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.
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission2 days ago
We're grateful for the volunteers from Holy Communion who spent Valentine's Day evening sharing LOVE by hosting the February birthday party for the children at the County Juvenile Detention Center.
"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." – Ephesians 3:17-19
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission is feeling loved.1 week ago
For the Sunday School students and teachers at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, it was all about LOVE when they put together these Valentine's Day gift bags for the children in detention! Thanks for sharing the love and happy Valentine's Day, St. Peter's Sunday School!
St. Peter's Episcopal Church - Ladue
"If it's not about love, it's not about God." (PB Michael Curry)
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission1 week ago
Did you know February 23 is "Episcopal City Mission Sunday"???
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Episcopal City Mission is with Rick Kuhn.1 week ago
"You are the light of the world..."
Our friends from Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Webster Groves) let their light shine on the children in the City Juvenile Detention Center when they hosted the February birthday party on Feb. 7. Thank you, Emmanuel Church, for helping shine God's love!
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission is feeling blessed.1 week ago
"Gracious and loving God... May our ministry to Your children help them find their way... Guide the staff of the Juvenile Justice System that they know themselves to be a part of Your plan of redemption. Be with ECM as we seek to do Your will and sustain us in all our works..." (excerpt from ECM Prayer)

ECM's Annual Meeting took place Feb. 4 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves. Members of our Board, chaplains and staff welcomed more than 40 clergy and lay representatives from 16 congregations, the Bishop's staff, Deaconess Anne House and both the City and County Juvenile Detention Centers. We celebrated another year of ministry in 2019, thanked outgoing board members (The Rev. Susie Skinner and Ms. Jillian Smith) and elected The Rev. Camie Dewey (St. Timothy's Episcopal Church - Creve Coeur) to the Board, elected officers and adopted a budget for 2020. ECM Chaplain, The Rev. Kevin Aldridge. shared a moving story of a young, pregnant woman he ministered to at the City Juvenile Detention Center and the hope they shared for a better future. The Rev. Clive Samson and Mr. Martin Malloyd, Jr. were introduced and welcomed as the newest members of our chaplaincy team. Everyone enjoyed time together to chat and catch up, and we dined on a delicious lunch of pasta, salad and an assortment of desserts from C.J. Muggs. It was a joyful tribute to ECM's 65th year of ministry to children in the juvenile justice system. Thanks be to God for everyone who shares in this unique and life-changing ministry to the children we serve!
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission1 month ago
Volunteers from Christ Church Cathedral and from Emmanuel hosted the January birthday parties at the City Juvenile Detention Center on Jan. 3 and at the County Detention Center on Jan. 10 (respectively). These volunteers set about doing "the work of Christmas":

"When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart."
~ Howard Thurman, 1899-1981
(African-American theologian, educator,
and civil rights leader)
(From Thurman's "The Mood of Christmas and Other Celebrations" Copyrighted by Friends United Press. All rights reserved.)