SUMMARY OF FUND INGATHERING
FUND INGATHERING SEND TO
Self-Denial February 2 National Office
Master’s Pentecost National Office
Alpha September 5 National Office
Endowment November 1 National Office
THE SELF-DENIAL FUND
Ingathering - February 2nd
Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple
We, as Daughters, are called to bring others to Christ by showing our love to others in the world. This may be done through kind deeds, telling our story of faith in Christ, or by giving of our resources to help others in need. Some may wish to start a mission project in their community or travel to other countries as missionaries. Lord, what will you have me do?
February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, is the ingathering of the Self-Denial Fund for our Order. The funds are used to support mission projects around the world, and any Daughter may apply for a grant to support a mission project. Please see the DOK National web site for more information. Also, the January edition of the “Cross Links” e-mail newsletter has a list of the most recent projects funded.
Your donations to the Self Denial Fund are combined to spread our mission work to many parts of the world.
Information from the DOK Handbook and Marjorie Rogers, Self-Denial Chair
PRAYER FOR THE SELF-DENIAL FUND
O God, who makes the Church the messenger of your Gospel, accept this gift of your Daughters to speed your message to the whole world and to enable your love to be the portion of all, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and King. AMEN. DOK Handbook
Ingathering is Pentecost ( May 19, 2013)
This Fund was established through a Thank Offering to be given at Pentecost in loving commemoration of the coming of the Holy Spirit. Funds have always been used to help women prepare for service in church related work. Presently, three types of grants are given: Provincial, Continuing Education, and Master’s Fund Scholarship.
The Master's Fund Scholarship from the Daughters of the King helps to defray some of my seminary education expenses, including books. This scholarship provides those preparing for ministry with support and encouragement. It is very helpful to me and my husband because I am a full-time student in a residential seminary experience. Most especially, the prayers of the Daughters for me and for all who prepare for ministry are greatly appreciated.
Bonnie Mixon McCrickard, Postulant for Holy Orders, Diocese of Tennessee,
Seminarian at the School of Theology of the University of the South
The Alpha Fund
Ingathering is September 5th
Established at the 2009 Triennial Convention in Anaheim, California. Named in honor of the first Junior Chapter, the Alpha Fund is used to provide financial support to Junior Daughter Directresses in their efforts to extend Christ's kingdom especially among young women and girls through the ministry of the Junior Daughters of the King.
September 5th, the in-gathering day for the Alpha Fund, was selected in honor of the day Mother Teresa died in 1997.
Junior Directresses are encouraged to fill out an application. The Alpha Fund committee, chaired by the National Junior Directress, reviews and approves all applications.
"Let us all become a true and faithful branch on the vine of Jesus, by accepting him in our lives as it pleases Him to come: as the Truth - to be told; as the Life - to be lived; as the Light - to be lighted; as the Love - to be loved; as the Way - to be walked; as the Joy - to be given; as the Peace - to be spread; as the Sacrifice - to be offered; in our families and our neighbors." Amen. Mother Teresa
Prayer for the Alpha Fund:
O Lord Jesus, you said that when we welcome your children we welcome you; assist us in our work of guiding your children. Touch the hearts of your people so they will equip us with the gifts that we need to further your love with our Juniors. Enable us to work in Your service and for Your sake. AMEN.
THE ENDOWMENT FUND
Ingathering is November 1st, All Saints Day
The Endowment Fund was established in 1928 for the benefit of the Order. Memorial contributions and thanksgiving gifts enable us to grow our Endowment Fund, which is a permanent trust fund. While some annual disbursements are made to reflect Daughters’ payment of lifetime dues, the bulk of the Fund is invested to generate income and build a foundation to assure the Order’s growth into the future.
Prayer for the Endowment Fund:
Almighty God, giver of all gifts, we thank you for all the generous gifts given to the Endowment Fund in thanksgiving, honor and remembrance by members and friends of The Order. Guide us in the wise use of these funds that our work will be to the honor and glory of your Son, Our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Do you know anyone who has received financial support from the Self-Denial or Master’s Funds? Please share that with me so we can showcase their stories in upcoming editions.
If you need additional information, please visit the National DOK website at www.doknational.com/
Or you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.391.5465
Pam Foster, Funds Chair