We Believe…

All children are worthy of love and understanding.

Meet Our Chaplains

We make God visible to the children we serve.

Episcopal City Mission

Ministry of Presence Probably the most important aspect of the chaplains' time with the children is what we call “the ministry of presence”. Our chaplains walk the halls; visit the units; play cards, board games, or video games; or watch TV with the youth. The non-anxious presence of our chaplains reassures the teens that their spiritual well-being is being looked after.
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Episcopal City Mission16 hours ago
Less than a week after celebrating All Saints Day and remembering that we walk in the footsteps of giants, the present-day saints of St. John's Tower Grove teamed up with Chaplain Kevin Aldridge to leave a legacy of hope for the children in the St. Louis City Detention Center by hosting the November birthday party.
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Episcopal City Mission2 weeks ago
This year's Moment in Time was a wonderful celebration of 65 years of ministry to children in the juvenile justice system in St. Louis! Supporters came together to celebrate and support this unique and vital ministry to youth in trouble. We heard compelling stories from guest speaker and author Dr. Thomas Beckner, as well as from ECM Chaplain Deborah Burris about the impact of ECM's ministry on the children we serve. We thanked and honored Cheryl Campbell as she retires after 42 years in the St. Louis County Family Courts, 24 of them as Superintendent of the Juvenile Detention Center. We raised funds to support our work, and we had a lot of fun! Thanks to everyone who attended and to those who weren't able to come but sent donations anyway. We simply couldn't go forward without everyone's help and support!
Special thanks to Ernest Sharpe who generously donated his services as our event photographer.
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Episcopal City Mission is with Mitchel Baker and 4 others.2 weeks ago
2019 Moment in Time
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Episcopal City Mission4 weeks ago
Our friends from St. Peter's Episcopal Church hosted the October 11 birthday party at the St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center. They host the October party every year, but this year it was even more meaningful for them to carry on the tradition in memory of Libby Weinman, who for many years organized and provided leadership for the party until her death a few weeks ago. Special thanks to Cheryl Meyer for helping members of St. Peter's and the Woman's Guild continue to shine God's love onto the children at the St. Louis County Juvenile Justice System.

“In the Kingdom of God, service is not a stepping-stone to nobility: it is nobility, the only kind of nobility that is recognized.” ~ T.W. Manson
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Episcopal City Mission1 month ago
Everyone had an awesome time at the October birthday party at the City Juvenile Detention Center last Friday evening (10/4/19)! Volunteers from Faith Christian Church of India and St. Mark's Episcopal Church came together to serve the children in detention. This is what the Kingdom of God looks like: Unity in service. Another blessing was the approx. 20 book bags filled with supplies that Faith Christian Church of India donated. To learn more about how to become involved in this unique and important ministry to children, contact ECM's Executive Director, Beth Goad at 314-436-3545.
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Episcopal City Mission1 month ago
Question: What do the award-winning musical HAMILTON, sapphire & diamond earrings, Cardinals Baseball tickets, delicious food AND a fun evening have in common???
Answer: The 2019 Moment in Time Gala event to support the ministry of providing Hope and Healing to children in the Juvenile Justice System!