The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by Marti Fagley. You may download a PDF of this report here.
The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) has approximately 50 dues-paying members in this diocese. Our officers are Marti Fagley and Lydia Hiatt, co-presidents; Marilyn Jones, vice president, and Doris Hamilton, treasurer. This year the individual chapters have met regularly in their respective congregations. St. Cecelia Chapter at St. Francis of Assisi, Willow Park was re-instituted since the Episcopal Church in Parker County now has enough members within their congregation to do so.
Chapter presidents were invited to a diocesan board meeting and luncheon in the spring at the home of Lydia Hiatt to discuss the state of the Order within our diocese and how to better build community and bring up new leaders as we prepare for the elections on November 1.
Members of St. Cecelia Chapter attended the Province 7 assembly in April at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in San Antonio. Marti Fagley attended the Province 7 board meeting representing the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth as a member of that board. The featured speakers were the Rev Michael Gemiganji (province chaplain), the Rev. Clayton Elder (Diocese of Texas), and the Rev. Samira Izadi Page of Gateway of Grace.
The Province 7 assembly this spring was in Albuquerque, NM, April 10-12, 2015. More information will be available in the January/February issue of Bread for the Journey, generally sent by email to all members.
Our diocesan meeting is November 1 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. Our guest speaker is the Rev. Samira Izadi Page of Gateway of Grace in Dallas. She will speak to the group at 9:00 am, Eucharist will be at 10am led by Rev. Carlye Hughes, and business meeting and election of officers follows. We have opened this meeting to all in the diocese because of the powerful impact Page’s ministry has on our communities in the metroplex.
We have two Jr. Daughters in formation and will institute a Jr. Chapter at the Episcopal Church in Parker County within the next few months; our lone Jr. DOK member will now have others.
We are preparing to attend DOK Triennial 2015 in Midway, Utah from June 19-23. Every chapter is entitled to one delegate and one alternate; our diocese sends the outgoing and incoming presidents as our representatives. Hotel rooms are now being reserved and information can be found on the national website (www.doknational.com) or in our publication, The Royal Cross for registration information. We hope many of our Daughters will attend. It is inspiring to see what the Order is doing around the world and in our communities. Canon Andrew White, the Rev. Becca Stevens, and Roger Grenier have agreed to be our presenters. Each of these extraordinary individuals is shining the light of Christ in their respective ministries, and their presence with us will be a great blessing. We will also have with us at Triennial 2015 our wonderful chaplains – the Rt. Rev. Sylvester Romero, national nhaplain, and the Rt. Rev. Bill Skilton, international chaplain. The Glory Bound Singers from Texas will help us make a joyful noise to the Lord.