Diocesan Daughters of the King Officers 2018-2021
The members of the Assembly of the Daughters of the King met in September for their annual meeting. At the meeting, the following officers were elected:
President Pat Batten
First Vice President Noonie Fennell
Second Vice President Deborah Dunlap
Secretary Susan Kear
Treasurer Beck Sullivan
We are all grateful that these women have agreed to share their dedication and skills with the Order in these positions of service and ministry.
New and Reactivated Chapters in our Diocese
A new chapter has been instituted at Trinity Cathedral parish in Columbia. Three daughters who moved to Trinity transferred their membership to begin the St. Helena chapter. Their first training program is in progress. At least one member in training is also active in ECW, called The Daughters of the Holy Cross at Trinity Cathedral. There will, I am sure, be many opportunities for shared ministry between the chapter and the branch.
Christ Church in Greenville has reactivated its chapter. They have three active members and several in training.
Other parishes in denominations affiliated with the Order are investigating forming a chapter. Members in denominations in full communion with the Episcopal Church, such as Lutherans, are eligible for membership. Members of denominations who believe in “real presence” in Holy Eucharist and have bishops in apostolic succession, such as Roman Catholics and Anglicans, are also eligible. Our diocese has one Lutheran chapter and may have an Anglican chapter soon.
Recent and Upcoming Events
September 23: Fall Assembly meeting at Resurrection, Greenwood – The day included Holy Eucharist, an excellent program on Evangelism, lunch and assembly elections. The keynote speaker was the Rt. Rev’d Hermann Yoos, Bishop of the Lutheran Synod of South Carolina.
October 2-6: Province IV meeting and retreat at Kanuga – The most moving portion was the service of remembrance. The names of daughters who died are read and a cross flowered with white carnations. The second portion of the service is a day or two later; the carnations are thrown in the lake while we all sang hymns. As usual, the fellowship, program, workshops and facility was also wonderful.
November 3-4: Diocesan Convention at Advent, Spartanburg – Daughters hosted a prayer chapel and exhibit at the convention. They provided a great opportunity for sharing information and fellowship.
December 16: Diocesan Officers and and Chairmen Retreat – 2015-18 officers and chairmen and 2018-21 officers will meet to plan 2018 activities and start preparing the new officers for their duties.
January 13-15, 2018: Province IV Board Meeting in Jacksonville, FL – The president and president-elect will attend this meeting.
Your prayers and support are requested.