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Elk, California, where the forests and meadows meet the sea

The place we call home

Community Services & Organizations



There are two churches in Elk, each offering the experience of a small town.  Both are historic buildings that have been thoughtfully restored and preserved.  Services are available for all faiths.


Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

5750 S Highway 1
PO Box 17
Elk, CA 95432
(707) 877-3312

Pastor:  Father Louis Nichols
(707) 937-5808

Mass is held Saturday at 4:00 p.m.  The church is available for weddings and traditional music programs.

Built in 1896, the Blessed Sacrament Church is a mission church of St. Anthony's Parish in Mendocino, California.

More information about the church and its history may be found at


Greenwood Community Church

5925 S Highway 1
PO Box 56
Elk, CA 95432
(707) 877-3365 – Mary O'Brien,


A non-denominational Sunday Service is held at 10:00 a.m.  Services are led by Dorothy Cong and Paul DeVaul. 

The Elk Transmission Meditation Group meets Friday evenings at 8 p.m.  Transmission Meditation is a service activity that benefits the planet as well as one’s own evolution.  For more information, contact Charlie or Rosi Acker, (707) 877-1800 or .

Subud is offered on a variable schedule.  In Subud, individuals receive an inner experience that enlivens their spiritual and ethical understanding and leads to natural life changes.  For more information, contact Rasunah Katz, (707) 877-1817 or .

The church is available for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and community services.

Completed in 1892, the Greenwood Community Church is owned by the Greenwood Community Church Foundation.

Learn more about the church and its history by visiting


Greenwood Community Church Foundation

The Greenwood Community Church Foundation was established in 1993 to purchase the former Greenwood Methodist Church and parsonage on behalf of the community of Elk.  Built by the residents and donated to the town in 1892, the church was owned by the Methodist Church for nearly 100 years before it was put up for sale due to low attendance and maintenance problems.

The Greenwood Community Church Foundation is a public benefit corporation organized exclusively for public and charitable purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Its purpose is to keep the historic church as a house of worship and fellowship open to all faiths.  An 8-member volunteer Board of Directors meets at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the church.

To support renovation projects and ongoing maintenance of the Greenwood Community Church and parsonage, the Church Foundation solicits donations and sponsors an annual Holiday Craft Fair.  Rental fees from the use of the church, proceeds from a lithograph print of a painting by Bruce Wolfe, Last Light at Greenwood Cove, and a lithograph print and note cards of a painting by Karen Keehn, Greater Downtown Elk, provide the remainder of the operating funds.  Rent paid by tenants of the parsonage covers the mortgage.  Offerings are welcome.

2017 Board of Directors
Elizabeth Bolton
Rick Johnson
Mary O'Brien
Jay Penrod
Jane Sinclair
Lora Tuomala

Contact Information
Greenwood Community Church Foundation
PO Box 56
Elk, CA 95432
(707) 877-3365 – Mary O'Brien,