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 Mission5 hours 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 week 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 Mission2 weeks 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!
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Episcopal City Mission shared a post.4 weeks ago
It was a great morning over at SLU High! Thanks to everyone who came out to support!
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Episcopal City Mission4 weeks ago
Volunteers from St. Barnabas and St. Paul’s Episcopal churches teamed up to host this month’s birthday party at the St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center. As I chatted with one of the kids at my table, I learned his birthday is in July, his favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream and he loves to watch fireworks on 4th of July. My guess is he’s only about 13 years old - still very much a child. Please keep the children ECM serves in your prayers- that God will send them the people, guidance and opportunities they need to grow up into the adults God created them to be.
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Episcopal City Mission updated their status.2 months ago
Please remember ECM and the children we serve in your prayers:

For the children in the juvenile justice systems of our country,
especially in St. Louis (and/or in ___________).
Pray for those who have lost their way.

For the parents and families of children in the juvenile justice system, that God will be with them in this time of crisis.
Pray that God’s love surrounds them.

For the staff of the juvenile detention centers and for chaplains and volunteers of Episcopal City Mission who work with children who are detained.
Pray that God will guide them on their way.

For the supporters of Episcopal City Mission, who make possible the ministry of the chaplains to children in the juvenile justice system.
Thank God for their commitment.