First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

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

FUMC Health Ministries

The First United Methodist Church is please to offer health ministry through the services of a Faith Community Nurse/Parish Nurse working in partnership with a health committee and other members of the congregation. This health ministry combines the therapeutic qualities of church, community, and faith in God to strengthen the healing task of individuals, families, and communities.

Our faith community/Parish nurse is a registered nurse with a current license who has completed a Foundations in Faith Community Nursing course and operates under the Scope and Standards for this professional specialty practice approved by the American Nurses Association. Our faith community nurse uses her training and experience to serve the needs of our church community and wider community through a range of programs and services, including the following:


Visiting the sick at home or in the hospital

Providing health counseling

Assisting with referrals for needed health-related services

Teaching classes on a variety of health-related topics.

Arranging for health screenings

Developing support groups

Training and coordinating volunteers


For more information you can call

Kathy Smith RN

Parish Nurse



Church Health Reader is another source for more information about Parish Nursing.



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