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

Invitation to the Young Adult Mixer

Thursday, June 14, Calvin Lounge, 6:30-8:30pm

You are invited to join UPC Young Adults (20s-30s) to gather over dinner and build relationship! Interested to mentor young adults starting out in their careers? Find ways to serve!



Wills & Spiritual Wills

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 10:30AM-12:00PM, GENEVA A

Hosted by the Financial Coaching Ministry and taught by Nancy Cahill and Ann Thomas   


Scams, Reverse Mortgage, Legal Documents, & Charitable Giving

SUNDAY, JULY 15, 10:30AM-12:00PM, GENEVA A

Hosted and taught by the Financial Coaching Ministry


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!

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. Gondola ride open to wheel chairs.  

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.