Adults 50+

Second Wind

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 which enjoys hiking, biking, skiing as well as cultural outings and service projects. See below for current events and opportunities.

Upcoming Second Wind Events

Wednesday, December 14, 1pm, Geneva | Second Wind Christmas Party

Come celebrate Christmas with some “old” as well as new friends and enjoy the Taproot Theater Performers. Bring cookies to share if you are able. No Reservations necessary. Donations of $10 are requested.


September 9-11 | Mt. Baker Retreat

Plan to make new friends at this annual retreat! Stay at The Firs Chalet for 2 nights and 3 days in one of the most spectacular places in the Northwest. The Firs is rustic (bunk beds in dormitories) and we are treated to a stunning view of Mt. Shuksan out the front window of the meeting hall. There are lovely hikes, both challenging and easy. There is good fishing in lakes and a stream. Also, you could just relax with a book or enjoy fellowship with others playing board games and other activities (including ping pong and foos ball). We will worship God and enjoy Christian fellowship midst the breathtaking beauty of God’s creation! There will be singing, (Thelma Strand will play the piano), Bible study and communion.

+ Registration & Cost:  $115.  Pay the church directly, please note “Mt. Baker” on your check. To register, contact Suzanne, 425.392.6742 (home) or 425.241.1393 (mobile)


Fall 2016 | Writing Workshop: Planting Seeds, Growing Stories

This is the second time this life-story writing workshop has been offered by Megan Douma and it was highly praised by those who attended it the first time. It is an eight-week course and the cost is $80. It will begin the week of September 26 on Sunday morning, or on another day of the week at a time convenient to the participants’ schedules.


+ More info and to register: Suzanne, 425.392.6742 (home) or 425.241.1393 (mobile)



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!


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. 

Eva, 425.967.5917