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It’s normal for teenagers to experience some sort of emotional stress as they develop and mature. For example, it’s common for children to experience anxiety about school, or youth to experience short bouts of depression that are fleeting in nature. But what happens when it's not fleeting?

And also, we're in some not so ordinary times. 


Have you ever asked if what you’re feeling is normal?


Do you ever wonder how to find hope in this anxious world?


Have you ever wondered if it’s time to seek some professional guidance regarding mental health? 

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions ...


Join us Sunday, September 19 from 4-6 p.m. for a night where we speak openly about mental health and how parents and teens can work together to find hope when the world feels hopeless.

St. Andrew’s Youth Ministry, partnering with Winthrop Counseling Services, bring you Carlos Whittaker!

  • Author, Speaker, Moment Maker, Spider Killer, And Hope Dealer

  • Best Selling Author of Enter Wild, Kill the Spider, and Moment Maker

  • People’s Choice Award Winner

  • Creator of the Podcast, Human Hope

  • Recently featured on CNN, Fox News, The Washington Post, USA Today, and GMA for rallying his Instagram followers to bless airport pianist with $60,000 tip in just 24 hours



Hope-filled talk with Carlos Whittaker

Q&A with Allison Stainton and her team of Licensed Professionals at Winthrop Counseling Services

Music brought to you by David Moscrip and our St. Andrew’s worship team

Dinner and fun in the courtyard



Q: Who is this event for? 

A: Middle School students, High School students, and their parents/guardians (recommended ages: 12+)

Q: Will you have childcare? 

A: At this time, we cannot offer childcare while COVID numbers remain high in our city.

Q: What if I want to attend, but do not have a teenager?

A: You have a couple options. First, you are more than welcome to come serve if you are a member of St. Andrew’s (please use the volunteer registration). Second, you may signup to watch virtually through our livestream. Simply register as a Virtual attendee. 

Q: Is space limited?

A: Yes! We are limiting capacity to 150 people so we can maintain social distance. Reserve your spot ASAP!

Q: How much does it cost? 

A: This event is completely free. Brought to you by St. Andrew’s Youth Ministry

Q: Are masks required? 

A: Masks are strongly encouraged indoors for everyone attending the event.

Q: What if I registered and cannot make it anymore? 

A: First, we understand plans change quickly these days. If you are sick, quarantined, or an emergency has come up, we are livestreaming the night. Here's how to change your registration so you can receive the livestreaming link:

  • Scroll to the bottom of this email, and click “cancel online.” 

  • Confirm cancellation 

  • Click "register again"

  • Register as a Virtual attendee

That way, it will free up your space to someone on the waitlist. We will email you a link to view the livestream on September 19. Praying for your health and wellbeing.

Q: Who is Carlos Whittaker? 

A: Great question! Carlos Whittaker is a People's Choice Award winner, a former recording artist signed to a major label, a social media maven, and currently spends the majority of his time writing books and speaking on stages around the world. It really began when the Whittaker's found their family in America's spotlight with appearances on shows like CBS Early Morning, The Today Show and more when their viral video "Single Ladies Devastation" went viral. To learn more, visit CARLOS.WHITTAKER.COM.


[St. Andrew's Members and Regular Attendees Only]

We'll have "Hope Dealer" himself, Carlos Whittaker, as well as Winthrop Counseling Services with a Q&A session on mental health in teens. It is sure to be an awesome night, but we cannot do it without you. 

Here is where we'll need your help:

Setup | Greeters | Ushers & Parking Lot Attendants | A/V | Clean-Up


Our mission is to lead people to know God and experience His grace through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 8:15 and 11:15 a.m. (traditional) and 9:45 a.m. (contemporary). We offer our Kids Ministry programming in-person on Sundays at 9:45 (infant to 5th grade) and online on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (preschool - 5th grade). Our Youth Ministry meets every Sunday from 4-6 p.m. (6th-12th grade).   

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