Watch the full replay of the 2022 Fern Lodge Annual Meeting: Join us in a conversation with Patricia Brugioni and Anna Lisa Kronman. They will touch on Patricia’s journey to becoming a Christian Science Nurse, some of her experiences in the field, and wisdom gained. The title of their conversation is “Christian Science Nursing: Letting the Light Lead the way.”
Fern Lodge cleanup up after the flood!
On December 31, Saturday morning, it was raining hard and George called the fire department. They came out, accessed the situation, and felt everything was under control. About half an hour later the drains backed up and water filled the side yard, behind the building, and started getting into the building. George called the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) back. … Read More
As we have been earnestly preparing the house Fern Lodge recently purchased nearby to provide affordable staff housing, we realized the home needed a name. At a Fern Lodge board meeting, one board member asked if there was a Christian Science nurse we could honor by naming the home after her. Valentine Home! Emily Valentine played a vital role in … Read More
Holidays at Fern Lodge
Holidays are very special at Fern Lodge. At Halloween, staff and patients dress up to celebrate Fall festivities. At Thanksgiving, patients and families share a wonderful meal together prepared by our kitchen. And throughout December, we celebrate Christmas with decorations, a tree, festive bakes, and music. We hope you’ll enjoy these holiday pictures.
Reports from the Director of Christian Science Nurses Training
By Sharon Strong Our annual meeting’s theme caused me to ponder some meanings of the words “rise and walk.” To rise is to move to a higher position; be seen more clearly; achieve success. And walking is moving forward, advancing; pursuing a way of life; continuing in unison. And over the last 12 months, we have clearly seen advancement, success, … Read More
Reports from the Director of Christian Science Nursing
By Deborah Messmer In June of this year our previous Director of Christian Science Nursing, Deanna Belyk Proctor, left us to bless her family in Colorado. I was grateful to work side-by-side with her and watch her embrace every individual with sweet love. I would like to thank Deanna not only for her friendship, but for her dedication to Fern … Read More
2021 Annual Meeting — Rise Up and Walk!
Again this year the Fern Lodge annual meeting will be available to anyone who has an internet connection. You can watch by going to our website: fernlodge.org/annualmeeting. The meeting will include reports from the Fern Lodge Board of Directors, the Director of Christian Science Nursing, and the Director of Christian Science Nurses Training. We are pleased that our dear friend, … Read More
Director of Christian Science Nursing — Deborah Messmer
When I was newly Journal-listed as a Christian Science nurse, I worked in the field on private duty cases. I remember my eyes being opened to the possibilities of Christian Science nurses working together more as a team. I had several cases I was visiting every day and found the calls just kept coming. I started to feel overwhelmed. Then … Read More