Grateful Heart Garden

“A grateful heart a garden is, where there is always room for every lovely, God-like grace to come to perfect bloom.”  — Hymn 3 Two dear Christian Science nurses on the Fern Lodge staff, Rachel and Mark McClintick, have donated their time to prepare a lovely grace-full garden for the enjoyment of patients.…

Thoughts on flower arranging from Ken Gourley, gardner and flower arranger at Fern Lodge #2.

Bringing flowers indoors, especially for people struggling with a limited physical ability to walk outdoors, means a lot to anyone who hasn’t seen or smelled any flowers in quite awhile. One of the more impressive experiences I’ve had while working at Fern Lodge, is that of witnessing not only when a patient falls in love with looking at fresh home-grown flowers in a vase; but when they stick their nose into a bouquet, to watch their surprised and delighted reaction to the fragrances they suddenly discover.…

Thoughts on flower arranging from Ken Gourley, gardner and flower arranger at Fern Lodge #1

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these” (Matthew 6:28, 29). The spirit of the above beloved quote made by Jesus over 2,000 years ago is not limited to just the species of the lily family, but can also apply to any lovely flower of the field.…
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Flock 2016 — Elys Renata Carvalho

When I started working with FLOCK (Fern Lodge Ongoing Creative Kinship) this summer I did not know how I would manage a group of children by myself. I decided to start my days establishing that God is in control. My favorite idea was that God is taking care of everyone—especially the little ones.…

The Tender Word — Lin Watts

The Tender Word When I came to work this morning, I saw a precious scene. A little girl, the daughter of one of our staff members, was sitting at the breakfast table with two patients, helping one of them to eat breakfast.…

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.…

Church Nursing Workshop — Los Altos, CA — January 31st 2016

Come to a Workshop on Care in Christian ScienceShare perceptions of how God's love is expressed in our care for each other.Learn simple ways to meet another’s need for comfort and assistance. Sunday Afternoon January 31, 2016 1:00 to 4:00 PM First Church of Christ, Scientist 401 University Ave.…

2015 Student Internships

Noelia Ley Robin Barben (left) and Noelia Ley (right) “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.…

Annual Meeting 2015 Invitation

You are invited to the Fern Lodge Annual Meeting Sunday, October 18, at 2:30 in the afternoon First Church of Christ, Scientist — 1814 B Street, Hayward You will hear a talk by Caroleen Scholet, who has a lifelong love and appreciation for the healing practice of Christian Science.…