Times

We meet each month except August on the second Wednesday at 7:00 PM US Central time. Sometimes we meet in person at the church, and other times we meet online via Zoom. To receive the most up-to-date information, please contact us through the form below.

***MARCH 8 - (in person) - Raised Catholic, Nancy Rynes was a geologist and an atheist in 2014 when she was struck by a car while riding her bike. She subsequently flatlined on the operating table and had a profound near-death experience (NDE.) Her story includes premonition, a possibly angelic intervention, a life-review, and the first of many interactions with a being which she describes only as her “teacher.” She didn’t want to come back to this life but was told she had agreed to do so before she was born, so she is now living the life purpose which she came to understand is there for all of us. In a well-structured, articulate interview with filmmaker Anthony Chene, Nancy shares her transformative, enlightening experience in less than an hour. Join us at the church on Wednesday, March 8th, at 7:00 pm Central Time to watch and discuss a truly life-changing story. This promises to be a full and meaningful evening. Hope to see you there.

Pete and Jan

***APRIL 12 - (via Zoom) - Elissa Hope: Fourteen-year-old girl dies during a routine procedure and meets God face-to-face.***

In 1981 at age 14, Elissa Hope was in the dentist's chair when she received too much nitrous oxide, died, and had an extraordinary near-death experience (NDE). It included meeting her guardian angels and God, learning that in time an important Earthly purpose would be revealed to her, and choosing to return to Earthly life in order not to abandon her mother. Although prior to her NDE Elissa had been raised without a religious affiliation, she had already been spiritually inclined, but following her NDE this inclination was profoundly magnified, and she manifested several aftereffects that have persisted throughout her life. Among her many subsequent experiences was the Earthly connection with, tragic loss of, and ongoing spiritual connection with her twin flame — ultimate soul connection. Elissa recently completed her first book, "Hope From Heaven," which is scheduled for release in July. Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, April 12, at 7:00 PM Central Time, to hear Elissa's fascinating story of initial and ongoing connection with a domain beyond Earthly life.

Pete and Jan

***MAY 10 - (in person) - Program to be determined.***

Meeting Location

First United Methodist Church

907 W Main St, Lewisville, TX 75067

(Northwest corner of Main and Summit)
Room: The Parlor -- in the front building
Enter through the double glass doors that face Main Street, turn right, and The Parlor is at the end of the (long) hallway on the right.

Other Information

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.

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