According to a USCIS Press Release: “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds its customers that authorization for the non-minister special immigrant religious worker program will expire on March 6, 2009. Individuals applying under the non-minister category of the program, including family members, must either adjust status to permanent resident or be admitted with an immigrant visa before March 6, 2009.”
This is a messy situation for those individuals with I-485 applications pending based on approved non-minister I-360 petitions. Hopefuly the USCIS adjudicates these cases in a timely manner to not leave too many people in limbo.