Letter from the DOK SC Assembly President

My Dear Sisters-in-Christ,

I pray that your summer has been blessed with vacations, family gatherings, new adventures, and a sense of the many blessings which we sometimes take for granted. (Forget the heat, and heavy thunder storms.....!) I pray that you were able to make a little bit more free time to read, study, pray and grow in your faith and spiritual life. Have you found a good book that you would recommend to your sisters? Does your chapter continue to meet in the summer? If you do not, do you and how do you share prayer requests. After being at Triennial and Kanuga Province IV retreats, I know how important our community of sisters is to my continued sharing God’s love and my faith growth. I am convinced that when we meet with our chapters, attend regionals, retreats and provincials, our conviction to our mission grows by leaps and bounds through the relationships that are blessed and enriched.

While the summer finds many away from home, I am excited to share that three chapters have held a Service of Admission for new Daughters of the King. If your chapter is having a training session for new Daughters, I beg you to please let me know when you plan to have a Service of Admission, as I would love to be there to help you welcome them.

I am attaching the registration form for our Fall Assembly which is scheduled for September 21 at St. Paul's in Summerville. In addition, please put these dates for our regionals on your calendar: January 25, February 8 and February 22. The locations have not been determined so if your chapter would be willing to host one for your region, please let me know. Looking forward to being with you soon.

May God bless you with a cup that is running over, and keep you safe in His care.


Mary Rife, President

SC Assembly of the Daughters of the King


Fall Assembly: September 21, 2019 at St. Pauls, Summerville

DOK SC Fall Assembly

Saturday, September 21, 2019

St. Paul’s Junia Chapter– Host Chapter

Children/Youth Building (two-story building on right)

111 Waring Street

Summerville, SC  29483


Theme: Be Still and Know that I am God

Speaker:  The Rev. Tom Woodle, The Well by the Sea



9:00 – 10:00 am – Registration


(9:15 - 10:00 am - Assembly Board Meeting

for Executive Committee, Chapter Presidents, Jr. Directresses)


10:00 - 11:15 am - Assembly Meeting

11:15 - 11:30 - Break

11:30am - 12:30pm - Speaker

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:45 pm - Eucharist

Download Registration Form here

Jr. Daughters of the King

Are you interested in starting a Jr. chapter, do you need to know where to start? Do you just need prayer? We are here to help. Schedule a meeting with us and we will help you get started on your Jr. Daughter adventure. We have a lot of fun with our group of young ladies. We want to share our lessons and inspirations with you.

We had to cancel our June 15th workshop because of scheduling conflicts, but we will come and meet with anyone, you name the place and the time.

Contact jb.stoda@gmail.com for more information.

Janet Stoda and Tracy Sutphin

Jr. Co-Directresses, SC Assembly

Masters Fund Ingathering

I hope you all are having a blessed Easter season.  In less than a month on June 9, the Day of Pentecost, we will have the Ingathering of the DOK Master’s Fund.

            The Master’s Fund was established at the Order’s National Convention held at Portland, Oregon in September 1922 as a thank offering to be given at Pentecost in loving commemoration of the coming of the Holy Spirit.  Originally Master’s Fund scholarships and grants were given to assist Daughters, or other women, to attend a Church Training School for deaconesses to prepare for missionary or other church-related work.

            Individuals and/or Chapters, please consider donating to the Master’s Fund.  By giving to the Fund on Pentecost or any other day of the year, you are helping to fulfill our calling to spread the kingdom of God among women and girls.

            Awards are need-based and available to women ages 21 and over.  Applicants for Formal Education Scholarships or Continuing Education Grants should refer to the Master’s Fund page on the DOK National website for the most current information and instructions for submitting applications.

            Please consider supporting the mission of the Master’s Fund as you are able.  Contributions of any size are welcome.  Your prayers are also welcome every day.

Feel free to contact me at 2044hitem@earthlink.net

Blessings and FHS,

Sue Farley

DOK SC Fund Chair

Women's Retreat, Spring 2019

2019 Retreat

Be still and know that He is God

The Daughters of the King (DOK) South Carolina Assembly sponsored a Women’s Retreat at Camp St. Christopher in April.   The Rev. Summer Gross, an Anglican priest, from Loganville, Georgia was the keynote speaker; the theme, "Be still and Know that He is God."  Using practical ideas, Summer led the attendees deeper in the walk with our Lord by finding peace through praying the scriptures, cultivating stillness in a world addicted to busyness, and how clinging to the Presence of God can take us through spaces of suffering and empower our prayer life. The Junior Daughters of the South Carolina Assembly also attended.  They sponsored fun activities such as making small stuffed bears for pediatric patients and painting crosses on canvas.    Another highlight of the weekend was a “Mary takes us through the Stations of the Cross Service.”  We joined Mary for a reflection on the Stations, as she guided us though the stations through her eyes then, and through her eyes now.   The weekend was truly a blessing for all in attendance.   The DOK will be sponsoring another retreat in March of 2020.  All women are invited.  Watch our webpage at  http://www.doksc.org/ for updates.

Quiet Day March 30, 2019

Quiet Day for Spiritual Renewal

Sponsored by the Daughters of the King


St. Bartholomew’s Church

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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Join us for a quiet day for spiritual renewal with Allison Lawrence and Chelsea Hamshaw


People of all ages are invited to attend a quiet day sponsored by the

Order of the Daughters of the King at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Hartsville, SC

Saturday March 30, 2019 from 9:30 am to 2 pm.


This single day retreat is open to all interested in deepening their spiritual life. As DOK we welcome you to join us for spiritual refreshment and growth at this Quiet Day.


Preregister by contacting the Church office by March 18th.

Email: stbartchurch@gmail.com


Morning refreshments and registration starts at 9:30 am

Boxed lunch at noon

Eucharist at 1 pm


Cost: $10 to cover the lunch, please bring the funds the morning of the event.



St. Bartholomew’s Church

103 Campus Drive

Hartsville, SC  29550




Quiet Day- Mepkin Abbey

The Order of the Daughters of the King

Christ Church Chapter

Invites you

 to a 

Quiet Day


Mepkin Abbey

April 27, 2019

9:00 - 2:00

"The Power of Forgiveness”

A Teaching by

The Reverend Joyce Harder

Followed by

A Gentle Prayer Walk on Mepkin Abbey Grounds

Bring your own sack lunch.  

The Gift Shop has limited snacks and drink.

This event is open to all women.

RSVP to christch.org



Space is limited!  Reservation Deadline is April 5. 

Kairos Outside Lowcountry Ministry

I hope you had the opportunity to read about this ministry in the recent edition of Jubilate Deo.  I have attached the pertinent article to this email.  You may not realize that the author of the article, The Reverend Joyce Harder, is a longtime Daughter of the King and serves as the Chaplain of the Christ Church Chapter.  God called Joyce to ordination to serve Him in Kairos Outside and to establish the ministry in the Lowcountry. The Reverend Janet Echols, our Diocesan Chaplain, serves Kairos Outside Lowcountry as Spiritual Advisor on the Advisory Council.

The upcoming Kairos Outside Lowcountry Weekend #1 offers an opportunity for Daughters of the King to fulfill our vows of Service and Evangelism while supporting DOK Sisters in Christ. The weekend is scheduled March 29-31.

Deacon Joyce has outlined two ways we can actively support Janet, her, and the Ministry.

1. Pledge to pray specifically for the weekend.  You can start now!  Joyce asks that you email me with your commitment. mslott12@me.com  Your name will be placed on a strip of construction paper to be fashioned into a very long chain that will create a visual of the prayers of the saints for the Guests.

2. Color the special shield (attached).  They will be placed around the conference center to demonstrate the love and support of the Body of Christ. Mail colored shields to:

Kairos Outside Lowcountry

P.O. Box 2206

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465

Other ways to support the ministry are outlined in the attached Jubilate Deo article.

Please prayerfully consider blessing our DOK Clergy, Joyce and Janet, the  Kairos Outside Lowcountry Weekend #1 Team, and the Guests with your support.

A Delicious Service Project (submitted by Kathy House)

Looking for a service project that provides fellowship for your Senior or Junior chapter and a yummy treat for someone or a group you want to thank and help them feel extra special? St. Agape Chapter at St. John's, Florence, recommends a cookie baking project that was fun, and our staff at St. John's, Florence, enjoyed being treated on Valentine's Day for their many contributions to our parish. We baked regular chocolate chip cookies and also some lower sugar chocolate chip cookies, using the same recipe, but a sugar substitute for the brown sugar and regular sugar. We added cards with the scripture "... God is love." 1 John 4:7-8. This project could be used when visiting retirement homes, healthcare facilities, new families, etc. 

Note: Check on any food or allergy restrictions.

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Left to right: Carol McRee, Kay Randolph, Kathy House, Andrea Kelly, Kitty Cutler: not pictured Mary Jo Wiseburn, Anjenette Milligan

Left to right: Carol McRee, Kay Randolph, Kathy House, Andrea Kelly, Kitty Cutler: not pictured Mary Jo Wiseburn, Anjenette Milligan