Episcopal City Mission: Moment in Time Gala 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:00 PM
Episcopal City Mission (ECM), an ecumenical program ministering to youth in St. Louis’ juvenile justice system, will host its annual Moment in Time fundraiser virtually on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6 p.m. Proceeds will directly benefit ECM’s mission to provide support, hope and healing for children ages 11 to 17 in the juvenile justice system.
Learn more about the children we serve and the current juvenile justice system. The Right Reverend Deon Johnson will be the keynote speaker, along with key partners in ECM's work, including Detention Center and Court staff. Guests will also enjoy a fun evening of live and silent auctions, raffles, and much more!
The event is FREE and will be held virtually; registration is required. Sweet and savory food options are available for purchase, limited quantity available.
Register or make a donation online at ecitymission.org.
In 1954 ECM focused its mission solely on providing chaplains to children in the juvenile justice system in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Today ECM remains strong in its commitment to provide life-changing programs and chaplaincy services to these youth. ECM’s programs include:
- Sunday chapel services, pastoral care, and conversations about faith and challenges like betrayal and trust, revenge and forgiveness. ECM’s chaplains make no attempt to change a child’s basic faith orientation.
- Caring, listening presence for detained children.
- Visits to “adult certified youth” in the City and County Justice Centers.
- Volunteers who provide encouragement and moral support through monthly birthday parties, holiday gifts, and goody bags throughout the year.
- Community-based grief and loss support groups for “court-involved” youth (not in detention centers).
- Resources such as haircuts, books, and games.
ALL children deserve a second chance;
the children ECM serves are worth our time and attention;
the children are more than the worst thing they have done;
they are beloved children of God.
For more information, please visit ecitymission.org.