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

Wednesday, August 16: Panorama Point on Mt. Rainier

Description: 5.5 miles RT; 1700 ft elevation gain. One of Mt. Rainier’s spectacular hikes amid wild flowers and majestic views. Come and unplug your cares… and refresh your body and soul amid this profound display of magnificence!

+ Meet: UPC North Parking Lot at 5:45am. Leave 6am sharp. Return by 6:30pm. National Park Pass required. Stop for fresh ice cream at Green River.
+ RSVP: Leader- Dawn Siler by Tuesday morning, August 15. Please note that the leader will be out of town and return to Seattle late August 10. Email her at, or call 206.281.9009 after August 10.

Friday–Sunday, Sept 8–10: Summer Retreat at Mt Baker   

Make new friends while staying at The Firs located in one of the most spectacular places in the Northwest! We are treated to a stunning view of Mt. Shuksan out the front window of the meeting hall of this rustic facility (think bunk beds in dormitories). There are lovely hikes, and fishing in a lake and a stream. Also, you could just relax with a book or enjoy the company of fellow campers playing board games and other activities (including ping pong and foosball).

We will worship God and enjoy Christian fellowship midst the breathtaking beauty of God’s creation!   There will be singing, Bible study and communion.

+ Cost$125. Checks payable to “UPC” designating “Mt. Baker." These can be mailed to UPC or dropped off at the Kiosk.
+ For more event details and to register, click below:

Event Info and Registration 

Additional Instructions for Hikes

We are blessed with great summer weather and an array to spectacular opportunities hiking among snow-capped peaks, water falls, quiet streams and gentle woodlands. But good preparation is essential for a rewarding hike. Weather conditions can cause hikes to be cancelled (possibly rescheduled at a later date) or sometimes there is a substitution.

What To Wear
Layered non-cotton clothing, fleece, hat, polypropylene or new-wool socks, sturdy comfortable hiking shoes/boots.

What To Bring
Day pack, filled water bottles (2), lunch, snacks, sun-screen, trekking poles (if you have them), mole skin (blisters), insect repellent, whistle (if you have one), extra water proof jacket for a later afternoon shower, camera/cell phone.

Suggested Gas Donation
$5–$15 depending on distance and number of riders. If you can drive that would be great!

Ongoing Groups

Genesis (50+)

Sundays, 10:30am, Inn Chapel
We encourage spiritual growth through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and unconditional love. We meet for discussion and speakers, followed by lunch at a restaurant. Offsite the second Sunday of each month. Questions? Contact Eva, 425.967.5917.