Questions regarding ACNA Affiliation

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,


Kathy House


President , Daughters of the King  SC Assembly


Location Change for Fall 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!

Please Note:

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:


SECTION 3.)Delegates

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!

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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,

Kathy House

President, DOK SC Assembly

If you are a NEW registrant, please download the updated registration form here

Ingathering for the Master's Fund is June 4

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 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.

Spring Retreat Registration Forms

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!



Regional Meetings Happening Soon!

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.  

Schedule for Regional Meetings

Jan. 28 The Episcopal Church at Okatie, 231 Hazzard Creek Road, Okatie, SC 29936

Please contact Zina Harter by January 23 to make a reservation. 

Feb. 11 Old St. Andrew's, 2604 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414. 

Please contact Carol Bartlett  by Feb. 6 to make a reservation. 

Feb. 25 The Well by the Sea, 211 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579. 

Please contact Elaine Crafton by Feb. 20 to make a reservation. 

All Regional Meetings begin at 10:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. A light lunch will be served. There is not a charge for lunch. 

Participants are asked to bring their Chapter Manuals.

If you could bring a copy of a study your chapter has enjoyed or a service project you have done, that would be great!

Thanksgiving Message

Dear sisters in Christ,

God has blessed our DOK SC Assembly during the past year through:


Each DOK, DAL, and Junior DOK

Dedicated Chapter Presidents and Junior Directresses

A wonderful Executive Committee

Active DALs  

New chapters 

New members joining Chapters 

Inspirational Quiet Days

Regional Meetings to share information and build friendships 

Jan Johnson as our speaker for Spring Retreat, 

Province IV and National Council's leadership and help

First International Friendship Trip to the Dominican Republic made by eight of our Junior Daughters

Powerful Fall Assembly with Sherry Schumann as our speaker, helpful workshops, and a very special Eucharist including a musical meditation.

This is just the beginning of a list!

We have all been blessed with the opportunity to grow as children of God and to support our parishes with prayer, service, and evangelism. Daughters are using questions asked about their crosses to start conversations with others about knowing Christ.

Members of the clergy have been helpful in taking time to support Senior and Junior Daughters of the King in their parishes and for spiritual guidance. Bishop Skilton lead our Friendship trip for Junior Daughters to the Dominican Republic and continues to serve as our Chaplain for Province IV and as International Chaplain. Our own Assembly Chaplain, Pastor Bonnie Mefferd, has supported us with her prayers and guidance, serving on the Executive Board, and supporting DALs with renewal of vows.    

Being a Daughter of the King is one of my greatest blessings.  As a Daughter I have a community of sisters to grow with in Christ each day. We need each other for encouragement when we're discouraged, for help when the load is heavy, for support when we need sisters who will take the time to listen, and most of all to stand together as we praise and worship our Lord.  

Please know that I thank God for each of you and appreciate your encouragement, help, support, and enthusiasm! I send my prayers for a wonderful Thanksgiving for each of you and your loved ones. 


Blessings for His sake,