Schedule a Visit or Reserve a Date

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:  acresofhope@yahoo.com 

Help Our Ministry

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and help build the vision that God is unfolding at Sparrows Nest at the Abbey. Your generous donation will help us build God's Kingdom while providing unique community services for all of Monroe County and beyond.

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Use of the 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 and several training or breakout rooms.





Sparrows Nest at the Abbey


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

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.

Acres of Hope Ministry, Inc.

Reverend Laurie Lee Graber

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.

Acres of Hope Ministry Board of Directors

Laurie Graber

President


G Thomas Graber 

Secretary - Treasurer 


Nikki Graber Perryman 

Director


Robert Graber

Director


Joan Brookman 

Director

TO Donate Now

Your generous gift will help us expand Acres of Hope Ministry and provide community services to residents of Monroe County and beyond

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

To use Sparrows Nest or volunteer sign up below

Sparrows Nest at the Abbey

17304 Havenwood Road, Sparta, Wisconsin

(661) 400-2318 or (661) 406-1721

SPARROWS NEST is open YEAR-ROUND and

can accommodate 60 guests for extended stays.


SPARROWS NEST OPERATES ON A FEE SCHEDULE, BELOW COMPARABLE MARKET PRICES.



To use The gathering place or volunteer sign up below

The Gathering Place

19090 Index Avenue, Norwalk, Wisconsin

(661) 400-2318 or (661) 406-1721

THE GATHERING PLACE is open MAY thru OCTOBER and can accommodate 20 guests for extended stays.


THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR  THIS FACILITY


GOODWILL DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED