From the Administrator (Nov 2011)

As you can see from the photo, work on the Fern Lodge building project has progressed steadily, and before the end of November we expect to welcome visitors through the new entrance and into a gracious reception area.  For up-to-date photos of the progress, please visit our blog at

“Every step of progress is a step more spiritual,” This statement opens Mary Baker Eddy’s sermon, The People’s Idea of God.  As delightful as the new entrance is, and as much as we are looking forward to using it, still we remember that to be truly progressive, this step must be accompanied by a more spiritual understanding and demonstration of Christian Science nursing at Fern Lodge.  To help us toward this goal, the Fern Lodge staff is in the midst of an inspiring reading project.  A few years ago we read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and met together to share the insights we gained that directly helped us in our Christian Science nursing work.  That project bore much fruit, including increased harmony and healing.

Mary Baker Eddy gave a precious gift when she wrote Science and Health.  Her gift to the world was a practical understanding of God and, especially, the works and teachings of Christ Jesus.  Accompanying that understanding, Mrs. Eddy taught the healing method of Christian Science, which she discovered, tested and established through her own lifetime of healing practice.  We are deeply grateful for her unfailing leadership in the present-day work of Christian Science, healing the sick and saving mankind from sin.  Mrs. Eddy once wrote to a student, “The truth in regard to your Leader heals the sick and saves the sinner” (Gottschalk, The Emergence of Christian Science, p. 165).  Fern Lodge is devoted to Christian Science healing.  To improve our healing abilities, the staff has joined together in reading the biography, Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer.  We invite you to join us!  We will have a place on our website where you can share with us the insights you gain.

Much is new at Fern Lodge!  Please help us keep you informed of our progress and our plans.  The Fern Lodge Focus is available by email before it is printed and mailed, so those who receive notice of the Focus by email and then read it on our website, hear our news almost a month before the Focus is in the mail.  If you would like us to be in touch with you in this way, it’s easy.  Just go to our website,, and type your email address into the box in the sidebar where it says, “Subscribe to Fern Lodge’s eNewsletter.”  You also may call and give us your email address, or put your email address on the enclosed envelope and mail it to us.

We look forward to hearing from you, and you are welcome to visit Fern Lodge.  We would love to give you a tour of the facility.


With gratitude,

George Strong


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