Schedule a visit or reserve a date or dates for yourself, your church, your group, your organization or your company at Sparrows Nest at The Abbey by calling or texting us at
Tom Graber (661)400-2318
Laurie Graber (661)406-1721
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
* 18,000 square foot building
* 14 acres of beautiful open and wooded land
* Chapel that comfortably seats 100
* Commercial kitchen and dining room
* Large conference room
* Several offices and breakout rooms
* Sleeps up to 60 on the top floor
Acres of Hope Ministry is a non-profit Wisconsin charitable community service organization with IRS approval as a 501(c)3 tax evempt charitable organization. All donations to Acres of Hope Ministry or Sparrows Nest at The Abbey are tax deductible. A receipt for each donation will be sent upon request.
Use of SPARROWS NEST includes the entire 18,000 sq ft facility, including 14 acres of land.
SPARROWS NEST provides Sleeping accommodations for up to 60 guests for one night or extended stays.
The 18,000 sq ft building has three levels, is handicap accessible and has an elevator. It also has a chapel that seats 100, a commercial kitchen & dining room, office space and several training or breakout rooms.
The Chapel, Conference Room, Fireside Room, Dining Room or breakout rooms can be used for small or large group meetings, training sessions or conferences.
The Chapel or Conference Room would be ideal for small weddings, Receptions, Showers or Reunions.
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Sparrows Nest at The Abbey is located at 17304 Havenwood Road, Sparta, Wisconsin. It is a large faith-based Community Retreat and Training Center, offering a three-story, 18,000 square foot facility with meeting rooms, a large commercial kitchen and dining room, a Chapel, an elevator, a loading dock, with sleeping accommodations for up to 60 guests for extended stays. It is located on 14 acres of open and wooded rural Wisconsin land and is conveniently located between Sparta and Tomah, Wisconsin, off Highway 16, near Interstate 90, exit 28.
Sparrows Nest at the Abbey is located on the homestead of Laurie's mother, Virginia Anderson, where she and her ten siblings were raised, 7 miles from The Gathering Place.
Sparrows Nest at the Abbey is available to individuals, faith-based groups, companies and corporations on a moderate fee schedule, well below comparable market prices, and provides many services to residents of Monroe County at no charge.
Sparrows Nest at the Abbey is open year round and operates on a moderate fee schedule, below comparable market prices.
The Gathering Place is located at 19090 Index Avenue, Norwalk, Wisconsin and is a small faith-based Community Retreat and Training Center, offering a 2400 square foot facility with a meeting room, entertainment media center, fireplace, full kitchen, tree house that sleeps two, fire pit, horseshoe pit, picnic pavilion and numerous groomed walking trails.
The Gathering Place is located on the homestead of Laurie's father, Ray Nauman, where he and his seven siblings were born and raised, 7 miles from Sparrows Nest at the Abbey.
The Gathering Place is available to individuals, faith-based groups, and community service organizations at no charge. Goodwill offerings are gladly accepted.
The Gathering Place is open from May through October each year and can accommodate up to 20 guests for extended stays.
Reverend Laurie Graber is the owner and President of Acres of Hope Ministry, Inc., an IRS approved 501(c)3 Wisconsin, non-profit, tax deductible, charitable community service corporation.
Laurie was ordained by Supporting Women in Ministry, International (SWIM), in Malibu, California in 2014. Laurie currently serves as the Vice President of SWIM International.
Acres of Hope Ministry, Inc., was formed in 2009, incorporated in 2014, approved by IRS as a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit charitable organization in 2016 and received its Wisconsin fundraising license in 2016.
G Thomas Graber
Secretary - Treasurer
Nikki Graber Perryman