Daughters of the King
Christ Church has an active Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King. Our Chapter name is Pilgrims of Christ, and we have been in service since the early 1990s. We currently have approximately 12 women who meet monthly for prayer and biblical study. We prayerfully and financially support various church and diocesan activities and group. Our primary mission is lifting up confidential prayer petitions. A Daughter is recognized by the unique silver cross she always wears.
Daughters of the King are women who desire a closer walk with the Lord. We are Christian women, both lay and ordained, who are strengthened through the discipline of a Rule of Life and supported through the companionship of our sisters. No matter where we are on our sacred journeys, our primary goal is the same—to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known to others.
Christ Church leads a prison ministry program called Down No More/Living in the Kingdom for incarcerated men in San Diego County. With a focus on those who believe they want to change, incarcerated men are partnered with a Christian mentor prior to and after release to experience the value of prayer and scripture. Over 200 men have participated in the program, faithfully attending classes while incarcerated. We have had approximately twenty men connect with mentors following their release, with a 95% success rate of non-recidivism! Three graduates of the program are now mentoring newly released brothers.
About ten years ago, 12-15 women who enjoy knitting and crocheting wanted to use their talents in ministry to others and our knitting ministry was born. We meet 2-4 times per year for fellowship and to discuss ideas. Our Thrift Shop is wonderful about sharing donated yarn with our group. Projects are always created with prayers and blessed before being delivered or shared. Everything we make is given away free of charge with love. Past and ongoing projects include prayer shawls and lap robes for those in hospitals or in need of comfort; prayer squares, which are always available for pick up in our narthex; headbands and caps to provide warmth to the homeless; and scarves for our college students in their school colors.