Message from our President, Pat Batten:
Dear Sisters in Christ -
Here comes September and our Fall Assembly, ready or not! It's been difficult to look forward with so much instability in recent months, but we have been patient and know there is a positive future ahead of us.
"We are saved by trusting. And trusting means looking forward to getting something we don't yet have - for a man who already has something doesn't need to hope and trust that he will get it. But if we must keep trusting God for something that hasn't happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently." Romans 8:24-25
With the Fall Assembly comes a special appeal, and opportunity, for a volunteer to step up to be treasurer on our diocesan executive board for the Daughters. We have no candidates yet to elect as this financial officer. There are also opportunities to be appointed as secretary, worship chair, Junior Daughter directress, Daughters at Large directress, chaplain and historian. All of these positions are rewarding and provide an opportunity to work together as a team and really cultivate a fulfilling relationship with one another!
At this moment, the following Daughters have agreed to run for the offices listed:
President - Deborah Dunlap from Christ Church, Greenville
1st Vice President - Debbie Richardson from St. Matthews, Spartanburg
2nd Vice President - Noonie Fennell from Resurrection, Greenwood
Treasurer - no candidates yet
We will be meeting via Zoom from Church of the Good Shepherd in Columbia. The meeting will take place on Saturday, September 26, at 1 PM and will last approximately 2 hours. The connection information is shown here and is being hosted through the National Office of the DOK:
Topic: Upper South Carolina Fall Assembly
Time: Sep 26, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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More good news -
St. Luke's in Newberry has agreed to be a location available for board meetings and function as a central meeting place in our diocese. Many thanks to Mother Mia and her chapter for offering their parish facilities for our needs that may arise.
There will be a Service of Admission for three new members at Good Shepherd in Greer on Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 AM, outside, masked and socially distanced. Also, a chapter rededication and Service of Admission will be held at Holy Trinity in Clemson on Saturday, September 19 at 11:00 AM, outside, masked and socially distanced. Please add these chapters and Daughters to your prayers as new members are gathered, and others renew their vows in The Order.
Finally, the August tasks requested for annual chapter reports which include the names of deceased Daughters were due September 1 and only a handful have been received. Please take care of these simple chores and send them to Pat Batten to be included in the diocesan report to Province IV. In addition, a list of names you wish to have included in the intercessory prayers during Fall Assembly should be sent in to Pat Batten by September 15th.
email@example.com or 1104 Valhalla Drive, Columbia, SC 29229
May God guide, guard, direct and protect us,
The Order of the Daughters of the King in
The Assembly of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina