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.…

Summer Internship 2017

Juliet Beck & Jintong Yu, summer intern This summer, while thinking of possible internship locations as part of my National Leadership Council program, I was given a wonderful opportunity – to intern at Fern Lodge for a month. I knew this would be a time of learning more about Christian Science nursing, as well as a time for new experiences, doing things I had never done before.…

Bloom Where You Are Planted

from the Fern Lodge Prayer Committee “When I came here, I told them I did not come here to die—I came here to heal! When I arrived I was barely aware of my surroundings and needed to be lifted from the bed to a chair.…

50 Years Celebration Photos

In celebration of our first 50 years we are decorating the halls at Fern Lodge with photos and reminiscences from many friends who have served with us through the years. These two pages give glimpses of the facility and of our celebration day.…