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California’s capital celebrated the grand opening of the new Church of Scientology of Sacramento on January 28, 2012. The dedication ceremony was attended by more than 2,500 Scientologists, guests and city, state and national officials. Photos of this spectacular new Church of Scientology follow below:
Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, presided over the ceremonies. Special guests on hand to commemorate the opening were Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson; Greater Sacramento Urban League president David DeLuz; Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento president Jon Fish; California State Assembly Member Mike Gatto; and International Faith-Based Council president and founder Bishop Ron Allen.
Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, officiated at the Church of Scientology of Sacramento dedication ceremony. In signifying the importance of this new Church, Mr. Miscavige said: “The dedication of this new Church signifies a solemn pledge. It’s a pledge to employ the full measure of what lies within those walls on behalf of this City. It’s a pledge to make a world of which we can be proud. A world without insanity, criminality, illiteracy and immorality; a world where the able can prosper, where honest beings have rights and where all are free to rise to greater heights. That’s our responsibility as Scientologists. And, yes, a responsibility we willingly embrace.”
In his salutatory address, Mayor Kevin Johnson welcomed and acknowledged the Church for demonstrating its commitment to the city: “Sacramento is the most diverse city in the country, and your church and what you guys are doing is diverse. This building here is not just a building for you—it’s a building for the community. It’s a building that will help us revitalize this downtown area. The Church of Scientology came to us and said, ‘Look, we want to help. We want to take a historic building and preserve it and renovate it and make it a masterpiece for the downtown area showcase.’ We really wanted to transform Sacramento into the greenest region in the country and a hub for clean technology and you folks are helping to make that a reality. You have done your part.”
2,500 Scientologists, guests and officials flooded into the new Church following the dedication ceremony on January 28, 2012. The reception opens onto the Public Information Center presenting the beliefs and practices of Dianetics and Scientology, as well as the life and legacy of Founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Joining Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion (center right), for the dedication of the new Church of Scientology Sacramento were (left to right): Greater Sacramento Urban League president David DeLuz; California State Assembly member Mike Gatto; Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson; Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento president Jon Fish; and International Faith-Based Council president and founder Bishop Ron Allen.
Reception: The Church of Scientology reception now welcomes all visitors, where they may receive introduction to Dianetics and Scientology.
Public Information Center: The Church of Scientology Public Information Center welcomes visitors from morning to night, inviting them to learn about Dianetics and Scientology and the many humanitarian programs sponsored by the Church. Visitors are invited to tour at their leisure and return as often as they like.
The Chapel: All Scientology congregational services and ceremonies are convened in the stunning Chapel, including Sunday Services open to all.
Introductory Seminars: The Church provides evening and weekend introductory seminars presenting fundamental principles of Dianetics and Scientology.
The Purification Center: The Purification program was developed to free individuals from the mental and spiritual ill effects caused by drugs. The Purification Center features a painted glass mural depicting the city’s landmark Tower Bridge and Capitol Building.
The Academy: In the Academy, Scientologists study to become auditors (spiritual counselors).
The Office of L. Ron Hubbard: The Office of L. Ron Hubbard, traditional in all Churches of Scientology, stands in honor of the Founder and symbolizes that this Church is true to his writings and ideals.
Historic Marquee Entrance: The Church meticulously preserved the Ramona Building, restoring its Spanish Colonial Revival features to their original glory, including the characteristic stucco, ornamental glazed brick and terra cotta tiles, and decorative iron accents.
The Church of Scientology of Sacramento: The Church’s new home downtown at the crossroads of 6th and J Street, Sacramento’s historic main thoroughfare, stands just blocks from the State Capitol and is one of the city’s most prominent architectural landmarks. When the building was dedicated on January 28, 2012, it signified the preservation of a Sacramento treasure for generations to come.
1007 6th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814