In 1944, three Christian Science practitioners nurtured the idea of a nursing home where members of the church could come for healing, treatment, and care by Christian Science nurses and practitioners.
A non-profit corporation was formed and a charter secured from the State of California. Sunland was established to maintain facility and home nursing services providing Christian Science Nursing in accordance with the Manual of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, by Mary Baker Eddy, including compliance with state and local laws and regulations pertaining to sanitation, food handling, fire, labor, and safety.
Sunland provides a temporary haven for Christian Scientists who are in need of Christian Science nursing care or who would like a quiet period of rest and study. Patients, and staff alike, endeavor to express the Love that heals.
Christian Science Nursing
Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, established this provision to assist those relying on the teaching of Christian Science for healing. The standards of a Christian Science nurse are outlined in the Church Manual by Mary Baker Eddy.
A member of The Mother Church who represents himself or herself as a Christian Science nurse shall be one who has a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice, who thoroughly understands the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room, and who can take proper care of the sick.
– "Christian Science Nurse", Article VIII, Section 31
Learn more about The Christian Science Nurse Scope of Services.
Happiness is spiritual, born in truth and love. It is unselfish; therfore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.
~ Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Nursing...Caring for Humanity
The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, recognized the inspired role that a Christian Science nurse could play when an individual seeks Christian healing. His or her wisdom and compassion extends to every aspect of care.
She wisely understood that the reinstatement of scientific Christian healing is far more than a faith cure or course in unpredictable miracles. She writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Today the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an imminent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition.
Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of “'on earth peace, goodwill toward men'.” Christian Science nursing is synonymous with caring for humanity in a Christianly scientific way.
Sunland Home Foundation is:
- Federally certified as a Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institution Medicare Provider
- Accredited by The Commission for Accreditation of Christian Science Nursing Organizations/Facilities, Inc.
- Member, Association of Organizations for Christian Science Nursing, Inc. (AOCSN)
- A non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
Leadership at Sunland Home
It is my greatest privilege and joy to support Christian Science nursing, a dedicated, holy, and essential ministry inspired by Christ Jesus’ urging “to love one another”. What greater contribution could I make to my community than to support the provision and availability of Christian Science nursing and the priceless practice of Christian healing. To serve the Cause of Christian Science in this way invigorates in me true philanthropy - love for mankind rooted in the knowledge of God's allness and onlyness.
Director of Christian Science Nursing
While completing part of an enrichment year at Principia College, I heard the “still small voice” telling me to go into Christian Science nursing. I returned home to Australia to apply for a religious work Visa and upon my return to the United States I began my Christian Science Nurse Training. Ultimately, in 2008, I completed the Christian Science Nursing Arts program at Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association in Boston. Since that time, I have served in many capacities as a Christian Science Nurse. I love to work with beholding “in Science the perfect man” for all individuals who are at Sunland, whether as a patient, staff member, or visitor, and to know that divine Love is meeting all human need each day. In this position I am very grateful for the opportunity to love more, and I continue to strive to be a purer transparency for the Christian Science nurse By-law.
Director of Operations
I have always looked for ways to serve church and mankind in my professional work. In 2010 the ministry of Christian Science nursing moved into view in such a way that I knew it was the right step and the right time. I am a graduate of the Christian Science Nursing Arts program at Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association in Boston. I was accepted into the Christian Science Journal in 2015. It's my pleasure to oversee the Sheltered Living program at Sunland in addition to planning and organizing their social events throughout the year.
Meet our Board of Trustees
Victoria Draper, President
Cali McClure, Member
Jerome Farmer, Treasurer
Marya Jefferson, Secretary
Jodie Fisher, Vice-President
Cheryl Ranson, Member
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