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A Community Outreach Facility
in Sparta, Wisconsin
Schedule a visit or reserve a date 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 over 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 faithbased nonprofit Wisconsin charitable community outreach organization with IRS approval as a 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable organization. All donations to Acres of Hope Ministry or Sparrows Nest at The Abbey are fully 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 accommodations for up to 60 guests for one or multiple day events.
The 18,000 sq ft building has three levels, is handicap accessible with handicap sleeping accommodations and has an elevator. It also has a chapel that seats over 100, a commercial size kitchen & dining room, office space and several training or breakout rooms
The Chapel, Conference Room, Fireside Room, Dining Room and 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 Event and Retreat Center, offering a three-story, 18,000 square foot facility with several 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, WI, off Highway 16, on Havenwood Road, 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 Event and Retreat 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.
DO NO HARM Policy
It is the corporate culture and policy of Acres of Hope Ministry to DO NO HARM to all we encounter in our ministry at Sparrows Nest at The Abbey and at The Gathering Place.
This policy extends to all guests, clients, tenants, volunteers, neighbors and visitors we encounter, as we follow the plan God has for our ministry.
This policy was promulgated by the Acres of Hope Ministry Board of Directors, in 2014 when the ministry was formed, and is prominently posted at both facilities. Violations of this policy are not tolerated and are dealt with promptly.
All Board members and volunteers are specifically informed of this policy at the time they join the Board or become volunteers. All others (guests, clients, tenants and visitors) are informed of this policy in postings within the facilities and in issued group or client user agreements..
GUESTS - CLIENTS - TENANTS
All guests, clients and tenants will be treated with respect at all times. Their privacy rights will be honored at all times. The use of profanity is not tolerated as these are faith-based venues. The use of alcoholic beverages is not permitted at either facility. Any violations will be dealt with promptly.
All volunteers at Sparrows Nest at The Abbey and The Gathering Place will show respect to all guests, clients, tenants and neighbors at all times. The use of profanity is not tolerated as these are faith-based venues. The use of alcoholic beverages is not permitted at either facility. Any violations will be dealt with promptly.
All guests, clients, tenants, visitors and volunteers will be respectful of our neighbors at all times. This policy extends to the neighbors property rights. At no time will anyone cross onto or damage a neighbor's property, paying particular attention to any 'no trespassing' signs that are prominently posted. Our neighbors have every right to their privacy and the right to not have anyone trespass onto or damage their land. Our neighbors are our friends, in true Christian tradition and practice. Violations of this policy will not be tolerated and will be dealt with promptly.
G Thomas Graber
Secretary - Treasurer
Nikki Graber Perryman
Rev. Norma Guerrant
Your generous gift will help us expand Acres of Hope Ministry and provide community outreach to residents of Monroe County and beyond
FREEWILL DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED