May 21, 2018

Deepening Prayer: DOK Assembly 2018

We will gather for Diocesan Assembly at the Bosque Center in Albuquerque on August 3-4 for fellowship, business, and an inspirational retreat with Deborah Smith Douglas entitled Deepening Prayer. The Daughters of the King, St. Chad’s Chapter, Albuquerque have been working on plans for a delightful time.  All Assembly events will be at the Bosque Center.
Registration is $50 and covers 3 meals by the Bosque Center’s Chef Jerry (always delicious). Register with the button below via PayPal or Credit Card. Or download the packet and mail your registration. Deadline is July 10. Junior Daughters are $5/girl. 
Single rooms (shared bathroom) are available at the Bosque Center for $52/night (reserve with your registration. Please don't call the Bosque Center about DOK rooms). There are also a limited number of rooms available in Daughter’s homes. You can make your own reservations at nearby hotels if you prefer.
After dinner at the Bosque Center on Friday evening, Deborah Smith Douglas has agreed to have an informal time to chat with us about her books (available from Dona Ace). Saturday morning will be our business meeting, starting at 8:30AM. We will be electing new officers to serve for the next three years. A slate is in the packet and nominations from the floor will be accepted as well.
At 10:30AM, on Saturday, our retreat time with Deborah Smith Douglas will begin. The day will end with Eucharist at about 3PM.  You can invite friends to come to the Retreat and Lunch. Open registration for non-Daughters ($15) will begin on July 10, so Daughters are encouraged to make their reservations before that date!
All chapters may nominate a charitable group for the annual diocesan grant monies using the form in the packet. The recipients will be voted on during the business meeting. As outreach, we are  supporting the Saranam Ministry with donations this year. Details are in the packet about this housing outreach to homeless families.  
As outreach, we are supporting the Saranam Ministry with donations this year. Details are in the packet about this housing outreach to homeless families and donation needed.  

Register below for Assembly for DOK & JDOK and for a room if you want one at the Bosque Center. Registration for non-Daughters is $20 and will be available July 1. 

Reserve a room at the Bosque Center separately using the 2nd menu. (Sorry there were problems with trying to lump it all into one form, so it's a 2 step process now.) NOTE-if you add the registration to your cart and then come back and do the room, both will show up in your cart and you can pay just once instead of having to pay separately


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March 12, 2018

Creating Women of God

Creating Women of God is an event centered around using creativity to make faith-based cards and gifts. Hosted by Kim Madrid at the Cathedral of St. John on May 18 from 9-1, this will be a morning of joy, fellowship, friendship, faith-based teaching and creating.  Space is limited, so sign up soon! Cost is $30, which includes all the supplies (except adhesive) and a light brunch  Register and find more info here.

Cindy Davis, (coordinator of Women's Ministry)
will present a talk titled "Gifted and Grace Filled"  How often do we not realize how gifted we really are? God has blessed each one of us with gifts and showered us with the grace to live into those gifts. Cindy will introduce us to the heart of Naomi and help us discover God’s gifts and grace in each of our lives and teach us how to start a 'Faith Tree'. She will have copies of her books available for sale. 
Anne Duran (Director of All Angels Episcopal Day School in ABQ) is well qualified to speak to us about "Everyday Blessings".  We will develop a "Blessing Jar" to take home and further reflect on the everyday blessings in our lives.
Kim will also provide supplies to make six faith-based cards using Stampin' Up! products. You will need to bring your own adhesive, but everything else you need will be provided for you.  The cards will be the perfect tool for you to take home and use to minister to and bless the people in your life.  Receiving a hand-stamped, faith-based card with hand-written words of encouragement on the inside?  Well ~ that's priceless!

December 4, 2017

Celebrating our Ministries

 The Annual Christmas Party for Daughters of the King and Women of the Diocese was on December 2 at the Cathedral. There were over 3 dozen in attendance. Everyone enjoyed a potluck luncheon, shared cookies, conversation, and music. Cindy Davis, diocesan DOK president, presented a short video about the ministry of the Women of the Diocese, which has from the beginning included the Daughters of the King. Over the decades, women’s ministries have become more and more diverse.
The event included singing Advent hymns led by Betsy Bayne. Betsy’s ministry of Tuneful Truth helps groups discover the history of well-known hymns. Luncheon participants also brought donations for the Women’s Circle of Empowerment and for the Borderlands Ministry. Everyone went home with dozens of delicious cookies from the cookie exchange.  
In 2018, all Daughters are encouraged to join in diocesan wide Come Follow Me study starting in Lent and continuing through the Electing Convention. This will provide the opportunity for women and men throughout the diocese to contemplate and prepare for the election of the next bishop. 

Daughters are reminded of the 2018 Triennial Assembly in Austin. This is always a Spirit-filled time when Daughters from around the world gather to worship and reflect together, as well as transact business of the Order.
Mark your calendars for Assembly 2018 on August 3 and 4. Deborah Smith Douglas, dynamic speaker and author, will be the keynote speaker Her talks on August 4 will be open to all and are sure to be inspiring. You are invited to contact Dona Aceat St. Chad’s to get a copy of Douglas’ book The Praying Life.