Who Are The KDS?

The King’s Daughters and Sons (KDS) is an interdenominational Christian service organization with the International Headquarters located in Chautauqua, New York. It is comprised of approximately 4000 members, about 250 or so of whom are under the age of 18.


If you would like to BECOME A MEMBER or organize a Circle and Lend a Hand with the many projects undertaken by the KDS, please contact Headquarters, HQ,  and/or fill out the New Membership Form. International dues are only $30.00 annually.

Historian's Corner
Gems from the Memorial Museum

As you know, many of our members are unable to visit the Memorial Museum located in IOKDS Headquarters at Chautauqua, NY, so we are bringing it to you!  This month’s highlighted artifact brought to you by our Historian, Sue Buck,  is “U.S. Christmas Seal.”

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The Art of Giving

As the holiday season approaches and many of us are consumed with the issue of finding that “perfect gift,” these words by Wilfred Peterson come to mind:

In gratitude for God’s gift of life to us we should share that gift with others. The art of giving encompasses many areas. It is an outgoing, overflowing way of life.  

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Clergy Renewal Program
Clergy Week 2018

When the pews are vacant and the gleaming reflections of stained glass windows fade, pastors are no different than the people they preach to. They need prayer, too.

To provide a pause in their nonstop lifestyle, the International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons sponsors clergy members from across North America to spend Week Six in Chautauqua as part of its Clergy Renewal Week.

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Learn & Discern Internships
A Message from our Internship Committee

Our summer internship can impact the course of a college student’s life.  Experiencing work in the non-profit world and experiencing the role of faith in creating positive change is an incredible way to discern your future.

Because an internship with us also focuses on living and working among a diverse set of people and perspectives at New York’s Chautauqua Institution, it provides more than a college requirement.  It prepares young adults to help heal the world.

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Fundraiser 2019
Seaside New England & Cape Cod

From October 4 – 11, 2019, during leaf-peeping season, visit Boston, Plymouth Rock, Cape Cod, Nantucket Island, Provincetown, and New Bedford in Massachusetts, then onto Newport, Rhode Island and Pomfret, Connecticut, concluding with your return to Massachusetts!

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Vacation in Chautauqua
Chautauqua Scholarship
Clergy Renewal Week
New Horizons Program
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