Dear Sisters in Christ in the DOK SC Assembly,
The Diocese of SC recently affiliated with ACNA (Anglican Church in North America). A question has been asked by some Daughters and clergy regarding whether the new ACNA affiliation affects the status of Daughters in ACNA parishes.
The answer is the following:
The Order of the Daughters of the King® is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported solely by the dues and donations of its members and friends. Daughters of the King may be members of Anglican, Episcopal , Lutheran , and Roman Catholic churches. The Order is not controlled by any denomination and currently has about 24,000 women and girls in its membership in the United States and nearly 5,000 members in the Anglican Communion in 21 countries throughout the world.
Our DOK SC Assembly currently has Anglican, Episcopal, and Lutheran Daughters. The Diocese of South Carolina's affiliation with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) does not change the membership status of Daughters in the Diocese of SC. Everything remains the same.
If you have questions or members of your clergy have questions, please contact me directly. I will be glad to discuss any questions that you may have about The Order.
For His sake,
President , Daughters of the King SC Assembly
Dear Sisters in Christ,
We have a change in our location for Fall Assembly on Sept. 16, 2017.
Fall Assembly will be held at Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant, on Sept. 16, 2017. The new registration form is attached. Chapter Presidents, please email and share it with all Chapter Members.
If you registered with the registration form given out at Spring Assembly in April, you don't need to register again. Just remember that the location has changed to Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant.
Please put this date on your calendar and send your registration in today to our registrar, Bobbie Puckett. Thank you for doing this as soon as possible!
As you will see on the schedule part of your registration form, we will have the Election of Officers for 2018-2021.
Here is the slate of nominees that will be presented at Fall Assembly by the DOK SC Assembly Nominating Committee.
ary Rife - President
Kester Heaton - First Vice President
Carolyn "Sparkie" Sparks - Second Vice Presiden
Bonnie Knight - Treasurer
Kester Heaton - DAL nominee to Province IV Nomination Committee for the DAL Delegate from Province IV to Triennial in 2018
Additional nominations may be made from the floor on Sept. 16 during the business meeting of the Assembly with the prior knowledge and consent of the nominee(s).
Fall Assembly is open to all Daughters in good standing (dues current) to attend, and is a great time for Daughters in Training to come with Chapter members to learn more about the way the Assembly functions. However, to be a voting delegate, Daughters must follow the DOK SC Assembly bylaw below:
ARTICLE VII – MEETINGS
Members of the Executive Committee shall be delegates to the Annual Assemblies. Each Daughter in good standing (dues current) is a member of the Assemblies and shall be entitled to seat and voice. Each Chapter shall be entitled to designate four (4) delegates and four (4) alternates to the Spring and Fall Assemblies. Only delegates may vote.
Bishop Skilto is excited to be coming as our speaker!
W are looking forward to a wonderful Fall Assembly at Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant, and appreciate the Mount Pleasant OK chapter for hosting the meeting!
or His sake,
President, DOK SC Assembly
If you are a NEW registrant, please download the updated registration form here
The Spring Retreat of the DOK SC Assembly was held at Camp St. Christopher the last weekend in April. The Rev. Jean DeVaty, a former chaplain for the DOK Assembly of SC and now rector at St. James, Lake George, New York, was the speaker. The theme for the weekend was "Being a Child of God in the Kingdom". DOK Brenda Albinger led all of the wonderful music during the retreat . Both Junior and Senior Daughters attended the weekend retreat and many DOKs came on Saturday for the day, including past DOK National President , Ethel Ripley, St. Andrew's, Mt. Pleasant! DOK Peggy Denny of 1884 Designs came with her DOK items, as well as DOK Joyce Pipkin with jewelry and craft items from Haiti.
Something new this year was a special side altar with a basket for prayer requests. DAL Nancy Barutio set up this special sacred area in the Temple conference room . Also, many Chapters brought their chapter banners and the worship/teaching space for the retreat was beautiful. Mother Jean taught how prayer, service, and evangelism help followers of Christ grow and mature as children of God in the Kingdom . She used Psalm 16 to teach about Prayer and encouraged the writing of prayer psalms. Many Daughters wrote their own prayer psalms to God and shared them during Eucharist. Service was illustrated with Luke 5: 17-26, Jesus healing the paralytic man. The man's friends performed an act of extraordinary service for him by cutting a hole in the roof of the home where Jesus was teaching, so they could lower their friend down to Jesus to ask for healing. Insight into Evangelism was shown in Luke 24: 13-34, the "Road to Emmaus" in which disciples of Jesus shared with a man who joined them on the road, all the reasons they loved Jesus. When Jesus broke bread with them, the disciples realized that they had been traveling with Jesus! Mother Jean encouraged Daughters to learn from the "Road to Emmaus" that sharing Jesus in words and actions in daily life is a big part of evangelism. Prayer, service, and evangelism are all special ways children of God connect with Him and grow in their faith as they live in the Kingdom of God.
Junior Daughters had a special teaching time on prayer with Mother Jean and other teaching and activities with directresses including Assembly Junior Directress, Olivia Sporinsky. Juniors enjoyed Compline with Mother Jean by the campfire on Friday night as well as lots of time on the beach.
The love offering during Eucharist was collected for Education Equals Hope, a ministry in Haiti that DOKJoyce Pipkin has worked with for 16 years. Joyce brought the beautiful jewelry and crafts made in Haiti, and she shared a powerful presentation about the ministry in Haiti and the devastation that Hurricane Matthew caused for the people. The love offering at Eucharist was $673.50 and it was given to Education Equals Hope.
A special tea was held on Saturday afternoon to honor Daughters at Large (DALs). DALs were presented with flowers and a little tote bag. Everyone bought homemade cookies to share and it was a wonderful time of fellowship for Junior and Senior Daughters.
After dinner on Saturday, Juniors and Seniors enjoyed scripture charades - acting out Bible stories in small groups. This activity offered a great opportunity for building relationships among Junior and Senior daughters and was filled lots of creative costumes and smiles.
Times of worship were an important part of Spring Retreat. DOK Assembly Chaplain, Bonnie Mefferd led Compline on Friday night as well as Morning Prayer and meditation on Saturday morning. The Saturday afternoon Eucharist, celebrated by Mother Jean and assisted by Deacon Dan Farley, included a special opportunity for healing prayers. Also, Deacon Dan led Evening Prayer for everyone on Saturday night. Junior Daughters did an excellent job leading the Morning Prayer service on Sunday morning to bring the retreat to a close. Thanks be to God for a wonderful Spring Retreat!
Please SAVE the DATE for Spring Retreat next year at
Camp St. Christopher April 13-15, 2018.
Dear Sisters in Christ,
This is just a gentle reminder that the Ingathering for the Master's Fund is June 4.
A Prayer for the Master's Fund: O heavenly Father, bless the prayers and the gifts we receive for the furtherance of Your kingdom. Give both the giver, and the receiver of the gift, wisdom and guidance to listen for Your will in their lives. By Your grace, empower and prepare Your servants for the work You give them to do. As they grow in the knowledge of You and Your Word, fill them with Your peace and love and joy and send them forth to meet the needs of a wanting world. May their work proclaim Your goodness, build Your kingdom, and be a blessing to all For His Sake. Amen.
You may address questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in applying for a Formal Education Scholarship or a Continuing Education Grant, please go to the DOK National website. Master's Fund application requirements, process and forms have been revised and due dates changed.
We have another wonderful retreat planned for this spring, April 28-30, 2017 at Camp St. Christopher. The Rev. Jean DeVaty, a former chaplain of our DOK SC Assembly, will be our speaker. Jean is the priest at St. James, Lake George, New York. She is a gifted teacher and will lead us in further study on the theme, "Being a Child of God in the Kingdom”. Junior Daughters are a integral part of Spring Retreat and will have special teaching time with Mother Jean, too. Mother Jean's blog can be found here.
We all enjoyed having a special tea during Spring Retreat last year. Another tea is planned for this retreat, and we will be honoring our Daughters at Large. We want all of our DALs to be with us!
Come and be a part of this weekend of prayer, study, worship, and fellowship with your sisters in Christ. Please put this date on your calendar now! You’ll want to register early and encourage other members of your chapter, DALs, and Junior Daughters to attend!
It's time once again for our Regional Meetings. Regional meetings are a chance to learn what's new in the Assembly, what individual chapters and Daughters At Large are doing. It is a time to share concerns, have questions answered, and to share in our common vows. Regional meetings are held in three locations on separate Saturdays during January and February.