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Churches are staffed by dedicated Scientologists who leave their homes each morning knowing that when they return in the evening they will have spent the day helping their fellows become happier and freer. In a thoroughly materialistic and often cold world, there are not many who can claim such personal satisfaction.

The dedication of Church staff extends to serving the needs of parishioners by accommodating the busy schedules of active and involved individuals and families. Thus, churches of Scientology are open seven days a week, with services usually beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day and evening. Many churches have two teams of staff, one for weekdays and another to serve parishioners on evenings and weekends. The Day staff work from 9:00 to 6:00. The second staff (called Foundation staff in honor of the original organization which was so called because it was considered to be a “FOUNDATION for a new world and a better life”) take over from the Day staff at dinner time and keep the church open until 10:30 at night during the week and from 9:00 to 6:00 on weekends. When not working, both Day and Foundation staff tend to the rest of their lives, which includes their families, other personal obligations and, of course, their own progress in Scientology.

The church literally is always there, and Scientologists count on it as a stable reference point in their lives. They know that when they need something, their church always will be there to help them.


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