Redwood Community News

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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 … Read More

A spiritual commitment — withdrawal from government funding

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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 … Read More

Christian Science Nurses Training News

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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? Does your heart yearn to be part of Christian Science healing and joy in seeing the power … Read More

Fern Lodge 50th Open House – May 20, 2017

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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. Why celebrate 50 years? It is a great opportunity to “gather … Read More

Christian Science Nurses Training News

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[:en] 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? Does your heart yearn to be part of Christian Science healing and joy in seeing the … Read More

Grateful Heart Garden

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[:en]“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. Soon it will be overflowing with vegetables, … Read More

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

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[:en] 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 … Read More

Flock 2016 — Elys Renata Carvalho

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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. One morning, while I was doing my … Read More