The Daughters of the King is an international religious order for women in the Episcopal, Anglican, Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches. This order is over 100 years old. Its purpose has always been to bring others into a living, loving relationship with Jesus and to help strengthen the spiritual life of our parishes by studying and practicing daily, the disciplines of prayer, service and evangelism.
The Juniors Daughters of the King came into existence several years after the DOK so it is a long standing order, as well. The Juniors complete a period of study and make the same promises of prayer and service for the extension of Christ's kingdom that the senior daughters do. They are learning how to be "sisters in Christ" at an early age and how to support and lift each other up all the while bringing others to know Christ by learning how to talk about Christ with their friends and bringing their friends into the activities and studies.
They participate in fun activities such as retreats, beach and shopping trips as well as fashion shows and fancy manners luncheons. They do charity fundraising, supporting such organizations as NAMI, and homeless women's shelters. They are always involved in a bible study. The older girls have leadership roles within the group such as leading lessons and prayers as well as searching out service projects. The girls have adopted a girl in Tanzania through Compassion International and send her money each month that they have raised themselves by doing chores at home. The girls are ages 7 to 17 and have a mentoring program within their group of 30 girls where they are one-on-one at times, doing activities and spending time together, building relationships that will last a lifetime.
The girls are guided and shepherded by two senior daughters, Teresa Kunich and Mary Hiers. For more information please call the church office at 843.785.4099 and they will assist you with contact information.