Inside and Outside the Churches of Scientology Around the World
On 5 November, an entirely new Church of Scientology was opened in Inglewood, California. The first of its kind, the facility has two separate buildings – a main Church building, and a magnificent community center.
The Community Center on Vermont Avenue is housed in an historic art deco landmark that dates from the early 1930s and which the Church has meticulously restored. It features a 380-seat event hall, the L. Ron Hubbard Community Auditorium, designed for community events and as a meeting ground for residents of all denominations. In that respect, it is a venue dedicated to community-wide initiatives in the spirit of the Founder’s vision of all church denominations working together to achieve the common dream of all religions. The Center further features numerous classrooms and seminar facilities for a full range of civic programs, including a complete literacy and tutoring center.
Following are photos of the new buildings. You can contact the center here to arrange a tour.
Marking the significance of this day, Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, officiated at the ceremony. In pointing to what this day represents he said: “This new Church of Scientology is quite literally imbued with the contributions and global spirit of Scientologists from more than a hundred nations. In that respect, it reflects the greater shape of Scientology—both body and soul. Moreover, it reflects the attributes of greatness all religions traditionally sought to inspire, including decency, nobility, compassion and charity. And that’s also the spirit in which we provide our new Community Center, open for use by one and all, for the benefit of all its residents.”
Reception: Opening onto the Public Information Center and the entrance to the L. Ron Hubbard Community Auditorium, the Church of Scientology Community Center reception is the welcoming point for all who enter the Center. The iconic mural celebrates the rich cultural history of the area.
The L. Ron Hubbard Community Auditorium: The Church of Scientology Community Center features a 380-seat event hall, the L. Ron Hubbard Community Auditorium, designed for community events and as a meeting ground for residents of all denominations.
Public Information Center: The Public Information Center provides an incisive introduction to Dianetics and Scientology through hundreds of instructional films. Also presented here is the full range of Scientology civic programs, as well as the life and legacy of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Community Center Atrium and Lounge: The Community Center’s atrium and lounge provides the ideal environment for civic leaders and visitors to meet and collaborate on outreach initiatives.
Café: The café is conveniently located just off the grand reception of the Church of Scientology Community Center. It provides snacks and refreshments to both parishioners and visitors.
Community Center Lounge: The Community Center lounge serves as a meeting ground for civic leaders and visitors to collaborate on humanitarian initiatives based on L. Ron Hubbard’s vision of all churches working together to achieve the common dream of all religions.
The Seminar Room: This Seminar Room is devoted to Scientology Introductory services and a full range of civic programs. Among those services is the Personal Efficiency Course, providing fundamental Scientology principles applicable to every facet of life and work.
The Purification Center: L. Ron Hubbard developed the Purification Program to free individuals from the mental and spiritual devastation caused by drugs. The Purification Center features an iconic tile mural reflecting local history.
The Way to Happiness Course Room: This room is exclusively dedicated to delivering The Way To Happiness Course, based on the inspirational work by L. Ron Hubbard and comprising a common sense guide to better living.
Tutoring Center: A tutoring center is specially designed for youth and adults to improve reading and writing skills with the help of L. Ron Hubbard’s groundbreaking Study Technology.
Nursery: A nursery is provided for the young children of parents attending Scientology services.
The new Church of Scientology of Inglewood now stands in the heart of downtown at 315 South Market Street. The facility reflects the growth of a significant Scientology congregation within the area.