This is this week's sign outside the Madison Avenue Baptist Church in midtown Manhattan. Not your average Baptist church, MABC is a American Baptist congregation that is inclusive of all people. It is located at 30 East 31st Street with the main entrance at Madison Avenue. The nation is in its fifth day of a federal shutdown that sent thousands of non-essential New York-based federal employees home and shuttered National Park facilities, including the Statue of Liberty. Federal lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement on how to keep the United States properly financed by the midnight deadline, prompting most federal agencies to halt all non-essential functions, send 800,000 workers nationwide home on furloughs, and require millions more to work without pay, the New York Times reported.