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Saturday, January 31

Come, Share, and Enjoy

“Songs from and
to the Heart”


Chris Van Cleave

Setting the Tone for Valentine’s Day!

Chris Van Cleave in Concert

Saturday, January 31
7:30 p.m.
Fellowship of the Inner Light

Suggested Love Offering: $10

Beginning his singer/songwriting career with Paramount Records, in the group "Meadow" which included Laura Branigan, Chris Van Cleave has written hundreds of songs in many genres, created the scores for three musicals, and independently produced eight albums. He has opened for Kansas, Poco, Eric Burdon, Leon Russell, and Buckwheat Zydeco, and has performed across the United States (including Hawaii), the Virgin Islands, Great Britain, Norway, Canada, and The Netherlands.

Chris's music has been described as "food for the soul," and an "infinite palette of colors." Drawing from a myriad of influences including melodic rock, jazz, blues, reggae, country, and folk, he laughingly calls it "eclectic."

Chris has been writing songs for over thirty years and many now seem prophetic. With the major upheavals that are happening in the world, resulting in the challenges within each of our lives, he is frequently told that his songs help encourage, bring joy, and "serve as a healing balm" to the listener. The avid "punner" will enjoy his tongue-in-cheek use of lyrics, and many stand alone as insightful poetry.

Along with his unique style of acoustic guitar playing—blending syncopated rhythms, intricate finger picking, and various open tunings—Chris has a rich and melodic voice that slides easily from bass to tenor.

As an actor, Chris starred in national tours of Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, played leading roles in Les Miserables and Chess in London West End theatres, and has been featured in numerous American regional productions.

Professional accomplishments aside, Chris's concerts are personal, heart connecting events, where great music, insightful lyrics, audience participation, and a journey through shared life experiences inspire us to move forward as individuals and at One with each other.

Saturday, February 7

Rev. Terri Daniel

The International Association for Near-Death Studies welcomes Rev. Terri Daniel to its next meeting.

Terri is an intuitive counselor, clinical chaplain, and death educator who assists dying and grieving individuals to discover a more spiritually spacious understanding of death and beyond. Her unique form of radical mysticism incorporates elements of Buddhism, Shamanism, ancient Pagan practices, Gnosticism, and other spiritual traditions to break down limiting beliefs about heaven, hell, divine judgment, karma, creation, and more.

She is the author of three books on death and the afterlife: A Swan in Heaven: Conversations Between Two Worlds; Embracing Death: A New Look at Grief, Gratitude, and God; and Turning the Corner on Grief Street: Loss and Trauma as a Journey of Awakening. She is also the founder of the Afterlife Awareness Conference™ (coming to Norfolk June 4 to 7, 2015).

Morning Presentation: "God: A New Story"
Is pain and suffering randomly dispersed, or worse, a punishment handed down by a judgmental god? Or is it a precious gift to bring forth important growth lessons that we ourselves have created? This entertaining and engaging workshop will provide a new look at seemingly random experiences, and replace our childhood notions of God with a more mature and empowered perspective.

Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 10:00 to Noon at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. (the Association for Research and Enlightenment), 67th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach.

Suggested donation: $10.00 at the door. No one turned away, capacity permitting.

After the meeting, all are invited to a local restaurant to continue the conversation.

Afternoon Workshop from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.:
"What It's Like to Die: The Sacred Death Spiral"
This experiential workshop is ideal for hospice workers, out-of-body explorers and anybody interested in death and dying. Terri will demonstrate the Shamanic death spiral and the "death re-enactment" process through group exercises in which participants play the roles of a dying person and loved ones at the bedside, tapping in to their experiences, saying goodbye, and journeying out of the body.

A donation of $15 is requested for the workshop.

All presentation sessions will be videotaped. Copies on DVD will be available for a $10 donation to VBIANDS plus $2 shipping and handling if needed.

The official website of Virginia Beach Friends of IANDS is

On Sunday, February 8, Rev. Terri Daniel will be the featured speaker at the Joy in Worship Service, speaking on "Interspiritual / Interfaith Conversations with the Dying and the Bereaved." All of us may, at some time in our lives, be invited into conversations with dying or grieving people that address religious views on death and the afterlife. Meeting people where they are in terms of belief systems is a delicate art that requires patience, wisdom, and skill. How do we offer compassionate listening and support for beliefs that may not resonate with our own? How can we honor the other person's reality fully and lovingly, without imposing our own views and biases? The Joy in Worship Service begins at 10:45 a.m., with a meditation beginning at 10:30.

For more information about VBIANDS, information on past and future speakers, or to join our mailing list, please visit our website:

Currently the Board of VBIANDS would welcome any financial gifts to help us stabilize our budget. Super Saver tickets would be especially helpful.

Speak to any one of our Board members, including Dick Dinges, Bob Clapp, Elena Viada, Neil Helm, Lloyd Kremer, Jeff Jones, Suzanne Ortiz, or Kaye or Larry Sturgis.

Saturday, February 7

We Love Our Fellowship Village


“The Good Lie”

A Fellowship Village Fundraising Event

Light hors d’œuvre at 6:00 p.m.
Followed by the Movie

The Good Lie

Directed by Canadian director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar)
110 minutes

Saturday, February 7
Light hors d’œuvre at 6:00 p.m.
Movie following
Fellowship of the Inner Light

Love Donation

Miracles are made by people who refuse to stop believing

Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon) is an employment agency counselor who has been enlisted to help find jobs for Sudanese refugees arriving in the U.S.

Two of these young men were sons of the Chief in their village in Southern Sudan. An attack by the Northern militia destroyed their home and killed their parents.

Eldest son Theo is forced to assume the role of Chief, and must lead a group of young survivors away from harm. As the tattered group makes the difficult trek to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, they meet other fleeing children, forging a bond with Jeremiah, who, at thirteen, is already a man of faith, and with Paul, whose skills become essential to their survival.

Thirteen years later, a few of the young men are given the opportunity to leave the camp and resettle in America. But they desperately require help navigating the twentieth century and rebuilding their shattered lives.

Without really knowing how, Carrie Davis accepts the role of their guardian and so embarks on her own unchartered life course.

To watch the official movie trailer, click here.

Saturday, February 21

Cinema at the Fellowship

“The Reincarnation of
Peter Proud”

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

Saturday, February 21
7:30 p.m.
Fellowship of the Inner Light

Suggested Donation: $3.00

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975):
Starring Michael Sarrazin, Jennifer O'Neill, Margot Kidder
105 minutes
Rated: R (Restricted)

Suppose you knew who you had been in your previous life?
Where you had lived, whom you had loved,
and how you had died? What then?

When college professor Peter Proud begins to experience flashbacks from a previous incarnation, he is mysteriously drawn to a place he has never been before but which is troublingly familiar.

As if drawn to her by some cosmic force, he soon finds himself unwittingly in the company of his previous incarnation's wife.

This woman, Marcia Curtis, recognizes in Peter startling characteristics which he shares with her dead husband, Jeff. Even the sound of his voice seems at times to be that of the dead man.

Peter becomes romantically drawn to Ann Curtis who is (or was) his daughter (Jeff and Marcia's daughter). Recognizing the incestuous nature of their relationship, Mrs. Curtis tries to keep the two young people apart. But how?

Must she reveal the terrible secret of the final minutes she shared with her husband in order to keep this man from her (their?) daughter?

Watch an Excerpt from the Movie Here:
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud - Excerpt

Popcorn, snacks, and soft drinks are available at a low price.

Come and enjoy the movie and then share and learn as we discuss the spiritual lessons the movie offers, and how they can be implemented in our lives today.

Saturday, February 14

Valentine’s Day
Dinner Party and Dance

Come join us in celebrating the Love of self and others!
Dinner served from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Entertainment and Dancing 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Fellowship of the Inner Light

Please help us in our planning and preparations by making reservations and preordering your dinner by Tuesday, February 10.

Payment must be received by February 10th to guarantee choice of entrée.

Wild Caught Maple Glazed Salmon Vegetable Lasagna
Wild & Brown Rice Pilaf Sautéed Green Beans
Sautéed Green Beans Salad and Bread
Salad and Bread Dessert and Beverage
Dessert and Beverage  

Price: $20 per Person or $30 per Couple (you define couple)
You can call the Church to make your reservation: 757 428-5782

You may pick up a registration form at the church, or click here to download the flyer.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
February 27, 28, and March 1

The Tao of Communication

A Paul Solomon Inner Light Consciousness Workshop

A Paul Solomon Inner Light Consciousness Workshop

With Susan Thomas and Sharon Solomon

Fellowship of the Inner Light

Friday 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Twelve Workshops of Inner Light Consciousness

Inner Light Consciousness is a guided experience in spiritual evolution presented in a series of experiential workshops in personal growth and transformation. The workshops focus on relationship with self, Source, and others.

They include:

  • Inner Light Consciousness Discovery
  • The Hall of Records
  • The Unconditional Love Workshop
  • Be Emotional and Love It
  • Building Supportive Relationships
  • The Tao of Communication
  • Talk to Yourself, On Purpose
  • Precipitation, Manifestation, and Prosperity
  • The X-Factor in Healing
  • Dreams: the Language of the Gods
  • The Journal of the Mystery Schools
  • The Planetary Mystery School

The Tao of Communication

This workshop explores how we communicate, verbally and non-verbally. You will learn how to truly listen, and how to make yourself truly heard.

You will experience the "communication dance"—how to move appropriately between feminine / receptive to masculine / assertive modes that facilitate effective dialog.

You will also discover what is blocking you from "heart-bond" communication, and how to listen / talk effectively from your heart.

This is one of the most dynamic and life-changing of all the ILC Workshops!

The cost for the entire three-day experience is $55

If you have questions or would like additional information please contact:

Susan Thomas at or 757-633-8772

Sharon Solomon at or 276-472-2150

About Susan

Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas was among the first to discover Paul Solomon and his teachings when he moved to Virginia Beach in 1973. She was thrilled with what she found, and has studied, practiced, and taught Inner Light Consciousness and other Paul Solomon workshops ever since. A professional musician, she played violin with the Virginia Symphony for many years. She plays and teaches violin, viola, cello, piano, and voice. Susan composes music and often delights people with her beautiful singing. A minister of the Fellowship of the Inner Light for many years, she formerly served on the staff. She is the mother of two adult daughters.

About Sharon

Sharon Solomon

Sharon Solomon is the wife of Paul Solomon. She has worked in just about every job at the Fellowship of the Inner Light and at the former Fellowship Community at Hearthfire Lodge—from Inner Light Consciousness guide to cook, from transcriptionist to editor of the newsletter since moving to Virginia Beach in 1975 as Paul's secretary. She has taught with Paul and presented his teachings around the world, most recently in Japan. She currently does trance-channeled and tarot readings. She is a part of a group forming a spiritual community based on Paul Solomon's teachings.

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Contact the Fellowship at or 757-428-5782