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 Mission11 hours ago
Thanks to ECM Parish Ambassador Tom Guignon and volunteers from Church of St. Michael & St. George for hosting a wonderful August Birthday Party at the St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center! Who’s the ECM Parish Ambassador at your church?
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Episcopal City Mission is at St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center.1 week ago
Photos from Episcopal City Mission's post
St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center
The good folks from Episcopal Church of the Advent in Crestwood came together to host the August birthday party in the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center. What a fitting way to honor and thank their long-time rector, Dan Handschy, on his recent retirement: by carrying on the tradition of service he has helped the congregation emulate. Thank you for bringing an evening of fun and hope to the children in the City Juvenile Detention Center!
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Episcopal City Mission1 month ago
Last Sunday the Re-Gen Youth Choir of Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn, AL performed at the St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center. There were 50 youth between the ages of 13-17, accompanied by the Minister of Music Adam Traylor and several adult leaders on their summer mission tour to St. Louis, singing and serving in the community. What a great surprise for the kids at the St. Louis County Detention Center!
(Thank you, Chaplain Deborah Burris, for the photos!)
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Episcopal City Mission1 month ago
The July Birthday Party volunteers from St. Martin's Episcopal Church and Metropolitan Congregations United acted upon the Gospel reading appointed for that very day, July 12:
"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’" (John 13:34-35)
THANK YOU July Birthday Party Volunteers for being disciples of Jesus and showing the children at the St. Louis City and County Detention Centers that they are loved!
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Episcopal City Mission is with Machelle West and 13 others.1 month ago
This year's Summer Celebration was SO MUCH FUN!!! Thank you to our volunteers who helped set-up and host the event; and to our sponsors, donors and all who attended this FUNdraiser! ECM is also grateful to Grace Episcopal Church - Kirkwood and their staff for the lavish hospitality of allowing us use of their building for the event and to Janis Greenbaum for the wonderful photos shared here. If you missed out on the fun this year, there's always next year!
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Episcopal City Mission2 months ago
14th Annual SUMMER CELEBRATION IS ONLY A DAY AWAY!
Bingo with prizes! Balloon artist!
Silent Auction (Cardinals tickets, corn-hole games, Gateway Arch Tram Rides, MO Botanical Garden and more!)
50/50 and Children's Raffle! Children's Craft Projects
Dinner Menu: pizza, salad, Birthday Cake & Ted Drewes
FRIDAY, June 21 - 5:30-8:30 (Grace Episcopal Church, 514 E. Argonne, 63122) $15 adults; $5 kids (5-12, under 5 FREE!); $50 Family Max.

Proceeds help fund ECM's chaplains, pastoral care and life-changing programs. Why? Because these children are more than the worst thing they have done - they are beloved children of God, worthy of our time and attention, who aren't disposable and who deserve a second chance!