Letter from the Administrator (Nov 2019)

Fern Lodge Focus — November 2019 Letter from the Administrator This has be a delightfully busy year at Fern Lodge. Our annual summer childcare program, FLOCK, recently wrapped up, and we said goodbye to Zack, who did a wonderful job with the children.…

Letter from the Administrator (October 2018)

It’s been a wonderful summer, and we have much to tell you! First, I just want to reaffirm with you our dedication to the healing truths of Christian Science. Once again the Fern Lodge staff will be reading Science and Health together.…

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.…

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.…

Fern Lodge Focus — October 2016

As we look forward to the Fern Lodge Annual Meeting, I am reminded of Mary Baker Eddy’s 1896 message to the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church (Mis. page 127). In that message of encouragement and counsel, Mrs. Eddy includes her observation, “Hitherto, I have observed that in proportion as this church has smiled on His ‘little ones,’ He has blessed her.…

Message from the Administrator (June 2016)

A few days ago I walked down the Fern Lodge hall past the living room where we hold a variety of meetings and activities, and I was touched to see a group of patients talking with Maira Vasquez, who works in the Fern Lodge kitchen and assists with patient activities.…

Administrator Report 2015

In 1895 Mary Baker Eddy said to Church members (Misc 147:3): “Another year has rolled on, another annual meeting has convened, another space of time has been given us and has another duty been done and another victory won for time and eternity?…

Letter from the Administrator (June 2015)

Dear Friends, The year since the last Annual Meeting of The Mother Church has seen in-depth focus on Christian Science nursing. Linda Kohler, President, and Caroleen Scholet, Manager of CS Nursing Acivities, have toured the world, having conversations about CS nursing with groups of Christian Scientists.…

Message from the Administrator–Dec. 2014

Dear Friends, The Fern Lodge Annual Meeting in November was inspiring and informative. In this Focus you will find articles derived from the reports given during the meeting and a synopsis of the talk given by Brad Stock, titled, “Mary Baker Eddy: A Lifetime of Service.” Interestingly, the Bible Lesson topic for the week of our meeting was Everlasting Punishment, not a phrase one normally would associate with Christian Science nursing.…

“Love Makes All Burdens Light”

by George Strong, Administrator Fern Lodge is built on a foundation of Love. I have been a grateful witness to the sturdy nature of that foundation since I first came to Fern Lodge in 1975. Those who tell of their gratitude for Fern Lodge see, hear and feel evidence of the truth of Mary Baker Eddy’s statement, “Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals.…