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New Churches of Scientology Grand Openings

CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY CUTS RIBBON ON NEW IDEAL ORG FOR CANADA’S TECHNOLOGY TRIANGLE

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIOSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2013

More than a thousand Scientologists and their guests from across Canada and the U.S. Great Lakes region gathered on February 9, 2013, to celebrate the opening of the new Church of Scientology of Cambridge, Ontario. Joining Church officials for the dedication ceremony were national and provincial dignitaries.

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THOUSANDS CELEBRATE NEW SCIENTOLOGY CHURCH IN RENOWNED HISTORIC VILLA

PADOVA, ITALYSATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012

More than 7,000 Scientologists and their guests gathered from across Italy and Europe to celebrate the grand opening of the Church of Scientology Ideal Organization (Ideal Org) of Padova on Saturday, October 27. Church officials presided over the opening joined by national, provincial and city dignitaries.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OPENS NATIONAL OFFICE IN D.C. LANDMARK

WASHINGTON, D.C.WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

On Wednesday, September 12, national dignitaries joined more than a thousand Scientologists and guests to celebrate the grand opening of the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C.

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RIBBON FALLS ON IDEAL CENTER OF SCIENTOLOGY FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

TEL AVIV, ISRAELTUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012

On August 21, national and city dignitaries as well as religious leaders joined Scientologists from Israel and 27 nations to celebrate the opening of the new Center of Scientology in Tel Aviv. The Center is the first Ideal Scientology Organization (Ideal Org) in the Middle East and designed to both serve the growing membership and provide Scientology-sponsored humanitarian programs throughout the region.

Located on Jerusalem Boulevard in Tel Aviv’s ancient port city of Jaffa, the Center’s new home is the historic Alhambra Theater. Originally constructed in 1937, the landmark is remembered by generations as the premier venue for the greatest names in Arab and Israeli music and theater. In the 1980s, the building was converted into a commercial center and by the first decade of the 21st century, its glory had faded.

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BAY AREA SCIENTOLOGISTS REDEDICATE IDEAL CHURCH OF LOS GATOS

LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012

On Saturday, July 28, fifteen hundred Scientologists from across the San Francisco Bay Area gathered to rededicate the Church of Scientology Los Gatos.

The ribbon cutting marked the transformation of the Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better accommodate its ever-growing congregation and to extend Church social betterment and humanitarian programs to all communities along the Santa Cruz Mountains and southwestern San Jose.

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SCIENTOLOGISTS CUT THE RIBBON ON LANDMARK BUFFALO CHURCH

BUFFALO, NEW YORKSATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012

More than a thousand Buffalo Area Scientologists gathered on Saturday, June 30, to celebrate the rededication of the Church of Scientology Buffalo.

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RIBBON FALLS ON IDEAL ORG IN THE BIRTHPLACE OF SCIENTOLOGY

PHOENIX, ARIZONASATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012

Amid a burst of confetti and a flight of balloons, the ribbon was parted on the new Church of Scientology Ideal Organization of Phoenix on Saturday, June 23. More than 1,500 Scientologists, neighbors and dignitaries joined Church officials for the dedication ceremony.

Located on the southeast corner of 44th Street and Indianola Ave, the new Church stands just a mile south of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s historic home in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. It was there in 1952 he arrived at the monumental discovery that gave birth to the Scientology religion: the isolation, identification and exteriorization of the human spirit. During the formative years of the religion, Scientologists traveled to this city from across three continents to hear Mr. Hubbard speak. He delivered over 600 lectures in Phoenix—more than in any other city in the world. These lectures, along with seminal Scientology works he authored in Phoenix, comprise a significant portion of the religion’s fundamental scripture.

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NEW IDEAL CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY FOR THE MILE-HIGH CITY

DENVER, COLORADOSATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012

On Saturday, June 16, more than a thousand Scientologists, guests, and state and city dignitaries assembled in Lower Downtown Denver to dedicate a new Church of Scientology.

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SCIENTOLOGY REBOOTS IDEAL CHURCH IN SILICON VALLEY

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012

Thousands of Bay Area Scientologists gathered on Saturday, June 9, to celebrate the rededication of the Church of Scientology Stevens Creek in San Jose.

The ceremony marked the transformation of the 57,000-square-foot Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better accommodate its ever-growing congregation and extend Church of Scientology humanitarian programs to all communities across Silicon Valley.

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ORANGE COUNTY WELCOMES CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY TO HISTORIC HOME

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012

On Saturday, June 2, city and state dignitaries joined thousands of Scientologists in downtown Santa Ana to dedicate the new Church of Scientology of Orange County.

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SCIENTOLOGY CHURCH OPENS DOORS TO A TRI-STATE WELCOME

GREATER CINCINNATISATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012

The Church of Scientology Greater Cincinnati celebrated the opening of its expansive new home Saturday, February 25. The inauguration was attended by more than a thousand Scientologists and state, county and city officials.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INAUGURATES NEW LANDMARK HOME IN CALIFORNIA’S CAPITAL

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012

California’s capital celebrated the grand opening of the new Church of Scientology of Sacramento on Saturday, January 28. The dedication ceremony was attended by more than 2,500 Scientologists, guests and city, state and national officials.

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HAMBURG DEDICATES A NEW IDEAL CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY FOR GERMANY

HAMBURG, GERMANYSATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012

On January 21, 2012, the Church of Scientology of Hamburg newly opened its doors to the city in a dedication ceremony attended by 1,500 Scientologists, guests and dignitaries. The grand opening marked the culmination of a transformation of the seven-story Church into an Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better meet the needs of Hamburg’s growing Scientology congregation and the community at large.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF AN ENTIRELY NEW CHURCH IN INGLEWOOD AND COMMUNITY CENTER IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011

5,000 Scientologists, guests and city officials gathered Saturday November 5, for the dedication of an entirely new Church of Scientology and Church of Scientology Community Center. The Church stands in the heart of downtown, at 315 South Market Street, and reflects the growth of a new Scientology congregation amongst these communities. The neighboring Community Center stands just a few minutes away in South Los Angeles, at 8039 South Vermont Avenue.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY CUTS RIBBON ON TWIN CITIES LANDMARK HOME IN MINNESOTA’S CAPITAL OF ST. PAUL

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTASATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011

Scientologists, guests, state and city officials assembled in downtown St. Paul, Saturday October 22, for the dedication of the new Church of Scientology Twin Cities. The Church stands at 505 Wabasha Street and was formerly home to the Science Museum of Minnesota. The acquisition of the 82,000-square-foot facility in the heart of St. Paul was necessitated by the meteoric growth of the resident Scientology community. The Church of Scientology Twin Cities is now the largest Scientology facility in the American Midwest and will serve parishioners from Wisconsin to the Dakotas.

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JOHN TRAVOLTA OPENS CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY MISSION IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN OCALA, FLORIDA

OCALA, FLORIDA, USASUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011

On Sunday, May 29, Scientologists, friends and neighbors filled 1st Avenue, joining actor and Ocala resident John Travolta and Ocala Mayor Randy Ewers at the dedication and grand opening ceremonies of the Church of Scientology Mission of Ocala, Florida.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF TAMPA EXPANDS INTO NEW HISTORIC LANDMARK YBOR SQUARE HOME

TAMPA, FLORIDASUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011

This weekend marks the hundredth birthday of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard (March 13, 1911). The celebration began Saturday evening, March 12, with a momentous Centennial Event including a two-hour biographical presentation of the Founder’s life. It was attended by more than 6,000 in Clearwater, Florida.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OPENS NEW CHURCH IN THE HEART OF MOSCOW

MOSCOW, RUSSIAMONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011

The Scientology religion has opened its first major Church in the Russian Federation—the new Church of Scientology of Moscow. The building stands in the city’s central Garden Ring, just a mile from Red Square.

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RIBBON FALLS ON AUSTRALIA’S FIRST IDEAL CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIASATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2011

January 2011 marks a new era for the Scientology religion in Australia with the opening of its new Melbourne Church. Thousands of Scientologists, dignitaries and guests from across the nation celebrated a milestone—the opening of the first Ideal Scientology Church in Australia.

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SCIENTOLOGY OPENS RECORD NUMBER OF NEW CHURCHES AROUND THE WORLD IN 2010

LOS ANGELESTHURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011

2010 marked the Scientology religion’s greatest expansion in history, with the opening of new Churches in cultural centers world over.

In 2010, major Churches of Scientology opened across Europe, North America and Africa.

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