Scientology Reboots Ideal Church in Silicon Valley

Grand opening Church of Scientology Stevens Creek of San Jose

| SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA • 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. Ms. Darlene … [Read more...]

Marketing Like Crazy

This article from Gulf Coast Business Review about Scientologist Joy Gendusa is primarily about her business activities, but it stresses her application of Scientology principles in her work, so I thought it would be a good represenation of Scientology and Scientologists.   BY: ROD THOMSON June 01, 2012 Joy Gendusa’s PostcardMania business is marketing, and when it came to surviving the recession and its aftermath, she turned up the marketing heat for her own firm. Joy Gendusa … [Read more...]

How did you get into Scientology?

This is the second in a series of posts answering this question.  Anyone having a story to share, send it along! People ask me this question all the time. I get it from people of different faiths and of no faith, from the curious, the sincere and the cynical. My first answer? "I read a book." And even though that was a few years ago (38 to be exact), that's what I tell people today who want to know about the Scientology religion. Usually people still ask me for personal details, such … [Read more...]

Church of Scientology opens new Santa Ana home

Courtesy of RON GONZALES / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER SANTA ANA – The Church of Scientology of Orange County, formerly in Tustin, held a grand opening on Saturday, June 2 for its new home at 505 N. Sycamore St. The church about six years ago purchased the historic 48,000-square-foot Santa Ana Performing Arts and Event Center, which was built in 1931 as the Santa Ana Masonic Lodge. Church officials said about 5,000 people attended the event to see the dedication, led by David … [Read more...]

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When I log on and see a new Google Doodle I can rarely resist clicking to find out what is the story behind the graphic.  And so it was today--the 79th anniversary of the drive-in movie. Imagine that! June 6, 1933: Hitler was on the rise, In cities across the U.S. and Europe,people were waiting their turn on breadlines for perhaps their only meal that day, And, according to Wikipedia, (can there then be any doubt?), "The first drive-in theater, created by Richard Hollingshead, … [Read more...]

How did you get into Scientology?

I have decided to start a new feature here: "How did you get into Scientology?" I will start out with my own story and collect up an add stories of friends and colleagues as well. So, to begin, here's mine: In 1967, I was pretty smug about my life after college, marriage and our first kid. I had graduated an excellent university with a double major while working three part-time jobs. I was the golden boy of the business club I joined, and was earning decent money selling and writing … [Read more...]

Orange County Welcomes Church Of Scientology To Historic Home

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. The Church’s new home, located at 505 North Sycamore Street, most recently served as the Santa Ana Performing Arts and Event Center. The 48,000 square foot building was originally constructed in 1931 as the Santa Ana Masonic Lodge. It remains one of Orange County’s finest examples of Art Deco architecture and is listed on the … [Read more...]

NEW CHURCHES OF SCIENTOLOGY AROUND THE WORLD

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At the forefront of the greatest era of expansion in Scientology history stand the new Churches opening in major cities and cultural centers world over. These Churches realize the fulfillment of Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s vision for the future of our religion: You are creating an island of friendliness, decency and succor in the sea of a violent world. Sometime in the future the islands will become the sea. —L. Ron Hubbard On the Scientology website, visitors can watch video tours of … [Read more...]