Responding to a local uproar, the Methodists' regional board of directors agreed to negotiate with the community before seeking other buyers. The REM board agreed to sell the church to the community for $170,000 - the asking price, with zero interest.
The church is being paid for over a 10 year period by the $500 monthly rent of the church parsonage. Additionally, $5,000 payments are made every two years from donations and fundraisers.
Renovation of the church has proceeded at a steady pace since the re-dedication of the church, November 21, 1993. Funds had been previously set aside from the rental of the parsonage for a new foundation which was completed in 1994. New paint inside and out is now in complete, paid for by the proceeds of annual art auctions featuring local artists, as well as generous donations from community members.
The stated purpose of the not-for-profit corporation is to keep the historic church as a house of worship and fellowship open to all faiths. The regular schedule includes a non-denominational Sunday service at 10 am; Transmission Meditation, Friday evenings at 8 pm; Subud Meditation, Sunday mornings at 8:30; as well as weddings, Bar-Mitzvahs, and community services. For reservations, call Leanore Almanrode at 707-877-3517.
An ongoing fundraising effort is this 18"x27" color lithograph, of a painting by Bruce Wolfe.
Now available by mail.
To order, see below.
Bruce Wolfe generously donated production rights of his painting, Last Light at Greenwood Cove, to the Greenwood Community Church. Proceeds from the sale of the print will go towards the continued restoration work on the historic Church.
Bruce Wolfe, an artist from the San Francisco Bay Area, studied art at San Jose State University and completed additional studies at the Art Institute of San Francisco. He studied painting with Bettina Steinke and sculpture with Bruno Lucchesi, and has been the recipient of many awards, including a Clio for the best illustration in print, the Joseph Henniger, Best of Show award at the Society of Illustrators exhibition in L.A. He won the Zellerbach Award, the Foster & Kleiser Award, the Best of Show - Illustration West, the S.F. Society of Communications Arts Award of Excellence, and a 1993 Gold and Silver award from the S.F. Society of Illustrators.
This lithograph was printed by Mendo-Litho in Ft. Bragg, California. It is printed on heavy poster paper.
This Cross of Light image appeared in 1995
in one of the Church light fixtures.
See Miracles Page for more information.
Produced by the Greenwood Community Church Foundation
P.O. Box 56
Elk, California 95432
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