The First Branch of Churches of Scientology
| Brussels, Belgium • JANUARY 23, 2010 |
Nearly 1,000 Scientologists and their guests from across Europe attended the dedication of the Brussels branch of the Churches of Scientology for Europe on January 23, 2010. A representative of Church of Scientology International, the Mother Church of the Scientology religion, officiated at the ceremony held in the early 20th-century historic structure at Boulevard de Waterloo 100-103.
Scientologists and guests, Senator Coveliers said, “This new Church in the capital city of Europe stands as a beautiful testament to your help, and you can be certain of my continued support. You care for people, and this Church is such an example of this attitude.”
The new Church in Brussels has undergone extensive renovation not only to accommodate all Scientology religious services but also as a home for the community services provided through the many activities and humanitarian programs of Church members.
Church-sponsored humanitarian and social betterment programs that offer practical answers to the societal ills of crime, drug abuse, illiteracy, declining moral values and natural disasters. These programs represent the work of Churches of Scientology in servicing every community in which they reside as well as other communities the world over.
Also representative of this new Ideal Church is an accommodating chapel for congregational gatherings, which also serves as a chapel for Sunday services, weddings and naming ceremonies; a Documentation Center containing the written and spoken materials of L. Ron Hubbard; rooms for religious training and religious counseling; and Public Affairs offices to coordinate human rights initiatives across Europe with like-minded organizations.