November 16, 2014

Daughters in Action

St. Matthew's women in preparation to form a chapter of the Daughters of the King, in conjunction with St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Los Lunas, hosted a "Community Baby Shower" at St. Matthew's on November 8 from 2 to 4pm for the Children’s Advocacy Center in Valencia County. It was a fun time and there were many donations which came from the St. Matthew's folks and from others in the community. We filled a truck with donations from laundry supplies and diapers to clothing, toothbrushes and toothpaste to toys and books. Many thanks to all who helped in making this a success!

The Children's Advocacy Center in Valencia County is the first of its kind in the country. It is set up to have one central location in which various agencies in the county and state are located where they can provide advocacy for children in crisis due to abuse. Director Alexandria Taylor, who is also director of Valencia Shelter Services voiced a need for donations for everyday needs of the children.

The project is ongoing and we will continue to help in any way we can. The ladies from the study group will begin by sorting donated clothing by size and gender to stock the clothing bank for the center. If you are interested in learning more about this project, contact the ladies at St. Matthew’s.

November 3, 2014

Come and See

For the second year, there will be two holiday events for all Daughters, and for any women in your parish who might be interested in learning about Daughters of the King.

On Friday, December 5, from 3-6PM, St. Chad's Daughters are hosting a Christmas Open House at St. Chad's, Albuquerque. There will be Christmas nibbles, goodies, and other refreshments. You are welcome to bring your favorite Christmas finger food, but you don't have to. Stop by anytime between 3 and 6. Cindy Davis, Diocesan President and other Daughters will be on hand to answer any questions you might have, and just to visit.

If St. Chad's is too far away, consider attending the Epiphany Party on January 17, starting at 10AM. The Party will be at St. Andrew's in Las Cruces. Cindy and other members of the Diocesan Board will be present, as will members of the Santa Rosa Chapter at St. Andrew's. Please RSVP to Elaine Brink at St. Andrew's if you plan to attend this event, so they will have enough tea and goodies!

All women are invited to each of these events, whether you are already a Daughter, are in discernment to be a Daughter, or are just curious about who these women called Daughters of the King are...Come and See.

If you are a Daughter, you are encouraged to bring some of your service and prayer project ideas to share with the group.