What We Supported during the Pandemic

In the early days of school, church, and business closings, NSCBC hosted its first virtual all-church meeting. We reflected on how we were experiencing the disruptions. In just a few weeks, the pandemic was already revealing our vulnerabilities. We reviewed early job loss data and public health information suggesting where our region would likely experience…

Granting Opportunity for Citizenship

A significant barrier to becoming a US citizen is cost. According to Open Door Immigration Services, a nonprofit in Salem providing affordable legal services, citizenship applications cost $725. “We host approx 15 students in our citizenship classes each semester, but cost is by far the biggest barrier to them submitting an application. I currently have…

Member prepares to give legal advice to vulnerable neighbors

Last month Outreach Ministries Fund covered the cost to send two volunteers through a 40-hour Basic Immigration Law Course put on by World Relief at Gordon College, including NSCBC’s very own Russ Bjork. This was an important part of helping Open Door Immigration Services (ODIS) open its doors in Salem. Established by Highrock Church members,…

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