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New Churches of Scientology Grand Openings

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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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY FLIPS THE SWITCH ON 185,000-SQUARE-FOOT DISSEMINATION AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER

LOS ANGELESWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011

The new Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center is established in Los Angeles to meet the unprecedented demand for the services and humanitarian programs of the fastest-growing religion on Earth.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY DEDICATES NEW BUILDING FOR THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

SEATTLE, WASHINGTONSATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010

Sixteen hundred Scientologists and their guests packed the street in front of 300 West Harrison in Seattle today for the opening of the new Church of Scientology of Washington, a milestone for the congregation formed 54 years ago.

Duwamish Tribal Chairman Cecile Hansen, a descendant of Chief Seattle after whom the city was named, opened the event with a centuries-old ceremony, welcoming the Church to its new home.

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NEW IDEAL SCIENTOLOGY CHURCH IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA

PASADENA, CALIFORNIASUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010

More than 4,200 gather to welcome the Church of Scientology to its new home in the City of Roses

 

A 25-piece marching band welcomed over 4,200 to the Grand Opening of the new Church of Scientology of Pasadena today. Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, officiated, welcoming dignitaries, parishioners and guests to the Church’s new 58,000-square-foot facility.

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SCIENTOLOGY OPENS NEW NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEXICO IN THE CITY OF PALACES

MEXICO CITY, MEXICOSATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010

Led by a 30-man mariachi orchestra and colorful traditional dancers, 7,000 Scientologists and guests hailed the grand opening of the new National Scientology Ideal Organization for Mexico in the heart of Mexico City. Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, officiated the historic occasion.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF LOS ANGELES OPENS NEW QUARTERS

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010

World's first Church of Scientology, formed in 1954, now joins a global roster of Ideal Churches of Scientology, poised to serve its growing congregation and the community for the coming decades.

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SCIENTOLOGY LIFE IMPROVEMENT CENTRE OPENS IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICAFRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010

The world’s largest Scientology Life Improvement Centre opened to the sounds of traditional African music on March 26, with 1,000 university students, community and government leaders, artists and local Scientologists crowding Station Street in Johannesburg for the dedication celebration. The Centre offers practical courses such as improving communication, learning how to learn, conflict resolution, how to accomplish goals and overcoming personal and work-related stress.

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NEW 40,000-SQUARE-FOOT CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OPENS IN LAS VEGAS RESPONDING TO GROWTH OF 40-YEAR-OLD CONGREGATION

LAS VEGAS, NEVADASATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010

Fifteen hundred Scientologists and their guests from across Nevada and the Western United States gathered Saturday for the grand opening celebration of the new Church of Scientology of Las Vegas. The 40,000-square-foot Church, located at 2761 Emerson Avenue, will serve parishioners from throughout Nevada and represents significant growth for the congregation formed in Las Vegas 40 years ago.

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NEW CHURCH IN THE HISTORIC HEART OF FRENCH CANADA

QUEBEC, CANADASATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010

Fifteen hundred Scientologists and their guests from across Canada and the United States packed the street in front of 665 rue Saint-Joseph in the heart of the Nouvo Saint-Roch district of Lower Quebec City to attend the opening of the Church of Scientology of Quebec/Église de Scientologie de Québec on Saturday, January 30, 2010.

The opening of the 47,000-square-foot Church, which will serve parishioners from throughout the province, represents significant growth for the congregation, which was formed in Quebec 35 years ago.

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NEW BRANCH OF CHURCHES OF SCIENTOLOGY FOR EUROPE OPENS IN BRUSSELS

BRUSSELS, BELGIUMSATURDAY, 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 Saturday. 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.

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FOUNDING CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY GRAND OPENING IN WASHINGTON, DC

WASHINGTON, DCSATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009

The Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, DC, opened its new premises today just six blocks from the White House and minutes from Capitol Mall. Attended by nearly 3,000 Scientologists and guests, the Church was dedicated by Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion.

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NEW CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OPENS DOORS TO ROME

ROME, ITALYSATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2009

More than 6,000 people gathered in Rome's Casalotti de Boccea district to celebrate the grand opening of the new Church of Scientology Rome.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OPENS NEW CELEBRITY CENTRE IN NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEESATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009

The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre of Nashville held a spectacular ribbon cutting ceremony to signal the opening of their new quarters in Music City’s Fall School Building. Nashville, the home of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, is now home to a very special new Scientology Church as well.

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