Welcome To Our Church

The stained glass windows in the chapel feature the Scientology cross and the symbols of Dianetics and Scientology on either side. The flanking white oak paneling was handcarved in 1890. The chapel is the setting for Sunday services, weddings and other Scientology ceremonies.
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     In the chapel, a full-length set of stained glass windows were completely rebuilt. The new golden windows feature a Scientology cross and the symbols of Dianetics and Scientology incorporated into the design.

     In addition to Sunday services and traditional ceremonies such as weddings and naming ceremonies (similar to Christenings), the chapel is used by Scientology minister every day for meetings and services.

     The Church's bookstore displays Mr. Hubbard's prolific writings and recorded lectures on Dianetics and Scientology. In total, the scriptures of Scientology contain more than 40 million words about the mind and spirit – all written by, or recorded from the lectures by, L. Ron Hubbard.

     Like many of the rooms, the bookstore and chapel both contain uniquely designed, handcrafted fireplaces which have been meticulously restored.

The Church registration area and bookstore, pictured above prominently display books and taped lectures on Dianetics and Scientology, by L. Ron Hubbard.
To take a QuickTime VR tour of the Founding Church of Scientology's bookstore,
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All Churches of Scientology have an office for the Founder, L. Ron Hubbard. This one is furnished with the actual desk, globe, his personnal books and artifacts Mr. Hubbard used while Executive Director of the Founding Church in the 1950s.
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On the lower ground floor are these stained glass windows depicting the state seals of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Discovered in the attic of the old Fraser Mansion, these windows have been meticulously restored and now adorn a wall of the Founding Church's Purification Center lounge.
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A close-up of the handcarved vermillion wood frieze illustrates the attention to detail that has gone into preserving the individuality that gives the Fraser Mansion its character.
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     These projects include literacy programs, anti-drug initiatives, and other charitable activities – some of which have been spearheaded by DC Scientologists for almost a decade.

     Church members take part in a wide range of social interaction projects. Facilities like the chapel and lounge are available to civic representatives and other community organizations for meetings, activities and events.