2019 Internship

by Zachary Vandermude My summer was much different than I expected. This internship has exposed me to many different tasks, so a word of advice for someone looking for an internship at Fern Lodge—stay open-minded. Fern Lodge has many opportunities. When I arrived in California, I was thrown into a new environment.…

February Workshop

Saturday, February 2, 2019 An interactive workshop by Joan Bernard Bradley, Ed.D. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. In the Sunday School room at First Church of Christ, Scientist 1814 B Street, Hayward Lunch will be provided The Vital Role of Testimonies in the Christian Science Church This researched-based presentation shows how the mid-week meetings evolved over an 18 year period from parlor lectures, into the current order of service for Wednesday testimony meetings.…

2018 Summer Interns

Cybill Nyabong’o When I first came to Fern Lodge, I had little experience in dealing with young children–especially boys. The first day with the boys was the most exhausted I’ve been. I kept running around in a frenzy and felt that I wasn’t cut out for the job.…
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Upcoming Events 2018-2019

We hope you will join us for these two programs Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. First Church of Christ, Scientist 330 Hope Street • Santa Rosa, CA Jan Holden, C.S. will speak on the topic “…change the notion of chance…” (see Science and Health, 424:5) Harmony—mankind yearns for it.…

Redwood Community News

Fern Lodge is grateful to announce that we are merging the Christian Science nursing services of our organization and those of Redwood Community, which has maintained a Christian Science facility in Santa Rosa for 25 years. Here is a brief history of Redwood Community: In the early 1990s, members from the Sonoma County Christian Science churches began prayerfully considering how to meet care and nursing needs of a growing number of church members in our area. …

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.…
Rosa and Elza in class 2017-03

Christian Science Nurses Training News

Do you love to help people? Do you express tender, caring qualities, such as gentleness, compassion for others’ challenges, and a desire to look beyond appearances to see the individual of God’s creating? Do you have a growing understanding of Christian Science practice?…
Fern Lodge 50th Open House

Fern Lodge 50th Open House – May 20, 2017

Cause for Celebration! This year, 2017, marks the 50th year of Fern Lodge’s incorporation as a Christian Science care facility, devoted to demonstrating Christian Science healing. Much has changed in 50 years, and through all those changes Fern Lodge has been growing, and today it is stronger than ever.…