Our Sunday Service

Our 11 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service is both the culmination and the beginning of our spiritual week, as we gather as community to focus on Spirit, Self and the Universe. Using prayer, song, meditation and inspiration, our Service helps us claim our total Well-Being by revitalizing our energy body, honing our mind and nourishing our soul.


The Service of Celebration integrates non-traditional mystical components like energy healing and spiritual message-bearing with more traditional, familiar worship activities. Our congregants’ diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds bring a unique, rich perspective to the Service.

Our publication "About Our Service" contains more detailed explanations of the Service elements below, and is available in the foyer of the Sanctuary or by clicking the icon to the left. . 

The Order of Service

  • Processional

    • Celebrants enter the Sanctuary and take their place at the podium.

  • Opening

    • Signals the commencement of the Service and sets the tone for its unfolding.

  • Rite of Wellness

    • A time to bring balance and healing to ourselves, our community and the world.

  • The Lesson

    • A reading followed by a homily offer the day's Lesson.

  • Special Music

    • ISDDC's musically talented congregants often share a musical selection.

  • Rite of Prosperity

    • Congregants affirm their stewardship of ISDDC by sharing their weekly financial offering in fulfillment of their annual pledge.

  • Affirmation of Spirit

    • An alignment with the Source through Message Bearing, Healing Meditation, or other expression  of Spiritual Communication. 

  • Closing

    • Conclusion of the Service within the Sanctuary and  to encourage applying insights of the Service in day to day living throughout the week and beyond.

Institute for Spiritual Development

Washington, .D.C 

5419 Sherier Place NW

Washington, D.C. 20016


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