Girls of Grace JDOK Retreat – January 11-13, 2019
Registration is Open Now!!
Attention JDOK Directresses and DOK leaders! We are so excited about the upcoming JDOK Retreat to be held January 11-13, 2019 at Camp Allen – Campsite #3 in Navasota! Adding a Wizard of Oz twist to our retreat, we will be exploring Biblical virtues such as loyalty, love and wisdom as well as learning about the daily discipline of prayers, devotions and service. The Reverend Beth Fain of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will serve as chaplain and guide to the girls in their prayer walk. The Reverend Mark Brown, CEO of West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) and father of two JDOK girls, will invite the girls to embrace an active call to Christian service. Additionally, we will play games, sing songs, as well as make crafts and care bags for children who visit WHAM.
In addition to chapter members, consider inviting girls who might be interested in joining JDOK or are in need of some Godly TLC. There are a limited number of scholarships available for early registrants. The retreat costs $30 per girl and registration is limited to the first 80 girls.
Adult volunteers are needed as well. While we do not charge for adult volunteers, we ask that adults consider making a donation towards their cost. Suggested donations can be found on the registration forms.
Registration ends and payment is due by October 30, 2018. Please mail all forms and ONE check for your group to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 14412 N. Eldridge, Cypress, Texas 77429. You can find registration forms on our JDOK Directresses – Diocese of Texas Facebook group or at www.holytrinityjdok.weebly.com under the Girls of Grace section. Also, check with your church as registration packets will be mailed out to each JDOK chapter within the Diocese of Texas the week of July 24th.
But wait! You may think that all of this sounds great, but you don’t have a JDOK Chapter. Please consider inviting girls from your parish to come and check JDOK out. This retreat may be just what your DOK chapter needs to get a JDOK chapter going!
Feel free to reach out to me, Vicki, at 281-235-9890 (c) or Adelle at 281-826-3552 (h) or 713-870-8213 (c) if you have questions or concerns. We are so excited to share this weekend with you and your girls.
For His Sake,
What is the Junior Daughters of the King – JDOK??
Junior Daughters of the King provides girls or young women the opportunity to grow in their love and knowledge of Jesus Christ while serving their church and community. They are an integral part of our Order and we pray that they continue the mission of the Order by transitioning to a senior Daughters.
All members of The Order undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating a Rule of Prayer and Rule of Service. Junior Daughters make a promise, or pledge, of daily prayer and service. Unlike senior members of The Order, Junior members do not have denominational requirements – all baptized girls are eligible.
Keep in mind that there really isn’t anything out there for girls quite like the Junior Daughters of King. A Junior chapter is often made up of girls of different ages, different schools, even different denominations, and yet they all make the same promise of prayer and service to our Lord Jesus Christ and all wear the same kind of cross. It is a very unique opportunity.
Junior Directresses are charged with mentoring and guiding these young women by providing a sacred and safe space for them to fellowship. Directresses facilitate meetings and service projects, and lead activities that will help them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. The Directress is a liaison between the senior Chapter and the Junior Chapter, encouraging the seniors to share their gifts with the Juniors.
What Junior Daughters Do
- Make a promise of daily prayer and service to our Lord Jesus.
- Make a promise to be Christ’s faithful servants and to extend His Love to all people.
- Work to grow in our Christian faith and commitment through fellowship, prayer and Bible study.
What Junior Chapters Do
- Encourage members to grow in their relationship to Jesus Christ through personal and group prayer and Bible study.
- Provide opportunities to serve their church and community.
- Provide a loving and supportive Christian community to strengthen members to love and serve our Lord Jesus Christ.
Interested in Starting a Junior Chapter?
If you are interested in exciting adventure of leading girls and young women to a closer relationship with Jesus, please contact: Vicki Terrell and Adelle Muller-McKinstry, Co-Directresses for Junior Daughters of the King – Diocese of Texas