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

Basic Information for Hiking Adventures

We are blessed with great summer weather and an array to spectacular opportunities hiking among snow-capped peaks, waterfalls, quiet streams and gentle woodlands…but good preparation is essential for a rewarding hike. Weather conditions can cause hikes to be canceled (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 water-proof hiking shoes/boots.

What To Bring: Daypack, filled water bottles (2), lunch, snacks, sun-screen, trekking poles (if you have them), moleskin (blisters), insect repellent, whistle (if you have one), extra waterproof 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!

Spring Dinner

Tuesday, May 8, Geneva Hall, 6:30-8:30pm

Don’t miss great fellowship and an awesome dinner at the Second Wind Friends for the Journey Banquet. Aaron and Michele Williams, our new pastor and his wife will share stories from their journey. Cost:  $13. Register online (link coming soon!) or in Larson Hall (Sundays, April 29 or May 6). Questions: Call Suzanne at 425.392.6742, or

Anne Frank Exhibit - Holocaust Center for Humanity

Sunday, May 20

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank examining issues of identity, exclusion and discrimination. The exhibit includes a replica of the Ann Frank diary and a scale model of the hiding place. Meet at the KIOSK at 10:30AM sharp. We will carpool ($5 suggested donation) or take the #70 bus (leaving at 10:45 from 15th & 45th) and then walk to the Center. Address: 2045 Second Avenue (corner of 2nd and Lenora). Tour starts at 11:30AM sharp. Suggested tour cost: $5.00 Please RSVP Carol Patterson at or phone: 425-778-4673.


Franklin Falls Hike

Thursday, June 7

Franklin Falls is a pristine falls set among tall evergreens and a carpeted forest on an easy well-managed trail, 2 miles roundtrip; 200 foot elevation gain. Located along the I-90 corridor at Denny Creek, it is a popular family hike (dogs OK). RSVP to Suzanne Lee-Odell by June 6. Home 425.392.6742 or cell 425.241.1393,


Theater in the Park

Saturday, June 9

Escape to the magical Mountaineers’ Outdoor Theater near Bremerton for this delightful musical production of Peter Pan. Giant fir trees surround terraced seating carved from the side of a natural amphitheater. The trail to the event opens at 1pm, so arrive early for the best seats and the show starts at 2. Our UPC tradition is to arrive at noon and eat a picnic prior to the event. Bring friends or family (grandkids love this event) or join a carpool arranged by Roxanna.

Cost: Tickets $16 for seniors purchased prior to the event. $18 at the door on June 9, 2018. 

To Purchase Tickets: Phone 206.521.6001 or online.

Questions or to coordinate carpools and picnicking: Roxanna,, 425.823.7851.

What to bring: Picnic lunch (optional), sturdy shoes, jacket, water, snack, cushion to sit on, an umbrella if it is rainy and money to share cost of ferry and meal before returning (depending on each carpool).

Crystal Mountain Gondola Ride

Tuesday, July 10

Take a scenic ride on the Mt. Rainier Gondola over meadows of wildflowers, climbing over 2,000 vertical feet to the summit. Enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascades. Bring a lunch, drink and snacks. Dress for layered warmth.  

Cost: Adults (13–64) – $23; Seniors (65+) – $18. 

Optional: Hike 5+ miles to the bottom, wear sturdy boots and bring trekking poles. Meet at west UPC parking lot. Leave 7am sharp. Return by 6pm. RSVP to Dawn Siler by Monday, July 9. Contact: 206.683.6800,

Naches Loop Trail

Saturday, July 21

Description: Hike is 4.5 mi with a 700 ft elevation gain. An easy loop trail filled with profuse wildflowers, alpine lakes and spectacular views of Mt. Rainier. Naches Loop Trail is an annual hike. Leave UPC west parking lot at 6:30am sharp. Return 6:30pm. National Park Pass required. Stop at Green River for fresh ice cream on way home. 

RSVP: Leader – Suzanne Lee-Odell by the morning of July 20 – (Home- 425 392 6742) OR (Cell- 425 241 1393),


The Burroughs on Mt Rainier at Sunrise

Saturday, Aug. 11

A moderate hike with amazing vistas of Mt. Rainier and surrounding Cascades. Depending on each Burrough, distances range from 5.5 to 7 miles & 1200-1700 feet elevation gain. Stop at Greenwater for ice cream. Leave UPC parking lot at 6:30AM. Return around 7PM. RSVP – Suzanne Lee-Odell by August 10: home 425.392.6742 or cell 425.241.1393,


Panorama Point on Mt. Rainier

Tuesday, Aug. 28

This moderate hike is one of Mt. Rainier’s spectacular hikes amid wildflowers and majestic views. Come and unplug your cares… and refresh your body and soul amid this profound display of Magnificence! 5.5 miles roundtrip; 2,000 feet elevation gain. Leave UPC west parking lot 6am sharp. Return 7pm-ish. Stop at Greenwater for ice cream. Good boots and trekking poles advised. RSVP: Dawn Siler. (Please note that the leader will return to Seattle late August 23). OR call/text 206.683.6800 after August 23.


Ongoing Group

Genesis (50+)

Sundays, 10am, Contact for Room info

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