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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 Mission5 days ago
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to ECM Chaplain, The Rev. Kevin Aldridge! Thanks be to God for Kevin and all the ways he brings hope and healing to children in the juvenile justice system, especially at the City Detention Center. Happy Birthday, Kevin!
(Photo courtesy of Janis Greenbaum)
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission3 weeks ago
Kids who have made mistakes and are in trouble need reminders that they are more than the worst thing they have done. Birthday Celebrations at the Juvenile Detention Centers remind these children that they are still valued, still worthy of being loved, of working toward a good future and growing into the person God created them to be. Thanks be to God for our friends at Metropolitan Congregations United and St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Ellisville, Mo. for hosting the ECM Birthday Celebrations in July.
#DioMo #HopeandHealing
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Episcopal City Mission1 month ago
Thanks to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Carondelet - St. Louis for donating 60 July 5th Goody Bags for the children in detention! ECM Chaplains and detention center staff distributed the bags on July 4. The kids received Word Search booklets, chips, baked treats, Rice Krispy bars, stress balls and candy.
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Episcopal City Mission is with Deborah Burris and Tammy Ramsdell Schuster.2 months ago
We're grateful to our friends at Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood, MO and Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Lake St. Louis for providing pizza, gifts, and frozen custard to celebrate June birthdays with the children at the City and County Juvenile Detention Centers. These three volunteers representing their congregations that day manifested to the children the prayer written by our Bishop Deon K. Johnson (below):
You are loved!
You are beloved!
You are made to be loved!
You are deserving of love as you give love.
You are forgiven.
You are set free from the burden you bear.
You are more than your mistakes.
You are seen.
You are valued beyond measure.
You are a treasure worth discovering.
You are God’s own forever.
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission2 months ago
Our newest friends from Metropolitan Congregations United made it to the Walkathon AND won an attendance prize! 🥰
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Episcopal City Mission is at St. Louis University High School.2 months ago
St. Louis University High School
Our “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” Walkathon last Saturday was a great event! We had lots of fun, beautiful weather and, despite all the events going on that day in St. Louis, over 30 people came out to show their support. We’re grateful to everyone who was able to walk or donate. Special thanks to Patrick Zarrick and St. Louis University High School for making their soccer stadium available to us. If you weren't able to make it - you can STILL MAKE A DONATION at
#DioMO #HopeandHealing