Adults 50+

Second Wind is a ministry for those seeking a fresh breath of the Spirit in the second half of life. We're nearly half of the congregation of University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, and we take seriously the University Presbyterian Church mission statement, to Share Hope in Jesus Christ. We know from life experience and from reading the Word that God continues to call us to glorify Him and serve, even in our later years. We're an active group and enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, cultural outings, and service projects.

Upcoming Second Wind Events


Serve With Operation Night Watch

1. October 20th | Operation Night Watch Meal Participation

Prepare & Serve Dinner:  OPERATION NIGHT WATCH is an interdenominational Christian ministry serving the poor and homeless 365 days a year. ONW serves up to 150 homeless each night. On October 20 we will go to Operation Night Watch’s dispatch center, 302 14th Ave S. Seattle (Located near Jackson & Yesler) at 6 pm to cook and then to serve dinner from 8:45 pm to about 10:30 pm (including clean-up time). Carpools prearranged by Jeanne Bustard. Contact Jeanie Bustard by October 13, (m) 206-900-3743,

2. Provide Cookies for the Operation Night Watch Meal

Cookie Making: If you would like to make cookies to be served at the dinner on October 20, contact Chris Hoffman at 425-453-1576. Cookies would need to be delivered by October 19 to the KIOSK. Thank you!

3. October 29 & November 5th | Bring Socks for the Annual Operation Nightwatch Sock Drive

Sock Barrels: White athletic tube socks please. Ideally, the socks will be delivered to Operation NW on November 12th. They will have a big celebration after receiving everyone’s socks. 


October 23 | Walk around Seward Park

Description: Come and enjoy fall and fellowship in this lovely setting. The walking trail is level and 2.4 miles in length. All ages welcome. Meet at 9am in the UPC west parking lot. After our walk, we will go to lunch at a nearby restaurant. Contact Dawn Siler at 206-281-9009 (h) or 206-683-6800 (m),


November 16 | Thanksgiving Lunch

Geneva Hall, 12pm. Cost $13
Enjoy a fabulous Turkey lunch prepared by our chef extraordinaire- Kate!  The speaker is our wonderful Choir Director, Dave Gardner who will also lead us in singing along with Bob Davies playing the piano! Come share wonderful food and the inspiration of Thanksgiving and Christian Fellowship at one of the best loved Second Wind activities!

Sign up online. You may also sign up in Larson on Sundays, October 29, November 5 and 12.

Questions? Suzanne Lee-Odell, 425-392-6742,


December 9 | Christmas Caroling in a Kayak

Go kayaking (no previous experience required) to houseboats on Lake Union. This event is organized by the Northwest Outdoor Center and is lots of fun.  We will meet for dinner at 5:00 at the China Garden Restaurant and at 6:00 go next door to the NWOC, located at 2100 Westlake Ave N, Suite 1, Seattle 98109.

Cost is $40.00 This is a fundraiser for Children's Home Society. 

To sign up, contact the NWOC at 206-281-9694. Reserve and pay (by credit card). Then contact Suzanne Lee-Odell, 425-392-6742,, so we can plan on dinner and/or just kayaking together. Notice, this is a very popular event so if interested, it is suggested that you sign up before the end of October. 


December 13 | Annual Christmas Party with Taproot Theater

Geneva, 1pm. Cost: Suggested Donation $10.

Come share the Christmas message through a Taproot Theater presentation, Nativity on the Square. Additionally we will sing Christmas Carols and enjoy a Christmas Cookie Buffet. Bring cookies if you can and come join the fun!

No Reservation Necessary


Ongoing Groups

Genesis (50+)

Sundays, 10am, Inn Chapel
We encourage spiritual growth through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and unconditional love. We meet in the West Wing Conference Room (ask at the kiosk) for discussion and speakers, followed by lunch at a restaurant. Offsite the second Sunday of each month. Questions? Contact Eva, 425.967.5917.