Ready for Sanctuary at Rock Bridge Christian Church

"As people of faith, it is our responsibility to stand in solidarity with undocumented people living in fear of being separated from their families." This is the idea that, back in September, led Rock Bridge CC in Columbia to become a sanctuary church. The vote took place after a four-month discernment process. Read their complete announcement and learn more about this national interfaith sanctuary movement.

Being only the second church to make such a statement in the Columbia area, RBCC's decision was covered by local news agencies KOMU and the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Now the congregation has one final project to complete in order to be ready to host someone in their building. They plan to upgrade their accessible bathroom with a shower and washer. With a price tag of $4,800, this last improvement will enable them to host someone under threat of immediate deportation because of their immigration status. Learn more about their short-term fundraiser challenge.