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.

A Scholar's Story
Message from Health Careers Scholar, Morgan Gilmour

I had a patient come to the emergency department in the most vulnerable position you can imagine a person experiencing. She was morbidly obese. She was unable to get out of her bed to take care of herself…

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Historian's Corner
Gems from the Memorial Museum

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!  One of the artifacts in the Museum, along with a brief story, will be highlighted each month.  This month, our Historian, Sue Buck, brings us, “Postcards from Ocean Grove.”

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Chautauqua Scholarship Program
A Message from Vicki Carter, Chautauqua Scholars Director

One of the things I really enjoy about this program is watching a group of strangers, staff included, come together and within a short amount of time become a community / family. This is my fourth class and each one is a bit different. However, each young person comes with a sense of adventure and desire to learn. And each comes with a different process for learning. Conversations have been rich in terms of learning about each other and each other’s customs. I feel privileged to have been given this opportunity for four years.

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Vacation in Chautauqua
Chautauqua Scholarship
Clergy Renewal Week
New Horizons Program
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