News & Events

ISD Madison is having a major rennovation done to its website.  This is partially because of our new infused energy from our recent Praisin n Preaching retreat in April 2019.  We were happy to learn that the ISD family expanded from 4 locations to 7 locations and continues to grow!  There are plans to expand internationally to a new location in Costa Rica, which is being spearheaded by Reverend Barbara Scipio.   At the PnP retreat we shared information on how to make ISD better for our congregants and how we can better serve you and the community.  We also revised our mission statement and reviewed our purposes for being ministers at ISD and what that means to us and the congregation.   We are getting better and better every year and are so excited by these changes, so it is time to update the website with the new energies as well.   Please pardon are appearance if there is strange data temporarily, but we are convinced that once we finish our updates, you will be please with our results.  If you have any suggestions or recommendations for the website to make it better, please e-mail us at "".  We appreciate your input.   Thank you again for your love, light and continued support.  Love and light, the ISD family.

Bottle Hill Festival

posted Aug 29, 2018, 1:08 PM by Patrick LaJuett   [ updated Aug 29, 2018, 1:11 PM ]

ISD Madison will have a table at the annual Bottle Hill Festival in Madison, New Jersey on October 6th, 2018. Please invite family and friends and anyone else interested in a metaphysical church to come and find out what ISD represents. We will be handing out brochures and answering any questions that anyone may have regarding our church. We are now preparing flyers for this event. Stay tuned for more details.

Guest Homilest Reverend Ray de la Cruz

posted Aug 29, 2018, 1:07 PM by Patrick LaJuett   [ updated Aug 29, 2018, 1:08 PM ]

On Sunday, October 7th, we will have a special treat at ISD Madison. Our Madison founder, Reverend Ray de la Cruz will be our guest homilist. Please invite family and friends of Ray to come to see him on this rare visit to New Jersey.   If you have never met Ray, you are in for an exciting experience! He is an amazing healer, psychic and message bearer and he is extremely funny and entertaining.  Service starts at 10:30 am. Hope to see you there!

Psychic Fair - October 21st

posted Aug 29, 2018, 1:04 PM by Patrick LaJuett   [ updated Aug 29, 2018, 1:10 PM ]

ISD Madison will be hosting its first psychic fair on October 21st, from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Flyers will be created and distributed. Please invite family, friends and anyone else interested in a reading, healing, or just to see what our church is about. Of course, everyone is also welcome to attend our 10:30 am service. We look forward to seeing you there. More details will soon follow...

Bottle Hill Day – October 7th

posted Sep 20, 2017, 11:15 AM by Patrick LaJuett   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 11:17 AM ]

Association for Higher Awareness

posted May 1, 2017, 11:34 AM by Patrick LaJuett   [ updated May 1, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

Please join us at the Masonic Lodge for the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.  The "Association for Higher Awareness" has a new guest speaker every month.   Please visit for details.


posted Mar 22, 2016, 11:47 AM by Patrick LaJuett

Instructor:  Ray Brennan

This is a unique program wherein you will use Mystery School methods as you seek to reach the Higher Realms.
Four Sunday afternoons at ISD-Madison’s Church, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, on April 3, April 17, May 1, and May 15, 2016.
Ray recently taught this program at our sister church, ISD-Sparta, to excellent reviews.

In this program you will learn to experience the world of Spirit for yourself in a totally different manner.  It includes how to raise and use Psychic Energy; how to raise your vibration; how to raise and radiate Light; how to create Thought Forms; how to communicate via Telepathy; and how to obtain a Spirit Guide.

The Mystery Schools have for thousands of years been teaching Sensitiveness. When you finish this basic program, you should realize you are not just IN the Universe, you ARE the Universe.

Come and be enlightened!!!

The total fee for all four afternoons is $80.  Please make checks or money orders payable to: Ray Brennan.

Ordination of Deacons into Ministers

posted Jun 2, 2015, 5:45 AM by Patrick LaJuett   [ updated Jun 2, 2015, 5:45 AM ]

Please join us on June 7, 2015 at 10:30 am for the ordination of Deacons Barbara Scipio, Karen Holgersen, and Laura Clemente D'Agostino into Ministers. The ordination will be executed by Reverends James DiBiasio and Reverend Diana Flanagan. We look forward to seeing everyone at the service!

Love and light,
ISD Madison 

Open House Invitation

posted May 7, 2015, 7:22 AM by Patrick LaJuett   [ updated May 7, 2015, 7:23 AM ]

We are very pleased to announce that we will be having our first Open House, on Sunday, May 17th at the Madison Masonic Lodge, which will be held after our church services from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.  (Our normal church services will be held from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm).  All our welcome, and attendance to the church service is optional, so please come to experience our church and various disciplines that are offered by our congregants.  

We will be offering various demonstrations, such as messages, past life readings, healings and clearings, just to name a few. 

Whatever your preference is, we have several talented mediums, psychics and healers.   The ISD Madison is a Spiritually Inclusive Mystical Church for Metaphysical Living and our doors are open and welcome to all, regardless of religious beliefs.
Please feel free to contact us if you need any additional information regarding this event.

Director: Reverend Diana Flanagan
When:         Sunday May 17th, 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm
Where:         Masonic Lodge #93
                170 Main Street
                Madison, NJ  07940
Charge:         Free

Refreshments will be served.

Welcome to Our New Website

posted Nov 11, 2014, 5:45 AM by Patrick LaJuett   [ updated Nov 11, 2014, 5:48 AM ]

We hope your like our new look!  Our new site features photo galleries, a news blog, and easy to navigate pages.

Let us know what you think:
ISD Madison Website

Join Us for Church Dedication by Rev. James DeBiasio on October 19th 2014

posted Oct 10, 2014, 5:19 AM by Patrick LaJuett   [ updated Nov 11, 2014, 5:50 AM ]

"Please come join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness Rev. James DeBiasio founder of the Institute for Spiritual Development,  dedicate the church on October 19th.  The ceremony will be held at 10:00 am in the Masonic Lodge located at 170 Main Street, Madison, NJ. This is a metaphysical church where anyone with benevolence in their heart is welcome, regardless if you are familiar with spiritualism or merely curious. We believe in many things you are already familiar with, namely, The Golden Rule, and God's Power of Healing, Benevolence, and Infinite Intelligence to name a few.

Please don't miss this wonderful opportunity to be part of a service with Rev. DeBiasio with our beloved Director Rev. Diana Flanagan and the Director of ISD in Sparta, Rev. Kathy Kerston.

We hope that you can join us and share in our warm welcomes. Please spread the word to all your friends. You may expect prayers, singing, and chances for healing, moments of meditation and very impressive messages. A popular reference for understanding might be "The Long Island Medium" television show. We are a non-profit organization, believe in health and wellness through better living and understanding, and also offer classes. Please join us. We look forward to meeting you, no denomination required,   For more information call the ISD phone line at 973 437-4370 or go on our website or email

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