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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.

***SEPTEMBER 13 - (Via Zoom) Christa Marie, RN

In 1998, Christa Marie was a nursing student and a young mother when she was involved in a high-speed car accident. Bracing for impact, she heard a beautiful voice saying, "You'll be okay," and completely trusted the message, even though she suffered a traumatic brain injury, losing nearly all memory in the process. Twenty-two years later, she was fading from COVID when she left her body and met God, who said to her, "It's a mess down there." She knew she had to come back and returned with the ability to heal. Join us virtually on Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00 pm (Central Time) to hear Christa tell of her remarkable experiences and her ongoing work as an energy healer.


See you there,

Pete and Jan

***OCTOBER 11 - (In Person) Alex Haley's NDE

Alex Haley was a practicing attorney in Oklahoma when, in 2002, she was given an overdose of morphine and subsequently put on life support. While unconscious, she had what she thought was just a very vivid dream. Two years later, while reading the Dalai Lama’s book, "Advice on Dying," she recognized that her “dream” was, in fact, a visit to the Buddhist death bardos, a realization that triggered a complete spiritual awakening and thoroughly upended her life. She stopped practicing law, sold everything, and began a profound spiritual journey that continues to this day. Join us at the church on Wednesday, October 11th, at 7:00 p.m. to hear Alex share about her experience and its aftermath.

See you there,

Pete and Jan

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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