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 Mission3 weeks ago
Oh what fun we had! Thanks to our board members (Tom Guignon, Jillian Smith, Mark Jordan, Brian Zielinski and Rick Sharp) for throwing a great birthday party last Friday at the St. Louis County Detention Center. Not sure who had more fun playing Bingo - the board members or the kids! Through your caring presence, 14 boys and 2 girls enjoyed a break from their troubles and had fun just being kids.
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Episcopal City Mission added 5 new photos — with Mitchel Baker at Emmanuel Episcopal Church-Webster Groves.3 weeks ago
Thanks to our gift donors, dedicated gift wrappers and committed Chaplains who reflected God's love to the youth who spent Christmas in St. Louis City and County juvenile detention centers. Because of your generosity and kindness, these children were remembered and cared for at Christmas. For some of the kids, your gifts and our ECM Chaplains were the highlight of their Christmas. THANK YOU for helping us remind these young people that they still matter and, like each of us, are beloved children of God. We couldn't do it without all of you!
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Episcopal City Mission1 month ago
THANK YOU to our friends at Trinity Church CWE for hosting the December Birthday Party at the City Detention Center! Your gifts of time and presence, pizza and party goodies mean so much to our kids and our chaplains. We are grateful for your important contributions to our shared ministry.
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Episcopal City Mission2 months ago
Thank you to the Birthday Party volunteers from Holy Communion! Your kind donations of time, effort, and party delights help to brighten the days of children in detention at county.
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Episcopal City Mission2 months ago
Our new video is now available to view online! Chaplains Dietra Baker, Kevin Aldridge, and Jeff Fabbiano each share their insights to working with the children in detention. Watch as they discuss their efforts and successes, and learn why ECM matters.
http://ecitymission.org/what-we-do/see-us-in-action/