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Saturday, November 15

Tom Leach

The International Association for Near-Death Studies welcomes Rev. Tom Leach to its next meeting.

Rev. Tom Leach has been on a spiritual path for most of his life. Raised Roman Catholic, he was an altar boy when he was young, fully expecting to become a priest.

Although the Roman Catholic Church provided foundational principles, he continued to have questions that were not being answered; somehow, he knew there was more.

Tom has worn many hats in his life: entrepreneur, comedian, trainer and customer service leader, administrator, firefighter/EMT/Chaplain, and professional photographer.

His spiritual grounding and philosophy is now his guiding compass. Rev. Tom is a Oneness Blessing Giver and is ordained under the Order of Melchizedek. In early 2008, Tom had a near death experience (NDE) that significantly—and forever—changed how he saw his own life and the world around him.

Morning Presentation: "The Cosmic 2x4: A Cautionary Tale"
Ever wonder if there's more to life than just feeling like you're trudging through it? Have you pondered the deeper meaning of the challenging, or even painful, relationships and events you've experienced? Wanna know what in the world a "cosmic 2x4" is? Then meet Rev. Tom and hear one man's journey into complete "humanhood," the challenges along the way, the big-time reality check—and the joy of seeing life in a whole new way. And most of all, share in the hope of a better tomorrow and the relief that there is something special on the other side!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 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.
"New Paradigm Relationships: Soulmates Reunite"
Presented by Rev. Tom Leach and Rev. Laura Jackson.

We are living in an extraordinary time, even with all the seeming craziness in the world. Since we are divine co-creators, anything is possible... even attracting and manifesting all that is for our highest expression, which includes soulmates! This November, Rev. Laura and Rev. Tom will celebrate thirty-three years from the date they met. But their story is a wild and wooly one, weaving in and out and taking thirty years for them to finally come together. While their story is unique, what is NOT unique is how so many soulmates are finally coming together right now. So join us and experience what it looks like and feels like for the "Soulmates Reuniting" phenomenon that can happen for YOU!

A donation of $15 is requested for the workshop.

On Sunday, November 16 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tom Leach will give a Presentation / Workshop very similar to the Saturday program described above; so tell your friends and family about it! The workshop is located at the One-Eleven Art Gallery, 111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Norfolk, off upper Granby Street, across from the Riverview Theater. Space is limited. For reservations, please contact Suzanne Watson at 620-4766. Admission $15.

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, November 16, Tom Leach will be the featured speaker at the Joy in Worship Service. 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, November 22

Cinema at the Fellowship

“Cloud Atlas”

Cloud Atlas

Saturday, November 22
7:30 p.m.
Fellowship of the Inner Light

Suggested Donation: $3.00

Cloud Atlas (2012):
Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant
172 minutes

A tale of people's intertwining lives, observed over many incarnations.

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present, and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across the centuries to inspire a revolution.

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a murder at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living in post-apocalyptic Hawai‘i, far in the future.

Watch the Movie Trailer Here: Cloud Atlas - Trailer

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.

Contact the Fellowship at or 757-428-5782