First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

We are a church of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors

Don't Get Burned

From the Parish Nurse:

Sunny, warm days tend to beckon us to the great outdoors and the many activites that are available on any one given day. Sun is good in moderation but lenghty exposure to the rays can get us into trouble. Chronic sun exposure can lead to thin skin and possible wrinkles in later years. But a VERY REAL CONCERN is SKIN CANCER. Over 1 million new cases of all types of skin cancer are diagnosed annually. Some suggestions for sun worshipers or casual "out of doors" activity seekers include applying sunscreen several times during the day, wearing protective clothing, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses and MINIMIZING sun exposure between the hours of 10am and 4pm. HYDRATE your skin internally by drinking LOTS of fluids.
Come visit the Parish Nurse and she will help guide you to a healthier way of life.

Temperature Rising Keep Cool

From the Parish Nurse:

Temperatures are heating up and sometimes the limit of our patience with ourselves and others may be challenged. This week let us concentrate on spreading a bit of goodwill. A few suggestions --- do something for those less fortunate, be on the lookout for an opportunity to give someone a compliment, while in grocery store cash-out line, make a friendly remark to the person behind you, send a friend or colleague a thank you or hello, thinking of you note, let someone else claim that coveted parking spot and remember to smile. You will find yourself walking with a lighter step and benefit from "feeling good" about yourself.

Not to Much White in Your Food

From the Parish Nurse

As we proudly wave our flags of red, white and blue in celebration of the 4th of July and of our independence, my thoughts turn to the importance of the colors red and blue in our diets and the relative unimportance of the white. Fruits and vegetables of the various hues of red and blue are full of antioxidants, are extremely healthy for you while white can almost be synonymous with carbohydrates which are the least important in the scheme of smart diets. Again, I stress the goal of 5 to 9 servings of vegetables and/or fruit on a daily basis. Looking at a dinner plate, ½ should be filled with veggies and fruits, ¼ with protein (fish or meat) and the other ¼ with carbohydrate. And dinner plates are manufactured in larger sizes so it may be smart to look at an older set of dishes or utilize the salad/bread plate in a newer set in order to put the size in perspective.

See the Parish Nurse to assist you with any health related issues.

From the Parish Nurse written by Anne Moran

Spreading Goodwill

From the Parish Nurse:
Temperatures are heating up and sometimes the limit of our patience with ourselves and others may be challenged. This week let us concentrate on spreading a bit of goodwill. A few suggestions --- do something for those less fortunate, be on the lookout for an opportunity to give someone a compliment, while in grocery store cash-out line, make a friendly remark to the person behind you, send a friend or colleague a thank you or hello, thinking of you note, let someone else claim that coveted parking spot and remember to smile. You will find yourself walking with a lighter step and benefit from "feeling good" about yourself.

See the Parish Nurse to assist you with any health related issues.

 From the Parish Nurse written by Anne Moran

Prayer Time

Every Tuesday that I am in the office I hold a prayer time at 10am. So if you have any prayer requests email me or send a face book message and we will pray for your request. I don't keep the requests from week to week so if you need continued prayer send it again or let me know a time frame. 

Also, if you cannot make it here you are welcome to add to our prayers with your own at 10am on Tuesday. The Lord will know what you are praying for even if you don't. 

Prayer is a way to communicate with the Lord and also a time to listen to him. This is very important for our Spiritual life which is part of keep our Total Health.

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