Recipes from the Feb 9th Regional meeting

On behalf of Carol Hill, President of the DOK Joanna Chapter, we would like to thank everyone for attending the Feb. 9th regional meeting. Several people asked for recipes.

Here they are:

Black eye Pea Soup


1 lb sausage (Jimmy Dean Regular)

2 cans of Black eye peas

½ Bell Pepper chopped

1 Large sweet onion

1 garlic clove minced or pressed

1 quart of diced tomatoes (or 28 oz can)

½ tsp of black pepper

1.2 tsp of oregano


Sauté sausage(brown), add onion, bell pepper, garlic and sauté until tender.  Add other ingredients, simmer 30 minutes.

(may need to add a cup of water)

(Sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese when serving)


Rosanne B., Joanna Chapter, St. Matts, Darlington

Vegetable Chili

1 cup of Onion Chopped

½ tsp of salt

1 stalk of Celery

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 small Sweet potato

3 gloves of Garlic minced

2 to 3 tsp of chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1 can of diced tomatoes

1 cup of tomato juice

½ cup of chopped carrot (add last to hot soup to barely cook)

1 cup of corn

1 can of Pinto Chili Beans

½ cup dry white wine

Chopped avocado can be added when served


Sauté the Onion, salt, celery, Red Bell Pepper, Sweet Potato, Garlic and chili powder.  Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until the sweet potato is tender (around 15 minutes). (see the note on the carrots) Also, may need more liquid such as tomato juice or water.


Rosanne B, The Joanna Chapter at St. Matts, Darlington

Candied Ginger Cookies

1 cup of Butter

½ tsp salt

1 heaping tsp. ground ginger

2/3 cup of sugar

2 egg yolks

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp of almond extract

2 cups flour

½ cup chopped candied ginger


Beat softened butter and sugar until blended.  Mix in yolks, extracts, add flour and ground ginger.  Add candied ginger, nuts or Rhine(zest) divide into 3 parts.  Roll into logs.  Refrigerate overnight. 

Next day:

Slice logs into 1/3 inch thick.  Place on parchment paper on cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes until lightly browned.  Cool on pan for about 10 minutes until removing to cooling rack.

Variations:  Ginger, almonds, lemon, lime or orange and cinnamon.

These cookies freeze well

Keep in air tight container.


Cathy H.  Joanna Chapter, St. Matts, Darlington


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The Rev. Joyce Harder, Deacon at Christ Church and Daughter of the King, was ordained as Deacon in 2016 with a focus on Kairos Outside, a program that ministers to women whose lives are impacted by the incarceration of loved ones.

PLEASE PRAY for Rev. Joyce and the team and guests of KAIROS Outside Lowcountry  as they prepare for their first KO Weekend, March 28-31. Do you know someone who has a loved one in prison? Do you think they could benefit from a retreat where they are loved, receive the Goodnews of forgiveness through Jesus Christ and are ministered to with great food, music and did I mention this is on the Isle of Palms? Is God calling you and your chapter to pray and fast for Kairos? Is God calling you to support Kairos with time and/or financially? For more information on how you can be involved in this exciting new ministry please contact 

Spring Prayer Retreat "Be still and know that he is God"

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Spring Prayer Retreat
"Be Still and Know that He is God" 
April 5-7 at Camp St. Christopher
with The Rev. Summer Gross
This retreat is open to ALL WOMEN, so please invite your friends.


About our retreat leader, The Rev. Summer Gross

Summer Gross is an Anglican priest, a writer, a homeschool mom, and very-much-in-love with her husband of 22 years, The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross, Archbishop Foley’s communications director. Andrew and Summer had an Aquila and Priscilla ministry for ten years in a parish along the coast of Lake Michigan. These days she spends the afternoons doing spiritual direction with women around the world, holding their stories and bringing them to Jesus. She is the Director of Soul Care at Holy Cross Cathedral in Loganville GA and leads Healing and Prayer ministries.

Summer spent many years paralyzed by anxiety and isolated by a swirl of toxic thoughts. As she broke free, she began studying inner healing and neuroscience and offers a small group where she’s witnesses one person after another transformed by the risen Christ. She’s passionate about giving practical ideas to help women root and establish in God’s love so that they can live out of their identity as God’s beloved.

"Be Still and Know that He is God" Retreat, Summer will lead us deeper in our walk exploring...

Finding the peace of God through praying the Scriptures,

Cultivating stillness in a world addicted to busy,

How clinging to the Presence of God takes us through spaces of suffering and empowers our prayer life,

How a person saturated with the Presence can provide the good news the world needs,

How we can serve out of Christ’s energy and be filled with the compassion of Jesus.

Together Summer and Andrew and their three kids (13,12, and 9), love to tent camp, kayak, and eat their way around the world. While she craves the barbecue of Atlanta where they live, Summer is completely sure that heaven is a long table overlooking the Tuscan countryside. Her words and lectio divina videos find a home at and on instagram at @revsummerjoy.  

Summer Joy GrossAThirstforGod.comSlow Word Movement "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly." Col 3:16

I believe the more rooted we are in God’s abundant love, the more we are able to serve with abandon.


Regional meetings

Upcoming Regional Meetings 10am-2pm 

Feb. 23     St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 405 King Street, Charleston, SC. 
RSVP Contact Sandy Yohman at, or Cheryl Steadman 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, but PLEASE RSVP so that host chapters will know how to prepare.

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