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 … Read More

Letter from the Administrator (Nov 2019)

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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. Work has continued at the Redwood Community facility in Santa Rosa, and we are near the end … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Upcoming Events 2018-2019

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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. We learn in Christian Science that to bring out … Read More

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

Are You a Christian Science Nurse?

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Sharon Strong, Director of Christian Science Nurses Training, recently participated in a meeting where four Christian Science nurses answered a number of questions. We think that Sharon’s answer to one of these questions will be of interest to you. Have you or any of your friends considered going into Christian Science nursing? Even if your first response is, “Nope, it’s … Read More