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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.
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Episcopal City Mission is with Deborah Burris and Tammy Ramsdell Schuster.2 weeks 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.
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Episcopal City Mission2 weeks 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 weeks 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
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Episcopal City Mission4 weeks ago
Register today for our Spring Walk-a-Thon on Saturday morning, June 11, at SLU High School's Track!
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Episcopal City Mission1 month ago
ECM Chaplain Deborah Burris helped the kids in the County Juvenile Detention Center make Get-Well Cards for Dr. Pam Stanfield, a citizen Deputy Juvenile Officer and ECM Board member who volunteers weekly at the Detention Center but recently had to take time off for medical reasons. She is just one of the dedicated volunteers who connect with the children in detention in ways that matter, and the kids miss her!
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Episcopal City Mission is with Deborah Burris.1 month ago
Congratulations to the children who just "graduated" from ECM's most recent "Hope and Healing" program. This 5-week program for "court-involved" youth focuses on grief and loss and was developed by our chaplains to help the children achieve HOPE through HEALING. Many of the children we serve struggle with the loss of a family member or friend by gun violence. The group meets weekly and, with the guidance of our chaplains, are encouraged to express their feelings, hopes, and dreams in order to allow themselves to know and be known by others, develop friendships and self-awareness. A special shout out to St Stephen's Ferguson for use of their beautiful parish hall! We're looking forward to holding the next session in June at Episcopal Church of the Advent Crestwood. #DioMo #HopeandHealing