First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

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

Visitation and Other thoughts

We are continuing with visitations. If you would like to join us in visiting those who are unable to get out, we would love for you to join us. Please let Kathy Smith know. As part of our visitations we would like anyone in church who does visit someone to let us know who and when so that we can make sure that no one is falling through the cracks. You can send an email to or call 524-1330 (the health ministry’s line) to keep Kathy informed.

Remember to stay well and be safe now that summer is coming.

Watch for new programs coming soon.

Striving for a Healthy Lifestyle

All workshops start at Noon in the Wesley Woods Community Room
Lunch will be served. Please RSVP Stace at (603) 528-2555.
Oct 1st: The Time is Now to Change Your Life - The Time is Now To Change Your Life-It is never too late to make a difference in your health and the health of your family. It is so much easier to prevent chronic disease and a decreased expression of health than it is to overcome it. Join us to learn what the real cause of disease is and how to prevent it!
Oct 8th: Thriving with Lyme Disease - Everyone has their own experience with Lyme Disease and the symptoms that appear. This workshop will teach you about Lyme Disease and how important it is to thrive with it rather than suffer from it.
Oct 15th : Protein, Fats & Carbs – What does it all mean? There are so many fad diets out there, but it is as simple as these three components. This workshop will help you look at the way you eat and make sure you are eating optimally for what your body really needs.
Oct 22nd: Setting Goals for Lasting Lifestyle Changes - Setting Goals for Lasting Lifestyle Change - Learn a fun and easy way to set and achieve short term and long term goals. Discover what you really want out of life and how to go for it!
Oct 29th: Immune Boosting for Winter - Winter in New Hampshire can be very challenging, but this workshop will help you learn the importance of a healthy immune system and ways to help you strive for health throughout the New England winter.

Don't Get Bit

From the Parish Nurse:

Weather during the month of August can be very hot and sticky, with sometimes a repetitive weather pattern of moisture with few drying out periods between showers which can lead to the breeding of mosquitoes in record numbers. Most of them are harmless, except for causing itchiness but some do carry diseases. Time to protect yourself!!! Avoid the outdoors at dawn and at dusk and stay away from areas of standing water. Better yet, eliminate those areas of standing water. And remember to use mosquito repellent.

The Parish Nurse will be available to monitor your blood pressure and assist you with any health concerns at between and.

Model for Healthy Living

   Over the past month or so there has been an insert in the bulletin concerning one as- pect of life revolving around a Model for Healthy Living. On the bulletin board in the Fellow- ship Hall there is the Model for Healthy Living wheel. If you would like a copy that you missed of any of the inserts, let Kathy Smith know. Now it's time to put all this information to work.
    When you've explored each component and thought through your own life, think about your wellness vision. What is your long-term goal for your health? Perhaps you want to be able to play with your grandchildren, or want to have more energy. Maybe you want to enjoy life more. This vision is a helpful guide as you set wellness goals that will move you closer to achieving your wellness vision.
    What areas of the Model of Healthy Living would you like to improve? You may feel strong in certain areas and weak in others. You may not know how to move forward in one area while you feel as though you've mastered another. No matter where you are, there is always room for improvement. It doesn't have to be something huge. Our health wellness is in a constant state of change. Use goal-setting as a way to make that change a positive one.
Creating your Wellness Vision

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Spark Your Dorment Brain Cells

From the Parish Nurse:

The saying "What you don't use, you lose" has a direct meaning for each and everyone of us. Repetitive, routine actions and activities utilize the same nerve pathways and brain cells over and over again leaving many others neglected and unused. Time to remedy this situation and to stimulate different brain cells by following easy steps that can be helpful. For everyday routine tasks such as brushing teeth, combing hair, bathing and dressing, try varying the routine by using your non-dominant hand or completing tasks in reverse. If driving, vary your route and make some opposite direction turns. Try walking backward after making sure the coast is clear – just a short distance is beneficial. Consciously alter the pattern of daily activities – it will feel awkward but you and your brain will benefit.
Come visit the Parish Nurse to help you answer your health related questions.

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