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News and Plans — Annual Meeting report from the Administrator 2017

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by George Strong, Administrator 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. All of our activities are intended to heal. Fern Lodge identifies closely with The Mother Church, which is “…designed to be built on the Rock, Christ; even the understanding …

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Christian Science Nurses Training — an active ministry

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by Sharon Strong, Director of Christian Science Nurses Training Christian Science nurses training at Fern Lodge has been both active and inspiring this year! I’ve taught 9 Christian Science nursing classes, with 17 different students. Four were from the Fern Lodge staff, and others became staff after taking classes. One student from the Midwest joined over Skype for classes in …

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National Fund for Christian Science Nursing

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A brochure from the National Fund for Christian Science Nursing is now available for anyone who is interested. If you would like a copy, contact Fern Lodge or go directly to the Fund website: nfcsn.org. Below are brief excerpts from the brochure. What is the NFCSN? A fund for individuals seeking financial help for Christian Science nursing care at home …

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Gathering In The Good

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Early in the 1950s, a loving couple in the Hayward Christian Science church, Willard and Mindell Fern Cox, opened their home to help Christian Scientists. The tender care and support for Christian Science healing they provided led to ongoing and increasing requests for their services, and soon they purchased the house in Castro Valley that would become Fern Lodge. As …

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Summer Internship 2017

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Juliet Beck & Jintong Yu, summer intern This summer, while thinking of possible internship locations as part of my National Leadership Council program, I was given a wonderful opportunity – to intern at Fern Lodge for a month. I knew this would be a time of learning more about Christian Science nursing, as well as a time for new experiences, …

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

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from the Fern Lodge Prayer Committee “When I came here, I told them I did not come here to die—I came here to heal! When I arrived I was barely aware of my surroundings and needed to be lifted from the bed to a chair. My first major step of progress was to be able to move myself around the …

50 Years Celebration Photos

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[:en]In celebration of our first 50 years we are decorating the halls at Fern Lodge with photos and reminiscences from many friends who have served with us through the years. These two pages give glimpses of the facility and of our celebration day. We hope you will come for a visit after our Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 21, or …

What to DO and DO NOT — “Christian Science Practice”

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[:en]Anna Lisa Kronman, C.S. I so appreciate the amazing and earnest work that is quietly going on in this place, day in and day out, at all hours of the day and night. Thank you for the love, care, joy, strength, and inspiration you each bring to your daily tasks. Today, along with a grateful appreciation for the good already …