The Courtship of the Heart

26597-hand-heartCome discover how God courts our hearts every moment of the day as well as in His larger plan for our lives. Learn about a number of Biblical women who are true examples of what being courted by God looks like.  Our lifelong experience of Jesus is a courtship of our hearts.

In our time together we will explore ways in which we can worship and adore Jesus as our partner in this courtship. This will happen as Jesus reveals His heart, drawing us into a loving relationship that grows and lasts forever.

1887The retreat will feature Nancy Heche, a popular Bible study teacher, author, and speaker. She holds a masters and doctorate degree in pastoral counseling and is the author of The Truth Comes Out. Dr. Heche lives in Chicago. (

Nancy would describe herself as a people person. She says that her “life experience” with children, grandchildren and a new great grandson has taken her places she never would have dreamed! She has spent many years counseling, teaching and sharing the love and beauty of the triune God with men and women who are yearning for a more intimate relationship and knowledge of him. She has worked in education, corporate America, the nonprofit world and the creative world of quilt making and design. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees are in education and psychotherapy. One of her life scripture verses is from the story of Esther in the Old Testament, “…who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this.”

Mother Jean DeVaty, of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Lake George will facilitate the retreat, which begins on Friday, June 2, 2017.

To register please call 518-668-9690 or click here

Pricing Options:

Commuter w/Saturday lunch   $75
2-night (Double occupancy, meals included) $235 
2-night (Single occupancy, meals included) $265
Friday night (double occupancy, meals included) $175
Saturday night (doubly occupancy, meals included) $175


Tentative Schedule
Friday, June 2nd
2-4pm   Check-in
4pm    Welcome & Orientation
6pm   Dinner
7:30pm   First session with Nancy

Saturday, June 3rd
8am Breakfast
9am Morning Session
12 noon BBQ Lunch
1-3pm  Free time (swim, hike, walk downtown)
3pm Afternoon Tea & Devotional
6pm Dinner
7pm Saturday Evening Session

Sunday, June 4th
8am Breakfast & Goodbyes
10am Holy Eucharist Church Service at St. James’ Episcopal Church led by Mother Jean DeVaty (other churches in the area as well)

After church retreat guests may come back to enjoy the grounds of Wiawaka, bring a picnic lunch, take a swim, relax and enjoy.