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 Mission shared St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Carondelet - St. Louis's upcoming events.1 week ago
Come join the fun next Saturday evening at our annual FREE concert & Ice Cream Social! You can also check out our newly renovated (and beautiful!) parish hall!!! All are welcome! If you can, bring non-perishable food items or school supplies for our neighborhood school & food pantry.
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Episcopal City Mission is celebrating a birthday.1 week ago
Happy birthday to ECM Chaplain Kevin Aldridge! You've touched many lives in countless ways through your ministry to children in the juvenile justice system and your ministry at church. What a blessing you are! We all love you, Kevin!
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Episcopal City Mission is with Daniel J Handschy at Episcopal Church of the Advent Crestwood.1 week ago
Episcopal Church of the Advent Crestwood
Each month at the City and County Juvenile Detention Centers, volunteers from a different church show up with pizza, frozen custard (donated by Ted Drewes), games and birthday presents for the kids in detention. On August 3, members from Advent Episcopal Church in Crestwood played Bingo, handed out birthday gifts and spent time chatting with the kids at the City Detention Center. These volunteers are a reflection of God's love and reminder to the children that they are not disposable and forgotten. There is hope: They are so much more than the worst thing they have done. Indeed, they are still beloved children of God.
To get involved in this unique prison ministry to children and youth, ask the ECM Parish Ambassador or clergy person at your church about joining the Birthday Party host group, or contact Angela Breeher in the ECM office (314-436-3545).
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Episcopal City Mission4 weeks ago
Looking for a family-friendly and FUN event this fall? Join us for "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" on Saturday, September 22nd at 9 am at SLU High School! This walk-a-thon is sure to be a good time, so save the date and watch for more details!
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Episcopal City Mission4 weeks ago
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Come join the fun next Saturday evening at our annual FREE concert & Ice Cream Social! You can also check out our newly renovated (and beautiful!) parish hall!!! All are welcome! If you can, bring non-perishable food items or school supplies for our neighborhood school & food pantry. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy birthday to ECM Chaplain Kevin Aldridge! You've touched many lives in countless ways through your ministry to children in the juvenile justice system and your ministry at church. What a blessing you are! We all love you, Kevin! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Episcopal City Mission

Each month at the City and County Juvenile Detention Centers, volunteers from a different church show up with pizza, frozen custard (donated by Ted Drewes), games and birthday presents for the kids in detention. On August 3, members from Advent Episcopal Church in Crestwood played Bingo, handed out birthday gifts and spent time chatting with the kids at the City Detention Center. These volunteers are a reflection of God's love and reminder to the children that they are not disposable and forgotten. There is hope: They are so much more than the worst thing they have done. Indeed, they are still beloved children of God.
To get involved in this unique prison ministry to children and youth, ask the ECM Parish Ambassador or clergy person at your church about joining the Birthday Party host group, or contact Angela Breeher in the ECM office (314-436-3545).
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Looking for a family-friendly and FUN event this fall? Join us for "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" on Saturday, September 22nd at 9 am at SLU High School! This walk-a-thon is sure to be a good time, so save the date and watch for more details! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to the guys from St. Martin's, the kids at the City Detention Center enjoyed a great July birthday party last Friday night! Children with July birthdays received a gift; and everyone was treated to pizza, cake and Ted Drewes frozen custard. Most importantly, the ministry of St. Martin's volunteers was a reminder to the children that they are not forgotten, are more than the worst thing they have done and deserve a second chance.
If you would like to make a difference for youth in the juvenile justice system, message us. We'll be glad to help get you started!
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2 months ago

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Happy happy birthday to ECM Chaplain Deborah Burris! We are so glad to have you on our team and so very grateful for the gifts you bring to our shared ministry with children in the juvenile justice system. Have a great birthday, Deborah Burris! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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When Chaplain Kevin Aldridge gave the young ladies at the Division of Youth Services' Missouri Hills Facility the choice of a social event or activity, they at told him they wanted a tea party! Chaplain Kevin obliged, pulling out all the stops with the help of his wife Karen and her Aunt Jeanette. They set a beautiful table with fine china and served typical tea-party fare to a dozen girls and a few DYS female staffers - all of whom loved everything about it! Girls just gotta be girls! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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The kids from Emmanuel Episcopal & Christ Lutheran Churches in Webster Groves were happy to contribute to ECM during their Vacation Bible School last week. Hopefully our kids in detention will have some fun with these games! ... See MoreSee Less

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