The weekly Sunday Service at a Church of Scientology is open to the community and offers a unique opportunity to reflect on common values and renew oneself for the coming week.
It begins with the reading of The Creed of the Church of Scientology, which affirms the spiritual aims of the Church.
The Scientology minister conducting the service then reads from the works of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, whose written and recorded words form the Scripture of the religion.
Scientology is the only major religion in existence today that has the voice of its founder fully intact, and the service includes a selection from his recorded works that aligns with the theme of that week’s sermon.
Those attending then participate in Group Processing, a form of auditing, or Scientology spiritual counseling, delivered to large numbers of people simultaneously.
In an article from 1954, LRH described Group Processing as:
“…a series of drills having to do with attention. By freeing the attention you can then yourself be free. Scientology makes the able more able. It accomplishes this by these and more difficult drills.”
“In our congregation we do not try to improve you by talking. By drills and exercise of the spirit, we let you find out for yourself, without duress or compulsion.
“If you look at our creed, you will find that we believe every man has an individual right to believe what he cares to believe in religion.
“We can only show you the way.”
The service ends with the congregation joining in the reading of the Prayer for Total Freedom.
Times and locations of the Scientology Sunday Service are available through the websites of individual Churches of Scientology, which can be found through the global locator on the Scientology website.
Watch a video of the Creed of the Church of Scientology on the Scientology Network.