Fern Lodge: Fountain of Love, Force for Good (Talk)

Anna Lisa Kronman, a dear and devoted supporter of Fern Lodge and a member of the Fern Lodge Board of Directors. Annual meeting talk prepared by Anna Lisa Kronman – October 21, 2017 [Or listen to the full audio here] I often visit Fern Lodge helping patients as a Christian Science practitioner.…

Letter from the Administrator (May 2018)

Last year Fern Lodge celebrated 50 years of service as a Christian Science nursing facility. What’s next? The vista above is less than 10 minutes from us, and I go there regularly just to rejoice in the fulness of God’s creation and ponder the progress of Fern Lodge.…

Christian Science nursing, its healing influence

Annual Meeting Talk by Sharon Strong in 2017 We are so grateful for another year of spiritual witnessing of the healing Christ at work in our consciousness and lives! We have permission to share the following inspiring experiences that demonstrate the grace of God, the power of prayer, and the efficacy of Christian Science nursing.…

Welcome Deanna Proctor, Director of Christian Science Nursing

Deanna, smiling beside her mother – a picture of joy Christian Science nursing is a calling, an unfoldment of love.  And, it often begins without realizing one is providing Christian Science nursing care.  At one point or another many of us fulfill this role caring for someone we love in our family, in our church; helping a friend or someone in our community.   …

News and Plans — Annual Meeting report from the Administrator 2017

by George Strong, Administrator New art graces the Fern Lodge hallway. “My Father and I,” by Anna-Zoe Dorette Herr Our mission is to heal! Ten years ago the Fern Lodge board and staff affirmed in this mission statement that Christian Science healing is our sole purpose.…

A spiritual commitment — withdrawal from government funding

Fern Lodge is withdrawing from participation in the Federal Medicare and State Medi-Cal programs. This step will not affect the Christian Science nursing care we give for all patients.  Gratefully most of the patients now at Fern Lodge, as well as those who come to us in the future, will be eligible for financial assistance, if they need it, through the National Fund for Christian Science Nursing.…

Christian Science Nurses Training — an active ministry

by Sharon Strong, Director of Christian Science Nurses Training With gratitude and gladness we celebrated with Robin Barben and Sam Kolakakuri, who were recently Journal-listed. Christian Science nurses training at Fern Lodge has been both active and inspiring this year! I’ve taught 9 Christian Science nursing classes, with 17 different students.…

National Fund for Christian Science Nursing

A brochure from the National Fund for Christian Science Nursing is now available for anyone who is interested. If you would like a copy, contact Fern Lodge or go directly to the Fund website: nfcsn.org. Below are brief excerpts from the brochure.…

Annual Meeting 2017 Audio

0:00 Reading 3:20 George Strong, Administrator 21:00 Sharon Strong, Director of Christian Science Nursing Training 38:00 Musical Performance 52:20 Main Address by Anna Lisa Kronman, CS…

Gathering In The Good

Early in the 1950s, a loving couple in the Hayward Christian Science church, Willard and Mindell Fern Cox, opened their home to help Christian Scientists. The tender care and support for Christian Science healing they provided led to ongoing and increasing requests for their services, and soon they purchased the house in Castro Valley that would become Fern Lodge.…