Moment in Time: 2020 Gala for Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission, an ecumenical program ministering to youth in the St. Louis juvenile justice system, will host its annual fundraiser October 8, 2020, at 6 p.m.
This year's event will be held virtually, with guests enjoying an evening of entertainment, live and silent auctions, and more. The Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson, the newly ordained 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, will be the special guest speaker.
Tickets are $25 and $50 for VIP access. Proceeds will directly benefit ECM's mission to provide hope and healing for children ages 11-17 in the juvenile justice system.
Tickets and more information can be found at www.ecitymission.org or by calling the ECM office at 314-436-3545.
Episcopal City Mission was formed by the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri in 1954 to minister to youth in the juvenile justice system in St. Louis. Today ECM remains strong in our commitment to providing life-changing programs and chaplaincy to these at-risk youth. With the help of supporters like YOU, we can create A New Chapter Built on Hope & Healing.
ECM's programs include:
- Put the Gunz Down - a collaborative effort with other agencies addressing the impact of gun violence on children, their families and communities.
- Hope & Healing - providing community-based grief and loss support groups for "court-involved" youth (not in detention centers)
- Sunday chapel services, pastoral care, Bible study, and conversations about faith and challenges like betrayal and trust, revenge and forgiveness. Our chaplains come from different denominations; they make no attempt to change a child's basic faith orientation.
- Caring, listening presence for detained children during mealtime.
- Visits to "adult certified youth" in the St. Louis City and County Justice Centers.
- Resources such as "Every Hair" (haircuts in detention), books and games.
- Volunteers who provide encouragement and moral support through monthly birthday parties, holiday gifts, cookie showers and goodie bags.
ALL children deserve a second chance;
the children we serve are worth our time and attention;
the children are more than the worst thing they have done;
they are beloved children of God.