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 is at St. Peter's Episcopal Church - Ladue.1 week ago
St. Peter's Episcopal Church - Ladue
THANK YOU Sunday School children and teachers at St. Peter's Episcopal Church for your gift of love to the children in detention for Valentine's Day! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to you and to all the churches and ECM volunteers who reflect God's love to the children we serve in the juvenile justice system through our shared ministry. "But above all these things, put on LOVE, which is the bond of perfection." (Colossians 3:14)
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Episcopal City Mission added 4 new photos — with Deborah Burris.1 week ago
A great big THANK YOU to Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion for hosting the February birthday parties at the City Juvenile Detention Center (Emmanuel) and County Juvenile Detention Center (Holy Communion). You make all the difference in helping ECM remind the children that they are loved and cared about. Thank you for bringing "Hope and Healing" into their lives. We are so grateful for you!
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Episcopal City Mission added 3 new photos — at Emmanuel Episcopal Church-Webster Groves.2 weeks ago
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Emmanuel Episcopal Church-Webster Groves
ECM's Annual Meeting was a celebration of another successful year of providing hope and healing to children in the juvenile justice system. Thirty ECM supporters - clergy, board members and volunteers representing 9 congregations - came together to reconnect and hear stories shared by each of our three chaplains; receive reports from Chairperson Mark Jordan, Treasurer Rick Sharp and Executive Director Beth Goad; and elect new members to the Board (Steve Crock, Elizabeth Hines, David Shipp and Lynn Wolfe). We are truly blessed to have such a dedicated, diverse and talented group of core supporters. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend! Special thanks to Emmanuel Episcopal Church and staff (especially Mimi and Phillip!) for giving us the use of their kitchen and parish hall to host the event.
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Episcopal City Mission added 15 new photos — with Kelly Carlson and 2 others at Emmanuel Episcopal Church-Webster Groves.2 weeks ago
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Episcopal City Mission added 3 new photos.4 weeks ago
Through the generosity of our donors, in late December ECM was able to team up with two local, musical artists to provide a connection to hope and change through a Christian Hip Hop concert for the children at the City and County Juvenile Detention Centers and at Missouri Hills, a Division of Youth Services facility. Christian Hip Hop artist "Json" (Jason Watson) and local Christian music business man "DJ G" (Gerald Peoples, Founder of New Life Music Network) performed live for nearly 150 children just before Christmas. Json's personal experiences with hardships similar to those of many of the children in detention, his own faith journey, and his commitment to improving the lives of others bring wisdom, authenticity and testimony of God's healing grace to his lyrics. "DJ G" (Gerald Peoples, Jr.) is deeply involved and personally invested in "Engaging ministries and music as tools used to win souls to Christ with a focus on the youth within our communities!" Together with the support of hundreds of ECM donors and volunteers, staff and Board members, Json and DJ G provided what likely was a life-changing experience through music for the children we serve. Thanks be to God - and all of you, for continuing to throw a life line to these beloved children of God! (Pictured below: Detention Center youth, Json, DJ G)