St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, NC
 

Junior Daughters of the King

St. Catherine Chapter

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
 
Seasonal Service Projects

Made heart shaped tray favors to be taken to the hospital for Valentines.  The hearts had printed on them the statement, "Prayer Heart - The heart is a beautiful symbol of love and devotion.  At one time it was thought that all emotions originated in the heart.  The comforting powers of this heart are unknown but just hold it in your hand as you relax and feel what may happen.  The heart is also a symbol of caring."

 

 

Made wooden crosses for placing on graves in the church graveyard and in the city cemetery.  They invited the other youth of St. Francis to join them in placing the crosses after the All Hallows Eve service that was totally planned and conducted by the Junior Daughters.

 

Baked cookies for the Angel Tree party, and then assisted at the party. This has become an annual event that the Juniors look forward to every fall. The pictures attached are from the 2014 cookie bake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made Christmas decorations to take to the hospital as tray favors.

 

 

 

Fun Stuff

 

The chapter attended the Province IV Summer Retreat at Kanuga.

 

 

 

Two of the members attended Triennial 2012 at Indianapolis. Here are the comments from one of them:

God is good all the time. Especially those who are good to others, so I'll spare you the details of our nine hour bus ride through the more rural parts of our country as we made our way from Rutherfordton to Indianapolis. I really want to talk more about my experience as a Junior Daughter and being able to share five wonderful days of learning and worship with the Senior Daughters. I could write an entire novel if I go into detail about all the activities we did, however, I can ultimately sum up the goal of the week in one word: Evangelism. Serving and helping others while spreading our love for God. It could be something as simple as spontaneously driving a women from McDonald's down the road to her workplace so she wouldn't have to walk, to something more organized like guiding seventy or so underprivileged children from the local Lord's Pantry around the Indianapolis Zoo. Likewise, we got to share dinner with Daughters from literally around the world. I was able to experience our outreach as Daughters firsthand when I got the opportunity to eat dinner with one of the most beautiful women I've seen, who happened to be from India. It made me realize how big the Order actually is and the immense plans we have to try and help others. At the ending Eucharist, the take home message was definitely clear as the many, many, many, chapter banners filed through the door. Like any other service, we were told to go and serve others as God would serve us. I had such a wonderful time and I'm absolutely ecstatic that Mrs. Susan was elected to National Council. I really didn't want to leave as I met a lot of people who inspired me and now feel encouraged to further my service to God. I plan on taking that first step as I aim to transition into the Senior Order by this time next year. I'm excited for the things that will come among this Order and can't wait to spread the love to others, as God spreads his love to me. All the time, God is most definitely good.

 

 

 

The chapter took prospective new members to Linville Falls while on a retreat.

 

December Lock-In in order to begin training for new Junior Daughters. Before retiring for the night, the girls said Compline.

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