The members of Northminster Presbyterian Church, north of the river in Kansas City, Missouri, pride themselves on having open doors.
The church's website says, "All are welcome in this place."
A Boy Scout troop meets here, as do some neighborhood assocations in this hilly residential area off Antioch Road. Local people also regularly rent out space for birthday parties, baby showers, and class reunions.
"This place should be different," Pastor Scott Phillips says. "A place of sanctuary, a place of safety, a place of connection."