Adults 50+

Second Wind is a ministry for those seeking a fresh breath of the Spirit in the second half of life. 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

Bavarian Christmas Shopping Trip to Leavenworth

Friday, December 7, 12:00pm

Experience a Bavarian Christmas while shopping for that special gift. Nestled among the Cascades, in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, holiday music, quaint shops and unique gifts. At 4:30, the town becomes magical when a half million lights light up the town! Bring money for gifts and an evening meal.

Meet at UPC north lot at noon. Ride in the comfort of a touring bus; enjoy a continental tea/coffee and snack as we journey over the Cascades to Leavenworth. Enjoy an evening meal before re-boarding the bus at 730PM. Return 10pm or so. Bring money for gifts and dinners.

This event is sold out. Please consider joining us on our next adventure. 

Christmas Kayaking Lake Union

Saturday, December 8, 5:45pm

Go kayaking to several houseboat parties where we sing and are treated hot cider and cookies. No previous kayaking experience necessary. This festive and fun event is organized by Northwest Outdoor Center (NWOC) and the Lake Union Houseboat Community and the money is donated to the Seattle Children’s Home and the Homestead Community Land Trust. Register by calling the NWOC at 206 281 9694 or at their website at .

The NWOC is located at 2100 Westlake Ave N, Seattle 98109. After registering, contact Suzanne Lee-Odell at 425 392 6742 or so she can help coordinate our time of fellowship. Optional: we may want to have dinner before or after caroling at the China Harbor Restaurant. Remember to dress warmly! Refer to NWOC for clothing suggestions.

This event is sold out. Please consider joining us on our next adventure. 

Christmas Gathering: Taproot Theatre & Cookie Exchange

Wednesday, December 12, 1:30pm

This year Taproot Theatre presents, “The Foolish Wiseman“, a light-hearted Christmas comedy about Ogion, the fourth wiseman. Join Second Wind for an afternoon of theatre, Christmas Carols and Christmas cookie exchange. For more information: contact Lee Fitchett at or call 206-999-6578.

The event will be in Geneva Hall. Bring a dozen of your favorite cookies to share. Requested donation: $10.


Basic Information for Hiking Adventures

We are blessed with great summer weather and an array of 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!


Ongoing Group

Genesis (50+)

Sundays, 10am

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.