LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
NEW YEAR’S SCIENTOLOGY-STYLE:
CELEBRATING AN EXPANSIVE PAST, RINGING IN A BOUNDLESS FUTURE
DECEMBER 31, 2023
With the Shrine Auditorium packed to capacity, Scientologists closed the book on an unprecedented year, launching into a future of limitless horizons in 2024!
A night to salute another year of unrelenting global expansion…
A night to gaze upon infinite tomorrows…
A night to raise the roof and kick off a new year!
The grandeur of the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles set the stage for an elegant and exhilarating evening as more than 6,500 Scientologists and guests gathered for the spectacular Scientology New Year’s Celebration.
In an instant, the Shrine burst into a cascade of celebratory light and music. The audience leaped to their feet and remained standing throughout an opening concert featuring a succession of international artists.
With anticipation already sky-high, the audience went stratospheric as Mr. David Miscavige, ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, took the stage. The thunderous ovation reverberated through the grand hall, infusing the night with a surge of excitement and profound significance.
“As is traditional, our New Year’s Event is the night we tour the various sectors of L. Ron Hubbard’s Technology in application,” began Mr. Miscavige. After an edge-of-the-seat preview of what lay ahead for the breathtaking night, he added, “We aren’t just toasting a year gone by. Rather, we are going to ignite solid rocket fuel and blow the roof right off this auditorium as we lift off into New Year’s 2024!”
With that, Mr. Miscavige launched into a New Year’s Celebration in true Scientology style, presenting vivid stories of the Church’s explosive growth through the last year.
UNSTOPPABLE, UNENDING EXPANSION
One measure of the growing presence of Scientology was supremely evident in its global humanitarian initiatives, assembling a worldwide force of volunteers that delivered 10 million hours of indiscriminate help.
In reply came gratitude from all over the world, with proclamations from:
All the while, the Church uplifted the world through Scientology Network, receiving accolades for broadcast programming and social responsibility—all amounting to more than 130 industry awards.
At the same time, the online Scientology universe satisfied soaring curiosity about the religion, with visitors enrolling in an online course every two minutes—for a staggering 1.2 million course completions.
But the number foretelling the greatest future yet is 5 million square feet of construction now in progress—and all to double Scientology’s global footprint across five continents.
TECHNOLOGIES UPLIFTING A CIVILIZATION
If such massive preparation demonstrated the expanding physical presence of Scientology, Mr. Miscavige next presented a whirlwind of achievements reflecting Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s Technology in application—unfolding a tapestry of exemplary stories, each illustrating the power of global programs committed to fostering social betterment, group prosperity and spiritual advancement.
Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE), bringing to bear programs to counteract drug abuse, illiteracy, immorality and criminality.
World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE), disseminating L. Ron Hubbard’s Administrative Technology (Admin Tech) for group survival and prosperity.
International Hubbard Ecclesiastical League of Pastors (I HELP) and Scientology Missions International (SMI), the worldwide movement of Scientology Field Groups and Missions.
HONORING THOSE WHO UPLIFT OTHERS
“That brings us to our New Year’s Awards Celebration and what historically marks our salute to a worldwide league of Power Field Staff Members,” announced Mr. Miscavige. Thereafter, a record number of more than 200 Field Staff Members stepped onstage, each receiving a Power FSM Pin, in recognition for having helped at least 100 individuals onto and up the Bridge to Total Freedom in a single year. Capping the awards was the acknowledgment of an unprecedented six Elite FSMs, each of whom helped at least 1,000 individuals onto and up the Bridge in just the last year.
LAUNCHING INTO A GLORIOUS FUTURE
“We come to the culminating chapter of this New Year’s review and the crucial nexus between yesterday’s history and tomorrow’s destiny.”
With that, Mr. Miscavige announced the completion of construction for all-new Ideal Organizations, scheduled for Grand Opening in the first two months of 2024:
A SUPER BOWL INVITATION
“Let’s now put the final exclamation point on this year and our launch-off into 2024, as in our traditional welcome to the world,” said Mr. Miscavige. With that, he previewed the Scientology message premiering at Super Bowl LVIII—an emphatic invitation for people to satisfy their curiosity and discover for themselves the answer to that question of questions: What is Scientology?
In his final message for the night, Mr. Miscavige declared, “Now that we have crisscrossed the globe, traversing every sector of LRH technical application, revealing our global message for tomorrow and unveiling new Ideal Orgs for eternity, I invite you to sit back and consider how far we’ve come. And to likewise consider what you’re now a part of. Because, yes, this is a timeless moment in history and a tale that will be told and retold forever.
“While, until forever, let every wristwatch in this house start ticking again. Because, we’re all now on the clock for that countdown to liftoff and a year for all the ages to come!”
All at once, the Shrine erupted in a spectacle of light, confetti and jubilant song—a living metaphor for the start of a triumphant and boundless 2024!