ECM Summer Celebration

Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood   |  Friday, June 21   |   5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Join the festivities at ECM’s 14th annual “Summer Celebration” FUNdraiser Friday, June 21, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood (514 E. Argonne, 63122).

This theme-based event is modeled on the monthly birthday parties hosted in the juvenile detention centers by local congregations honoring youth with birthdays that month. For some youth, it is the first birthday party thrown in their honor.

Cost is $15 adults, $5 children (under age 5 free!), $50 family and includes dinner (pizza, salad, beverages, Ted Drewes), entertainment (face painting, balloon artist and Bingo with prizes!) Win silent auction items (corn-hole game, Magic House passes, certificates to Dewey’s Pizza, etc.) Tickets available at the door.

 

What is Episcopal City Mission (ECM)?

ECM provides hope and healing for children age 11 – 16 in the Juvenile Justice System in St. Louis through chaplains; life-changing educational programs like “Put the Gunz Down”, addiction/substance abuse education and grief/loss groups; special events like faith-based Hip Hop concerts, monthly birthday parties and holiday gifts/goody bags provided by congregations; and resources like Bibles and age-appropriate books, composition notebooks for journaling, and games/playing cards, etc.

 

Why this ministry is so important:

   Because we believe in the healing power of God’s presence.

   Because we believe the children we serve are more than the worst
thing they have done.

   Because we believe all children deserve a second chance.

   We believe children aren’t disposable and are worth our time and
attention.

   We believe the calming presence of our chaplains reassures the
children that someone cares about their spiritual well-being.

 

Read more at ecitymission.org.