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
ECM is blessed to have been included in Emmanuel Church's Mission Day 2019. Volunteers teamed up in this service project to benefit a variety of causes - including bringing some Easter joy to the children served by ECM! They created 75 Easter treat bags, each with a hand-written note, which will be distributed by our chaplains to the children at MIssouri Hills, a Division of Youth Services facility. Thanks, Emmanuel, for reaching out to bring the hope and promise of Easter to these beloved children of God.
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission2 days ago
The Sunday School students and teachers at Trinity (St. Charles) wanted to bring some Easter joy to the children in detention, so they hand-decorated 60 bags filled with games, a book-mark to color, a Composition notebook, tasty treats and a hand-written egg-shaped note of encouragement. What a nice surprise these will be for the children at the the St. Louis City and County Detention Centers when ECM chaplains hand them out! Thank you and happy Easter, Trinity Episcopal Church!
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Episcopal City Mission3 days ago
Volunteers from the Church of St. Michael & St. George, The Rev. Tom Albinson (CSMSG Asst. Rector) and member Tom Guignon came together to remind the kids in the St. Louis County Detention Center that they are more than the worst thing they have done - they are beloved children of God. Thanks, CSMSG, for sharing this ministry of hope and healing by hosting the April birthday party!
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission1 week ago
Our friends from Christ Church Cathedral hosted their second birthday party of the year on April 5 at the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center. (Their first was January 4.) Thank you Christ Church Cathedral!
(L to R: Deborah Turner-Sims, Lisa Gould, Alice Stanley, Paul Anderson, Claudine Allen, Jeanne Potts, Hulda Blamoville
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Episcopal City Mission1 week ago
We’re in the countdown to Give STL Day on Wednesday, May 1st!
ECM will participate again this year in this annual 24-hour day of giving sponsored by the Community Foundation of St. Louis.
Help get us off to a great start! Please take a moment now to visit https://www.givestlday.org/episcopalcitymission and use the green “Schedule Donation” button to pre-schedule your donation for May 1. (Does your employer provide matching gifts? Many do!)
We are hoping for our best year yet – a goal of raising at least $2,500 through Give STL Day! Every dollar matters in supporting ECM’s programming and chaplains to bring hope and healing to children in the juvenile justice system. Don't wait - schedule your donation today!
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Episcopal City Mission is with Duane Benson and 3 others.1 month ago
Another great birthday party for the children at the St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center, hosted by members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church-Webster Groves! Thanks for letting your light shine!