Our Neighborhood — a staff housing opportunity

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Fern Lodge is in a lovely, quiet, semi-rural setting, on a narrow, dead end lane in suburban Castro Valley. The patients we serve regularly take walks up the road, and others who live and drive on the road have to slow down and pull over to make way for us. Our staff and visitors account for much of the lane’s … Read More

Our Latest News

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Redwood Community Open and Busy Redwood Community opened a year ago in 2020, just before the California shelter-in-place order.  In 2019, Redwood Community had a significant remodel, including a redone kitchen and ADA compliant bathrooms, to help serve future patients better.  Redwood Community now has five patients, which is close to its full capacity.  Fern Lodge continues to help Redwood … Read More

Gratitude

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Cherishing and nurturing our Christian Science nursing ministry affords so many opportunities to witness God’s healing presence. In a time when the world seems full of fear and uncertainty, and while we are sheltering in place and practicing social distancing, we also are witnessing people coming together in new ways. Thanks to the technology, families and friends are staying in … Read More

2019 Internship

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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. The West Coast is a completely different culture … Read More

February Workshop

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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 … Read More

2018 Summer Interns

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by 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. Feeling humbled, I decided to talk to various staff and some … Read More

Upcoming Events 2018-2019

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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. We learn in Christian Science that to bring out … Read More