Report on Redwood Community for Christian Scientists

Since Redwood Community became a nonprofit in 1997, it has been an important place in the Christian Science community in Santa Rosa, CA.  It was formed through the prayer and demonstration of local church members to address their needs.  It was a demonstration in the spirit of the Biblical verse: “…be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren…” (I Pet 3:8). …

New Technology Supports Our Healing Mission

“I held my little ‘pancake’ on my chest, which was reading to me Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. When I woke up the next day, I was healed. After being bed-ridden for more than two weeks, I stood up on my feet and walked out to attend the Easter church service at Fern Lodge.…

“happy are ye if ye do them”

In the gospel of John, there is a precious account of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet. The story concludes, “…after he had washed their feet…he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.…

Getting to Know our Volunteers

by Robin Barben Marsha Lutz is a volunteer at Fern Lodge and she says her main goal is to make people happy, to give comfort, and to make someone’s day a little better. So what drives a woman who, among many, many accolades, was a three time All-American Champion in diving, was the first female inducted in the U.C.…

Christian Science Nurses Training (Nov 2019)

by Sharon Strong We have been overflowing with joyous activity in classes!  From February to June 2018, we taught a Level 1 class with ten Christian Science staff at Twelveacres. The administrator and an office member also attended all the classes, making it an even dozen!…

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.…

Welcome Deborah Messmer

We are happy to welcome Deborah Messmer to our staff.  Deb received her Christian Science nurses training at Broadview, Inc., in Los Angeles and trained Christian Science nurses.  She was also served as Co-Director of Christian Science Nursing there.  She worked for Broadview for 9 years until her family moved to the St.…
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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. …

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.…