Saturday, August 9, 2014 , 2-5 pm
Guest Speaker:   CAROL VENGROFF, ND
Er, Author, Creative Artist, Healer, from Florida….
Author and speaker Carol Vengroff grew up on Long Island, New York, in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Her father was a career pilot in the Air Force, and part of Carol’s childhood was spent in France. Carol’s mother (and personal hero) devoted her time to raising six active and highly accomplished children….          
After studying fine arts at the Pratt Institute in New York City, Carol lived in Alaska and Hawaii. She returned to the East Coast, where she was the successful business owner of American Handcraft Galleries in Boston and New York.
Carol is an accomplished artist and illustrator, whose creations range from greeting cards, soft sculptures and wearable art to paintings, boat interiors and theater design. Carol’s versatile and visionary spirit translates to every aspect of her life. Nothing is safe from her recycling zeal, and unwanted objects often find themselves reinvented as clever art pieces, party decorations and yard ornaments.
Carol met her husband, Harvey, in 1982 and together they raised a blended family of five children. Countless RV adventures with children and grandchildren, extensive world travels and over thirty years of cruising coastal waters on their sailboat, “Lollipop,” are all documented in Carol’s carefully illustrated journals.
For much of her life, Carol was fascinated by alternative healing methods. She trained in The Silva Method, Reiki, Healing Hands International Inc., Lightworkers Healing Method, Animal Communication LLC and Emotion Code.
Her spiritual journey began in France in 1963 when she had a profound near-death experience at age 12. Carol’s first book, My Ever After Chronicles, is the story of her passage to heaven and back and the powerful inner awakening that followed. Carol currently speaks about her near-death experience to international audiences and is a frequent radio guest.
Carol Vengroff is part of a growing collective of spiritual luminaries who are now stepping forward to share their accounts of the near-death experience and a universal message of unconditional love.
Carol recognizes the transformation of human consciousness that is taking place on a global level. Her personal commitment is to serve the evolutionary process of awakening and the remembrance of the Light within.  Carol and her husband currently reside on the Gulf coast of Florida. She is also co-author of the upcoming book, Heaven 101, with New York Times Bestselling author, media personality and spiritual champion, Kelly Lange.

next month
Saturday, September 13, 2-5 pm,  MOVIES, MOVIES, MOVIES…bring popcorn and hankies and join us for 3 entertaining and informative movies. See web site for details.



1.   We will need an extra caller or two for September and maybe October.   If you are willing to make calls about September 6, to let people know about the September meeting, please contact me, Diane Willis, at or 847.251.5758 and I will get back to you.  

2.  Highly Recommended:   Movie -  Heaven is For Real.   Now out in DVD.  Very well done movie depicting a 4 yr-old boy's trip to heaven.

3.  Visit our online gift store with almost 100 Chicago IANDS gift items.....T-shirts, mugs, tote bags, keychains, posters, sweatshirts, etc.   Take a look!*

4.  Please, everyone, completely fill out a Contact Sheet, if you have not already done so.  We do not use this info in any way that will affect you negatively.   We use the info for statistics on our organization, which is vital to have.  (e.g. Percentage of NDErs, where do attendees reside? etc.) If you change your email, and have given us no phone number, we cannot reach you.  If you break your leg, and need a ride, we cannot find the person who lives two blocks from you, if they have not left their contact information.  If you know that you only left the "barest info" on your Contact Sheet, please fill out another one.  If your name is not on the master list at the front desk, we have no contact sheet for you.   Please fill out a contact sheet with your correct contact information.   We do not give this info to ANY ONE.  And we usually send only one email per month, about a week before each meeting.  It is very helpful for us to have info about people attending and to be able to contact you if the need arises.   Thank you.

5. The Church of the Spirit needs a good grand piano to enhance its services and to be able to bring quality musical events to the Logan Square area.  If you have one, or know of one, that you are thinking might serve in this capacity, please call Diane Willis, Chairman, Music Committee, The Church of the Spirit, at 847.251.7270…..or email at  Thanks so much for your consideration.

6.  I am visualizing a large Victorian house in the area being donated to Chicago IANDS /iSee, so that we can further extend our ability to educate people about near-death experiences and other extraordinary experiences and help those who have had them.  iSee (The International Society for Extraordinary Experiences)  is now incorporated and energy seems to be forming around that new offshoot of Chicago IANDS.   Please hold in mind the possibility of a new site for this organization...."Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind."   This is an ongoing effort.  Thank you.


Our meditations at the beginning of each meeting are short, but important spiritual energy times for us.....Please observe silence and wait to enter the auditorium until after the meditation is over.....thank you.

(Also, please turn off all cell phones during the meeting.)


FOOD TABLE ---  Please keep supplying our table with your wonderful bounty!   Contribute by bringing delicious things:  veggies, fruits, chips, decide!   Many thanks for your contributions....

Contact Lisa Westerfield, if you have any questions or need any information about the food table. (  (For all other matters, contact Chicago IANDS - 847.251.5758 or


Advertisement:  This is not a Chicago IANDS event....just related to us by love, mission and community....a natural "overlap" to our  concerns.....

The Church of the Spirit

2651 N. Central Park, (Logan Square area):


Sunday Church service starts at 10:30 am (Optional Meditation begins at 10 am)....all are welcome. Intuitive messages are given to all people in attendance.  

The first Wednesday night of every month, at 7 pm, is an "All Message"  Service....nothing but intuitive messages (free) given to everyone in attendance.  THE NEXT ONE IS WEDNESDAY EVENING, August 6!!