For the last several hundred years (or perhaps longer) the activity of putting together a new church for the town has been a very rich community affair, drawing together the skills, efforts and energies of the parishioners in the community, and of neighboring communities.
In that tradition, Scientology communities around the world have been quite intensely engaged in the construction of new premises to better suit and service their communities. Scientologists refer to this new breed of church as an “Ideal Organization”, in reference to an essay L. Ron Hubbard wrote entitled, “The Ideal Org” – the substance of which is more finely detailed in this post on Ideal Churches of Scientology.
But one such project that I’ve been following with great interest is that of the Church of Scientology of St. Louis.
The Executive Director of the St. Louis Church has a blog which is filled with interesting anecdotes as they happen, as well as some truly intriguing articles – like this one on the topic of Guy Fawkes day.
Definitely worth a read!