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Report on Redwood Community for Christian Scientists

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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 …

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New Technology Supports Our Healing Mission

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“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. I can’t tell …

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“happy are ye if ye do them”

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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. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your …

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Getting to Know our Volunteers

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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. Davis …

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Christian Science Nurses Training (Nov 2019)

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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! Metaphysical foundation-building, word research, ethics, and practicing skills together formed the basis of each …

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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 …

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Welcome Deborah Messmer

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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. Louis area in 2015 where she worked …

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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 …

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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 …