This past weekend, the Nashville Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre Nashville celebrated its thirtieth anniversary with an evening soiree.
The Church of Scientology had much to celebrate on Saturday during its thirtieth anniversary soiree. From work its members are doing in the fields of education, human rights, criminal reform and drug abuse education, Nashville Scientologists have been busier than ever.
Rev. Brian Fesler, pastor of the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville, opened the anniversary event, “Tonight we are celebrating freedom. We’re celebrating the people who work every day to make freedom a reality in spite of all obstacles.”
Guest speakers from local and state government presented proclamations to honor the occasion. One of these read in part, “The Church of Scientology is celebrating its 30th anniversary milestone and the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County government is glad the Church has found a home in this beautiful city.” Another said, “Church leaders have worked tirelessly to bring together people of every race, color and creed in the Church’s mission to forward universal tolerance and understanding... and the Church of Scientology is celebrating its 30th anniversary milestone while at the same time making plans for the future.”
Wrapping up his portion of the event, Rev. Fesler proclaimed, “I want to re-emphasize our commitment to service. Whether you toil as a faith leader, sweat to meet a non-profit budget, or carry the economic burden of business, whether you manage a youth home, a home for the elderly, or just your own home, whether you prosecute, defend, govern, educate, legislate or advocate, I want you to know these words from L. Ron Hubbard, ‘A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology… our aims are simple, if great. And we will succeed, and are succeeding at each new revolution of the Earth. Your help is acceptable to us. Our help is yours.’”
For more information on the Church of Scientology, its programs or upcoming events, please visit scientology-ccnashville.org.