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.

Annual Conference 2019
The 2019 Annual Conference in Nashville was a Great Success!

Held in Nashville, Tennessee, the 1st Annual Conference of The King’s Daughters and Sons was both exciting and informative.  The reports from the Board of Directors, the Committees, and Branches may be found here:  https://iokds.org/programs-events/annual-conference-2019-reports/.


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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Historian's Corner
Founders' Day

This month’s highlighted artifact brought to you by our Historian, Sue Buck,  is “Founders’ Day.”

The Order began on January 13th, 1886 in the New York City home of Margaret Bottome, a Methodist minister’s wife. Dr. Edward Everett Hale, originator of the Lend-A-Hand movement, planted Mrs. Bottome with the idea for a “sisterhood of service,” after which she invited several of her friends to an organizational meeting.

At the January meeting were Mrs. Margaret Bottome, Mrs. Mary Lowe Dickinson, Miss Georgia Libby, Mrs. Theo. Irving, Mrs. Mary F. Payson, Mrs. C. DePeyster Field, Mrs. J. F. Ruggles, Miss Susan B. Schenck and Miss Helen Hammersley. Along with Isabella Charles Davis, these women made up the Original Ten.

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Vacation in Chautauqua
Chautauqua Scholarship
Clergy Renewal Week
New Horizons Program
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